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Boston by Foot

Boston by Foot

87 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108
617-367-2345   http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/
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Boston By Foot has presented walking tours of Boston since 1976. Dedicated to promoting public awareness and appreciation of Boston's rich history and architectural heritage, their guided tours and programs are conducted by a dedicated corps of over 200 volunteer tour guides. Check their website for a list of available tours, most of which take 90 minutes.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Tours

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits up to 4 people Free on any regularly scheduled tour April 1 through November 27.

Regular admission is $13.00 for adults and $8.00 for children.  A family of 4 is saving $42.00 by using this pass.

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Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum

308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
617-426-6500   http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/
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Founded in 1913 by the Science Teachers’ Bureau, the Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest children’s museum in the world and one of the few that maintain a collection. Designed for both children and families, the Museum exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts, emphasizing hands-on engagement and learning through experience, and employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children.

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Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, Technology

Pass Benefits

Admission fee is HALF PRICE per person, admitting up to four (4) people.

Regular admission is $16.00 for adults and children.  A family of 2 adults and 2 children that uses the pass saves up to $32.00.

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Cape Ann Museum

Cape Ann Museum

27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-0455   http://www.capeannmuseum.org/
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Founded in 1873, the Cape Ann Museum is a cultural center that includes galleries (displaying both permanent and temporary exhibitions), an auditorium, library/archives, a children's activity center, two sculpture gardens and two historic homes. The largest collection of works by Fitz Henry Lane, renowned marine artist and native son, may be found there, as well as paintings and sculptures by artists with a connection to Cape Ann. Two historic properties maintained by the museum, The White-Ellery House (1710) and the Captain Elias Davis House (1804) may be visited. The Library & Archives is a major resource for the study of the industrial, social, maritime and art history of Cape Ann. Special events include lectures, walking tours, and youth and family programs. (See website for schedule). A museum shop is on the premises.

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Categories: Architecture, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 2 people. Regular admission is $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children.

During the month of January admission is free for all Cape Ann Residents. A family of 4 saves $36.00 by using this pass.

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Children's Museum of New Hampshire

Children's Museum of New Hampshire

6 Washington Street, Dover, NH 03820
603-742-2002   http://www.childrens-museum.org/
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The Children's Museum of New Hampshire offers opportunities for children and families to explore art, science, and culture through dozens of activities and exhibits. Among these are the Thinkering and Steam Innovation Labs; Dino Detective; Music Matrix & Sound Watch; Naturalist's Study; Cave Explorers; and Post Office. The recently re-opened Dover Adventure Playground features a life-size flat-bottomed vintage gundalow boat; a net climber; swings and slides; a 3-story Garrison tower; a 1,200 pound, 3x8 foot climbable Alewife granite fish sculpture; a splash pad; musical instruments; and a life-sized “whale's tail” sculpture perched on the roof of the Dover Pool. Regularly scheduled special events take place throughout the year, including the Dover Mini Maker Faire; Teddy Bear Clinic + Picnic; Toddlerfest; 5K Road Race + Kid-Venture Course; and Earth Day Celebration; among others. A museum shop is on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Music, Science, Technology

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 4 people with a $4.50 co-pay per person.

Regular admission is $9.00 per person.  A family of 4 using this pass saves $18.00.

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Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125
617-740-7000   https://www.emkinstitute.org/
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The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, located next to the JFK Museum in Boston, is dedicated to educating the public about the role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.

Its exhibit halls are designed to immerse visitors in the history of the Senate and provide an opportunity to participate in a live floor debate on an active piece of legislation being considered by the real Senate in Washington, D.C. Senator Kennedy's own career and commitment to public service is explored in the special exhibit, “The Lion of the Senate,” and there is a replica of his office and Reception Room. A cafe and gift shop are located on the premises.

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Categories: Children, History

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 2 people with a $7.00 co-pay per person.

Regular admission is $14.00 for adults and $12.00 for youth.  Children 6-17 are free.  A family of 4 saves $24.00 by using this pass.

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The House of Seven Gables

The House of Seven Gables

115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
978-744-0991   https://www.7gables.org/
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The House of the Seven Gables, one of the oldest surviving timber-framed mansion houses in continental North America, was the setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne's famous 1851 novel of the same name. The historic site which includes the house (a National Historic Landmark District) includes a guided tour of the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion (the House of the Seven Gables) and visits to the Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace, the Colonial Revival seaside gardens, and the Counting House, with a maritime discovery zone called “Kids' Cove at The Gables.” (An audio tour of the gardens, grounds, and waterfront is available through the UniGuide App.) Lectures and seasonal living history labs are scheduled throughout the year, and a changing annual exhibition examines various aspects of the institution's 350 years of history. There is a gift shop on the premises. The website has virtual field trips and interactive exhibitions that can provide helpful background information before a visit.

