Museum Passes

Discount tickets to the Gamm Theatre in Warwick are first-come, first-served. Scroll down or contact the Reference Desk for more information. 

Blithewold and Herreshoff Marine Museum are seasonal passes. They are not available year-round.


Barrington Public Library offers free or reduced admission to museums and cultural attractions around southern New England thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Barrington Public Library.

Procedure for Museum Pass Use

  • Have a valid Ocean State Libraries library card to reserve a museum pass
  • Passes may be reserved up to two (2) weeks in advance either by person, by phone or through the library website
  • Each family is allowed no more than two (2) different passes per week during vacation weeks and holiday periods
  • Each family is allowed to check out no more than two (2) passes on any given day. One pass per institution.
  • Returnable passes are due back to the Library by 9 am the day after use within the provided pouch
  • Patrons are responsible for replacement of lost passes; cost varies for each museum
  • Museum hours vary or change without notice. 

Reserve a Museum Pass

With our online booking you can view available passes, pass details, place your reservation and receive an email reminder to pick up your pass at the Reference Desk.

Reserve your museum pass online or call the Reference Desk at 401-247-1920 x2.

List of Museum Passes

222 Bellevue Ave, Newport

Open: Daily, 10 am to 4 pm.
Closed: Major holidays.

With Pass: FREE admission for 2 people. You need to bring the library pass with you when you visit the Museum.

1401 Hope St, Bristol

Open: Wednesday thru Sunday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Trails open sunrise-sunset every day.
Closed: Monday & Tuesday. Closed on major holidays.

With Pass: FREE for 2 adults and 4 children under 18 years old. Located on RIPTA Route 60.

5 Water St, Fall River, MA

Open: Friday thru Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Museum tickets are valid for two consecutive days. (See museum website for details.) The Fall River Maritime Museum is open Friday thru Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

With Pass: $3 admission per person for 2 adults and 3 children under 18 years old

101 Ferry Rd, Bristol


The Mansion: Wednesday thru Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm. 
The Gardens & Grounds: Wednesday thru Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. 
Closed: Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Blithewold will occasionally close early for Special Events and major holidays. *Pass not available from mid-October thru March.

With Pass: 6 people at $7 per adult and $2 per youth ages 6-17. Reserve and pick up library pass before visiting the museum. Receive discount and pay at the museum. Not valid for Programs, Family Fun Fridays, Fairy Festival, Sparkle, and Christmas at Blithewold.

1245 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick

Current Play: Jan. 25 - Feb. 18. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee, directed by Steve Kidd
About the play: From its Tony Award-winning debut for best play (1963) to its many revivals on the modern stage, Edward Albee’s masterful 3-act play is an explosively comedic and harrowing masterpiece. On the heels of a university faculty party, middle-aged professor George and his wife, Martha, invite campus newcomers Nick and Honey over for drinks. What starts as harmless patter escalates to a full night of vicious, booze-fueled barbs, as the unwitting young couple is drawn into their hosts’ all-out marital warfare. By sunrise, all secrets are laid bare and none of them will ever be the same. A landmark of the American theater and arguably Albee’s best work, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? explores the illusions we create in the face of painful truths and life’s uncertainty.

“Mr. Albee’s scalding drama … still retains the bantam energy and strong bite of its youth.”  -- The New York Times


With Pass: Buy one get one free. Limit 2 discounted tickets per pass. Limit 1 pass per card holder. Excludes Saturday night and Sunday matinee. Not reservable. First-come, first-served.

To Redeem: Visit the Gamm Theatre website for availability. Obtain the library pass first. Purchase your ticket(s) in person at the box office or by phone at 401-723-4266. Library pass must be presented at time of purchase or at will-call.

1 Burnside St, Bristol


Open: Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 12 to 5 pm. Open Independence Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, and Veterans Day.
Closed: Monday. Closed most major holidays. *Closed during the winter months (late Dec-Apr).

With Pass: FREE for 2 adults and any children under age 17

Historic New England is the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation. With the pass, you have access to 38 historic sites across New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island). 


Note: Pass available through 2/29/24.
 Varies by the historic site. Most sites are open Tuesday thru Sunday. Check the historic site for visiting hours. 
Closed: Varies by the historic site. Most sites are closed on Mondays and major holidays.


