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Museum Passes

ATTENTION: Museums are slowly opening. When considering visiting a museum, plan ahead.
Call or email the museum to determine their reservation policy.
If the museum will accept a Library pass, reserve the pass below for the appropriate date. 
Then call the Library, 978-526-7711 to arrange pick up of the pass.

  • Choose the date you will visit the destination; click on "Request Pass" button and follow the screen prompts to reserve the pass.
  • The patron who reserved the pass may pick it up at the Library as early as the day before use
  • Patron must bring the Library card on which the pass was reserved in order to check out the pass. Passes can only be checked out to the same person who made the reservation.
  • Single use or coupon passes do NOT need to be returned.
  • Passes in pockets however, need to come back and must be returned to the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library by 9 AM the next day after use, regardless of the day of the week.
  • If a reserved pass 2+ days in the future cannot be used, please log in to Museum Passes and click on "My Passes" and cancel the pass.
  • For reservations less than 2 days in the future, please call the Library at 978-526-7711 to have the pass canceled.

Wednesday May 18, 2022

The Boston Children's Museum (BCM) is open to the public from Wednesday - Sunday with two time slots, 9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. and 1:30–4:30 p.m. All ticketing is done online, including member reservations. BCM requires visitors to reserve a timed ticket online. The BCM website has more information or contact the Museum at 617-426-6500

The Manchester Public Library offers a discounted coupon to the Museum for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. In order to get a discounted ticket, please follow the instructions below. 

  • Reserve your day to visit the Museum through this program. Pick up your pass from the Library.
  • The discount coupon from the Library allows half-price admission for up to 4 people. Coupon must be presented at the Admissions Desk when you arrive at the Museum. 
  • Go to GET TICKETS on the Museum’s site and click DISCOUNTED PROGRAMS TICKETS. Click on the link to “Select Date/Time for Timed Tickets” and select the date and time you wish to visit the Museum. Complete the transaction. 
  • Contact the Museum directly if you have difficulties purchasing your timed ticket. 
  • Proof of your timed ticket is required. Either bring a printed copy of your ticket or you can show it digitally. 
  • Note that there are a limited number of visit reservations available for each time slot.

?Masks are recommended but not required for all Museum visitors. 

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

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The Cape Ann Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Advance reservations are required.

  1. Reserve your time to visit the Museum through this program. You will need to pick up and return the pass to the Library.
  2. Call the Museum at (978) 283-0455 to reserve your timed entry or go to the Museum’s Hours & Admission page, ; click on BUY TICKETS.
  3. Select a date; click on TICKETS.
  4. Scroll to LIBRARY PASS (Must provide pass upon arrival); choose a number in your party. NOTE that the Library pass admits 2 only. Click on CHECKOUT to complete the transaction.
  • Visitors to the Museum are encouraged to wear a mask or face-covering
  • Please respect and maintain a distance of six feet or more between unrelated groups.
  • If you or anyone in your group feels unwell or has symptoms of COVID-19, please visit the Museum another day.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

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* Visitors to the Gardner Museum must redeem a printed pass and reserve timed tickets either online or through the Box Office at least 48 hours prior to visiting. To redeem the pass over the phone with the Box Office, call (617) 278-5156.
* Each pass admits up to 4 adults for $5 each (General Admission only). Children under the age of 18 are admitted free.
* Reserve the day you want to go to the Museum through this reservation system.
* Call the Library to get the Promo Code, (978) 526-7711. Use the promo code to receive the discount.
* Call the Museum or go to gardnermuseum.org/visit; click “buy now”.
* Select the date you reserved and choose a time slot.

* Upon arrival at the Museum, you will need to show the pass from the Library and a copy of the online ticket.
* Call the Box Office if you have difficulty in securing online tickets.

Note: You may visit the Gardner Museum without a pass on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, and Indigenous People’s Day. The Museum distributes tickets to all visitors until the Museum capacity for the entire day is reached. It is advised to plan ahead if visiting on free days. Call (617) 566-1401.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

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The Museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with last entry at 2:30 p.m.
* Reserve a Museum pass through this reservation system; pick up the pass at the Library. 
* Each pass is valid for up to eight (8) adults, seniors or college students or youths with a $3.00 co-pay per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
* Reserve your tickets by calling the Museum at (866) 535-1600 or online via the Museum's ticketing portal. Advanced timed entry tickets are available and encouraged.
* Bring the pass from the Library and present it with its unique enrollment number (or Pass Number) to claim your admission.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

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Reserve the pass through this online reservation system.

