To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
New England Aquarium
The New England Aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals, from the giant Pacific octopus to Northern fur seals to little blue penguins. They offer a wide range of exhibits, including a shark and ray touch tank and the Giant Ocean Tank, a four-story coral reef featuring hundreds of Caribbean animals. In addition, they have an IMAX theatre and run whale watch boat excursions in partnership with Boston Harbor Cruises from April through November.
• Reserving our pass is not your ticket to the Aquarium; our pass is a discount coupon good for the date printed on it. Pick up the pass at the library and present it at the box office.
• The library pass is a coupon that allows 50% off admission for 4 people to the New England Aquarium. Children under 3 are always free.
• This library pass is for general admission only. It does not provide any discounts for parking or special events, and it cannot be applied to combo tickets.
Note: The Covid protocol has been discontinued; library pass holders no need to make advanced reservations. Review the Aquarium’s website at https://www.neaq.org/visit/reopen/ ahead of your visit to ensure a safe and accessible experience.
Please visit https://www.neaq.org/visit/tickets/offers-discounts/ for details about the library's discount and other discounted admission offers.
Peabody Essex Museum
The Peabody Essex Museum grew out of the collection of East India Marine Society, an organization of Salem captains whose charter called for acquisition of “natural and artificial curiosities.” Its permanent collection contains art and artifacts of Africa, Asia, India, China (with a Qing Dynasty house brought from the Huizhou region), Japan, Korea, Pacific Islands, and features objects of maritime art and history that include paintings, drawings, ship models, marine decorative arts, tools, weapons, navigational instruments, and ship and yacht plans. It also has a thriving changing exhibition schedule that sometimes includes important traveling shows.
Admits 2 adults at discounted rate of $12 each.
1. You must request the pass from the library online or by phone for the date you plan to visit.
2. We will email you the promo code you will need to preorder timed-entry tickets with the museum.
3. The promo code is assigned to the date on the museum pass - it will only be active for the day you have reserved.
4. You do not need to bring a paper pass with you to the museum.
PLEASE NOTE: You need to request the library pass AND contact the museum to reserve a time to visit.
The museum recommends 48 hours advance reservation.
The museum requests that you review their health and safety requirements on their website at isgm.org/welcome before visiting the museum.
Hours: Please refer to museum website https://www.pem.org/
Seacoast Science Center
Located within Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH, the Seacoast Science Center has been providing educational experiences on behalf of New Hampshire State Parks since 1992. The center includes hands-on science exhibits (undersea exploration to marine debris), live animal exhibits which feature creatures that live in the rapidly changing Gulf of Maine ecosystem; and many special events, like “Music-by-the-Sea” concerts and “Sippin' for Seals” (dancing and drinks to support the Marine Mammal rescue Program).
50% off admission up to 4 people (still have to pay NH State Park parking fee)
You must request the pass from the library for the date you plan to visit. Pass must be picked up at the library
PLEASE NOTE: Odiorne Park charges a separate fee for parking and use of the park.
Hours: Please refer to museum website https://www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/