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Animal Adventures

Animal Adventures

336 Sugar Road, Bolton, MA 01740
978-779-8988   http://www.animaladventures.net/
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Begun in 1997, Animal Adventures is a an exotic animal rescue center located in Bolton, MA. These animals are the basis of educational programs and a family-run zoo. Live animal shows take place daily, and private tours of different types of animals may be booked. For more information, please visit the website.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

- Pass admits up to four (4) adults and/or children ages 4+ for $7 per person for General Admission during normal operating hours. Children under 2 are free.
- Open 7 days: 10 am - 5 pm (Hours may vary if private events are scheduled. Please check animaladventures.net for the latest information)
- Open year-round to the public, rain or shine.
- Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Regular admission prices as of July 2021:
Ages 4+: $15; Military $11.25; Sr. $13.50
Ages 2-3: $7
Under 2: FREE

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The Butterfly Place

The Butterfly Place

120 Tyngsboro Road, Westford, MA 01886
978-392-0955   https://www.butterflyplace-ma.com/
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A winding pathway through an atrium filled with flowers, koi fish, and quail allows visitors to walk among butterflies from all over the world. Staff members are available for questions and “show and tell” demonstrations. A continuously running video explains the butterfly life cycle, and exhibits enable visitors to observe eggs, caterpillars, cocoons and chrysalides with information about each species. A gift shop is on the premises. There is a public picnic area and free parking is available.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science

Pass Benefits

- Pass offers one free general admission ticket. Children 2 and under are free.

- Hours of Operation: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (through Columbus Day). The Butterfly Place is always closed on Easter Sunday and July 4th.

- Message from the Butterfly Place: "You do not need to purchase tickets ahead of time or make a reservation unless you have 15 or more people. Ticket sales end at 3:30 PM, and no new customers will be admitted into the exhibits after 3:30 PM. We suggest you arrive no later than 3:00 PM."

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Davis Farmland

Davis Farmland

145 Redstone Hil, Sterling, MA 01564
978-422-6666   https://www.davisfarmland.com/
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Davis Farmland is a seven-generation, working family farm, continuously in operation since 1846 in Sterling, MA. Starting in 1996, Davis Farmland has provided opportunities for discovery and play to families with children 12 years old and younger. It has a Waterspray Park; Imagine-Acres; Adventureland; interactions with farm animals; and a “Mega Maze” in the fall. It is also home to the largest sanctuary of endangered farm animals in North America. Special events include hands-on reptile shows. Hours change with the season. Shop with food and souvenirs on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Zoo

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to four (4) guests into Davis Farmland or Davis Mega Maze at a discount of $6 off of general admission prices.

Museum passes are not valid on holidays, with packages, for evening events, or with other discounts.

When visiting Davis Farmland, adults must be accompanied by a child 12 or younger. The Mega Maze has no age restrictions.

Davis Farmland is open weather and ground conditions permitting. Always call or check their website before heading out.

Davis Farmland - Starting Saturday, May 29: 

-Face masks are encouraged outdoors and required indoors for the safety of our children.

- General admission capacity is still limited. Davis Farmland Guests MUST continue to purchase tickets and complete waivers online prior to arrival.

Please check Davis' website for any special updates/restrictions.

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Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum

177 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720
978-264-4200   http://www.discoveryacton.org/
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Acton's Discovery Museum, located on a 4-acre campus, is aimed at providing an environment in which play becomes a conduit for learning about science, technology, and nature. The museum’s building contains a number of galleries dedicated to teaching scientific concepts in a fun, hands-on environment, as well as themed play spaces for younger visitors. Outdoors, Discovery Woods includes a nature playscape with a cargo net climb, nest swing and beaver lodges, as well as a treehouse with an observation deck and a bouncy bridge. There are opportunities to practice orienteering with provided maps and instructions on trails on the property. A museum shop is on the premises. The museum building is fully ADA compliant, with exhibits based on Universal Design principles.

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Categories: Children, Family, Science

Pass Benefits

- Pass offers half-off general admission for up to three (3) people; under 1 are free (additional people in your party pay regular admission prices).

- Admission is good for Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods.

- Valid only during Public Hours.

- Closed on Mondays during summer 2021.

- Please visit the Discovery Museum website for the latest COVID-19 information before your visit.

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EcoTarium

EcoTarium

222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
508-929-2700   http://www.ecotarium.org/
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The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA. Set in an urban oasis, the museum offers a chance to walk through the treetops, take a multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, stroll nature trails, and get hands-on with family-friendly exhibits.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science

Pass Benefits

Pass offers 50% reduced Museum admission for up to two (2) adults and two (2) children. Children under 2 are free.

Library pass does not include admission or discounts to the Explorer Express Train, Planetarium, or the regular member discount in the Museum Store.

