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Museum Passes


Museum Passes at PCL are provided by Friends of the Library groups. | View Policy 


  • ***Please reserve passes by clicking here at for the date you plan to use them. You must have a valid Ocean State Libraries library card with less than $5.00 in fines to reserve a museum pass.***
  • Passes may be reserved up to two weeks in advance here.
  • Passes are for general admission and may not cover admission to special exhibits or programs.
  • Each family is allowed up to two different passes per week, but one per day.
  • Paper discount coupons may be picked up and digital codes emailed one week in advance. 
  • The overdue fine on a returnable pass is $5.00 per day.
  • Borrowers are responsible for the replacement cost of lost returnable passes. Cost varies by museum. 


Boston Children's Museum
Boston, MA ~ (617) 426-6500 

  • Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays with two time slots for visits: 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:30pm - 4:30pm. 
    • Online ticket purchase required. General Admission (Ages 2+): $18, infants are free.
    • Pass is good for half price admission for up to four (4) people.
    • Reserve paper or emailed pass here.

Worcester, MA ~ (508) 929-2700

  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm (opening inside on July 9).
    • You do NOT need to purchase or reserve tickets in advance if you plan to use a library pass - you can simply arrive with the pass.
    • Adults: $19, Children (Ages 2+): $14, infants are free. Prices are flexible.
    • Pass is good for half price admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children.
    • Once reserved here, the pass is available for pickup at Rochambeau.
    • Paper pass does not need to be returned.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Boston, MA ~ (617) 267-9300 

  • Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Last entry at 4:30pm.
  • Children 6 and under are free. Each pass now allows 2 adults for $10 each (special exhibition + general admission) and up to 4 children 7 – 17 $10 each (special exhibition + general admission). 
    • Reserve a library pass for the date you plan to visit the Museum. 
    • After reserving pass here, patrons will be able to use the library promo code in advance to reserve discounted general admission or exhibition tickets online.
    • If purchasing same- day tickets in person, you must present an email from the library with the code to receive the discount.
    • The museum is encouraging everyone to reserve their ticket in advance if possible as it will allow for easier admission into the museum upon arrival.

Museum of Science
Boston, MA ~ (617) 723-2500

There is no discount with online ticket purchases.

  • Open Sunday through Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, with timed entry every 15 minutes.

    • Reserve a library pass here for the date you plan to visit the Museum.  Your email confirmation from the library serves as your pass but you must call the Museum to reserve a timed ticket once you have the confirmation from the Library.

    • Call the Museum of Science at 617-723-2500 (daily, 9am – 5pm) to reserve your timed tickets.  Up to 4 people are admitted at a 50% discount off of Exhibit Hall admission prices only with each pass and Children under 3 are always free but must have a timed ticket.

    • Please call at least 1-2 days ahead of time to reserve your time otherwise the Museum might be fully booked. Your pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass. You will need to provide the name of the library and library number (printed on your reservation) plus the date of your pass.

      • After you make your reservation, the Museum will send you an email confirmation with your reservation time.  Please bring both your library pass confirmation and your email confirmation from the Museum when you visit.

      • Show both confirmations at the gate to enter.  You do not need to stop at the Box Office.

      • If you are not able to show your Library confirmation on a phone:

        • Please request a paper copy of your confirmation at the library.

        • Follow steps 1-3 above to reserve your timed ticket and request to pick up your tickets at the Box Office when you arrive.  Please write down your ticket confirmation number and bring that and your library confirmation with you to the Museum.

        • Go to the Box Office and provide your name, name of the library and timed ticket confirmation number.  The Box Office will give you tickets.  Proceed to the gate with your tickets. 

New England Aquarium
Boston, MA ~ (617) 973-5200

  • Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm; Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 6pm
    • 50%off full price Adult and Children admission. Children under 3 continue to receive free entry.
    • Discount Coupon may be picked up at Rochambeau, once reserved here

Pequot Museum
Mashantucket, CT ~ (800) 411-9671

  • Wednesday - Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Adults (Ages 18-64): $22, Youths (6-17): $13, Children under 5 are free.
    • Pass is good for half price admission 2 adults/2 children or 3 adults/1 child
    • Available for pick up at Rochambeau. Call to reserve: 401-272-3780 ext. 3.
    • Pass needs to be checked out from the reference desk and returned to the Rochambeau Library one day after use.

Roger Williams Park Zoo
Providence, RI ~ (401) 785-3510
$3 discount for any combination of up to 4 adults, seniors, or children. The pass is now a discount code that you will use when you buy your tickets online.
Available by calling or visiting Rochambeau Library