The Mass Parks Pass may be picked up and checked out as early as the day before use by the person who reserved the pass. The pass must be returned to the Library by 9 a.m. the day following use. A fine of $35 will be charged for a lost pass.

This Parks Pass is valid for one passenger vehicle. Pass must be displayed in your vehicle at all times while visiting a Massachusetts State Park facility where daily parking fees are charged. The pass cannot be used for camping.

This link will take you to a full listing of Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) locations

If you have questions, please call the Library at (978) 526-7711.

The Parks Pass is sponsored by The Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library

 

      Multiple Destinations     [1 available ]

Reserve the day and time of your visit through this reservation system.

Promo Code is required for discounted tickets. Call the Library, (978) 526-7711 for the Code.

Once you have the code, call the museum (617) 267-9300 or schedule and purchase your tickets online. Although advance reservations are encouraged, you can bring the code with you to reserve onsite same-day tickets, but you must present an email from the Library with the code to receive the discount.

  • Each pass allows 2 adults and up to 4 children 7 to 17 years of age for $10 each special exhibition and general admission
  • Children 6 and under are free.

Masks are encouraged for all visitors.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

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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 but must have a timed ticket. 

  1. Reserve the day and time of your visit through this reservation system. Pick up pass at the Library. Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass. 
  2. YOU MUST CALL THE MUSEUM TO RESERVE A TIMED TICKET. Call (617) 723-2500 (daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  3. Please call at least 1-2 days ahead to reserve your timeslot otherwise the Museum might be fully booked.
  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.
  6. If you are not able to show your Library confirmation on a phone, request a paper copy of your confirmation from the Library.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

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  • To visit the Aquarium, a Library coupon is required. 
  • Each coupon admits up to four people for a reduced admission of 50% off per person. 
  • Through this reservation system, go to the day you want to visit the Aquarium and reserve your ticket.
  • Pick up your paper coupon pass from the Library.
  • Library patrons present their coupons on-site at the Aquarium ticket booth. Once tickets are issued, library patrons will be admitted to the Aquarium. Reservations not required.
  • Contact the Aquarium (617) 973-5200 for more information.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

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Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Holiday Mondays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Timed tickets are required and can be reserved either online or by phone, (978) 542-1511. A Promo Code is required for discounted tickets. Call the Library, (978) 526-7711 to get the Promo Code. Once you have the code, you can schedule and purchase your tickets either online or by calling the Museum.

Phone instructions:

Call PEM reservation line, (978) 542-1511 and give the operator the promo code that you were given by Library staff. You will be assisted in scheduling your visit. 

Online instructions: 

  1. Reserve your time to visit the Museum through this program. There are no paper passes. 
  2. Go to https://www.pem.org. On the home page click on VISIT or direct access via https://my.pem.org/events. In the PROMO CODE box, type in the code given you by the Library. 
  3. Choose one of the options on the next line; click on the day you want to go to the Museum.  
  4. On the Museum Admission page, type the number in your party in the Library Discount (limit 2) field. Click CONTINUE. 
  5. Select entry time; click add to visit. A subtotal will be calculated. Click READY TO CHECKOUT. 
  6. A PEM account is required to complete the transaction. If you already have an account, log in. If you do not, create an account. 
  7. Your payment information is required to complete the transaction. 

Masks are encouraged for all visitors.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

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Reserve the day and time of your visit through this reservation system.

• Pick up the ticket at the Library 24-hours prior to the day of your Museum visit.

• Pass allows free admission for up to 9 people to the USS Constitution Museum, not the Ship. 

• USS Constitution (the Ship) is owned by the United States Navy and operated separately from the Museum. Visitors 18 and older must present a valid Federal or State-issued photo ID or passport to board the Ship. The Ship is not wheelchair accessible. Visit USS Constitution’s website for more information.

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  • Reserve your pass through this reservation system for the day you plan on visiting the Zoo.
  • Pick up your reserved pass at the Library.
  • You must have the pass with you when you arrive at the Zoo; the Zoo does not accept email confirmations from us as a substitute. 
  • Pass is valid only during regular daytime hours. Not valid for ZooLights or Boston Lights.
  • Each Zoo New England pass admits up to 6 people at $9 per adult (age 13 &up) / $6 per child (age 2-12).   

Franklin Park Zoo is open year-round!
Summer Hours
(April 1 - September 30)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Winter Hours
(October 1- March 31)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:00 p.m.)

Stone Zoo is open year-round!
Summer Hours
(April 1 - September 30)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekdays (last entry at 4:00 p.m.)
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. weekends and major holidays (last entry at 5:00 p.m.)

