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Museum Passes

Barrington Public Library offers free or reduced admission to museums and cultural attractions around New England thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the 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 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
  • Returnable passes are due back to the Library by 9 am the day after use
  • A fine of $5 per day is placed on your library card for overdue returnable passes
  • Patrons are responsible for replacement of lost passes; cost varies for each museum 

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

The Audubon Center is open Mid April - Mid October 9 am-5 pm daily 
Mid-October - Mid-April  (open holidays and school vacations)   Wed.-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12 pm -5 pm  
Admission Without Pass: Adult $6, Children ages 4-12 $4
With Pass: Admission free for 2 adults and 4 children under 18 years old  

Open Daily  12 pm to 5 pm. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Admission Without Pass: Adults $11; Children ages 3-12 and seniors 65+ $9; Children 2 and under admitted free
With Pass: $9 per person, no limit; Children 2 and under admitted free

The Mansion is open April 1 through October 15, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm, and most Monday holidays, (closed on July 4). The mansion occasionally closes at 3 pm for special events.

The Gardens & Grounds: Year-round Monday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays 10am to 3 pm. The grounds & gardens occasionally close early for special events.

Admission Without Pass: $28 per Family (2 adults, 2 youth); $14 Adults; $13 Seniors; $10 Military & Students; $5 Children ages 6-17; Free under age 5
With Pass: Admits up to 6 people at $7 for adults, $2 for youth ages 6-17

Not valid for Programs, Family Fun Fridays, Fairy Festival, Sparkle, and Christmas at Blithewold.

Open Feb 21-26 for February vacation.
Feb 26 - Apr 15: open weekends, 10 am to 4 pm.
Apr 15 - Dec 15: open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Without Pass: Weekdays: Adults $5; Seniors $3; Children (aged 3-12) $3; Children under 3 are Free
Weekends: Adults $7; Seniors $5; Children (aged 3-12) $5; Children under 3 are Free
With Pass: Free during regular hours for up to 4 people. Discounted admission to programs, workshops and events.

Opens May 1
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday - Sunday (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)

In mid-June, the Museum will be open 10 am - 5 pm every day.
Open Columbus Day (Oct 10), Closed Thanksgiving Day

Without Pass: $12 Adults; $10 Seniors; $8 Military; $5 Students over age 10; Free under age 10
With Pass: Free for 2 adults and any children under age 17

Open: Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm; Thursday & Friday 10 am - 9 pm; Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Mondays, except MLK Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, & Columbus Day. Closed July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day.

Admission Without Pass: $15 (general admission), $13 seniors, $10 students, FREE youth 17 & under. Museum is FREE after 5 pm every Thursday during ICA Free Thursday nights.
With Pass: $5 admission, limit of two $5 admissions per pass

Open every day from 11 am-5 pm, except Tuesdays, and on Thursday the museum stays open until 9 pm; the last admission of the day will be a half hour before closing. Closed: New Year's Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (open until 3 pm), Christmas, and Patriots' Day. Open: MLK Day, Presidents Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day.

Without pass: $15 Adults; $12 Seniors; $5 College students with ID; free under age 18, U.S. Military and their families and anyone named Isabella.

Each pass provides up to four (4) people with $5 admission per person. Children under the age of 18 are admitted free. A few times a year the Museum opens its doors to the public at no charge. On those days, tickets are distributed to all visitors (including museum pass-holders) until the Museum capacity for the entire day is reached. Patrons are advised to plan accordingly as these days are unusually busy, and call ahead at 617-566-1401.

Open 7 days except New Year's Day, Patriots' Day, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Hours: Mon & Tues 10 am-4:45 pm, Wed-Fri 10 am-9:45 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am-4:45 pm.

Without Pass: $25 Adults; $23 Seniors and Students 18+; $10 Youth 7-17 school days before 3 – Youth are free at other times; children 6 and under are free.
With Pass: admits 2 adults for $10 each, free to children under age 6. Admission by voluntary contribution Wednesdays after 4 pm, all ages.

Regular hours January 1 to July 4 are Sat-Thurs 9 am-5 pm; Fri 9 am-9 pm
Summer hours July 5 to Labor Day: Sat-Thurs 9 am-7 pm; Fri 9 am-9 pm

The Museum of Science is closed Thanksgiving Day (Nov 24), Christmas Day (Dec 25) and Staff Appreciation Day (Sept 6). The Museum also closes at 2 pm the day before Thanksgiving (Nov 23) and Christmas Eve (Dec 24).

Without Pass: Exhibit Hall: Adults (12+) $23; Seniors (60+) $21; Children (ages 3-11) $20; free under 3
Omni Theater, Planetarium, Laser Show: $10 Adults; $9 Seniors; $8 Ages 3-11; Free under age 3

Pass admits up to 4 people at $10 per person. Valid only for Exhibit Hall, does not include admission to Omni Theater, Planetarium and Laser Show.

