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Discount Passes

Boston Museum of Science

Museum of SciencePass valid for up to 4 people to receive 50% off admission price. Valid only for Exhibit Halls. Does not include admission to the Omni, Planetarium/Laser, 3D Digital Cinema, Butterfly Garden, or special exhibits.


Steps to register for the library pass (eVoucher)...

  1. Check and reserve available Library pass for the Museum of Science
  2. Your Library pass (eVoucher) can only be used on the date printed on the pass. 
  3. CALL THE MUSEUM TO RESERVE A TIMED TICKET. Call 617-723-2500 (daily, 9am – 5pm). 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, you will receive an email confirmation with your reservation time. 
  5. Bring both your library pass confirmation (eVoucher), either printed or displayed on your phone, and your email confirmation from the Museum. 
  6. Show both confirmations at the gate to enter. Note: You do not need to stop at the Box Office. 

If you are not able to show your Library confirmation on a phone or print it from home, request a paper copy from the library.

Children's Museum of New Hampshire

Children's Museum of NHPass valid for 50% reduced admission for up to four regular paid admissions- $11.00 adults & children over 1 year of age, $9 – seniors age 65+ (additional guests pay the regular admission of $11.00  admission). 


The museum now operates with limited days/hours: Thursdays - Saturdays. Visitors must reserve a timed session online: 9-11:30am or 1-3:30pm. Please visit the museum's reservation page at [https://www.childrens-museum.org/visit/info] to make a date/time reservation and then submit a request to borrow the library's pass which can be issued in print or digital format at the patron's request or preference.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumEach pass provides up to 4 people with $5.00 admission per person. Children under the age of 18 free admission.

New protocols in place due to pandemic...
Museum Pass Program passholders must claim a printed, dated pass from their library. Provided with your pass will be instructions to purchase discounted, advance tickets online using a special promo code. This code can only be redeemed for the day you have reserved. Should you have trouble purchasing your tickets online, please contact the Box Office at 617 278 5156.  
To ensure a safe and enjoyable visitor experience, Museum entry will be timed and capacity highly restricted.
  • All tickets will be sold for a specific entry time between 11 am–3:30 pm (11 am–7:30 pm on Thursdays). Please arrive no more than five minutes ahead of your designated time slot
  • Parties of 8 or more are not permitted
  • Visitors who arrive more than five minutes earlier than the time slot designated on their tickets will be turned away until five minutes before their designated time slot
  • Members and Patrons must reserve tickets ahead of their visit, and hold tickets at time of entry. 

Manchester Millyard Museum

Manchester Millyard Museum

Pass valid for free admission for up to 4 Adults/Children. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.  Closed July 4th. All guests are asked to use ONLY the Commercial Street entrance to the building and remain only on the first floor during your visit. At times, the entrance may be locked, even during our open hours. If you are trying to visit the museum during our normal operating hours and the exterior door is locked, please call the Museum’s main line (603-622-7531) and someone will let you in.

    • Visitors will be required to maintain social distancing of 6 feet inside the museum. 
    • Masks will be required for visitors, volunteers, and staff (while in common areas).
    • A limit of 30 visitors maximum inside the museum at any time will be maintained.
    • A plexi glass shield will be installed at the admissions desk. Cashless transactions are encouraged. 
    • Hand sanitizer will be readily available at the admissions desk and in the building lobby.
    • A one-way flow through the museum will be followed to facilitate social distancing, with floor directional arrows installed throughout the galleries.
    • Common use surfaces, including door handles, push buttons, and phones, will be cleaned and disinfected at a minimum of every two hours.
    • Many interactive components of the exhibits have been temporarily removed to minimize contact.
    • The Museum shop will be open. Please maintain social distancing while in the shop.
    • The restrooms immediately outside the museum entrance have been designated for Millyard Museum guests only. Surfaces will be cleaned regularly throughout the day, and professionally cleaned daily.

Research Center

Those wishing to visit our Research Center can do so by appointment only. Appointment times will be limited to 2-hour time blocks between 10am and 4pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There will be a maximum of 3 researchers allowed at a time.

    • Masks will be required for visitors, volunteers, and staff (while in common areas).
    • Hand sanitizer will be readily available at the admissions desk.
    • Common use surfaces, including door handles and tables will be cleaned and disinfected at a minimum of every two hours.
    • Visitors should not enter our facilities if they are sick.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

All MSDC visitors will be required to reserve their tickets online prior to their visit. Timed tickets allow for up to two and half hours to explore the exhibit galleries, either from 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM or from 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM, and the Discovery Center will close from 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM for cleaning. 


The morning and afternoon slots will both allow for up to 70 guests, and if there are tickets available, we will offer them for walk-in purchase at our front desk. Please note that if you purchase tickets at the front desk, your admission is valid within the time slot you purchase your tickets; i.e. if you purchase morning admission tickets at noon, you still only have until 1:00 PM to explore.


Steps to reserve pass and get tickets to the Center...

  • Check for and reserve available library pass (valid for up to 4 visitors-disincluding planetarium shows).
  • Visit https://www.starhop.com/tickets and be sure to select from the Member admission tickets section of the listed options (note that there are zeros in the price column) and proceed with checkout to generate eTicket.
  • Bring library pass and tickets to Front Desk at MSDC for (free) admission.


