Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library

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Visit, explore, learn with Discount Museum Passes

The library can inspire people of all ages to read.  But it also encourages you to experience! 

Did you know, that thanks to the FriendsTPL, your public library can get you into many area museums, zoos and other attractions at a steep discount and, in some cases, for free?

Last year “the Tewksbury Public Library helped more than 1,200 families and individuals save an estimated $37,000 in ticket costs last year,” says Community Services Librarian Robert Hayes. “Remember that when planning all your family fun this summer!”

Through its Discount Museum Pass Program, you can check out passes to 16 venues for fun all summer.  The locations are:

  • Boston Children’s Museum pass admits 4 people at half-price.
  • The Butterfly Place pass admits 1 person for free. 
  • DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park pass admits 4 people at $5 each.
  • Discovery Museums pass admits 3 people at half-price.
  • Harvard Art Museums admits up to 2 adults, free of charge.
  • Massachusetts State Park pass provides free parking for 1 vehicle at a State Park.
  • Museum of Fine Arts pass admits 2 people at $10 each.
  • Museum of Russian Icons pass admits 6 people for free.
  • Museum of Science pass admits 4 people at $10 each.
  • New England Aquarium pass admits 4 people at $10 each.  (NOTE: Pass is not available in July or August.)
  • Peabody Essex Museum admits 2 people at $5 each.
  • Public Health Museum in Massachusetts pass admits 2 people for free.
  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden pass admits 2 people at half-price.
  • Zoo New England (Franklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo) pass admits 6 people at $8 per adult and $6 per child.

“These passes may be reserved online by visiting and then following the instructions after clicking on ‘Museum Passes.’  Passes may also be reserved by calling 978-640-4490.  A valid library card is required to reserve a pass,” says Circulation Supervisor Rachel Steele.

“Reserved passes may be picked up from the library only during the designated time period,” notes Steele. “Payment is made at the location, not the library.  Some passes can be disposed of at the location, but others need to be returned promptly to the library.”  

Due to high demand, passes may be reserved no more than 14 days in advance.  During the summer, a household can reserve only one pass in a 7-day window.