Winter Hours
(October 1- March 31)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:00 p.m.)

Please note:

  • The Zoo is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • The Zoo may close or close early for announced special events. 

ZOO-SPECIFIC HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION

Franklin Park Zoo / Boston and Stone Zoo / Stoneham, MA

At this time, we are not requiring masks or proof of vaccination to visit the Zoo. Please note, we are following local, state and CDC guidelines, and therefore these policies are subject to change based upon their guidance. Health & Safety updates will be posted on the Zoo's website

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

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Thursday May 19, 2022

The Boston Children's Museum (BCM) is open to the public from Wednesday - Sunday with two time slots, 9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. and 1:30–4:30 p.m. All ticketing is done online, including member reservations. BCM requires visitors to reserve a timed ticket online. The BCM website has more information or contact the Museum at 617-426-6500

The Manchester Public Library offers a discounted coupon to the Museum for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. In order to get a discounted ticket, please follow the instructions below. 

  • Reserve your day to visit the Museum through this program. Pick up your pass from the Library.
  • The discount coupon from the Library allows half-price admission for up to 4 people. Coupon must be presented at the Admissions Desk when you arrive at the Museum. 
  • Go to GET TICKETS on the Museum’s site and click DISCOUNTED PROGRAMS TICKETS. Click on the link to “Select Date/Time for Timed Tickets” and select the date and time you wish to visit the Museum. Complete the transaction. 
  • Contact the Museum directly if you have difficulties purchasing your timed ticket. 
  • Proof of your timed ticket is required. Either bring a printed copy of your ticket or you can show it digitally. 
  • Note that there are a limited number of visit reservations available for each time slot.

?Masks are recommended but not required for all Museum visitors. 

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

        [1 available ]

The Cape Ann Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Advance reservations are required.

  1. Reserve your time to visit the Museum through this program. You will need to pick up and return the pass to the Library.
  2. Call the Museum at (978) 283-0455 to reserve your timed entry or go to the Museum’s Hours & Admission page, ; click on BUY TICKETS.
  3. Select a date; click on TICKETS.
  4. Scroll to LIBRARY PASS (Must provide pass upon arrival); choose a number in your party. NOTE that the Library pass admits 2 only. Click on CHECKOUT to complete the transaction.
  • Visitors to the Museum are encouraged to wear a mask or face-covering
  • Please respect and maintain a distance of six feet or more between unrelated groups.
  • If you or anyone in your group feels unwell or has symptoms of COVID-19, please visit the Museum another day.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

        [1 available ]

* Visitors to the Gardner Museum must redeem a printed pass and reserve timed tickets either online or through the Box Office at least 48 hours prior to visiting. To redeem the pass over the phone with the Box Office, call (617) 278-5156.
* Each pass admits up to 4 adults for $5 each (General Admission only). Children under the age of 18 are admitted free.
* Reserve the day you want to go to the Museum through this reservation system.
* Call the Library to get the Promo Code, (978) 526-7711. Use the promo code to receive the discount.
* Call the Museum or go to gardnermuseum.org/visit; click “buy now”.
* Select the date you reserved and choose a time slot.

* Upon arrival at the Museum, you will need to show the pass from the Library and a copy of the online ticket.
* Call the Box Office if you have difficulty in securing online tickets.

Note: You may visit the Gardner Museum without a pass on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, and Indigenous People’s Day. The Museum distributes tickets to all visitors until the Museum capacity for the entire day is reached. It is advised to plan ahead if visiting on free days. Call (617) 566-1401.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

        [1 available ]

The Museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with last entry at 2:30 p.m.
* Reserve a Museum pass through this reservation system; pick up the pass at the Library. 
* Each pass is valid for up to eight (8) adults, seniors or college students or youths with a $3.00 co-pay per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
* Reserve your tickets by calling the Museum at (866) 535-1600 or online via the Museum's ticketing portal. Advanced timed entry tickets are available and encouraged.
* Bring the pass from the Library and present it with its unique enrollment number (or Pass Number) to claim your admission.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

        [1 available ]

Reserve the pass through this online reservation system.

The Mass Parks Pass may be picked up and checked out as early as the day before use by the person who reserved the pass. The pass must be returned to the Library by 9 a.m. the day following use. A fine of $35 will be charged for a lost pass.

This Parks Pass is valid for one passenger vehicle. Pass must be displayed in your vehicle at all times while visiting a Massachusetts State Park facility where daily parking fees are charged. The pass cannot be used for camping.