With Pass: FREE for 2 adults (18 and older) and their children/grandchildren under 18. Children under age 5 are always free.


Patrons are encouraged to book tours in advance. Please include your email when you book the library pass. We will email you our code (after you register). If you do not receive it by email, please call us for the code. You need to bring the library pass with you when you visit the historic sites.

26 Harbor Shore Dr, Boston, MA


Open: Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm; Thursday & Friday 10 am - 9 pm; Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. Open on MLK Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day. Advance tickets are recommended.
Closed: Mondays. Closed on Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

With Pass: $5 per person up to 2 people. Reserve your library pass for the day you wish to visit the museum. Pick up your library pass. Purchase your tickets on the ICA website and select "Library Pass Coupon." You will need to show the library pass and e-ticket at check-in. 


While tickets may be purchased day-of at the Visitor Services desk, we highly recommend advance tickets, as we cannot guarantee day-of reservations. Library pass discounts may not be used for performances or special events. Please note that online and phone orders do incur a $4 service fee per ticket. 


Free Thursday Nights: Admission is FREE for all every Thursday from 5 to 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights. Timed tickets are required for free days and nights. Timed tickets for Free Thursday Nights become available at 10 am the morning of.


25 Evans Way, Boston, MA


Open: TIMED TICKET ENTRY ONLY. Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 11 am to 5 pm. Thursday, 11 am to 9 pm. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. All tickets will be sold for a specific entry time. Please arrive no more than five minutes ahead of your designated time slot. Open: MLK Day, Presidents' Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day.
Closed: Tuesdays. Closed on New Year's Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (open until 3 pm), Christmas, and Patriots' Day.

With Pass: $5 per person up to four (4) people over 18. Children under the age of 18 are admitted free. Library passholders must claim a printed, dated pass from their library, which will include a special promo code. This code can only be redeemed for the day you have reserved. On ISGM website for purchasing tickets, please enter the promo code first to receive the discount, then select the day and time of your visit.

465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA


Open: Wednesday thru Monday, 10 am to 5 pm; Thursday & Friday only, 10 am to 10 pm. Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.
Closed: Tuesdays. New Year's Day, Patriots' Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. 


With Pass: $10 per person for 2 adults (general admission and special exhibition) and up to 4 children ages 7–17 at $10 each (special exhibition only). There is no discount for children 7–17 for general admission, currently $10. Children 6 and under are admitted free. You must reserve a pass with library first to receive special code before purchasing a ticket to the museum. Please include your email address when reserving a library pass. Patrons who reserve tickets in advance online with the promo code will receive an e-mail with their admission ticket(s) attached and need to present their ticket(s) when they arrive at the Museum, preferably on a phone or device, but tickets printed on paper are accepted.


Note: General admission does not include admission to special exhibitions requiring a separate ticket.

Science Park, Boston, MA


Open: Daily, 9 am to 5 pm. Advance tickets are recommended.
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Staff Appreciation Day (Sept 7). The Museum also closes at 2 pm on Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve.

With Pass: 50% off general admission for up to 4 people. Valid only for the Exhibit Hall.


Instructions: First, reserve a library pass for the date you plan to visit the Museum. Your email confirmation from the library serves as your pass. If you have any questions or would like to reserve your Exhibit Halls passes in advance to avoid waiting in line the day of your visit, please call 617-723-2500 (9 am to 5 pm daily).

1. 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.

2. Your pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass.

3. Please bring your library pass confirmation when you visit.

4. Stop at the Box Office when you arrive at the Museum to exchange your library pass and purchase your Exhibit Halls passes at the discounted rate.

If you are not able to show your Library confirmation on a phone, please request a paper copy of your confirmation at the library. 


Please visit the Museum's Code of Conduct page for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccine and mask requirements.

75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT


Open: Daily, 10 am to 5 pm. Grounds close at 5 pm. Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
Closed: Thanksgiving & Christmas. Winter hours vary. Museum closed Mon thru Wed.


With Pass: 50% off admission for 2 adults and 3 youth (3-17). Free under age 2. Library Pass accepted in-person only. Do not purchase tickets ahead of time as they're unable to apply the discount. Visit website for Special Discounts, including Active Duty Members.

