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Animal Adventures

Animal Adventures

336 Sugar Road, Bolton, MA 01740
978-779-8988   http://www.animaladventures.net/
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Begun in 1997, Animal Adventures is a an exotic animal rescue center located in Bolton, MA. These animals are the basis of educational programs and a family-run zoo. Live animal shows take place daily, and private tours of different types of animals may be booked. For more information, please visit the website.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

DUE TO LIMITED NUMBER OF PHYSICAL PASSES, THIS PASS MAY ONLY BE PICKED UP ON THE DAY OF USE.

Passes MUST be returned by 10:00 a.m. the day following use and may be deposited in Book Return slot.

Pass admits up to 4 guests for $7.00 per person.

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The Butterfly Place

The Butterfly Place

120 Tyngsboro Road, Westford, MA 01886
978-392-0955   https://www.butterflyplace-ma.com/
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A winding pathway through an atrium filled with flowers, koi fish, and quail allows visitors to walk among butterflies from all over the world. Staff members are available for questions and “show and tell” demonstrations. A continuously running video explains the butterfly life cycle, and exhibits enable visitors to observe eggs, caterpillars, cocoons and chrysalides with information about each species. A gift shop is on the premises. There is a public picnic area and free parking is available.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science

Pass Benefits

Includes two free free admissions.

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Davis Farmland

Davis Farmland

145 Redstone Hil, Sterling, MA 01564
978-422-6666   https://www.davisfarmland.com/
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Davis Farmland is a seven-generation, working family farm, continuously in operation since 1846 in Sterling, MA. Starting in 1996, Davis Farmland has provided opportunities for discovery and play to families with children 12 years old and younger. It has a Waterspray Park; Imagine-Acres; Adventureland; interactions with farm animals; and a “Mega Maze” in the fall. It is also home to the largest sanctuary of endangered farm animals in North America. Special events include hands-on reptile shows. Hours change with the season. Shop with food and souvenirs on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Zoo

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to 4 guests at $5.00 of regular admission. Please see website for current rates.

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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 3 visitors at half the regular admission price

The Pass admits users to the Discovery Museum and the Discovery Woods.

AFTER RESERVING THE LIBRARY PASS, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISCOVERY MUSEUM TO COORDINATE THE PURCHASE OF YOUR TIMED TICKET.

DISCOVERYACTON.ORG

978-264-4200

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EcoTarium

EcoTarium

222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
508-929-2700   http://www.ecotarium.org/
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The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA. Set in an urban oasis, the museum offers a chance to walk through the treetops, take a multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, stroll nature trails, and get hands-on with family-friendly exhibits.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science

Pass Benefits

50% Discount Admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children in one  vehicle. 

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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
413-559-6300   https://www.carlemuseum.org/
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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, located in Amherst, MA, is the first sizable institution dedicated to picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. Its collection encompasses more than 11,000 objects—7,300 of which are illustrations—including art by Eric Carle, Maurice Sendak, and Leo Lionni. On the 40,000 sq. ft. premises are three art galleries, an art studio, a theater, picture book and scholarly libraries, and a gift shop.

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Categories: Art, Children, Family

Pass Benefits

Pass provides free admission for two adults and up to four children.

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Fitchburg Art Museum

Fitchburg Art Museum

185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
978-345-4207   http://www.fitchburgartmuseum.org/
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The Fitchburg Art Museum is located in the downtown area of Fitchburg, MA. It was founded in 1925 through a bequest of the artist, collector, and educator Eleanor Norcross. Exhibitions are drawn from both its own collections (paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts from the Colonial Period to the present, photography, African art, and ancient Egyptian art) and special loans which primarily focus on regional contemporary art. Important artists represented in the collection include John James Audubon, Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Cassatt, John Singleton Copley, Thomas Eakins, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, Charles Sheeler, Joseph Stella, and William Zorach.

In 2013, FAM embarked upon an initiative to become New England's first fully bilingual (English/Spanish) art museum.

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Categories: Art, Children, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Admits 2 adults or Household Family Members. Children under 12 are free.

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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

General admission only. Pass admits: 4 visitors.

IMPORTANT

DATED PASS REQUIRED ALONG WITH LIBRARY PASS

A CODE is required to purchase tickets online.  This code is available on your coupon pass.

