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Boston Children’s Museum
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.
Each pass admits 4 people at 1/2 admission per person.
Saturday-Thursday 10am-5pm Fridays 10am-9pm Holiday Hours The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Museum closes at 3pm on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve. The Museum opens at 12pm on New Year’s Day.
The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The Museum closes at 3pm on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve.
The Museum opens at 12pm on New Year’s Day.
Garden in the Woods (New England Wild Flower Society)
Garden in the Woods displays rare and common native New England plants in a naturalistic setting at its location in Framingham, Massachusetts, attracting visitors from all over the world. Set on 45 acres, it includes two miles of paths that meander over glacier-sculpted ridges and through narrow valleys. A pond, a wooded bog, several springs, and a brook bring a diversity of wildlife into the garden. The garden is maintained by the New England Wild Flower Society, which works throughout New England to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants, collect and bank seeds for biological diversity, control invasive species, conduct research, and educate the public.
Admission for 2 people. A 50% discount per adult 18 and over, $1 per child 3-17, children under 3 years free.
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
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.
Admits 2 at $5 per person.
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 admits 4 people, Closed Tuesdays.
Each person is charged $5 with this pass. Children under the age of 18 admitted free.
John F. Kennedy Library & Museum
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, dedicated to the memory of the nation’s thirty-fifth president, is located on a ten-acre park which overlooks the sea in an building designed by I.M. Pei. The Museum portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President, all through permanent and changing exhibits. The Library is available to students and scholars to conduct research using its collection of historical materials chronicling mid-20th century politics and the life and administration of the institution’s namesake.
This pass is valid for up to two adults, seniors or students with a $3.00 co-pay per person to the Museum. Children 12 and under receive free admission. This pass is for general admission only and does not apply to admission for any special exhibition where additional admission fees may apply.
Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)
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.
The DCR ParksPass entitles the bearer to free parking for one carload of visitors at over 50 facilities in the Mass. State Parks system that charge a day-use parking fee.
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 admits 2 people at $10 per person.
Thur/Fri 10:4:45, West Wing 5-9:45
Closed New Year's Day, Patriot's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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.
Each pass admits 4 people at $10 per person.
The Mystic Aquarium features a range of sea creatures, including sea lions, seals, sharks, penguins, and the only Beluga whales in New England, a number of which may be directly encountered in hands-on programs. In addition, they have daily shows at the Foxwoods Marine Center with sea lions, a 4-D theater showing interactive movies, a theater dedicated to films from National Geographic, special exhibits, and regular educational programs designed to instill an understanding of the oceans and foster a commitment to conservation.
Save $5 off admission for up to 4 people.
January 2nd – February 17th 10:00am to 4:50pm February 18th – March 31st 9:00am to 4:50pm April 1st – September 4th 9:00am to 5:50pm September 5th – November 30th 9:00am to 4:50pm December 1st – December 24th 10:00am to 4:50pm December 26th – January 1st 9:00am to 4:50pm Open daily (except for Thanksgiving and Christmas) Once inside, guests may visit ten additional minutes after close. Hours are subject to change without notice. In the event of severe weather, please call 860.572.5955 for updates.
January 2nd – February 17th 10:00am to 4:50pm
February 18th – March 31st 9:00am to 4:50pm
April 1st – September 4th 9:00am to 5:50pm
September 5th – November 30th 9:00am to 4:50pm
December 1st – December 24th 10:00am to 4:50pm
December 26th – January 1st 9:00am to 4:50pm
Open daily (except for Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Once inside, guests may visit ten additional minutes after close. Hours are subject to change without notice.
In the event of severe weather, please call 860.572.5955 for updates.
Founded in 1929, this maritime museum—“The Museum of America and the Sea”—occupies 9 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT and includes a recreated New England coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. The Museum is home to more than 500 historic watercraft, including four National Historic Landmark vessels, most notably the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, America's oldest commercial ship still in existence. Occasional demonstrations and performances—including costumed role payers strolling the grounds—bring to life different aspects of maritime life. A gallery and series of shops are on the premises.
Each pass admits 2 adults and 2 children for 50% off of regular admission.
2017 Hours of Operation
March 25-October 27: Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Grounds close at 6 p.m.
October 28-November 24: Open daily, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Closed Thanksgiving Day, November 23)
November 25-December 23: Open Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Grounds close at 5 p.m.
December 24-25: Closed.
December 26-January 1, 2018: Open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Grounds close at 5 p.m.
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.
