Museums


2018 – 2019 Museum Passes

This program is funded by the Friends of the Joshua Hyde Public Library. Consider joining today to support this and other great programs! We are currently offering passes to the museums and attractions shown below.  Click on the pass of interest to see more details. See the Museum Pass Program Rules below.

The fall is typically when we renew the individual museum passes. We try to maximize the benefit of this program by considering the usage level of the passes, their costs to renew, and the amount of the benefit the pass provides. Please make suggestions on the passes you would particularly like to see put into the list.

Boston Children's Museum, Boston MA
  • Half price admission for up to 4 adults/children
  • ONLY VALID ON TUESDAY, THURSDAY OR SATURDAY except Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Normal Admission: Adults $17, Children (1-15) $17, Children (under 12 months) Free
  • This Pass has been provided by the Friends of Joshua Hyde Public Library. Your support will help continue programs like this! Please join the Friends!
  • Museum’s home page
  • Renewal Date : 03/31/2019
Boston Museum of Science, Boston MA
  • Dated passes for up to 4 people’s admission at $10 each
  • Regular adult admission price: $23, child’s admission price: $20
  • Normal Admission: Adults (12+) $23, Senior (60+) $21, Child (3-11) $20
  • This Pass has been provided by the Friends of Joshua Hyde Public Library. Your support will help continue programs like this! Please join the Friends!
  • Museum’s home page
  • Renewal Date : 01/31/2019
Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT
  • 20% off admission for up to 4 people
  • Normal Admission: Adult (18-64) $21.95, Senior (65+) $19.95, Youth (3-17) $14.95
  • This Pass has been provided by the Friends of Joshua Hyde Public Library. Your support will help continue programs like this! Please join the Friends!
  • Museum’s home page
  • Renewal Date: 2/28/2019
Ecotarium, Worcester MA
  • Each coupon admits 2 adults and 2 kids for half price
  • Normal Admission: Adult $15, Children (2-18) $10, Under 2 Free, Seniod (65+) & College Students $10
  • This Pass has been provided by the Friends of Joshua Hyde Public Library. Your support will help continue programs like this! Please join the Friends!
  • Museum’s home page
  • Renewal Date : 1/31/2019
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA
  • Free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 kids
  • Normal Admission: $9, Youth (1-18), Student, Teacher, Senior: $6, Family (2 adults/2 youth): $22.50
  • This Pass has been provided by the Friends of Joshua Hyde Public Library. Your support will help continue programs like this! Please join the Friends!
  • Museum’s home page
  • Renewal Date : 1/08/2019
MA State Parks
  • 2 free parking passes
  • Normal Admission: $2 – $13, Depending on park
  • This Pass has been provided by the Friends of Joshua Hyde Public Library. Your support will help continue programs like this! Please join the Friends!
  • Museum’s home page
  • Renewal Date : 12/31/2017
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
  • Allows up to 2 people $10 admission per person
  • Normal Admission: Adult $25, Senior (65+) & Student (18+)  $23, Youth (17 and under) Free
  • This Pass has been provided by the Friends of Joshua Hyde Public Library. Your support will help continue programs like this! Please join the Friends!
  • Museum’s home page
  • Renewal Date : 09/30/2018
Mystic Aquarium, Mystic CT
  • $5 off admission for up to 4 people or $10 off a new membership
  • Normal Admission: Adult $34.99, Senior (60+) $29.99, Youth (13-17) $28.99, Child (3-12): $24.99
  • This Pass has been provided by the Friends of Joshua Hyde Public Library. Your support will help continue programs like this! Please join the Friends!
  • Museum’s home page
  • Renewal Date : 12/31/2017
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA
  • Half off up to 4 adult or children
  • Normal Admission: Adults $28, Senior (55+) $26, Youth (3-17) $14, 2 and under Free
  • This Pass has been provided by the Friends of Joshua Hyde Public Library. Your support will help continue programs like this! Please join the Friends!
  • Museum’s home page
  • Renewal Date : 1/31/2019
Roger Williams Zoo, Providence RI
  • $3 off any combination of up to 4 tickets
  • Normal Admission: Adult (13+) $14.95, Senior (62+) $12.95, Child (2-12) $9.95, Under 2 Free
  • This Pass has been provided by the Friends of Joshua Hyde Public Library. Your support will help continue programs like this! Please join the Friends!
  • Museum’s home page
  • Valid Dates : 3/1/17-12/31/17
Salem Witch Museum
  • Adult/Senior $7.75, Child (6-18) $5.75, Valid for up to 6 tickets
  • Normal Admission: Adult $11, Senior $9.50, Child $8
  • This Pass has been provided by the Friends of Joshua Hyde Public Library. Your support will help continue programs like this! Please join the Friends!
  • Museum’s home page
  • Renewal Date: Pending
USS Constitution Museum, Boston MA
  • Free admission for up to 9 people
  • Normal Admission: Suggested donation of $25 per family.
  • This Pass has been provided by the Friends of Joshua Hyde Public Library. Your support will help continue programs like this! Please join the Friends!
  • Museum’s home page
  • Renewal Date : ?
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester MA
  • Free for 2 admissions
  • Normal Admission: Adults $14, Seniors (65+) and college students $12, Children (4-17) $6, Children 3 and under Free
  • This Pass has been provided by the Friends of Joshua Hyde Public Library. Your support will help continue programs like this! Please join the Friends!
  • Museum’s home page
  • Renewal Date : 12/10/2018

Museum Pass Program Rules

  • Passes are available to all Friends’ members, Sturbridge residents and anyone with a valid C/W MARS library card. Library cards will be issued to Friends or residents who don’t have one.
  • Passes must be picked up at the Joshua Hyde Public Library and must be returned the day after use. Maximum check-out time: 2 days with NO renewals available.
  • Passes may only be reserved in advance by members of the Friends. Become a member. Contact the library directly to reserve passes up to 2 weeks in advance at phone number 508-347-2512
  • Only one pass may be reserved at any time. Member may only reserve an additional pass after returning a previous pass.
  • If the pass is not returned in a timely manner, patron may not use the museum pass program again in the current calendar year and will be financially responsible for lost/replacement pass.
  • If not returned by the due date, a fine of $1 per day will be charged to the patron.
  • After one week (7 days) of the pass not being returned, patron will be billed for the cost to purchase a replacement pass.