Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Framingham Library Association and other supporters, we are fortunate to be able to offer a wide range of passes for free or reduced admission to local museums, historic attractions, botanic gardens, and zoos. With the help of the library pass program, you and your family can explore new attractions and revisit favorites.

You may book a pass by calling the Reference Desk at 508-532-5570 ext 4361, or you can view their availability and reserve passes yourself. Patrons must have a valid Minuteman Library Card number to reserve passes. Passes may be reserved up to 60 days in advance. When reserving passes online, use the calendar in the upper right corner to see all available dates.

Passes must be picked up by 11am on the day of the reservation. The library reserves the right to cancel the reservation unless other arrangements are made.

EBT Cards

If you have an EBT card, you can get discounted tickets without having to reserve a museum pass. See the list of museums and other cultural attractions you can visit for $2-3 a person (or for free) by showing your EBT card.

Museum Pass Policies

Reserving Passes

  • To ensure the availability of a pass on a particular day, advance reservations are strongly encouraged.
  • Passes may be reserved by calling or visiting the Main Library Reference Department, 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. Or you can reserve passes online.
  • A library card is required to reserve a pass.
  • If you must cancel your reservation, please provide us with twenty-four hour's notice.

Picking Up Passes

  • Passes are available for pickup at the Main Library Reference Desk.
  • Passes may be picked up the day before your reservation or the day of your reservation by 11AM. The library reserves the right to cancel the reservation unless other arrangements are made. 
  • Passes will be checked out to your library account. 
  • Patrons must present the valid Minuteman library card used to reserve the museum pass when picking up a pass. 
  • The library card account must be in good standing to reserve or checkout a pass. 
  • Patrons who have blocks on their library card due to fines or billed items will not be allowed to check out museum passes. 
  • Please check the library's hours for that week in case of holiday closings.

Returning Passes

  • Weekday passes must be returned to the Main Library Reference Desk the day following use.
  • Weekend passes must be returned by Monday. 
  • Passes may be returned in the book-drop after hours. 
  • There will be a charge of $5.00 per day for late returns. 

Museum Information

  • Children's Museum, Boston

    The Library is in the process of restoring our Children's Museum pass program. Please refer to this page for updates. Thank you.

    The Children's Museum
    Boston, Massachusetts
    617-426-6500
    617-426-8855 "What's Up Line"

  • Danforth Art Museum

    We are working on restoring passes to the Danforth, and will update this section when passes are once again available.

    Danforth Museum of Art

    14 Vernon St.

    Framingham, MA 01701

    508-215-5110

  • Discovery Museum, Acton

    Discovery Museum
    Acton, Massachusetts
    978-264-4200

    Hours

    School-year hours
    Discovery Museum

    Tuesday-Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Closed Mondays except July, August and some holidays

    Discovery Woods
    Tuesday-Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Closed Mondays except July, August and some holidays

    Summer hours 

    Discovery Museum
    Daily: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Fridays: 4:30 PM - 8 PM with free admission

    Discovery Woods
    Daily: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Fridays: 4:30 PM - 8 PM with free admission

    Number admitted 3 persons per day
    Fees with pass Half-price per person
    Fees without pass Adults and Children: $15.50 per person
    Teachers, members,  and children under 1:  free
    Seniors (60+):  $14.50
    Active duty military personnel or spouses, and up to 3 additional family members: free

     You will need to present this when you arrive at the museum.
    Reserve your timed entry tickets here.
    At entrance to the museum, present your online library pass, along with timed entry ticket for valid discount.

    You can reserve the pass online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required. 

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • Garden in the Woods, Framingham

    We are working on restoring passes to Garden in the Woods, and will update this section when passes are once again available.

    Garden in the Woods
    Framingham, Massachusetts
    508-877-7630

  • The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Boston, Massachusetts
    617-566-1401

    Hours

    Monday 11 am–5 pm
    Tuesday CLOSED
    Wednesday 11 am–5 pm
    Thursday 11am–5pm, except for the first Thursday of the month, which will be 11am–9pm
    Friday 11 am–5 pm
    Saturday 10 am–5 pm
    Sunday 10 am–5 pm

    Number admitted and fees with pass

    4 people at $5 per person

    Fees without pass

    Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students $13

    Additional information

    This is a printed pass that must be picked up at the Main Library. Once you receive the pass, go to the museum tickets webpage and buy your tickets with the discount code provided on the printed pass.

  • Massachusetts State Parks, Various locations

    Massachusetts State Parks
    Various Locations

     
    Hours Check the Massachusetts State Parks Web Page for information about parks throughout the state.
    Number admitted with pass Free daytime parking for one carload to all Massachusetts State Parks, except for Nahant and Nantasket, that charge a parking fee.
    Fees with pass Free
    Fees without pass $60 for a seasonal parking pass.
    Additional information Pass is due by 10:00 AM on the second day after the reservation date.