Please note: As of April 23, 2021, only the outdoor experiences at the museum are open. Indoor experiences are currently closed and likely to be open by mid-summer.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
617-566-1401   http://www.gardnermuseum.org/home/
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The Gardner Museum houses the collection of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a local patron of the arts who died in 1924, in a building she commissioned to look like a 15th century Venetian palazzo. The center of the original building showcases courtyard plantings that reflect the seasons as they evolve throughout the year. In addition to her collection, which remains displayed exactly she arranged it per her will, there are changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, family events, and an artist-in-residence program. In 2012, the museum opened an addition designed by Renzo Piano that houses a space for their concert series.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to four (4) adults at $5.00 per person. Children under the age of 18 are always admitted free.

Pass is not applicable toward discounts on special events, shopping, dining, concerts, lectures, or any other public programs.

Please call the library for the discount promo code at least 48 hours before purchasing your tickets online. Pass users who do not have the original, dated pass will not receive the discount.

Museum tickets and printed Library Museum Pass must be shown upon entry to the Museum.

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Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon

MA
781-259-9500   https://www.massaudubon.org/
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Mass Audubon has over 55 wildlife sanctuaries and centers throughout Massachusetts where visitors can learn about and interact with nature. More than 38,000 acres of protected land deliver inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms. Visit their website for a list of locations.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

This one-day Library Partner Admission Pass admits 1 vehicle OR up to 4 people to a Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary. At some sanctuaries there is a $2 admission fee per visitor over the age of 2.

Please note that not all wildlife sanctuaries are open, and that most buildings, including bathrooms, are presently closed. Some sanctuaries require reservations before visiting. Please visit https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/trails for the latest information on which sanctuaries are open for visitation.

For sanctuaries that require reservations, passes should be requested several days in advance for the date you wish to visit, to increase the likelihood that tickets will be available for that date. Mass Audubon does not guarantee access on any specific date/time if tickets are not available.

Pass must be presented to Mass Audubon staff upon arrival for your wildlife sanctuary visit.

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Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)

Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)

251 Causeway Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114-2104
617-626-1250   http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/
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The Massachusetts State Parks have locations in all regions of the Commonwealth, from Pittsfield to Boston, and from Gloucester to Provincetown. They include beaches, wooded parks, parkways, and reservoirs, each with its own unique activities and amenities like hiking, biking, swimming and boating, camping, and more.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

This pass welcomes members from our community to parks and forests throughout the state so they may enjoy some of Massachusetts’ special places, as well as the benefits of healthy outdoor recreation.

– Pass entitles borrower to FREE parking for one vehicle at over 50 facilities in the Mass Parks System that charge a day-use parking fee (not valid for camping).

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Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617-267-9300   http://www.mfa.org/
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The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, in existence since July 4, 1876, is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world, with a collection of almost 500,000 works of art, ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to contemporary painting, sculpture and video. In addition, there are always special exhibitions on view, opportunities to take advantage of educational programs—some right in the galleries—and a contemplative Japanese garden.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Pass entitles up to two (2) visitors to $10 MFA admission, redeemable at any ticket desk on the date(s) indicated on the ticket. May not be combined with any other offers.

– Please call the library for the promo code to use when booking your visit in order to receive the discount.

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Museum of Russian Icons

Museum of Russian Icons

203 Union Street, Clinton, MA 01510
978-598-5000   http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/
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Housed in a 150-year-old former mill building in Clinton, MA, the Museum of Russian Icons is the largest collection of icons outside of Russia, and the only one solely dedicated to them in the USA. Three floors of galleries display the permanent collection, with another gallery dedicated to special exhibitions, ranging from contemporary Russian art to icons from other Orthodox cultures. There is a museum shop and a tea room on the premises.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

- Pass offers free admission for up to four (4) adults and/or children, ages 3 to 17 (children age 2 and under are free).

- Currently open Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

- Closed on Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

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Museum of Science

Museum of Science

1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
617-723-2500   http://www.mos.org/
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The Museum of Science in Boston is located on a piece of land that extends the width of the Charles River, connecting Boston and Cambridge. Dedicated to promoting and educating visitors about science and technology, the museum includes a planetarium, the world’s largest open-air Van de Graaff generator, an IMAX theatre, a butterfly garden, and permanent and changing exhibits on birds, insects and animals; space; dinosaurs; engineering; nanotechnology; math; biology; and more.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Nature, Science, Technology, Sky

Pass Benefits

This pass will admit up to 4 people at a 50% discount on tickets to the Museum’s Exhibit Halls. Children under 3 are not included in the count of 4 and are always admitted for free but must have a timed ticket.

Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass.

YOU MUST ALSO CALL THE MUSEUM TO RESERVE A TIMED TICKET. Call 617-723-2500 (daily, 9am – 5pm). Please call at least 2-3 days ahead to reserve your time slot otherwise the Museum might be fully booked.

