Museum Passes

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The Grafton Public Library offers a variety of museum passes for public use to Grafton residents only.   Library cards are required to check out passes. These passes are provided through the generous support of The Friends of the Grafton Public Library.
Patrons can check out more than one a week except for school vacation weeks and summers; then they are limited to one per week. There must not be any fines on the account. Passes which have to be returned to the Library must be returned by 10 a.m. on the day following the use of the pass.  The two-day heads up automatic email is not applicable to Museum Passes.  There is a $5 per day overdue fine on passes.
Call the library at 508-839-4649 if you would like to reserve a pass for a specific day, or for more information.
We offer passes to the following museums and organizations:
Boston Science Museum Boston
Explore the world of science and astronomy, and enjoy some great exhibits, a planetarium, and the Mugar Omni Theater.Pass Description: Date specific coupon admits 4 persons at $7 each. Omni Theater, Planetarium, Special Shows & Parking are not covered by the pass.
Hours: Open daily from 9am to 5pm. Fridays open 9am-9pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
Telephone: 617-723-2500
Children’s Museum – Boston
Children of all ages will enjoy the interactive displays available at the museum. The focus is on early childhood education in the fields of science, culture, and the arts.
Pass Description: Date specific coupon admits up to 4 persons. Admission is $6/person.
Hours: Daily 10am-5pm, Fridays 10am-9pm New Year’s Day Noon-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day
Telephone: 617-426-6500
Discovery Museums for Children – Acton
Two museums to explore filled with hands-on activities for children from toddlers to school-age children. The emphasis is on exploration in the fields of science and math.
Pass Description: Pass admit 3 people at $5.25 each to both museum on the same day.
Hours: (check website for holiday hours) Closed Mondays. Science museum open Tues, Thurs & Fri 1-4:30pm, Weds 1-6pm Sat/Sun 9-4:30 September – June. Summer: both museums open 9-4:30
Telephone: 978-264-4200
Ecotarium – Worcester
Located in Worcester the museum has wild animals, a train, picnic areas, and lots of hands-on exhibits geared to the exploration of science for school-age children.
Pass Description: Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children (in one car). Adults $5 each, Children $4 each (under 3 free), Senior Citizens $3 each.
Hours: Tue. – Sat. 10am -5pm, Sun. Noon-5pm. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.
Telephone: 508-929-2700
Garden in the Woods – Framingham
This ever-changing living museum – New England’s premier wildflower garden – has more than 1600 kinds of plants, with many rare and endangered native specimens throughout the gardens, as well as the unique “New England Garden of Rare and Endangered Plants.”
Pass Description: Each pass admits 1 person. Adults are $2, seniors and children are $1. Limit of four passes loaned at one time.
Hours:

