Booking Passes

  • Book passes yourself HERE, or call the Reference Desk at 508-532-5570 ext. 4361.
  • To ensure the availability of a pass on a particular day, advance reservations are strongly encouraged.
  • To cancel a reservation, please call the Reference Desk at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361.

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Pass Policies

NOTE: There are three types of passes: returnable passes checked out to your library card, coupons that must be picked up but are not returned, and e-vouchers, which are emailed/texted to you and do not require you to visit the library.

  • Returnable and coupon 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 give the pass to another patron if you do not pick up the pass by 11am on the day of your reservation.
  • Patrons must present the valid Minuteman library card used to reserve the museum pass when picking up a returnable pass. 
  • The library card account must be in good standing to reserve or checkout a pass. 
  • Maximum number of active reservations for a specific pass per patron: 1
  • Maximum number of total active reservations per patron: 4
  • Maximum number of reservations per patron per day: 2

Returning Passes (Returnable passes only)

  • Returnable passes will be checked out to your card. Please check the due date on your account and return the pass on that date.
  • To ensure that your pass is checked in promptly, please return the pass to the Main Library Reference Desk, or the Main Library book-drop after hours. 
  • There will be a charge of $5.00 per day for late returns. 

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 deep discounts (or for free) by showing your EBT card.

 

The Museum Pass Program is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Framingham Library Association and other supporters.

Museum Information

  • Children's Museum, Boston

    The Children's Museum

    308 Congress Street
    Boston, Massachusetts
    617-426-6500
    617-426-8855 "What's Up Line"

     

    Hours Go to https://www.bostonkids.org/visit for hours.
    Pass Type E-voucher
    Number admitted with pass 4 persons; infants under 12 months admitted free but still need a ticket.
    Fees with pass $9 per person
    Fees without pass $18 per person
    Instructions
    1. Reserve the pass either online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required.
    2. Visit https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ticketing.  Review the directions for timed tickets.
    3. Click on the "Discount Programs" & drop down arrow. Click on "Half Price Library Timed Ticket " to book. Online reservations are required to visit PlaySpace.
    4. The date on the library discount pass must match the date of your visit.
    5. After arriving at the Museum, proceed to the admissions scanning station with your online reservation and the date specific library discount pass. You can either print it out and take it with you or display the pass on your phone or device. Either way, please be sure that the pass barcode is visible.

    If you have questions about the online ordering system, contact Orders@BostonChildrensMuseum.org. This e-ticket is valid only for one day.

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • Danforth Art Museum

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

  • Discovery Museum, Acton

    Discovery Museum

    177 Main Street (Route 27)
    Acton, Massachusetts 01720
    Phone: 978-264-4200

     

    Hours

    Click HERE for hours.

    Pass Type E-voucher
    Number admitted with pass 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
    Instructions
    1. Reserve the pass either online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required.
    2. Hold on to the library pass email confirmation. You will need to present this when you arrive at the museum.
    3. Reserve your timed entry tickets to the museum HERE..
    4. At entrance to the museum, present your online library pass, along with timed entry ticket for valid discount.

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • Garden in the Woods, Framingham

    Garden in the Woods

    180 Hemenway Road
    Framingham, MA 01701
    508-877-7630

     

    Hours Click HERE for hours.
    Pass Type Returnable
    Number admitted with pass 2 persons 
    Fees with pass

    Adults ½ price

    Children (5-17) $1.00
    Fees without pass Adults:  $14
    Children under 5:  free
    Children aged 5-17:  $6
    Seniors (65+)/Students with ID:  $10
    Instructions

     

    1. Reserve the pass either online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required.
    2. Pick up the pass at the Main Library Reference Desk.
    3. Return by the day after use

    A local treasure right here in Framingham, Garden in the Woods is the headquarters and botanic garden of the New England Wild Flower Society. Open from April through October, "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.'"

    A gift of the Simpson Park Garden Club and the Pinefield Garden Club.

  • The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    25 Evans Way

    Boston, MA 02115

    617-566-1401

     

    Hours Click HERE for hours.
    Pass Type Coupon
    Number admitted with pass Each pass admits 4 people
    Fees with pass $5 per person 
    Fees without pass Adults: $20
    Children under 18: Free
    Senior citizens: $18
    Students with current ID: $13
    Instructions
    1. Reserve the pass either online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required.
    2. Reserve timed tickets (and apply the coupon discount) on the museum's website or through their Box Office at least 48 hours prior to visiting.
    3. Present the coupon at the museum.

