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AJ Petro Pool Pass
Eric Carle Museum
Magic Wings Butterfly Museum & Conservatory
Massachusetts ParkPass

Mystic Aquarium
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Old Sturbridge Village
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Salem Witch Museum

Tower Hill Botanic Gardens
USS Constitution Museum
Worcester Art Museum
Worcester Historical Museum
Zoo at Forest Park

EBT Card to Culture Program

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

All passes are generously sponsored by 
the Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.

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 below by an asterisk *.

Southbridge residents may reserve passes in advance by calling the library at 508-764-5426, with the exception of those passes marked with an asterisk *.

*= No reservations, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, these passes are loaned out on a single-day basis. They must be checked out and returned on the same day. They can be returned in the provided envelope to our outside drop-box after hours.

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.

Please contact each museum or visit their websites for their current hours and admission prices, as well as visitor policies.

AJ Petro Pool Pass *
15 Randolph Street, Southbridge

(508) 764-2709

  • Discount rate: Free one-day family admission

  • Located at 15 Randolph Street, Southbridge

  • This pass is available seasonally, subject to the pool's opening and closing dates for the summer

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222 Harrington Way, Worcester
(508) 929-2700

  • Discount rate: 50% Discount admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children in one vehicle

  • Children under 2 are free

  • Not to be combined with other offers, group rates or special event prices

  • Not valid on special program days

Available to anyone with a library card on a walk-in basis. This pass is processed by the Ecotarium on admission, and does not need to be returned to the library.

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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 age 1 are free

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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

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Massachusetts Parks Pass
(617) 626-1250

  • Discount rate: 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

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Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT

(860) 572-5955

  • Discount rate: $4.00 off general admission for up to four people (adults, seniors and children)

  • Children under 3 are free
  • 10% off a new Family or Grandparent membership

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
1000 Hall of Fame Ave., Springfield, MA

(877) 446-6752

  • Reduced admission for 3 adults at $14/adult and 3 children at $9/child

  • Children under 4 are free

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

  • Discount rate: 50% off daytime admission for up to four individuals

  • Children under 4 are free

  • Not valid for evening programs

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Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI

(401) 785-3510

  • Discount rate: $3.00 off per person for up to four people, in any combination of adults, seniors and/or children

  • Toddlers age 1 and younger are free

  • Not valid for special events or Winter Wonder Days

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Tower Hill Botanic Gardens
11 French Drive, Boylston
(508) 869-6111

  • 50% off admission for two individuals

  • Children 5 and under are always free

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

  • Discounted admission for up to six visitors: $9 for adults/seniors, $7.00 for children 6-18

  • Children 5 and under are free

  • This pass is not valid on October weekend dates or on Halloween

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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

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Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester
(508) 799-4406

  • Discount rate: 50% off admission for up to 2 adults and/or children

  • Children 3 and under are free

  • Not valid for Flora in Winter or other special events

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Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm Street, Worcester
(508) 753-8278

  • During regular museum gallery hours: free admission for up to 2 adults

  • Children under 18 are always free

  • Not valid for guided tours

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The Zoo at Forest Park *
293 Sumner Ave, Springfield
(413) 733-2251

  • Discount rate: Free general admission for up to five people

  • Infants under 1 are free
  • Please note that this pass does not include the entrance fee into Forest Park ($3 per in-state vehicle, $5 per out-of-state vehicle)

  • Not valid for paid special events 

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EBT Card to Culture Program

  • MA Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) clients receive discounted admissions at many MA museums by showing their EBT card. Boston Children's Museum, Ecotarium, New England Aqarium, and MFA just a few of more than 100 venues across the state.
    See the full list here for participating locations and discounts offered.

Please note that this is a state-sponsored program, not a library museum pass to check out.
Listed here for your information!

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