Museum Passes

Museum Categories

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To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210
617-478-3100   https://www.icaboston.org/
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The building that houses the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on Fan Pier is the first in the US designed by the architectural firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The museum was founded in 1936 as a sister institution to New York’s MoMA, though it had no permanent collection until starting one after moving into the new building on the waterfront in 2006. In addition to the collection, changing exhibitions, music, dance, film, talks, tours, family activities, and teen programming are offered throughout the year.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music, Dance

Pass Benefits

Admits 2 at $5 per person. Free for people 17 and under. The ICA offers free admission Thursday nights from 5:00-9:00. 

This pass can be checked out up to 3 days prior to your trip. This single-use pass is not returned to the Library.

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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

Admits 4 people at $5 per person, children under 18 are free.

This pass can be checked out up to 3 days prior to your trip. This single-use pass is not returned to the Library.

To reserve a timed entry ticket online, reserve with the code: MPP27429  or call the box office: 617-278-5156.

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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

This pass provides a 50% discount for up to four people. Children 2 and under are free.

To use this pass to make a reservation:

– Make sure that you have your pass available

– Call (617) 973-5206 to speak with Reservations

– Make a reservation using the information on your pass. Provide payment (credit card only)

– You will receive your tickets via email

– Bring your tickets on the date of your visit (digital is okay)

– Proceed to scan station

Or you can redeem it at the Aquarium:

– Go to the Box office with your pass to reserve a time slot

– All cash sales need to be onsite

This pass can be checked out up to 3 days prior to your trip. This single-use pass is not returned to the Library.

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