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • 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.
    Pass Type Returnable
    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.
    Instructions
    1. Reserve the pass either online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required.
    2. Pick up the pass at the Main Library Reference Desk. The pass will be checked out to your library account, and is due by 10:00 AM on the second day after the reservation date.

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Museum of Fine Arts

    Avenue of the Arts
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, Massachusetts 02115

    617-267-9300

     

    Hours Wednesday-Sunday: 10am- 5pm
    Pass Type E-voucher
    Number admitted with pass 2 people
    Fees with pass $10.00/person
    Fees without pass

    Adults: $25 
    Youths 7-17: $10

    Children under 7: Free

    Instructions
    1. 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.
    2. Purchase ticket online and apply promo code on the pass or show the pass when you arrive at the Museum and purchase your admission ticket.

    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.

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • Museum of Science, Boston

    Museum of Science
    1 Science Park
    Boston, MA 02114
    617-723-2500

    Pass Type E-voucher
    Hours Visit https://www.mos.org/ for hours.
     
    Number admitted with pass 4 persons, any age
    Fees with pass 50% off regular admission
    Fees without pass

    Adults: $29

    Child (3-11): $24

    Seniors (60+): $25

    Children under 3: Free 

    Instructions
    1. Reserve the pass either online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required. 
    2. Verify that you receive the pass information in your email.
    3. Call the Museum to reserve timed tickets. Call 617-723-2500 (Daily, 9am – 5pm). Please call at least 1-2 days ahead to reserve your time slot -- otherwise the Museum might be fully booked. Note that children under 3 still need a timed ticket even though their admission is free.
    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.

    Note: If you are not able to show your Library confirmation on a phone or print it from home, request a paper copy at the library.

    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.

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • New England Aquarium, Boston

    New England Aquarium

    1 Central Wharf

    Boston MA 02110

    617-973-5200

    Pass Type Coupon
    Hours

     

    Number admitted with pass 4 persons, any age
    Fees with pass 50% off regular price
    Fees without pass

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

    Instructions
    1. Reserve the pass either online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required.
    2. Pick up your pass coupon from the Main Library Reference Desk.
    3. Bring your tickets on the date of your visit
    4. Proceed to scan station.

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston

    Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Boylston, Massachusetts
    508-869-6111

    Hours

    Visit https://www.towerhillbg.org/planyourvisit/ for hours.

    Pass Type Returnable
    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 (5 and under): Free, but must still reserve a ticket
    Seniors: $11

    Dog Walking: $7

    Instructions
    1. Reserve the pass either online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required.
    2. Visit https://www.towerhillbg.org/planyourvisit/ to select the reservation date and time,
    3. Apply the promotional code LIBDI in the cart.
    4. Pick up the pass at the Main Library, Reference Desk.
    5. Bring the pass and your booked ticket confirmation email when you arrive at the Garden.

    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. 

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.

  • USS Constitution Museum

    We are working on restoring passes to the USS Constitution Museum and will update this section when passes are once again available.

  • Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

    We are working on restoring passes to the Worcester Art Museum and will update this section when passes are once again available.

  • Zoo New England

    Franklin Park Zoo

    1 Franklin Park Rd.

    Boston, MA 02121

    617-541-5466

    Stone Zoo

    149 Pond Street

    Stoneham, MA 02180

    617-541-5466

     

    Pass Type Coupon
    Hours

    See https://www.zoonewengland.org/visit/ for current hours.

    Number admitted with pass 6 persons
    Fees with pass $9.00 per adult
    $6.00 per child
    Fees without pass

    Adults: $22.95 Franklin, $20.95 Stone
    Seniors (62+): $20.95 Franklin, $18.95 Stone
    Child 2-12: $15.95 Franklin, $13.95 Stone
    Children under 2 are free

    Instructions
    1. Reserve the pass either online or by calling the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, ext. 4361. A valid Minuteman Library Network card is required. Pick up your pass coupon from the Main Library Reference Desk.
    2. Visit zoonewengland.org to buy tickets. Enter the promo code LIBRARYPASS.
    3. 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 listed above.

    Funding provided by the Friends of the Framingham Library Association.