New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

Pass is valid for up to 4 individuals and the discount is 50% copayment per person. Adults $31, Seniors (60+) $29, Children 3-11 $22, Children <3 free. Library pass users will be able to purchase up to four discounted admission tickets in advance by phone (617-973-5206) or onsite at the Box Office.


A library coupon does not guarantee entry to the Aquarium on the date of the coupon. We encourage booking as far in advance as possible. Please visit the Aquarium's Offers and Discounts page for instructions https://www.neaq.org/visit/tickets/offers-discounts. Patrons are strongly encouraged to review the NE Aquarium's reopening page ahead of their visit to ensure a safe and accessible experience.

Phone Redemption

  • Make sure that you have your library pass reserved & on hand
  • Call (617) 973-5206 to speak with Reservations
  • Make a reservation using the information on the library pass. Provide payment (credit card only)
  • You will receive your tickets via email
  • Bring your tickets on the date of your visit (digital copy is okay)
  • Proceed to scan station


The museum recommends using the phone to make a reservation to ensure the availability of time slots before traveling to the museum.

NH State Parks

NH State ParksPass is valid for two adults and up to four children to visit any of the day-use parks for free ($1.00 parking fee required). Contact the library to reserve your discount pass. At this time you must also reserve a parking space and pay a $1.00 parking fee. Visit this link for more info on how to borrow the pass. The pass is not valid at the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram or the Flume Gorge and cannot be used a Hampton Beach - South, Wallis Sands, metered parking or for camping.


Seacoast Science Center

Seacoast Science CenterPass admits 2 adults and up to 4 children or grandchildren at 50% off the cost of regular admiission: Individuals from 13 years and older $10.00, Seniors (65+) and military (with ID) $8.00, 3-12 $5.00, under 3 free admission. The venue will be offering three time slots for visitors each day: 10am–12pm | 12pm–2pm | 2pm – 4pm.

To make a reservation for Saturday or Sunday, visitors must:

  • Visit the Welcome Back page on venue website, located under the Plan Your Visit tab in the menu
  • Click on the SSC Members Reservation button
  • Enter the number of people in your party
  • Enter the name of your library as the member name
  • Choose a date and time
  • Enter the name of each guest
  • You will receive an email confirmation and should also bring a copy of your library pass (paper or electronic) to show at our front desk.

Inside the Center, all staff will be wearing masks and we ask that visitors age 10 and over wear face coverings and practice safe social distancing. Hand sanitizing stations are now located throughout the building and highly touched surfaces will be disinfected throughout the day. Some of our exhibits have been changed for safety reasons but they will still be able to visit our live animals in the Gulf of Maine Hall and the Restoring Reefs in the Eversource Gallery. Our naturalists will be at-the-ready with resources to guide their experience as they explore Odiorne Point State Park with their family. They can grab a Choose Your Own Adventure sheet or stay hands-free and view on their cell phone. Whether they want to get their feet wet in the tidepools, or learn more about the fascinating natural or social history of the Park, we’ve got it covered.


SEE Science Center

SEE Science Center
 Open Saturday and Sunday January 2021.

Pass valid (at SEE museum only) for up to 2 (two) individuals.

Due to the pandemic, the following protocols will be in place:

  • Guests are required to pre-register for one of two time slots per day 10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm. 
  • Guests can register by calling 603-669-0400 or by signing up on our website (Online registering will be possible in the near future).
  • Visitors will be required to wear masks and will receive a confirmation with all relevant information after selecting their time of visit. 
  • Two visitors per day for a total potential of 4 unique free visitors per weekend.


Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Opening in spring 2021

Library patrons must bring  Library pass with them - must register and pay for tickets online for a specific date and time. The trail will be one-way and hand sanitizer stations have been added along with reminders about physical distancing along the trail. You must call the Squam Lakes Admissions desk at 603-968-7194 x 7 to register for a specific date and time. Visitors may purchase up to four tickets at $10 each.


USS Constitution Museum

USS Constitution Museum

Currently closed January 2021.

Pass valid for free admission to the museum for up to 9 individuals. Hours: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Reservations are now required to enter the Museum. Plan to arrive at the USS Constitution Museum within the 30-minute time frame designated on your timed ticket. Re-entry after your 30-minute time frame is not permitted at this time to maintain accurate capacity limits. As a reminder, your ticket does not include time aboard USS Constitution (the Ship). Visit USS Constitution’s website for more information on visiting the Ship.


The Ship is closed Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.


Constitution is still open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis during their operating hours. Please be aware that visitors must pass through a security inspection and show federal or state photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, before embarking on USS Constitution. Visitors under the age of 18 do not require a photo identification card. While on board, you might choose to pose for a picture at her helm, or by the Ship’s bell.


Pass may be picked up the morning of your visit, or at library closing the evening before, if available. Contact library for more info at 485-6092 or email us at hplbooks@hooksettlibrary.org.

Zoo New England: Franklin Park & Stone Zoos

Zoo New EngladPass provides discounted admission for a group of up to 6 individuals per ticket to the Franklin Park and Stone Zoos. Admission with pass: Adult $9.00 Children $6.00, a savings of up to 80%!


You will need a promo code from the library before you order the tickets from the Zoo website. Contact the library for reservations. For more information on planning for your visit please check the Zoo New England site https://www.zoonewengland.org. This pass may be picked up at any time prior to date of visit.

Contact library at 485-6092 or email at hplbooks@hooksettlibrary.org for more info.

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