This link will take you to a full listing of Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) locations

If you have questions, please call the Library at (978) 526-7711.

The Parks Pass is sponsored by The Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library

 

      Multiple Destinations     [1 available ]

Reserve the day and time of your visit through this reservation system.

Promo Code is required for discounted tickets. Call the Library, (978) 526-7711 for the Code.

Once you have the code, call the museum (617) 267-9300 or schedule and purchase your tickets online. Although advance reservations are encouraged, you can bring the code with you to reserve onsite same-day tickets, but you must present an email from the Library with the code to receive the discount.

  • Each pass allows 2 adults and up to 4 children 7 to 17 years of age for $10 each special exhibition and general admission
  • Children 6 and under are free.

Masks are encouraged for all visitors.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

        [1 available ]

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 but must have a timed ticket. 

  1. Reserve the day and time of your visit through this reservation system. Pick up pass at the Library. Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass. 
  2. YOU MUST CALL THE MUSEUM TO RESERVE A TIMED TICKET. Call (617) 723-2500 (daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  3. Please call at least 1-2 days ahead to reserve your timeslot otherwise the Museum might be fully booked.
  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.
  6. If you are not able to show your Library confirmation on a phone, request a paper copy of your confirmation from the Library.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

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  • To visit the Aquarium, a Library coupon is required. 
  • Each coupon admits up to four people for a reduced admission of 50% off per person. 
  • Through this reservation system, go to the day you want to visit the Aquarium and reserve your ticket.
  • Pick up your paper coupon pass from the Library.
  • Library patrons present their coupons on-site at the Aquarium ticket booth. Once tickets are issued, library patrons will be admitted to the Aquarium. Reservations not required.
  • Contact the Aquarium (617) 973-5200 for more information.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

        [1 available ]

Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Holiday Mondays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Timed tickets are required and can be reserved either online or by phone, (978) 542-1511. A Promo Code is required for discounted tickets. Call the Library, (978) 526-7711 to get the Promo Code. Once you have the code, you can schedule and purchase your tickets either online or by calling the Museum.

Phone instructions:

Call PEM reservation line, (978) 542-1511 and give the operator the promo code that you were given by Library staff. You will be assisted in scheduling your visit. 

Online instructions: 

  1. Reserve your time to visit the Museum through this program. There are no paper passes. 
  2. Go to https://www.pem.org. On the home page click on VISIT or direct access via https://my.pem.org/events. In the PROMO CODE box, type in the code given you by the Library. 
  3. Choose one of the options on the next line; click on the day you want to go to the Museum.  
  4. On the Museum Admission page, type the number in your party in the Library Discount (limit 2) field. Click CONTINUE. 
  5. Select entry time; click add to visit. A subtotal will be calculated. Click READY TO CHECKOUT. 
  6. A PEM account is required to complete the transaction. If you already have an account, log in. If you do not, create an account. 
  7. Your payment information is required to complete the transaction. 

Masks are encouraged for all visitors.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

        [1 available ]

Reserve the day and time of your visit through this reservation system.

• Pick up the ticket at the Library 24-hours prior to the day of your Museum visit.

• Pass allows free admission for up to 9 people to the USS Constitution Museum, not the Ship. 

• USS Constitution (the Ship) is owned by the United States Navy and operated separately from the Museum. Visitors 18 and older must present a valid Federal or State-issued photo ID or passport to board the Ship. The Ship is not wheelchair accessible. Visit USS Constitution’s website for more information.

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  • Reserve your pass through this reservation system for the day you plan on visiting the Zoo.
  • Pick up your reserved pass at the Library.
  • You must have the pass with you when you arrive at the Zoo; the Zoo does not accept email confirmations from us as a substitute. 
  • Pass is valid only during regular daytime hours. Not valid for ZooLights or Boston Lights.
  • Each Zoo New England pass admits up to 6 people at $9 per adult (age 13 &up) / $6 per child (age 2-12).   

Franklin Park Zoo is open year-round!
Summer Hours
(April 1 - September 30)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Winter Hours
(October 1- March 31)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:00 p.m.)

Stone Zoo is open year-round!
Summer Hours
(April 1 - September 30)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekdays (last entry at 4:00 p.m.)
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. weekends and major holidays (last entry at 5:00 p.m.)

Winter Hours
(October 1- March 31)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:00 p.m.)

Please note:

  • The Zoo is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • The Zoo may close or close early for announced special events. 