    You can reserve the pass online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required. 

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Museum of Fine Arts
    Boston, Massachusetts 
    617-267-9300

    Hours Wednesday-Sunday: 10am- 5pm
    Number admitted with pass 2 people
    Fees with pass $10.00/person
    Fees without pass Adults: $25 
    Youths 17 and under: Free.

    One of the most comprehensive museums in the world, the MFA in Boston encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art. The treasures here are from every era and all parts of the world. In addition to the permanent collection, special exhibitions change regularly. Check the museum's website for complete information.

    You can reserve the pass online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required. 

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • Museum of Science, Boston

    Museum of Science
    Boston, Massachusetts
    617-723-2500

    Hours Saturday-Thursday: 9am-5pm (open until 7pm in Summer)
    Friday:  9am-9pm
    Extended hours July 5, 2013-September 7, 2013: 9:00-7:00
    Number admitted with pass 4 persons, any age
    Fees with pass $10 per person
    Fees without pass Prices vary depending on when tickets are purchased. Please see the Museum of Science admission webpage.
    Notes Pass is e-voucher.

    The mission of the Museum of Science is "is to stimulate interest in and further understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and for society." Exhibits include live presentations, an IMAX theater, and a planetarium.

    You can reserve the pass online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required. 

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, Connecticut

    Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration
    Mystic, Connecticut 
    860-572-5955

     
    Hours December-February:10AM-4PM
    March: 9AM-4PM
    April-Labor day: 9AM-5PM
    After Labor Day-November: 9AM-4PM
    Closed Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
    Hours are seasonal, please confirm hours with the Mystic Aquarium.
    Number admitted with pass $5.00 off general admission up to four (4) people
    Fees with pass $31.99 per adult; $25.99 per Youth; $21.99 per child; Senior 60+: $26.99
    Fees without pass Adults: $36.99
    Seniors: $31.99
    Youth 13-17: $30.99
    Children (3-12): $26.99
    Children 2 and under: Free  
    Additional information Pass must be returned following use.

    You can reserve the pass online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required. 

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • New England Aquarium, Boston

    New England Aquarium

    Central Wharf
    Boston, Massachusetts
    617-973-5200

    Hours

    Spring/Summer Hours: Apr 18 – Sep 13

    Monday–Thursday  9:00 am–5:00 pm
    Friday  10:00 am–8:00 pm
    Saturday–Sunday  9:00 am–6:00 pm

    Shark and Ray Touch Tank opens at 9:30 am Saturday–Thursday.

    Fall / Winter Hours: Sep 14 – Feb 28

    Monday–Thursday  10:00 am–5:00 pm
    Friday  10:00 am–8:00 pm
    Saturday–Sunday  9:00 am–6:00 pm

    Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Open at 10 am on New Year's Day.

    Number admitted with pass 4 persons, any age
    Fees with pass Admission for up to 4 people at half-price.
    Fees without pass

    Admission without pass:

    Adult $32
    Child (3-11) $23
    Senior (60+) $30
    Children under 3 FREE

    Notes

    Due to limited capacity, increased demand, and timed ticketing, Aquarium admission is not guaranteed on the particular date of the pass. Therefore, the Aquarium is extending library passes for up to one week after the date of the pass.

    Coupons may be picked up one week prior to the date of the coupon. This will allow patrons extra time for reserving a timed-ticketing slot.

    To make a reservation for timed tickets, call 617-973-5200 to speak with Reservations.
    – Make sure that you have your coupon available to reference the library name and code (located under the barcode)
    – Call
    – Make a reservation using the information on your coupon. Provide payment (credit card only)
    – You will receive your tickets via email
    – Bring your tickets on the date of your visit (digital is okay)
    – Proceed to scan station

    Onsite
    – Go to the Box office with your coupon to reserve a timeslot 
    – All cash sales need to be onsite

    You can reserve the pass online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required. 

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • Symphony Pro Musica

    Symphony Pro Musica
    Hudson, Massachusetts
    978-562-0939


    Symphony Pro Musica has been a cultural cornerstone of the MetroWest/Central Massachusetts region since its founding in 1983. The orchestra is composed of approximately 70 musicians drawn from the local communities and beyond.  In addition to popular classical favorites, the orchestra performs less frequently played and challenging pieces, often thematically organized. SPM has performed with choruses, opera companies, and ballet companies—the organization continues to challenge itself with meaningful collaborations. Founded in 1983, Symphony Pro Musica enriches the cultural life of our communities with live performances of the best symphonic repertoire.

