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.
All passes must be reserved by an adult or young adult with a valid library card. 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.