Each pass admits 4 people at $10 per person.
Pass is available September through June only.
Fall / Winter Hours
Sep 1 – Jun 30
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village
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.
This pass offers a 50% discount off admission for up to four individuals.
October 29 - November 26
Open Wednesday - Sunday | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
November 27 - December 1
December 2 - 23
Open evenings for Christmas by Candlelight only:
December 2 & 3, 8 - 10, 15 - 17, 21- 23 | 3:00 - 8:00 pm
Tickets for Christmas by Candlelight can be purchased here.
December 24 - 26
Open Wednesday - Saturday | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
December 31, 2017 & January 1, 2018
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 people at $6 per person on Tuesday through Friday. There is a $12 fee for Saturdays, Sundays, and Holiday Mondays. There is an additional admission fee for Yin Yu Tang, the Chinese House. Access to special ticketed exhibitions may require a separate fee. Youth 16 and under receive free admission. Visitors using a Library Pass card are not entitled to any other member benefits.
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm. Open the third Thursday of every month 10 am-9:00 pm. Closed Mondays (except holidays). Holiday Hours: Open the following holidays: Monday, October 9, 2017, Monday, October 30, 2017. Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm. Open the third Thursday of every month 10 am-9:00 pm. Closed Mondays (except holidays).
Holiday Hours: Open the following holidays: Monday, October 9, 2017, Monday, October 30, 2017.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Plimoth Plantation is a living history museum that tells the story of the English colonists who became known as “Pilgrims” and the Native Americans with whom they interacted. A big draw is the re-creation of the original settlement, populated with interpreters in period dress with whom one may interact that are based on actual historical figures. Native People from various nations in historically accurate dress provide information about the Wampanoag—the first tribe the Pilgrims encountered—at a home site based on how the group would have lived in the 17th century. In addition to the two settlements, the museum includes a visitor center, the Craft Center, barns that contain rare and heritage animal breeds, and a grist mill that manufactures cornmeal. Plymouth Plantation is also responsible for the replica of the Mayflower, the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World, but it is currently undergoing a renovation
Reduced admission for up to 6 tickets, any combination of adult and/or child.
$16 per adult/$10 per child
Purchase price of tickets may be applied to purchase of a membership within 30 days with receipt.
Open daily, March-November
Providence Children’s Museum
Dedicated to children aged 1 to 11, the Providence Children’s Museum is an environment that celebrates learning through active play and hands-on exploration. Exhibits focus on a range of topics, including water (in its many forms); native plants; puzzles; marionettes; and “underland,” among others. In addition to activities, which change depending on the day, the museum has a climbing maze and an interactive, Rhode Island-themed adventure that mixes time travel and immigration.
Each pass admits 4 people for half price admission. Closed Mondays September through March.
September - March
Open Tuesday - Sunday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Open selected Friday evenings until 8:00 PM.
Closed Mondays except holidays and public school vacations.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and December 24 & 25.
April - August
Open daily, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and selected Friday evenings until 8:00 PM.
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Founded in 1872, the 40-acre zoo is one of the nation’s oldest. It’s home to over 100 species of rare and interesting animals from all over the world presented in naturalistic settings, including many endangered species. Themed programs and events are offered throughout the year, some of them focused on hands-on conservation. Nearby, within the park, is an operational Victorian-style carousel.
Each pass admits 4 people at a $3 discount.
April – September
Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (last admission at 4:30 pm)
October – March
Open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (last admission at 3:30 pm)
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
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.
Each pass admits 2 guests at half price admission.
No discount at The Shop at Tower Hill.
Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am–5pm.
The Garden is closed Mondays EXCEPT President’s Day, Patriots’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day. Tower Hill is CLOSED on the following holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
For the safety of our guests, Tower Hill may close due to severe weather. Please check the website, Facebook and Twitter or call 508.869.6111 for updates.
The USS Constitution Museum
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.)
Free admission for up to 9 people.
April 01 – October 31
Open Daily | 9:00 – 6:00
November 01 – March 31 Open Daily | 10:00 – 5:00 The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
November 01 – March 31
Open Daily | 10:00 – 5:00
The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
USS Constitution Hours
September 02 – November 05
Open Tuesday-Sunday | 10:00 – 6:00
November 06 – April 15 (Tentative)
Open Thursday & Friday | 2:30 – 4:00*
Open Saturday & Sunday | 10:00 – 4:00*
Closed Monday – Wednesday
*Last tour leaves at 3:30
The Ship is closed Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.