     

    Upcoming Concerts

    Saturday, February 1, 2020  • Sunday, February 2, 2020

    • Gustav Mahler • Symphony No. 3

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 • Sunday, March 29, 2020 

    • Lili Boulanger • D’un matin de printemps
    • Béla Bartók • Piano Concerto No. 3 Sean Botkin, Piano
    • Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky • Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique”

     Saturday, May 16, 2020 • Sunday, May 17, 2020

    • William Walton • Crown Imperial
    • Thea Musgrave • Turbulent Landscapes
    • Edward Elgar • Cello Concerto Zlatomir Fung, cello

    Hours

    Saturday Performances; 7:30 pm at Hudson High School, Hudson, MA

    Sunday Performances; 3:30 pm At St. Mark’s School, Southborough, MA

     

    Number admitted with pass

    2 persons, any age

     

    Fees with pass

    1/2 price per person

     

    Fees without pass

    General: $25
    Senior citizens: $20

     

    Additional information

    Pass does not need to be returned.

    You can reserve the pass online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required. 

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston

    Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Boylston, Massachusetts
    508-869-6111

    Hours

    Beginning April 1, 2019: Tower Hill will be open Mondays, 10am-5pm.

    Tuesday-Sunday and Monday holidays: 10am-5pm, Wednesdays evenings until 9pm from June 7 through September 27
    Open year round.
    Closed Martin Luther King Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

     

    Number admitted with pass Two (2) Guests at Half Price.
    Fees with pass Adults: $8
    Youth (6-18): $3
    Children: Free
    Seniors: $5.50
    Fees without pass

    Adults: $16
    Youth (6-18): $6
    Children: Free
    Seniors: $11

    Dog Walking: $7

    Additional information Pass must be returned following use.

    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 and woodlands, and explore the arboretum. 

    You can reserve the pass online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required. 

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • USS Constitution Museum

    USS Constitution Museum

    Charlestown, MA

    508-799-4406

     

    Hours

    Museum Hours

    April 01 – October 31, Open Daily 9am–6pm

    November 01 – March 31, Open Daily 10am–5pm

    The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

     

    USS Constitution Hours

    July 10 – Early September, Closed due to undocking schedule

    Early September – November 5 (Tentative) Tuesday-Friday 2:30–5pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am–5pm, Closed Monday

    November 6 – April 15 (Tentative) Thursday & Friday| 2:30–4pm*, Saturday & Sunday 10am–4pm*, Closed Monday – Wednesday


    *Last tour leaves at 3:30

     

    The Ship is closed Martin Luther King Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

     

    Number admitted with pass

    Each pass admits 1 group of 9 people or less for FREE.

    Fees with pass Free
    Fees without pass

    The Museum has a suggested donation of:

    • $10-$15 for adults
    • $5-$10 for children
    • $25-$45 for families
    Additional information Pass must be returned following use

    You can reserve the pass online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required. 

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

    Worcester Art Museum
    Worcester, Massachusetts
    508-799-4406

    Hours Wednesday through Sunday: 10-4.
    3rd Thursday of every month: 10am-8pm
    Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
    Closed New Year's, Easter, Independence, Thanksgiving, Christmas
    Number admitted with pass 2 people at half price
    Fees with pass

    Adults: $8
    Seniors 65 and over: $7
    College Students with ID: $7 / Free on the third Thursday of each month
    Ages 4-17: $3

    Fees without pass Adults: $16
    Seniors 65 and over: $14
    College Students with ID: $14 / Free on the third Thursday of each month
    Ages 4-17: $6
    Children under 3: Free
    EBT cardholder: $2 Cash
    Additional Information 2 passes available.
    Pass must be returned following use.

    This world-class art museum consists of constantly changing exhibits, a large collection of Paul Revere silver and other American art, a library and some unique permanent exhibits. Experience magnificent artwork from five millennia of world cultures. View paintings by Cassatt, Gauguin, Goya, Monet, Sargent, and Whistler; admire floor mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch; see cutting-edge contemporary art; and discover the museum's many other treasures.

    You can reserve the pass online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required. 

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • Zoo New England

    Instructions for using library passes:

    1. Visit zoonewengland.org to buy tickets. Enter the promo code LIBRARYPASS.

    2. After adding tickets to the cart, enter the gift code that appears on your pass. This code gives you access to purchase the tickets with the discounts below.

     

    Franklin Park Zoo
    1 Franklin Park Rd.
    Boston, MA 02121
    617-541-5466

    Stone Zoo
    149 Pond Street
    Stoneham, MA 02180
    617-541-5466
     

    Each pass admits up to 6 people:

    $9.00 per adult
    $6.00 per child

    Regular admission without pass:
    Adults: $21.95 Franklin, $19.95 Stone
    Seniors (62+): $19.95 Franklin, $17.95 Stone
    Child 2-12: $14.95 Franklin, $12.95 Stone
    Children under 2 are free


    Summer Hours (April 1 - September 30):
    Weekdays 10-5
    Weekends and major holidays: 10-6
    Winter Hours (October 1 - March 31):
    10AM - 4PM daily
    Last entry one half hour before closing

     

    http://www.zoonewengland.org/