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Museum Passes

Most museums and institutions are gradually reopening. Reopening dates are subject to change depending on public health data, and state and local regulations. We will do our best to update each museum pass as we learn of any reopening. Additionally, there may be travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. We recommend you contacting the museum or institution before planning your visit.

Experience a museum from home! Try a virtual tour of popular museums across the globe. New England Aquarium is offering virtual tours and activities.

 

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.

Please note an update (4/3/2021) about the following passes:
Boston Children's Museum - Temporarily closed until further notice. 
Harvard Art Museums - Temporarily closed until further notice. 
Harvard Museum of Science and Culture - Temporarily closed until further notice. 
Mystic Aquarium & Institution for Exploration - Pass unavailable at this time.
Providence Children's Museum - Pass unavailable at this time.
Rhode Island Historical Society - John Brown House and Museum of Work & Culture are open with limited hours. All other locations are temporarily closed until further notice.
RISD Museum of Art - Temporarily closed until further notice. 
Roger Williams Park Zoo - Pass unavailable at this time.

 

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
  • 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

Open: Thursday thru Sunday, 9:30 am to 4 pm. Nature Center & Aquarium capacity allows up to 35 visitors at any one time. There may be a wait if the Center has reached capacity. The trails and pollinator garden remain open to all to enjoy from dawn to dusk.
Closed: Monday thru Wednesday.

 

**Library Pass accepted.**
With Pass: Admission free for 2 adults and 4 children under 18 years old

**Library Pass accepted for the gardens and grounds only.** Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mansion is closed to the public until further notice

 

Reserve and pick up library pass before visiting the museum. Receive discount and pay at the museum.

 

The Gardens & Grounds: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm. Blithewold will occasionally close early for Special Events.


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.

**Library Pass available For Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays only.**

 

Open TIMED TICKET ENTRY on Wednesday thru Sunday, 10 am to 12:30 pm and 2 pm to 4:30 pm. Opens at 12 pm on New Year's Day.
Closed Monday & Tuesday. Thanksgiving and Christmas. Closes at 3 pm on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve. Closes at 5 pm on Free Fun Friday.

 

 

With Pass: Admits up to 4 (adults or children) at half price per person. Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays only.

 

Museum Policy: Children younger than 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Adults unaccompanied by children must leave proper photo identification at the Admissions Desk. Examples: State Driver’s License or Passport.

Open: Thursday thru Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. Open on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day.

Closed: Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

 

With Pass: 50% off general admission during regular hours for up to 4 people. Children aged 3 and under are free. Not valid for special ticketed programs, performances, and events.

Museum is temporarily closed until further notice. The museum is offering free at-home live and recorded art talks, seminars, and tours. Go here to learn more.

Open Daily, 10 am to 5 pm.
Closed major holidays.

With Pass: 2 adults free of charge. Includes the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

Open Reopen in May 2021: 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday thru Sunday. Open Columbus Day.

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Late December thru April. Closed Thanksgiving Day.

 

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

Reserve your library pass for the day you wish to visit the museum. Purchase your tickets on the ICA website and select "Library Pass Coupon." Pick up your library pass. You will need to show the library pass at the ICA Visitor Services desk to use our discount for museum admission.

 

Open: TIMED TICKET ENTRY. 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. Spaces that do not allow for physical distancing, including The Bank of America Art Lab, Poss Family Mediatheque, and Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, will be closed until further notice.

 

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.

 

With Pass: $5 admission, limit of two $5 admissions per pass

Library passholders must claim a printed, dated pass from their library. Provided with your pass will be instructions to purchase discounted, advance tickets online using a special promo code. This code can only be redeemed for the day you have reserved. The code will be included with your library pass. 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. 

 

Open: TIMED TICKET ENTRY ONLY. Wednesday thru Monday, 11 am to 3:30 pm. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am to 3:30 pm. First Thursdays, 11 am to 7:30 pm. All tickets will be sold for a specific entry time. Please arrive no more than five minutes ahead of your designated time slot.

Closed: Tuesdays. 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.

 

With 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.

**Library pass accepted. Must reserve a pass with library first to receive special code before purchasing a ticket to the museum.** There are no on-site ticket sales at the museum. Please reserve a museum pass first and the call 401-247-1920 x2 for the code. When you go to the MFA website to purchase your tickets, you will click "Tickets" then choose your date and click the red "Tickets" button for General Admission. You will then enter the promo code we give you over the phone into the promo code box and hit submit. You will then be able to choose your entry time and complete check out. Contact us with questions.

 

Open: TIMED TICKET ENTRY ONLY. Wednesday thru Sunday, 10 am–5 pm

Closed: New Year's Day, Patriots' Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. 

 

With Pass: admits 2 adults for $10 each.

Open: TIMED TICKET ENTRY ONLY. Saturday through Thursday 9 am to 5 pm; Friday 9 am to 9 pm. PLEASE SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

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: Admits up to 4 people at 50% discount on tickets to the Museum’s Exhibit Halls. 

 

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 but you must call the Museum to reserve a timed ticket once you have the confirmation from the Library.

