About the Museum Passes
Museum passes are made available to Library patrons through the generosity of the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries and other organizations. The Trustees appreciate and welcome these gifts. As with other gifts donated to the Library, museum passes and their use are governed by the Library Board of Trustees.
Reserving a Museum Pass
Wellesley residents may make advance reservations, online, in person at the Main Library, or by calling 781-235-1610 ext. 1104 (or press 3 during the automated voice menu). Non-Wellesley residents with a valid library card from any of the member libraries of the Minuteman Library Network may borrow a museum pass on the day of its use provided the pass has not already been reserved for use that day. In order to allow as many families as possible to enjoy this service, borrowing is limited to one museum pass per family per week during school vacations. Passes may be reserved up to 60 days prior to use.
Wellesley residents and employees of the Town of Wellesley may reserve one pass per day, up to 60 days in advance. Other Minuteman patrons may reserve passes on the day of use.
Picking up Passes
Passes may be picked up at the Circulation Desk either the day of use, or the day before the reservation.
Please note that coupon passes do not need to be returned. Non-coupon passes are due back before 9:00 AM the day following their use. When the library is closed, passes can be returned in the book drop using the envelope provided.
The late return fine for any museum pass is $10.00 per day with a $30.00 maximum. Fee for a lost pass is $30.00
If you reserve a pass and your plans change, please call us at 781-235-1610 ext. 1104 (or press 3 during the automated voice menu) to cancel, so that the pass can be used by someone else. Please note — Passes do not provide discounts for museum store purchases or parking, nor do they cover any special exhibit fees such as the Science Museum’s Omni Theater, Planetarium or Laser Shows.
The Wellesley Free Library has passes available for the following museums. For information about hours, directions and exhibits click on the links to the museums’ websites. All prices are subject to change.
|Boston Children's Museum||1 pass admits 4 people at 1/2 of full price. Patrons with more than four people in their group will have to pay full price for every person over the total of 4|
|Boston Harbor Island Ferry Passes||Each reservation entitles the card holder to 2 coupons. Each coupon grants a $5.00 discount on the full purchase price of a Boston Harbor Island Ferry ticket. Children under 4 are free|
|DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park||Pass Admits 4 people each with a $5.00 fee
Children under 5 are admitted free.
|The Discovery Museums||Pass admits 3 adults $5.75 each,
Children up to one year free
|Harvard Art Museum||This Pass admits 2 free of charge to the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums. Three extraordinary museums united under one glass roof.|
|Harvard Museum of|
Sciences and Cultures
|Pass admits 4 people
$6.00 co-pay per person
|Institute of Contemporary Art||Pass admits 2 adults with a $5.00 co-pay per person
Children 17 and under free
|Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum||Each pass admits 4 with a $5.00 co-pay per person
Children under 18 admitted free
Note: Closed on Tuesdays
|JFK Library & Museum||9-5pm Daily
1 pass admits 2 people
$3.00 co-pay per person
Children 12 and under free
|Lookout Farm||$5 off per visitor
Pass admits 4 visitors
Children under 2 free
|Massachusetts State Parks||Entitles the bearer to free parking for one carload of visitors at 50+ facilities in the MA State Parks system.
Not Valid for Nahant or Nantasket Beaches. Seasonal.
|Museum of Fine Arts||This pass admits up to 2 people, for general admission, into the museum for$10.00 per person. Special exhibits tickets may be purchased for an additional $8.00.
Children 6 and under free
|Museum of Science||Pass admits 4 people
$10.00 co-pay per person
|New England Aquarium||1 pass admits 4 people
$10.00 co-pay per person
Pass is not available July through
Labor Day Weekend
|New England Quilt Museum||1 pass admits 2 people|
|Peabody Essex Musuem||Pass admits 2 people
$5.00 co-pay per person Tuesday - Friday
$10.00 co-pay per person Saturday, Sunday & Holiday Mondays
Additional $5 fee for the Chinese House
Children 16 and under free
|Plimoth Plantation||Pass entitles up to 2 adults & 2 children to reduced admission price of $12 each for adults & $8each for children|
|Tower Hill Botanical Garden||Pass admits 2 guests at half price
Children under 6 free
|Zoo New England||Each pass Admits 6 people
at $9.00 per adult and $6.00 per child
Children under 2 are always free.