18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA


Open: Daily, 9 am to 5 pm.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day. 


With Pass: 50% off regular admission up to 4 people. Reserve and pick up the library pass and then present the pass when checking in at the museum's front desk. You do not need to make advanced reservations for the museum.

76 Bellevue Ave, Newport

Open: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm. Open on Presidents' Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Closed: Mondays. Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve (at 1 pm) and New Year's Day.


With Pass: FREE for 2 adults and 2 children under age 18. FREE for youth up to 17.

583 Third Beach Rd, Middletown


Open: Daily, 9 am to 5 pm (year round). Check-in required at the Welcome Center before hiking on trails.

Closed: Thanksgiving & Christmas. The trails are closed for Harvest Fair weekend. In the event of inclement weather, closings will mirror the Middletown Public School system.


With Pass: Free admission for 6 people. Buy trail passes online or by phone before hiking. Guests can also pay cash for passes using the donation box provided outside the main entrance of the Welcome Center.

100 South St, Providence


Open: Wednesday thru Sunday, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

With Pass: 50% off per ticket for 4 people. Children under 12 months are free. You do not have to register ahead. Library tickets are processed when visitors arrive. 

20 N Main St, Providence


Open: Tuesday thru Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Thursday, 12 pm to 8 pm.
Closed: Mondays. Closed on June 19th, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.


With Pass: FREE for 2 adults (FREE for all children 18 and under). FREE on Chase Free Sunday (10 am to 5 pm) and Free After Five Presented by Chase on Thursdays and Fridays (5 to 7 pm).

1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence

Open: Thursday thru Monday, 10 am to 4 pm. All tickets must be purchased online in advance. Last admission is always 30 minutes prior to closing. Open on Providence school holidays and vacation weeks.
Closed: January and February. Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Thanksgiving; December 24 and December 25. 

With Pass: $3 off admission each up to 4 people (any combination of adults, seniors, and children). Not valid for fundraising exhibits or special events. Make a reservation for the day you plan to visit the zoo. Please provide your email address to receive the discount code. Contact the library if you do not receive the code. Then, follow the procedure below.

How to Redeem the Library Discount:

  1. Navigate to the Ticket Purchasing Page on the zoo’s website.
  2. Select the date and timeslot of their daytime general admission visit. Enter the proper quantities of adult, child, senior, and toddler tickets.
  3. Type in the supplied discount code. Click apply.
  4. Proceed to the next page (the discount will deduct your savings once you are on the next page)
  5. Complete the transaction with payment information, and then your e-tickets are emailed over shortly after purchase!
  6. Do you need further assistance? Please feel free to reach out to Visitor Services at 401-375-3510 ext. 316. Please note there is limited availability during peak hours, so we recommend patrons purchase their tickets in advance. The discount can only be applied online, and the discount must be redeemed at the time of purchase, the discount code cannot be retroactively applied.

Do you need further assistance? Please feel free to reach out to Visitor Services at 401-375-3510 ext. 316. Please note there is limited availability during peak hours, so we recommend patrons purchase their tickets in advance. The discount can only be applied online, and the discount must be redeemed at time of purchase, the discount code cannot be retroactively applied.

19 1/2 Washington Sq. North, Salem, MA

Open: Daily, 10 am to 5 pm. July & August: Daily, 10 am to 7 pm. Passes are not accepted in October. Call ahead or check the website if there's inclement weather, as the museum may close.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.


With Pass: 20% DISCOUNT per ticket up to 6 visitors. Library pass contains the discount code to purchase tickets online. Tickets can only be purchased online and on the same-day of your visit. Library pass must be presented upon arrival to receive your tickets. If you cannot provide the pass, you will be charged full admission fee.

344 Main St, Wakefield


The mission of this non-profit World War II Foundation is to produce educational films and create initiatives recognizing the bravery and enormous contributions made by the veterans and survivors of World War II, including education and preservation of materials honoring individual or collective triumphs during WWII.


Open: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. Also, open by appointment for individuals and groups. 

With Pass: $5 per adult. Children 12 and under are free. WWII veterans are always free. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.

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