  • April 15–July 4: Garden in the Woods and its Garden Shop open Tuesdays through Sundays and Holiday Mondays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with last admissions at 4:30 p.m.  Thursdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with last admission at 7:30 p.m.
  • July 5–October 31: Garden in the Woods and its Garden Shop open Tuesdays through Sundays and Holiday Mondays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with last admission at 4:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 1–Dec 15: Botanic Garden, Garden Shop, and Visitor Center closed.
  • New Winter Hours for walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing: Dec. 15 -23 open 10:00 am to dusk; Jan. 2 – Mar. 15, 2012 open 10:00 am to dusk.  Call for conditions.  CLOSED WEEKENDS.
  • Telephone: 508-877-7630 EXT. 0
Higgins Armory Museum – Worcester
The Higgins Armory Museum, with 5,000 objects on four floors, is the only institution in the Northeast dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of arms and armor. A visit to the Higgins will spark your imagination with the fact behind the fairytale! The Higgins Armory will close at the end of 2013, and all collections will be transferred to the Worcester Art Museum.
Pass Description: Pass admits 4 adults or children for free. Children under 6 are free.
Hours: Tues. to Sat. 10am – 4pm, sun. noon-4pm. Closed: Mondays, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Open selected Monday holidays.
Telephone: 508-853-6015
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – Boston
Visit the home of Isabella Stewart Gardner and enjoy the collections housed there. The galleries are filled with paintings, sculpture, tapestries, furniture, and decorative arts from cultures spanning thirty centuries. The interior garden is a wonderful place to visit anytime of the year.
Pass Description: Sat. & Sun. Pass admits 2 persons for $5 each. (2 passes may be borrowed on the same day). Tues. – Fri. Pass admits 4 for $5 each. (only 1 pass may be borrowed each day).
Hours: Tues. through Sun. 11am-5pm. Open: New Years Day, MLK Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Coumbus Day and Veterans’ Day . Closed: Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Telephone: 617-566-1401
Museum of Fine Arts – Boston
The museum offers not only outstanding art, but innovative and exciting ways for you to interact with these masterpieces and with fellow art lovers.
Pass Description: We have a limited number of coupons that admit 2 persons for $10 each. Children under 6 are free. Limit of one coupon each day. Does not include special exhibits. Visitors may upgrade to enter special exhibits for an additional $8, subject to availability on day of visit.
Hours: Daily 10am-4:45pm. Wed. through Fri. open until 9:45.
Telephone: 617-589-0100
Roger Williams Park Zoo – Providence A zoo geared for children and their parents! It is small enough to see everything in a day but large enough to provide a great variety of animals. It has a petting zoo and a barnyard zoo plus picnic facilities.
Pass Description: Daily passes admit up to 4 at reduced admission: Adults $9, Seniors (62+) $5, Children (3-12) $3. Under age 3 is free.
Hours: Open daily 9am-4pm Sept. through June, 9am-5pm July & Aug. The zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Telephone: 401-785-3510
State Parks – Massachusetts
Pass Description: Free parking for one car at over 50 state parks in Massachusetts. See which parks charge a parking fee.
Hours: Varies by park. Check the website for details.
Telephone: Varies by park. Check the website for details.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden – Boylston The Worcester County Horticultural Society operates Tower Hill Botanic Garden as its headquarters on 132 acres in Boylston, Massachusetts. Here you can stroll through formal gardens, the woodlands, and explore the arboretum.
Pass Description: Free admission.  Pass good for 4 people.
Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays & Holiday Mondays, 10 am to 5 pm Weds. unil 8 pm May through August.
Telephone: 505-869-6111
USS Constitution Museum  – Boston
Located at the the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, the museum collects, preserves, and interprets the stories of “Old Ironsides” and the people associated with her. The museum offers a variety of engaging activities, exhibits, and programs.
Pass Description: Free admission. Pass good for 9 people.
Hours: MUSEUM: November 1 – March 31, open daily 10:00 – 5:00 Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
April 1 – October 31, open daily 9:00 – 6:00
SHIP: November 1 – March 31, open Thursday –Sunday, 10:00 – 4:00 Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
April 1 – October 31, open Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 – 6:00 Closed Mondays
Telephone: 617-426-1812
Willard House and Clock Museum Grafton
Over 80 Willard clocks are exhibited in the birthplace and original workshop of the Willard clockmakers, along with family portraits, furnishings and other Willard family heirlooms.
Pass Description: Pass is for free admission for 2 adults
Hours:
Apr 1-Dec 31: Weds-Sat 10:00-4:00, Sun 1:00-4:00
Jan 1-Mar 30: Fri/Sat 10:00-4:00, Sun 1:00-4:00
Telephone: 508-839-3500

Worcester Art Museum – Worcester
This is a world-class art museum right in our own backyard. There are constantly changing exhibits, a large collection of Paul Revere silver and other American art, a library, and some unique permanent exhibits.
Pass Description: Free admission for 2 people. (Children 17 and younger are admitted free).
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, 11AM – 5PM; Sat. 10 am to 5 pm. Third Thursday of every month, 11AM – 8PM
Telephone: 508-799-4406

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