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Categories: Children, Family, Science

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 4 at half price.

Regular admission is $13.00 for adults, $10.00 for Young Adults, and $8.00 for children.  A family of 4 could potentially save $21.00 by using this pass.

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Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210
617-478-3100   https://www.icaboston.org/
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The building that houses the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on Fan Pier is the first in the US designed by the architectural firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The museum was founded in 1936 as a sister institution to New York’s MoMA, though it had no permanent collection until starting one after moving into the new building on the waterfront in 2006. In addition to the collection, changing exhibitions, music, dance, film, talks, tours, family activities, and teen programming are offered throughout the year.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music, Dance

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits up to 2 people with a $5 co-pay per person.

Regular admission is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for students and free for children under 17.  By using this pass 2 adults would save $20.00.

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Ipswich Museum

Ipswich Museum

54 South Main Street, Ipswich, MA 01938
978-356-2811   https://www.ipswichmuseum.org/
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The Ipswich Museum was started in 1890 as an organization dedicated to the collecting and preserving of documents and artifacts related to the town of Ipswich, MA. The museum consists of two historic houses—the Heard and Whipple Houses—and gardens that reflect different eras and styles. The collections encompass nearly 400 years of history, including art, artifacts of all kinds, and archives of personal papers, documents related to the Ipswich Female Seminary, and photographs that date back to the 19th century. Of note is a number of works by a group known as the Ipswich Painters, including the largest single collection of works by Arthur Wesley Dow, around whom the group coalesced. Special exhibits are offered on a seasonal basis.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 1 person for free. 

Regular admission is $15.00 for three houses, $10.00 for one house.  Children under 13 are admitted free.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
617-566-1401   http://www.gardnermuseum.org/home/
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The Gardner Museum houses the collection of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a local patron of the arts who died in 1924, in a building she commissioned to look like a 15th century Venetian palazzo. The center of the original building showcases courtyard plantings that reflect the seasons as they evolve throughout the year. In addition to her collection, which remains displayed exactly she arranged it per her will, there are changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, family events, and an artist-in-residence program. In 2012, the museum opened an addition designed by Renzo Piano that houses a space for their concert series.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 4 people with a $5 co-pay per person.  Children under 18 are free.

Regular admission is $15.00 for adults.  Children under the age of 18 are always admitted free.  A family of 4 can save $40.00.

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John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
617-514-1600   https://www.jfklibrary.org/
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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, dedicated to the memory of the nation’s thirty-fifth president, is located on a ten-acre park which overlooks the sea in an building designed by I.M. Pei. The Museum portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President, all through permanent and changing exhibits. The Library is available to students and scholars to conduct research using its collection of historical materials chronicling mid-20th century politics and the life and administration of the institution’s namesake.

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Categories: Family, Governance, History

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 2 people with a $3.00 co-pay per person.

Regular admission is $14.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth(13-17) and children under 12 are free.  A family of four can potentially save $32.00 by using this pass.

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Lowell Spinners

Lowell Spinners

LeLacheur Park, 450 Aiken St., Lowell, MA 01854
978-459-2255   http://www.lowellspinners.com/
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The Lowell Spinners are a Minor League Baseball team affiliated with the Boston Red Sox. The season typically starts in June and ends in September. Hometown games are played at LeLacheur Park, situated on the banks of the Merrimac River in Lowell, MA.

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Categories: Children, Family, Sports

Pass Benefits

The pass can be used to purchase up to six tickets at a 50% discount starting at $3.50 each.  The passes must be redeemed for tickets in person at the box office and can be done in advance or on the night of the game.  Tickets are based upon availability.

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Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)

Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)

208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-2200   http://www.massaudubon.org/
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Mass Audubon maintains about 100 wildlife sanctuaries in Massachusetts, more than half of which may be visited for walks on trails and visits to nature centers and museums. Among these is Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, a working farm with animals and crops, plus exhibits that include native wildlife, such as owls, foxes and deer. A shop on the premises sells items related to nature, such as bird feeders and binoculars.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits up to 4 people with a $2.00 co-pay per person.  Children under two are free. 

Regular admission is $4.00 for adults & $3.00 for children.  A family of four that uses this pass can save $6.00.

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Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)

Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)

251 Causeway Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114-2104
617-626-1250   http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/
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The Massachusetts State Parks have locations in all regions of the Commonwealth, from Pittsfield to Boston, and from Gloucester to Provincetown. They include beaches, wooded parks, parkways, and reservoirs, each with its own unique activities and amenities like hiking, biking, swimming and boating, camping, and more.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

Each pass entitles free parking to one carload of visitors.  This pass can be used at all Massachusetts State Parks.