Mystic Aquarium is open daily, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
April - Labor Day: 9 am to 5 pm  
September 8 - November: 9 am to 4 pm
December - February: 10 am to 4 pm
March: 9 am to 4 pm

Once inside, guests may visit one additional hour after close. Hours are subject to change without notice. In the event of severe weather, please call 860.572.5955 for updates.

Without pass: $35.99 Adults; $30.99 Seniors (60+); Youth age 13-17 $29.99; Youth age 3-12 $25.99; Youth age 2 and under free.
Library Pass admits up to 2 adults and 2 children for $5 off regular admission. Children under 2 are free.

Hours: Jan 1 - Mar 25: Thur - Sun 10 am-4 pm; Presidents Day: Feb 15 10 am-4 pm; Mar 26 - Oct 30: 9 am-5 pm; Oct 31 - Nov 27: 10 am-4 pm; Nov 28 - Dec 31: Thur - Sun 10 am-4 pm; closed Dec 24 & 25.

Without Pass: $28.95 Adults; $26.95 Seniors 65+; $23.95 Active duty & retired military; $18.95 Youth 4-14; Free for children 3 and under.
With Pass: Admits 2 adults and 2 children at $14.50 per adult and $9.50 per child.

January-March: Tuesday-Saturday 9 am - 4 pm, Sunday 11 am - 4 pm. April-December: Daily 9 am - 5 pm. Select galleries open until 8 pm every second Thursday of the month. Open holiday Mondays. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day.
Admission Without Pass: $16 Adults, $14 Seniors (65+), $9 Students (19+), $6 Child & Youth. FREE for children aged 3 and under.
With Pass: 50% off regular admission (up to 4 people)

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 12 pm-4 pm; closed Mondays

Holidays: The Museum will be open 10 am-4 pm for the Presidents' Day holiday, Monday, February 16. We are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day. We are closed for Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve (at 1 pm) and New Year's Day.

Without Pass: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $6 Student & Military; Children 5 and under are free
With Pass: Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children under age 18

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; Sunday 12 pm-4 pm; closed Mondays
Holidays: The Museum will be open 10 am - 4 pm for the Presidents' Day holiday, Monday, February 16. We are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day.
We are closed for Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve (at 1 pm) and New Year's Day.

Without Pass: $7 Adults; $3 Children 3-12; free under age 3
With Pass: Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children under age 18

Hours: Dates vary, call the Library at 401.247.1920 x2 for schedule
Pass valid for 6 general admission tickets for $27 flat rate OR $5 per ticket up to 6 tickets

Hours: Daily 9 am-5 pm.

Admission with pass $12 per adult; $8 per child ages 5-12
Good for 2 adults and 2 children per visit

Hours: April-Labor Day are every day from 9 am-6 pm. Labor Day-March: Tues-Sun 9 am-6 pm.
Please note: Open select Fridays until 8 pm, please call ahead. Closed Mondays except holidays and public school vacations. Closed Thanksgiving, December 24 and December 25.

Admits up to 4 people half-price ($4.50/person). Free under 1 year.

Hours: Tues-Sun 10 am-5 pm, every third Thurs 10 am-9 pm
Closed Mondays and Jan 1; July 4; Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Free to all on Gallery Night: Third Thursday each month 5-9 pm
Pay what you wish every Sunday 10 am-5 pm

Without Pass: $12 Adults; $3 Youth 5-18; $5 College students with ID; $10 Seniors 62+
With Pass: Admits 2 adults and children under 18 years old for free

Hours: March 1-Dec 31 10 am-5 pm daily. Closed Thanksgiving; December 24 and December 25 

Without Pass: $14.95 Adults; $12.95 Seniors; $9.95 Children 2-12
With Pass: Admits up to 4 people, $11.95 per adult; $9.95 per senior; $6.95 each for children ages 3-12; and free for children under age 2. Not valid for special events.

Please Note: The Zoo will close early to the public on Thursday, August 13 for its annual Member's Night evening event. Last admission will be at 3:30pm, and the Zoo will close at 4 pm. The Zoo will end daytime admission at 12 noon on Saturday, August 29 in preparation for Brew at the Zoo. Guests who arrive before noon will have until 2 pm to enjoy the animal exhibits.

Open year-round, 10 am - 5 pm daily; 10 am - 7 pm in July and August.  
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Closes at 3 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

Starting in 2016 library passes will no longer be valid weekends in October or Halloween day. 

Without Pass: $11 Adults; $8 Children 6-14; $9.50 Seniors
With Pass: Admits discount rate for up to 6 visitors. Adult/senior $7.75; Child (6-14) $5.75; Children 5 and under are free