After you make your timed reservation with the Museum, they will send you an email confirmation with your reservation time.

Please bring both your library pass confirmation (printed or displayed on a phone) and your email confirmation from the Museum when you visit. Show both confirmations at the gate to enter. You do not need to stop at the Box Office.

If you are unable to show your Library confirmation on a phone, you may print out a copy using the link in the confirmation email or request a paper copy from the library.

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New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
617-973-5200   http://www.neaq.org/
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The New England Aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals, from the giant Pacific octopus to Northern fur seals to little blue penguins. They offer a wide range of exhibits, including a shark and ray touch tank and the Giant Ocean Tank, a four-story coral reef featuring hundreds of Caribbean animals. In addition, they have an IMAX theatre and run whale watch boat excursions in partnership with Boston Harbor Cruises from April through November.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science, Ocean

Pass Benefits

- Pass offers 50% off admission for up to four (4) people. Children age 2 and younger are free.

- Coupon is valid for Aquarium admission ONLY on the date printed on the coupon, and may not be used in conjunction with school or group visits, nor be applied toward Aquarium programs, IMAX tickets, Whale Watch tickets, or combination tickets.

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Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566
800-733-1830   https://www.osv.org/
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Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Situated on more than 200 scenic acres are more than 40 original buildings, including homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops. Visitors can see heritage breed farm animals and interact with authentically costumed staff. Special events take place through the year. A gift shop and bookstore are located on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Pass valid for four (4) half-priced general daytime admissions. Children 3 and under are free.

Cannot be combined with other offers. Special events or performances are not eligible.

To receive the library pass discount, please call 508-347-0213 or email the Visitor Center at visitorcenter@osv.org to make your reservation, as this discount cannot be applied online.

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Southwick’s Zoo

Southwick’s Zoo

2 Southwick St, Mendon, MA 01756
800-258-9182   http://southwickszoo.com/
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Southwick’s Zoo is a seasonal, family-operated, 200-acre zoological park. It is home to 850 animals from around the world shown in naturalistic settings and in the zoo’s EARTH Discovery Center. It features a number of interactive exhibits; pony, camel and kiddie rides; a petting zoo; the Elkhorn Mining Co. (pan for gold, gems, and fossils); the Woodlands Express train; and the Skyfari Skyride. A gift shop and restaurant are on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Zoo

Pass Benefits

Pass admits one (1) person for general admission. Children under 3 are free.

Cannot be used in combination with coupons or towards discounts.

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Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505-0598
508-869-6111   http://www.towerhillbg.org/
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Located in Boylston, MA, and open year-round, the Tower Hill Botanic Garden features carefully planned gardens and collections of ornamental, edible and native plants, with a number of trails that traverse the 132-acre property. In addition, there are many programs and events, including classes, lectures, art exhibits and concerts. The Garden is run by the Worcester County Horticultural Society, the third oldest active horticultural society in the United States.

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Categories: Art, Crafts, Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to two (2) guests at half price. Children 5 and under are free.

Cannot be combined with other offers.

Not valid for special events.

To receive the discount, please call the library at (978) 365-4160 to receive the promo code before purchasing your tickets online.

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Trustees of the Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

Trustees of the Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

MA
978-921-1944   http://www.thetrustees.org/
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The Trustees of the Reservations preserve and protect more than 100 special properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value—nearly 25,000 acres—all around Massachusetts. From Crane's Beach in Ipswich and World's End in Hingham to The Old Manse in Concord and Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, visitors to Trustees sites enjoy local history and nature in its various forms: beaches, meadows, forests, swamps and more.

In the summer of 2019, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the largest park of its kind in New England, became part of the Trustees. The museum, located in Lincoln, MA, encompasses nearly 30 conserved acres and presents contemporary art from New England—and beyond—with sculptures in the landscape and museum exhibitions. For a full list of locations, please visit their web site.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

Pass offers free or reduced admission at numerous Trustees properties for two (2) adults and children under 18.

GO passes are valid for admission only; not valid for discounts at parking kiosks, stores, cafes, inns, campgrounds, camping, special events, or equipment rentals.

This pass also includes the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA and Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA.

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USS Constitution Museum

USS Constitution Museum

Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129
617-426-1812   https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/
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The museum, a part of the Boston National Historical Park, is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard near the ship USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) at the end of Boston’s Freedom Trail. The museum provides a detailed look at the history of the ship, information about the war of 1812, and the battle between the ship and HMS Java. Stories are told through interactive exhibits, unique artifacts, archival records, and artwork. The museum also includes a research library which houses a strong collection of manuscripts, books, artifacts, and microfilm of primary source material. The ship itself is maintained by the US Navy, and may be visited free of charge on certain days.

Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

Pass offers free admission to the Museum for up to nine (9) people.

Please note: The Museum and the USS Constitution (ship) are not operated by the same organization.

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