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Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617-267-9300   http://www.mfa.org/
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The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, in existence since July 4, 1876, is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world, with a collection of almost 500,000 works of art, ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to contemporary painting, sculpture and video. In addition, there are always special exhibitions on view, opportunities to take advantage of educational programs—some right in the galleries—and a contemplative Japanese garden.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 2 people with a $10.00 co-pay per person. 

Regular admission is $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for children.  Using this pass saves a family $30.00.

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Museum of Science

Museum of Science

1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
617-723-2500   http://www.mos.org/
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The Museum of Science in Boston is located on a piece of land that extends the width of the Charles River, connecting Boston and Cambridge. Dedicated to promoting and educating visitors about science and technology, the museum includes a planetarium, the world’s largest open-air Van de Graaff generator, an IMAX theatre, a butterfly garden, and permanent and changing exhibits on birds, insects and animals; space; dinosaurs; engineering; nanotechnology; math; biology; and more.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Nature, Science, Technology, Sky

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 4 people with a co-pay of $10.00 per person. 

Regular admission to the museum is $25.00 for adults, $20.00 for children.  A family of 2 adults and 2 children using this pass saves $50.00

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New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
617-973-5200   http://www.neaq.org/
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The New England Aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals, from the giant Pacific octopus to Northern fur seals to little blue penguins. They offer a wide range of exhibits, including a shark and ray touch tank and the Giant Ocean Tank, a four-story coral reef featuring hundreds of Caribbean animals. In addition, they have an IMAX theatre and run whale watch boat excursions in partnership with Boston Harbor Cruises from April through November.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science, Ocean

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits up to 4 people with a $10 co-pay per person.

Regular admission is $26.95 for adults, $18.95 for children (ages 3-11).  A family of four that uses this pass saves up to $51.80. 

Note: THE AQUARIUM NOW HAS MUSEUM PASSES AVAILABLE DURING THE MONTHS OF JULY & AUGUST.


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Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783
978-745-9500   http://www.pem.org/
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The Peabody Essex Museum grew out of the collection of East India Marine Society, an organization of Salem captains whose charter called for acquisition of “natural and artificial curiosities.” Its permanent collection contains art and artifacts of Africa, Asia, India, China (with a Qing Dynasty house brought from the Huizhou region), Japan, Korea, Pacific Islands, and features objects of maritime art and history that include paintings, drawings, ship models, marine decorative arts, tools, weapons, navigational instruments, and ship and yacht plans. It also has a thriving changing exhibition schedule that sometimes includes important traveling shows.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 2 people on Tuesday through Sunday & some Holiday Mondays with a $6.00 co-pay per person. 

Regular admission for adults is $15.00, children are free.  A family of 4 using this pass saves $24.00

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The USS Constitution Museum

The USS Constitution Museum

Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129
617-426-1812   https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/
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The museum, a part of the Boston National Historical Park, is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard near the ship USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) at the end of Boston’s Freedom Trail. The museum provides a detailed look at the history of the ship, information about the war of 1812, and the battle between the ship and HMS Java. Stories are told through interactive exhibits, unique artifacts, archival records, and artwork. The museum also includes a research library which houses a strong collection of manuscripts, books, artifacts, and microfilm of primary source material. The ship itself is maintained by the US Navy, and may be visited free of charge on certain days. (Check website for schedule.)

Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits up to 9 people for free admission.

The suggested admission for adults is $5-$10, for children $3-$5.  This could potentially be a savings of $50-$90.00

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Wenham Museum

Wenham Museum

132 Main Street, Wenham, MA 01984
978-468-2377   http://www.wenhammuseum.org/
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Wenham Museum is a history museum celebrating the treasures of childhood and New England family life across four centuries, with an emphasis on the North Shore. The museum's collections feature a world-renowned doll collection and dollhouses, costumes and textiles, model trains, antique toys, historic photographs, and the interactive Family Discovery Gallery. Admission includes a tour of the historic Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House, built at the end of the 17th century. In addition, there are rotating special programs and exhibitions. A gift shop is on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 4 people at half price.

Regular admission is $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children.  A family of four using this pass can save $18.00

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Zoo New England

Zoo New England

1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
617-541-5466   http://www.zoonewengland.org/
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Zoo New England operates Franklin Park Zoo, a 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, and the Stone Zoo, located on a 26-acre site near Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA. In addition to animals, both zoos are engaged in wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education.

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Categories: Family, Zoo

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 6 people with a $9.00 co-pay per adult & a $6.00 co-pay per child.   Age 1 and under are free.  This pass is good at either the FRANKLIN PARK ZOO or the STONE ZOO.  It may not be applied to reduced admission rates or Zoo Lights.

Regular admission is $19.95 for adults and $13.95 for children at the Franklin Zoo.  $16.95 for adults and $11.95 for children at the Stone Zoo.

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