ZOO-SPECIFIC HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION

Franklin Park Zoo / Boston and Stone Zoo / Stoneham, MA

At this time, we are not requiring masks or proof of vaccination to visit the Zoo. Please note, we are following local, state and CDC guidelines, and therefore these policies are subject to change based upon their guidance. Health & Safety updates will be posted on the Zoo's website

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

      Multiple Destinations     [1 available ]

Friday May 20, 2022

The Boston Children's Museum (BCM) is open to the public from Wednesday - Sunday with two time slots, 9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. and 1:30–4:30 p.m. All ticketing is done online, including member reservations. BCM requires visitors to reserve a timed ticket online. The BCM website has more information or contact the Museum at 617-426-6500

The Manchester Public Library offers a discounted coupon to the Museum for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. In order to get a discounted ticket, please follow the instructions below. 

  • Reserve your day to visit the Museum through this program. Pick up your pass from the Library.
  • The discount coupon from the Library allows half-price admission for up to 4 people. Coupon must be presented at the Admissions Desk when you arrive at the Museum. 
  • Go to GET TICKETS on the Museum’s site and click DISCOUNTED PROGRAMS TICKETS. Click on the link to “Select Date/Time for Timed Tickets” and select the date and time you wish to visit the Museum. Complete the transaction. 
  • Contact the Museum directly if you have difficulties purchasing your timed ticket. 
  • Proof of your timed ticket is required. Either bring a printed copy of your ticket or you can show it digitally. 
  • Note that there are a limited number of visit reservations available for each time slot.

?Masks are recommended but not required for all Museum visitors. 

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

        [1 available ]

The Cape Ann Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Advance reservations are required.

  1. Reserve your time to visit the Museum through this program. You will need to pick up and return the pass to the Library.
  2. Call the Museum at (978) 283-0455 to reserve your timed entry or go to the Museum’s Hours & Admission page, ; click on BUY TICKETS.
  3. Select a date; click on TICKETS.
  4. Scroll to LIBRARY PASS (Must provide pass upon arrival); choose a number in your party. NOTE that the Library pass admits 2 only. Click on CHECKOUT to complete the transaction.
  • Visitors to the Museum are encouraged to wear a mask or face-covering
  • Please respect and maintain a distance of six feet or more between unrelated groups.
  • If you or anyone in your group feels unwell or has symptoms of COVID-19, please visit the Museum another day.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

        [0 available ]

* Visitors to the Gardner Museum must redeem a printed pass and reserve timed tickets either online or through the Box Office at least 48 hours prior to visiting. To redeem the pass over the phone with the Box Office, call (617) 278-5156.
* Each pass admits up to 4 adults for $5 each (General Admission only). Children under the age of 18 are admitted free.
* Reserve the day you want to go to the Museum through this reservation system.
* Call the Library to get the Promo Code, (978) 526-7711. Use the promo code to receive the discount.
* Call the Museum or go to gardnermuseum.org/visit; click “buy now”.
* Select the date you reserved and choose a time slot.

* Upon arrival at the Museum, you will need to show the pass from the Library and a copy of the online ticket.
* Call the Box Office if you have difficulty in securing online tickets.

Note: You may visit the Gardner Museum without a pass on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, and Indigenous People’s Day. The Museum distributes tickets to all visitors until the Museum capacity for the entire day is reached. It is advised to plan ahead if visiting on free days. Call (617) 566-1401.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

        [1 available ]

The Museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with last entry at 2:30 p.m.
* Reserve a Museum pass through this reservation system; pick up the pass at the Library. 
* Each pass is valid for up to eight (8) adults, seniors or college students or youths with a $3.00 co-pay per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
* Reserve your tickets by calling the Museum at (866) 535-1600 or online via the Museum's ticketing portal. Advanced timed entry tickets are available and encouraged.
* Bring the pass from the Library and present it with its unique enrollment number (or Pass Number) to claim your admission.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

        [1 available ]

Reserve the pass through this online reservation system.

The Mass Parks Pass may be picked up and checked out as early as the day before use by the person who reserved the pass. The pass must be returned to the Library by 9 a.m. the day following use. A fine of $35 will be charged for a lost pass.

This Parks Pass is valid for one passenger vehicle. Pass must be displayed in your vehicle at all times while visiting a Massachusetts State Park facility where daily parking fees are charged. The pass cannot be used for camping.

This link will take you to a full listing of Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) locations

If you have questions, please call the Library at (978) 526-7711.

The Parks Pass is sponsored by The Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library

 

      Multiple Destinations     [1 available ]

Reserve the day and time of your visit through this reservation system.