Please visit the website: gardnermuseum.org/visit  to purchase tickets

OR

PLEASE CALL THE GARDNER AT 617-278-515

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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

Pass entitles bearer to free parking for one vehicle (excluding buses or vans) at over 50 facilities in the Massachusetts state parks system that charge day-use parking fees. 

Please visit www.massparks.org for information on parks and recreation areas in Massachusetts 

PASS MUST BE RETURNED BY 10 AM THE MORNING FOLLOWING USE

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Museum of Russian Icons

Museum of Russian Icons

203 Union Street, Clinton, MA 01510
978-598-5000   http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/
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Housed in a 150-year-old former mill building in Clinton, MA, the Museum of Russian Icons is the largest collection of icons outside of Russia, and the only one solely dedicated to them in the USA. Three floors of galleries display the permanent collection, with another gallery dedicated to special exhibitions, ranging from contemporary Russian art to icons from other Orthodox cultures. There is a museum shop and a tea room on the premises.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Free Admission

Up to 6 people.

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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

Admits up to 4 people for 50% off. Passes must be picked up from the Lunenburg Public Library

Call the museum at 617-723-2500 to reserve timed tickets after reserving library pass.

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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

Admits up to 4 people at 50% off regular ticket price.

Timed ticketing is in place. Visit the Aquarium website to purchase.


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New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505-0598
508-869-6111   https://www.nebg.org/
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Located in Boylston, MA, and open year-round, the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill 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.

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Categories: Art, Crafts, Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

Admits 2 at half-price

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Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566
800-733-1830   https://www.osv.org/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Valid for admission at half price for up to 4 people.

Please visit website for rates and hours.

PLEASE NOTE: OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE IS OFFERING A KIDS FREE SUMMER. THIS OFFER CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH THE LIBRARY PASS. PLEASE VISIT THEIR VISITOR PAGE AT https://www.osv.org/plan-your-visit/ TO DETERMINE WHICH PLAN IS MORE ECONOMICAL FOR YOU. 

To use a pass email visitorcenter@osv.org

or call 508-347-0213 in advance to reserve your entry

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Trustees of the Reservations

Trustees of the Reservations

MA
978-921-1944   http://www.thetrustees.org/
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The Trustees of the Reservations preserve and protect more than 100 special properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value—nearly 25,000 acres—all around Massachusetts. From Crane’s Beach in Ipswich and World’s End in Hingham to The Old Manse in Concord and Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, visitors to Trustees sites enjoy local history and nature in its various forms: beaches, meadows, forests, swamps and more.

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Categories: Family, History, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

Pass is valid for admission for two adults and any children under 18 in the same household at the member price.

Many Trustees venues are free and don't require a pass, please check their website at

www.thetrustees.org for more information.

SOME VENUES REQUIRE TIMED PARKING RESERVATIONS. PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE AT www.thetrustees.org FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO RESERVE

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USS Constitution Museum

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.

Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

Pass admits groups of up to 9 people FREE.

Please Check the Museum website for specific hours.

The museum and the ship are operated by two different groups.

For information specific to the ship:

http://www.history.navy.mil/ussconstitution/hours.html

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Worcester Art Museum

Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609
508-799-4406   http://www.worcesterart.org/
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The Worcester Art Museum is recognized for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media created over the last 5 millennia. Works include those by El Greco, Monet, Rembrandt, Gauguin, van Gogh, Renoir, Cézanne, Picasso, Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Paul Revere, and Nam June Paik. Special exhibitions showcase the masterworks, seldom-seen gems, and important works on loan—including some contemporary art. Of note are the floor mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch (Syria) in the entrance, the Japanese print collection, and the “Arms and Armor” collection. There is a café, museum shop, and library on the premises.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Military

Pass Benefits

Admits 2 adults and/or 2 children at half price.

Children 17 and Under Free

PLEASE VISIT THE WORCESTER ART MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION ON TIMED TICKETS.

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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

Offers discounts for up to 6 people to Franklin Park Zoo or The Stone Zoo.

$9.00 per adult ticket

$6.00 per child ticket

Please visit the Zoo New England website for current ticketing procedures.

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