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Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum

308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
617-426-6500   http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/
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Founded in 1913 by the Science Teachers’ Bureau, the Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest children’s museum in the world and one of the few that maintain a collection. Designed for both children and families, the Museum exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts, emphasizing hands-on engagement and learning through experience, and employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children.

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Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, Technology

Pass Benefits


Pass admits up to 4 people at 50% off admission price per person; children under 12 months are free.  Passes must be picked up at the Woburn Public Library. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

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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 admits up to 3 people for 50% off per person for Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods. Passes must be picked up at the Woburn Public Library. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods Hours:

Tuesday - Sunday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Closed Mondays (except for some holidays)

 

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Griffin Museum of Photography

Griffin Museum of Photography

67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA 01890
781-729-1158   http://www.griffinmuseum.org/
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Opened in 1992, the Griffin Museum of Photography presents exhibitions, programs and lectures that support their mission of encouraging a broader understanding and appreciation of the art of photography. Three galleries are dedicated to changing exhibitions of photography by well-known, emerging, and student photographers. (Three additional satellite galleries can be found in various locations in the Boston area.)

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Categories: Art, Family

Pass Benefits

Pass admits 2 for free, Tuesday - Sunday (Thursdays are free admission, and no pass is required.
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Passes must be picked up at the Woburn Public Library, and returned by 9 AM on the day following use. Passes for weekend use must be picked up on Friday.  Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

HOURS:

Tuesday - Sunday: 12 - 4

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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

Pass admits 2 people at $5.00 per person.  Passes must be picked up at the Woburn Public Library. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

HOURS:
Tuesday & Wednesday 10 AM – 5 PM

Thursday 10 AM – 9 PM

Friday 10 AM – 9 PM (First Friday of every month 10 AM – 5 PM)

Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM

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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 4 people at $5.00 per person

Children under 18 are not included in admission count and are always admitted free.

Passes are for general admission only. Passes must be picked up at the Woburn Public Library. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

HOURS:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM

Thursday: 11 AM - 9 PM

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Mapparium

Mapparium

200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617-450-7000   https://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/project/mapparium/
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Located in the Mary Baker Eddy Library at the Christian Science Publishing Society building in Boston, the Mapparium is a three-story, stained-glass globe representing the world as configured in 1935. A bridge traverses the interior, allowing visitors to view the world from within. A presentation combines words, music, and LED lights to illustrate the transformation of the world over time and geography. The Library also features the exhibit “The Mapparium: An Inside View,” which provides some background on the construction and history of the globe.

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Categories: Children, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to four people General Admission (Adults, Youth 6-17, Students, Seniors) at $2 per ticket.  Children 5 and under are free.  

The pass is not valid for special events or public programming. Passes must be picked up at the Woburn Public Library. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum. To use the pass on a weekend, make a reservation for Saturday. The Saturday pass is good on both Saturday and Sunday.  Weekend passes must be picked up on Friday.

HOURS:

Tuesday - Sunday: 10 AM - 4 PM

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Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)

Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)

208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-2200   http://www.massaudubon.org/
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Mass Audubon maintains about 100 wildlife sanctuaries in Massachusetts, more than half of which may be visited for walks on trails and visits to nature centers and museums. Among these is Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, a working farm with animals and crops, plus exhibits that include native wildlife, such as owls, foxes and deer. A shop on the premises sells items related to nature, such as bird feeders and binoculars.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

Pass is valid for up to four persons at one time (adults, seniors or children age two or older; children under two are admitted free). Each person will be charged a $2.00 admission fee for entry into any Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary.

Valid during normal hours of operation, with the exception of occasional, special fundraising days.

**Consult Mass Audubon directly to confirm each sanctuary's hours.**

General Information: 781-259-2200

www.massaudubon.org

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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

The Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Parks Pass is for free parking at over 50 facilities in the Mass. State parks system that charge a day-use parking fee. Passes must be picked up at the Woburn Public Library. Passes for use on the weekend must be picked up on Friday. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.  

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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 admits 2 people at $10.00 per person.  Passes must be picked up at the Woburn Public Library. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

HOURS: 

Monday & Tuesday 10 AM – 5 PM 

Wednesday - Friday 10 AM – 10 PM 

Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM

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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

Pass admits 4 people at $10.00 per person. Passes must be picked up at the Woburn Public Library. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

HOURS:

Saturday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

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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

Each coupon admits up to four people for a reduced admission of 50% off per person.  Children under the age of 3 are free. Passes must be picked up at the Woburn Public Library. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

HOURS: 

Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Weekends and Holidays: 9 AM – 6 PM


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Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783
978-745-9500   http://www.pem.org/
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The Peabody Essex Museum grew out of the collection of East India Marine Society, an organization of Salem captains whose charter called for acquisition of “natural and artificial curiosities.” Its permanent collection contains art and artifacts of Africa, Asia, India, China (with a Qing Dynasty house brought from the Huizhou region), Japan, Korea, Pacific Islands, and features objects of maritime art and history that include paintings, drawings, ship models, marine decorative arts, tools, weapons, navigational instruments, and ship and yacht plans. It also has a thriving changing exhibition schedule that sometimes includes important traveling shows.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

Pass admits:

Tuesday - Sunday & Monday Holidays: 2 @ $12 per person.

Passes must be picked up at the Woburn Public Library. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

HOURS: 

Tuesday - Sunday & Holiday Mondays :  10 AM – 5 PM

3rd Thursday of every month: 10 AM - 9 PM

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The USS Constitution Museum

The 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. (Check website for schedule.)

Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

Pass offers families or groups of up to 9 people free admission to the Museum's galleries. 

To use the pass on a weekend, make a reservation for Saturday.  The Saturday pass is good on both Saturday and Sunday. Weekend passes must be picked up on Friday.

Note: The ship itself is closed on Mondays, though the museum is open.

Passes must be picked up at the Woburn Public Library. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

MUSEUM HOURS:

November 1st – March 31
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Open Daily: 10 AM – 5 PM


April 1st – October 31

Open Daily: 9 AM – 6 PM

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Zoo New England

Zoo New England

1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
617-541-5466   http://www.zoonewengland.org/
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Zoo New England operates Franklin Park Zoo, a 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, and the Stone Zoo, located on a 26-acre site near Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA. In addition to animals, both zoos are engaged in wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education.

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Categories: Family, Zoo

Pass Benefits

Pass admits 6 people at $9.00 per adult, $6.00 per child, to Franklin Park Zoo or to the Stone Zoo. 

Passes must be picked up at the Woburn Public Library. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

HOURS:

Summer hours (April 1st – September 30th): 10 AM – 5 PM weekdays; 10 AM  – 6 PM weekends & holidays

Winter hours (October 1st - March 31st): 10 AM – 4 PM daily


Franklin Park Zoo 

One Franklin Park Road

Dorchester, MA 02121

Stone Zoo

149 Pond Street

Stoneham, MA 02180

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