Promo Code is required for discounted tickets. Call the Library, (978) 526-7711 for the Code.

Once you have the code, call the museum (617) 267-9300 or schedule and purchase your tickets online. Although advance reservations are encouraged, you can bring the code with you to reserve onsite same-day tickets, but you must present an email from the Library with the code to receive the discount.

  • Each pass allows 2 adults and up to 4 children 7 to 17 years of age for $10 each special exhibition and general admission
  • Children 6 and under are free.

Masks are encouraged for all visitors.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

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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 but must have a timed ticket. 

  1. Reserve the day and time of your visit through this reservation system. Pick up pass at the Library. Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass. 
  2. YOU MUST CALL THE MUSEUM TO RESERVE A TIMED TICKET. Call (617) 723-2500 (daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  3. Please call at least 1-2 days ahead to reserve your timeslot otherwise the Museum might be fully booked.
  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.
  6. If you are not able to show your Library confirmation on a phone, request a paper copy of your confirmation from the Library.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

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  • To visit the Aquarium, a Library coupon is required. 
  • Each coupon admits up to four people for a reduced admission of 50% off per person. 
  • Through this reservation system, go to the day you want to visit the Aquarium and reserve your ticket.
  • Pick up your paper coupon pass from the Library.
  • Library patrons present their coupons on-site at the Aquarium ticket booth. Once tickets are issued, library patrons will be admitted to the Aquarium. Reservations not required.
  • Contact the Aquarium (617) 973-5200 for more information.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

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Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Holiday Mondays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Timed tickets are required and can be reserved either online or by phone, (978) 542-1511. A Promo Code is required for discounted tickets. Call the Library, (978) 526-7711 to get the Promo Code. Once you have the code, you can schedule and purchase your tickets either online or by calling the Museum.

Phone instructions:

Call PEM reservation line, (978) 542-1511 and give the operator the promo code that you were given by Library staff. You will be assisted in scheduling your visit. 

Online instructions: 

  1. Reserve your time to visit the Museum through this program. There are no paper passes. 
  2. Go to https://www.pem.org. On the home page click on VISIT or direct access via https://my.pem.org/events. In the PROMO CODE box, type in the code given you by the Library. 
  3. Choose one of the options on the next line; click on the day you want to go to the Museum.  
  4. On the Museum Admission page, type the number in your party in the Library Discount (limit 2) field. Click CONTINUE. 
  5. Select entry time; click add to visit. A subtotal will be calculated. Click READY TO CHECKOUT. 
  6. A PEM account is required to complete the transaction. If you already have an account, log in. If you do not, create an account. 
  7. Your payment information is required to complete the transaction. 

Masks are encouraged for all visitors.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

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Reserve the day and time of your visit through this reservation system.

• Pick up the ticket at the Library 24-hours prior to the day of your Museum visit.

• Pass allows free admission for up to 9 people to the USS Constitution Museum, not the Ship. 

• USS Constitution (the Ship) is owned by the United States Navy and operated separately from the Museum. Visitors 18 and older must present a valid Federal or State-issued photo ID or passport to board the Ship. The Ship is not wheelchair accessible. Visit USS Constitution’s website for more information.

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  • Reserve your pass through this reservation system for the day you plan on visiting the Zoo.
  • Pick up your reserved pass at the Library.
  • You must have the pass with you when you arrive at the Zoo; the Zoo does not accept email confirmations from us as a substitute. 
  • Pass is valid only during regular daytime hours. Not valid for ZooLights or Boston Lights.
  • Each Zoo New England pass admits up to 6 people at $9 per adult (age 13 &up) / $6 per child (age 2-12).   

Franklin Park Zoo is open year-round!
Summer Hours
(April 1 - September 30)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Winter Hours
(October 1- March 31)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:00 p.m.)

Stone Zoo is open year-round!
Summer Hours
(April 1 - September 30)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekdays (last entry at 4:00 p.m.)
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. weekends and major holidays (last entry at 5:00 p.m.)

Winter Hours
(October 1- March 31)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:00 p.m.)

Please note:

  • The Zoo is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • The Zoo may close or close early for announced special events. 

ZOO-SPECIFIC HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION

Franklin Park Zoo / Boston and Stone Zoo / Stoneham, MA

At this time, we are not requiring masks or proof of vaccination to visit the Zoo. Please note, we are following local, state and CDC guidelines, and therefore these policies are subject to change based upon their guidance. Health & Safety updates will be posted on the Zoo's website

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

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