To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
Castle in the Clouds
16-room mansion and 5,500-acre mountaintop estate in Moultonborough, NH, overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Mountains. Designed by Boston architect Thomas Beal for a prosperous shoe manufacturer, the mansion was completed in 1914 and is an unusual example of Arts and Crafts architecture in New England. The estate, which includes a stable/garage, a greenhouse, gatehouses, farm buildings and a golf course, was eventually opened to the public after a series of bad investments were made by the owner, and the house and contents auctioned off. Visitors may take a self-guided tour of the house as it was in the early 1900s; visit the Art Gallery, ride horses, and hike. A gift shop and restaurant are on the premises.
This pass is valid for the free admission of ONE ADULT and ONE YOUTH and a 50% Admission Discount for ONE ADULT and ONE YOUTH.
(Not valid for special events or programs)
Children's Museum of New Hampshire
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire offers opportunities for children and families to explore art, science, and culture through dozens of activities and exhibits. Among these are the Thinkering and Steam Innovation Labs; Dino Detective; Music Matrix & Sound Watch; Naturalist's Study; Cave Explorers; and Post Office. The recently re-opened Dover Adventure Playground features a life-size flat-bottomed vintage gundalow boat; a net climber; swings and slides; a 3-story Garrison tower; a 1,200 pound, 3x8 foot climbable Alewife granite fish sculpture; a splash pad; musical instruments; and a life-sized “whale's tail” sculpture perched on the roof of the Dover Pool. Regularly scheduled special events take place throughout the year, including the Dover Mini Maker Faire; Teddy Bear Clinic + Picnic; Toddlerfest; 5K Road Race + Kid-Venture Course; and Earth Day Celebration; among others. A museum shop is on the premises.
The pass admits a family (of up to four people) into the museum at 50% off the
cost of regular admission.
Currier Museum of Art
The Currier Museum of Art, located in Manchester, NH, features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture. The permanent collection includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, O'Keeffe, Calder, John Singer Sargent, Frank Lloyd Wright, Andrew Wyeth, and Sol LeWitt. Special exhibitions provide opportunities to present work by contemporary and/or local artists, as well as take in-depth looks at certain objects or areas of the Museum's collection. Public programs include tours, live classical music and “Family Days” which include activities for all ages. The Museum also offers tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House, now listed on the Register of Historic Places (reservations required). There is a museum store on the premises.
The pass provides 50% off general admission for up to 2 adults (18 years and over) and all youth family members (ages 13-17); children 12 years and under are always free.
Fells Historic Estate & Gardens on Lake Sunapee
The Fells, originally the summer home of 20th century American statesman John Milton Hay, is an 83.5 acre estate with a 22-colonial Revival home, extensive formal and informal gardens, and trails overlooking Lake Sunapee. The property, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, includes land and buildings originally part of the John Hay National Wildlife Refuge, created in 1987 for migratory bird conservation. Guided and self-guided tours of the garden and house, which include history and ecology exhibits and an art gallery, are available—check the website before going. A souvenir shop is on the premises.
Each pass admits up to 2 adults and accompanying children under the age of 18 for free.
(Not valid for programs or events for which a fee applies.)
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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.
- Each pass provides up to four (4) adults with $5 admission per person, redeemable at the admission desk.
- Children under the age of 18 are always admitted free.
Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum
200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101
The Millyard Museum is housed in Mill No. 3 in the historic Amoskeag Millyard. The Museum features a permanent exhibit that tells the story of Manchester and the people who have lived and worked here—including the native peoples who fished at Amoskeag Falls 11,000 years ago; the area's early farmers and lumbermen; and the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, critical to the development of the city and once one of the largest textile producing companies in the world. The Museum's Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery features rotating exhibitions on a variety of topics. There is a museum shop on the premises.
Pass is valid for up to 4 adult/children admission tickets
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, located in Concord, NH, is dedicated to the two astronauts who came from the granite state—Christa McAuliffe and Alan Shepard. The museum offers a range of permanent and changing exhibits that focus on astronomy, aviation, earth and space science, including full-sized replicas of Mercury 7 and Mercury-Redstone rockets, a 1956 XF8U-3 Crusader jet, and items from Star Trek movies, a planetarium, and an observatory. There is a museum shop and café on the premises.
Free admission to the exhibit galleries for up to 4 people.
Anyone wishing to
enjoy a planetarium show will pay an additional fee per person.
Museum of Fine Arts
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.
Each pass provides up to two people with $10 admission per person.
Passes are not applicable toward discounts on shopping, parking, dining,
films, concerts, lectures, courses, or any other public programs.
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.
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.
1. Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass.
2. YOU MUST ALSO CALL THE MUSEUM TO RESERVE A TIMED TICKET. Call 617-723-2500 (daily, 9am - 5pm).
3. Please call at least 1-2 days ahead to reserve your timeslot otherwise the Museum might be fully booked.
4. After you make your timed reservation with the Museum, they will send you an email confirmation with your reservation time.
5. 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.
6. If you are not able to show your Library confirmation on a phone, request a paper copy of your confirmation at the library.
New England Aquarium
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.
The coupon is valid for 50% off visitor co-payment for up to 4 people.
New Hampshire State Parks
New Hampshire has 93 state park properties that provide a variety of recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities. The park system includes beaches, campgrounds, historic sites, waysides, natural areas, a multitude of trails, and much more to explore. A list of these, along with trail maps which may be downloaded as pdf files, may be found on their website. The pass provides access to most locations in the system, though there are a few exceptions.
The pass entitles admission to all day-use parks for two adults and up to four dependents. It is not valid at Hampton Beach State Park - South Beach, Wallis Sands State Park, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, or the Flume Gorge and it is not valid for use at the metered parking on the seacoast or for camping. Most of the parks are only open from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend, except for Monadnock State Park, which is open year-round.
Peabody Essex Museum
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.
Admits two adults at $12 per person. Children under 16 are admitted free.
Pass is good for a
discounted general admission only. Those who wish to visit Yin Yu Tang
and special ticketed exhibitions must pay an additional charge.
Seacoast Science Center
Located within Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH, the Seacoast Science Center has been providing educational experiences on behalf of New Hampshire State Parks since 1992. The center includes hands-on science exhibits (undersea exploration to marine debris), live animal exhibits which feature creatures that live in the rapidly changing Gulf of Maine ecosystem; and many special events, like “Music-by-the-Sea” concerts and “Sippin' for Seals” (dancing and drinks to support the Marine Mammal rescue Program).
This pass allows two adults and up to 4 children in their household entry into the Seacoast Science Center at 50% off the cost of regular admission.
From November 1 - February 17: open daily 10 am - 4 pm
From February 18 - October 31: open daily 10 am - 5 pm
SEE Science Center
Open 7 days a week, the SEE Science Center in Manchester, NH, is an interactive learning center established to promote the understanding, enjoyment and achievements of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Visitors (ages 3+) encounter hands-on exhibits covering topics such as forces, light, sound electricity, simple machines and more; daily demonstrations; and the LEGO® Millyard Project (Manchester's Amoskeag Millyard as it might have looked circa 1900—including City Hall and the Notre Dame bridge—and all built with commercially-available LEGO bricks). A seasonally scheduled family workshop on weekends may be attended as a drop-in. A science gift shop is on the premises.
The pass is valid for TWO people to visit SEE per day.
**Please note this change from previous years.**
Passes cannot be used for discounts on workshops and classes.