1.     Call the Museum of Science at 617-723-2500 (daily, 9 am to 5 pm) to reserve your timed tickets. Up to 4 people are admitted at a 50% discount off of Exhibit Hall admission prices only with each pass and Children under 3 are always free but must have a timed ticket.

2.     Please call at least 1-2 days ahead of time to reserve your time otherwise the Museum might be fully booked. Your pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass. You will need to provide the name of the library and library number (printed on your reservation) plus the date of your pass. 

3.     After you make your reservation, the Museum will send you an email confirmation with your reservation time.  Please bring both your library pass confirmation and your email confirmation from the Museum when you visit.

4.     Show both confirmations at the gate to enter. You do not need to stop at the Box Office.

 

If you are not able to show your Library confirmation on a phone:

1.     Please request a paper copy of your confirmation at the library.

2.     Follow steps 1-3 above to reserve your timed ticket and request to pick up your tickets at the Box Office when you arrive. Please write down your ticket confirmation number and bring that and your library confirmation with you to the Museum.

3.     Go to the Box Office and provide your name, name of the library, and timed ticket confirmation number. The Box Office will give you tickets. Proceed to the gate with your tickets. 

**Library pass not accepted at this time.**

 

Open: TIMED TICKET ENTRY ONLY. Daily, 10 am to 5 pm; last ticket sold at 3 pm. Hours are subject to change without notice. In the event of severe weather, please call 860-572-5955 for updates.

Closed: Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 

With Pass: Admits up to 2 adults and 2 children for $4 off regular admission. Children under 2 are free. Pass does not cover special events and programs.

**Library Pass accepted in-person only.** Do not purchase tickets ahead of time as they're unable to apply the discount.

 

Open: Thursday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. Last hour (3-4 pm) is half price. Last entry 30 minutes before closing. Grounds open until 5 pm.

Closed: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Winter hours vary. Please check museum website for up-to-date information.

 

With Pass: Admits 2 adults and 3 children at 50% off admission per person. Visit website for Special Discounts, including Active Duty Members.

*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.*

 

Open: TIMED TICKET ENTRY ONLY. Thursday thru Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm.

Closed: Monday thru Wednesday. Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day. 

 

With Pass: 50% off regular admission (up to 4 people)

Please review the museum's new safety guidelines before arriving.

 

Open: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm; Thursday, 10 am to 7 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 admission for 2 adults and 2 children under age 18

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.

 

Open: Daily, 9 am to 5 pm (year round). Please note: our buildings – including public restrooms – are closed to the public.

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

**Library pass not accepted at this time.** Timed ticket entry only. Reopening details here. 

 

Open: TIMED TICKET ENTRY ONLY. Thursday thru Sunday for three time slots: 9:30 am to 11 am, 11:30 am to 1 pm, and 2 to 3:30 pm.

Closed: Monday thru Wednesday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

 

With pass:  Admits up to 4 people at half-price admission. Free under 1 year old.

Only the John Brown House Museum and Museum of Work & Culture are open. Reservations required. Reserve pass with the library first. Then, visit https://www.rihs.org/buy-tickets and select Complimentary Admissions when prompted. You will need to present the library pass at the museum.

 

The John Brown House Museum, 52 Power St, Providence R.I. 401-331-8575 ext. 362
Open: Sat, 10 am to 4 pm.
Closed: Mondays. New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.
With pass: Free for 4 people plus discount at museum gift shops.

 

Museum of Work & Culture, 42 South Main St, Woonsocket, R.I. 401-769-9675
Open: Tue, Thu, & Sat, 10 am to 4 pm. 
Closed: Mondays. New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.
With pass: Free for 4 people plus discount at museum gift shops.

 

RIHS Research Library, 121 Hope St., Providence R.I. 401-273-8107 ext. 410
Open: temporarily closed at this time.
With pass: Free for 4 people.

 

Free admission for 4 people to a Concert Under the Elms , a series of 6 concerts held every summer on the lawn of the John Brown House Museum.

 

Discount on Walking Tours - $5 discount on daily tours and $2 discount on specialty tours.

Museum is temporarily closed until further notice.

 

Open: Tuesday thru Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Free to all on Gallery Night: every third Thursday, 10 am to 9 pm.

Closed: Mondays and New Year's Day; July 4; Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Pay what you wish every Sunday 10 am-5 pm. No pass required!

 

With Pass: Admits 2 adults for free (children 18 and under are Free)

**SPECIAL NOTICE: The zoo is presently not able to offer discounts at this time, including library pass discounts.

 

Open: TIMED TICKET ENTRY ONLY. Open daily, 9 am to 4 pm. Last admission is always 30 minutes prior to closing.

Closed: Thanksgiving; December 24 and December 25.

 

**Library pass not accepted at this time.**

With Pass: Admits up to 4 people at $3 off admission each (4 guests of any combination of adults, seniors, and children). Not valid for fundraising exhibits or special events.

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.

 

The Museum is located at 344 Main Street in Wakefield, RI.

Open: Wednesday thru Saturday, by appointment only for individuals and groups. Please call us to schedule at 401-862-3030.

 

With Pass: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Admission is $5 per adult. Children 12 and under are free. WWII veterans are always free.

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