The Library offers a limited number of free passes and discount coupons to the general public. Discount rates for each location are listed below. 

Passes are generously sponsored by the Friends of Jacob Edwards Library and the Hyde/Dexter Charitable.

Museum Pass Policies:
Passes may be checkout out with a valid C/W MARS library card in good standing and returned to the library within three days unless otherwise noted.

Southbridge residents may reserve passes in advance by calling the library at 508-764-5426.

Please return passes in a timely manner so that other patrons may enjoy them! Any pass returned after the due date given at check-out will be charged a late fee, and a replacement fee will be charged for passes lost or not returned.

Check the museum's website for its current hours, admission prices, and visitor policies.


222 Harrington Way, Worcester
(508) 929-2700

  • 50% off admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children in one vehicle. Children under 2 are free.
  • Not valid on special program days.
  • Coupon is processed by the Ecotarium on admission and does not need to be returned to the library.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

125 West Bay Road, Amherst
(413) 559-6300

  • Free admission for two adults and up to four children per visit. Infants under 1 are free.

Magic Wings Butterfly Museum & Conservatory


281 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield
(413) 665-2805

  • Free admission for one individual
  • For best value, use this for an Adult admission!
  • Children under 3 are free

Massachusetts Parks Pass

(617) 626-1250

  • Free parking for one vehicle at over 50 facilities in the state parks system that charge a day-use parking fee.
  • All active duty military and their dependents can obtain a free annual parks pass.

New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

11 French Drive, Boylston

  • Half-off general admission for 2

Old Sturbridge Village



1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge
(800) 733-1830

  • Valid for 1 standard daytime admission.
  • Children under 4 free.
  • Not valid for evening programs.

Salem Witch Museum



19 1/2 Washington Square North, Salem
(978) 744-1692

  • Pass needs to be checked out at the Library.
  • Online reservations required using the pass.
  • Discounted admission for up to six visitors: $9 for adults/seniors, $7 for children 3-14.
  • Children 2 and under are free.
  • This pass is not valid on October weekend dates or on Halloween.

Samuel Slater Experience


31 Ray Street, Webster
(508) 461-2955

  • Free admission for up to four people.
  • Ticket must be reserved online ahead of time.

USS Constitution Museum

Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown
(617) 426-1812

  • Free admission for parties of up to 9 people
  • Limited to one pass per party

Worcester Art Museum



55 Salisbury Street, Worcester

  • Discount rate: 50% off admission for up to two adults.
  • Children 17 and under are free.
  • Not valid for Flora in Winter or other special events.

The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center

293 Sumner Ave, Springfield

  • The pass can be used for admission of up to 5 people. Children under one are always free.
  • Guests who use the pass receive a 10% discount in our Gift Shop.
  • Guests may use the pass for certain special event days.
  • Guests may not use the pass for the following ticketed Zoo events:
    • Eggstravaganza: the Saturday before Easter
    • Brew at The Zoo: the first Saturday of August
    • Spooky Safari: the Saturday before Halloween
  • Parking in Forest Park is managed and collected by The City of Springfield and is not included in the Library Membership. The parking fee is $3/in-state plate and $5/out-of-state plate.