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Museum passes are available by reservation up to 21 days in advance. Passes may be booked online, by phone, or in person at the circulation desk. If you have provided the library with your e-mail address, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. In order to pick up a pass, you must present the same library card used to make the reservation and the confirmation if possible. If you need help booking a reservation, please call the circulation desk at 978-388-8148 ext.3. If passes have not been reserved by other patrons, same day walk-in reservations will be honored.
Passes are available to anyone who holds a valid MVLC card with fines or fees not exceeding $3.00. A family may reserve one pass per day. On vacation weeks during the academic school year families are restricted to one pass per week.
A non-returnable pass may be picked up 3 days in advance. A returnable pass may be picked up the day before if available. All passes must be picked up by noon the day of use. Passes not picked up or cancelled by noon on the day of use will be considered a No-show and released to the public.
We recommend checking our hours of operation and calendar to ensure we are open when you would like to pick up a pass. If you would like more information regarding a particular museum, links for all museum passes are provided on our website.
If you need to cancel or change a reservation, please use the “my passes” link on the website or call the library for assistance. Cancellations within 48 hours of use can only be made by phone. Unused reservations prevent use by other patrons and may result in the loss of pass privileges. If a pass is not picked up or cancelled by noon the day of use, the patron’s card will be blocked from making pass reservations for a period of 30 days.
Returnable passes must be received by 10 AM following the day of use either to the circulation desk or to the book drop located just outside the library by the ramp. There is a $5.00 late fee per day for passes not returned on time which has a maximum of $25.00. There is a $25.00 fee for a lost pass.
Library passes offer patrons either free or discounted admission. Without a reservation the library cannot guarantee that a specific pass will be available on a specific day. All reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.
The Amesbury Board of Trustees reserves the right to amend this policy and to rule on situations not specifically covered herein. The Board of Trustees and the Library Director shall review this policy from time to time as deemed necessary.
NEW!! Currier Museum of Art
This coupon admits 2 adults and their children for free. Regular admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $9 for students,$5 for youth (13-17), free for under 13. This pass can be picked up the day of use or 3 days in advance.
Each pass admits 2 adults and 2 children for 50 percent reduced admission. Regular admission is $18 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $14 for children 2-18. Children under 2 are free. This pass does not need to be returned. It may be picked up the day of use or up to 3 days in advance.
NEW!! Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum
The pass admits up to 4 adults with $5 admission per person. Regular admission is $15 for adults. Children under the age of 18 are always admitted free. This pass does not need to be returned. It may be picked up the day of use or 3 days in advance.
NEW!! New England Quilt Museum
This pass admits 2 people for free. Regular admission is $8 for 12-year old and up, free for children under the age of 12. The pass must be returned by 10 a.m. the next day. It may be picked up the day of use or the afternoon before if available.
USS Constitution Museum
Free admission for up to 9 people. The suggested admission for adults is $5 -$10, for children is $3 – $5, and for families $15 – $20. Please note that the ship is not operated by the same organization. Visit USS Constitution Ship information to find out about free tours of the vessel.
Seacoast Science Center
50% off admission for two adults and up to four children or grandchildren. Please note that the Science Center is located within Odiorne State Park, and the library pass does not cover parking fees, which are charged from May through October.
New England Aquarium
This pass admits up to four people at a reduced admission of only $10.00 per person, regular admission is $26.95 for adults, $18.95 for children (ages 3-11). Note: The Aquarium does not make the pass program available in July and August.
This is not a museum pass, but a pass for entry into the Massachusetts State Parks system. The bearer of this pass is entitled to free parking for one carload of visitors at over 50 facilities in the Massachusetts State Parks system that charge a day-use parking fee.
Boston Children’s Museum
This pass admits 4 people for a reduced price of $8.00 per person, regular admission is $16.00 for adults and children.
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
This pass admits 4 people for 50% off the regular admission $9.00 per person (over 1).
Museum of Fine Arts (in Boston)
This pass admits 2 adults for $10.00 per person, regular admission is $25 for adults; children enjoy free admission to the museum on weekends, holidays and on school days after 3 pm, during other hours admission for children is $10.00.
Peabody Essex Museum
This pass admits 2 adults at $6.00 per person Monday-Friday. Visits on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays are $12.00 per person. Regular admission for adults is $20.00, children (ages 16 and under) enjoy free admission to the museum all year round.
Zoo New England (Stone and Franklin Park Zoos)
Library patrons pay $9 per adult and $6 per child for up to 6 people. Regular admission is $19.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors, and $13.95 for children at the Franklin Park Zoo; $16.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors, and $11.95 for children at the Stone Zoo.