The Hyde Park Branch Library of the Boston Public Library holds a number of museum passes for the enjoyment of its patrons. Highlights of each pass program appears below. Please check the BPL website for updated information, and pass availability,
All passes must be reserved by an adult or young adult with a valid library card. A pass can be reserved on the BPL website or by calling the branch or stopping by in person. Children must be accompanied by an adult when visiting any of these venues or locations.
Children’s Museum / 10A-5P Sat-Thu; 10A-9P Fri / 617-426-6500
Pass: Half priced entry fee per person, up to 4 people (1 must be an adult). Pass must be non-expired. Museum keeps pass.
Regular Fee: $14 Adult & Children (1-15)
NOTE: Target sponsors $1 admission on Fridays, 5:00pm-9:00pm See website for other discounts available.
Harvard Museum of Natural History / 9A-5P Daily / 617-495-3045
Pass: $4.00 entry fee per person, up to 4 visitors. Museum keeps pass
Regular Fee: $12Adult (19+), $10 Non-Harvard student with ID & Seniors (65+), $8 children (3-18)
NOTE: Massachusetts residents admitted free on Sundays, 9A-12P
Museum of Fine Arts** / 10A-4:45P Sat-Tue; 10A-9:45P Wed-Fri / 617-267-9300
Pass: $5.00 entry fee per person, up to 2 people. Museum keeps pass
Regular Fee: $25 Adult (18+), $23 Seniors & students (18+), $10 Youths (7-17)
NOTE: admission by voluntary contributions Wednesdays, after 4P
NOTE: Youths 7-17 admitted free weekdays after 3pm, weekends and public school holidays
Museum of Science / 9A-5P Sat-Thu, 9A-9P Fri (Labor Day-July 4); 9A-7P Sat-Thu, 9A-9P Fri (July 5-Labor Day) / 617-723-2500
Pass:Pass will admit up to 4 people free. Museum keeps pass
Regular Fee: $22 Adult (12+), $20 Seniors (60+), $19 Child (3-11)
NOTE: Admission costs noted here are for Exhibit Halls only. Additional fees will be charged for other museum shows and special exhibits.
New England Aquarium** / 9A-5P Mon-Fri, 9A-6P Sat-Sun & Holidays
(Labor Day-Jun); 9A-6P Sun-Thu, 9A-7P Fri-Sat (Jul-Labor Day) / 617-973-5200
Pass: Pass will admit up to 4 people free, valid Sept-June only. Aquarium keeps pass
Regular Fee: $22.95 Adult (12+), $20.95 Seniors (60+), $15.95 Child (3-11)
NOTE: Admission costs noted here are for Aquarium only. Additional fees will be charged for IMAX shows and special exhibits.
NOTE: Special hours apply on certain holidays. Please call ahead or check Aquarium website.
Zoo New England (Franklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo)* / 10A-4P Daily (Oct-Mar); 10A-5P weekdays, 10A-6P weekends & major holidays (Apr-Sep) / 617-541-LION (5466)
Pass: $6.00 entry fee per adult, $4.00 entry fee per child for up to 6 people.
Regular Fee: Franklin Park Zoo/Stone Zoo $17 / $14 Adult (13+), $14 / $12 Seniors (62+), $11/ $10 Child (2-12)
NOTE: Pass valid for Franklin Park Zoo in Boston or Stone Zoo in Stoneham
NOTE: “Kids’ Price Saturday”–all guests will be charged the children’s price on the first Saturday of the month from 10A to 12P ($11 at Franklin Park, $10 at Stone Zoo).
* Pass sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library.
** Pass co-sponsored by City-wide Friends of the Boston Public Library.