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Museum Passes

***Many area museums have COVID-19 restrictions still in place or require appointments in addition to the library pass. Please check the individual museum's site for information specific to that institution. 

DPL offers discount passes to area museums for the use of our patrons. Reserve your museum pass online or browse the museums we offer passes to below:

  • Simply visit the Tixkeeper Museum Pass page
  • Select the museum and day of your visit
  • Click on "Request Pass"
  • Fill in your name, phone, and library card number
  • Pick up your pass at the library

To read our Museum Pass Policy, Click here.

ALL MUSEUM PASSES MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE LIBRARY PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT UNLESS YOU HAVE RESERVED A DIGITAL PASS.

Only one pass will be checked out per museum per day unless otherwise noted. Review museum information below for specific details. All museum passes are sponsored by the Friends of the Durham Public Library.

 


Museum Passes Available with Your DPL Card

American Independence Museum - 1 Governor's Lane, Exeter, NH 03833
603-772-2622www.independencemuseum.org

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
May – November (closed Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving)

  • Free admission for 2 adults and their children under age 18.
  • One pass is available per day

NH Aviation Historic Society - 27 Navigator Rd., Londonderry, NH 03053

603-669-4820 - www.nhahs.org

The Library Pass is intended to cover a total of four paid admissions to the Aviation Museum (children under 6 are always free). Anyone beyond the four-person limit will be expected to pay normal admission of $10 per adult (ages 13 and up), $5 for seniors, veterans, and children 6-12.  

Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sundays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Bedrock Gardens

Bedrock Gardens - 19 High Road, Lee, NH 03861-6202 

603-659-2993 - www.bedrockgardens.org

Closed for the season - reopening May 15, 2024.
Open Tuesday through Friday, and the 1st and 3rd weekends of the month through October 9.
Hours are from 10am to 4pm both weekdays and weekends.

Pass must be picked up at the Libary.

Pass includes admission for a family, which includes: Two adults children and grandchildren. 


Boston Children's Museum - 300 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
617-426-8855 www.bostonkids.org

Hours of Operation:
The Museum is open to the public from Wednesday - Sunday 9:00am–4:00pm.

All ticketing is done online, including member reservations.

A pass to the Boston Children's Museum: Admits up to four people to the museum for 1/2 price each. This pass is an E-Pass; you do not have to come to the library to receive it. Once the pass is reserved online an e-mail will be sent with the pass that you can print out or show on your phone when you arrive at the museum.

  • One pass is available per day.
  • The pass is purchased in conjunction with the libraries in Madbury and Lee and is available to patrons of those libraries as well.

Castle in the Clouds - Route 171, 455 Old Mountain Road, Moultonborough, NH 03254
603-476-5900 www.castleintheclouds.org

Hours of Operation:
The 2023 season begins on May 22nd and ends on October 22nd. During our season, we are open Thursday-Tuesday from 10:00am-4:00pm

  • Valid for for the free admission of one adult and one youth and 50% off regular admission of one adult and one youth.
  • One pass is available per day. 
  • Not valid for programs and special events. 

Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine - 250 Thompson's Point Road, Portland, ME 04102
207-828-1234www.kitetails.org

Hours of Operation: Please visit the museum website for timed reservation updates and information.

Sun 9:00AM-4:00PM
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 9:00AM–4:00PM
Thu 9:00AM–4:00PM
Fri 9:00AM–4:00PM
Sat 9:00AM–4:00PM
  • Admits up to 4 at 50% off
  • One pass is available per day

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire - 6 Washington Street, Dover, NH 03820
603-742-2002 - Reserve times and prepay at www.childrens-museum.org

Hours of Operation:
Wednesdays - Saturdays, 9am-Noon or 1-4pm
Tuesdays & Sundays, 9am-Noon

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire pass:

  • Admits up to four people to the museum for half price.
  • One pass is available per day.

Currier Museum of Art - 150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104
603-669-6144 www.currier.org

Hours of Operation:
Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday

A pass to the Currier Museum of Art:

  • 1 pass per day
  • Not valid for special events.
  • Beginning March 31, 2019, this pass allows for 50% off of general admission for 2 adults and all youth ages 13 and up. Children 12 and younger are free.
  • Not valid for special events, Zimmerman House or Members Shop discounts.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - 280 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
617-566-1401 www.gardnermuseum.org

Hours of Operation:
Monday | 11 am–5 pm
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 11 am–5 pm
Thursday | 11am–9pm
Friday | 11 am–5 pm
Saturday | 10 am–5 pm
Sunday | 10 am–5 pm

  • 4 adults for $5 per person. Children under age 18 are admitted free
  • One pass is available per day.
  • The Gardner Museum pass is purchased in conjunction with the libraries in Madbury and Lee and is available to their patrons.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115
617-267-9300 www.mfa.org

Hours of Operation:

Sunday 10 am–5 pm
Monday 10 am–5 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10 am–5 pm
Thursday 10 am–10 pm
Friday 10 am–10 pm
Saturday

10 am–5 pm

 

A pass to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:

  • Admits 2 people for $10 per person.
  • One pass is available per day.

Museum of Science - Science Park, Rte. 28N, Boston, MA 02115
617-723-2500 www.mos.org

Hours of Operation:
Exhibits Hall Regular Hours
Daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
During the summer (July 5 - Labor Day), the museum is open until 7:00 pm Saturday - Thursday, and on Friday until 9:00 pm

The Museum of Science, Boston pass is purchased in conjunction with the libraries in Madbury and Lee and is kept at the Lee Public Library.

  • Durham patrons should call Lee at 659-2626 to register.
  • The pass will admit up to 4 people for $10 per person
  • One pass is available per day

New England Aquarium - 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
617-973-2500 www.neaq.org

Current Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Open at noon on New Year's Day. All times EST zone.

The New England Aquarium, Boston pass is purchased in conjunction with the libraries in Madbury and Lee and is kept at the Lee Public Library.

  • Durham patrons should call Lee at 659-2626 to register.
  • The pass will admit up to 4 people for $10 per person
  • One pass is available per day

Peabody Essex Museum - East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
978-745-9500www.pem.org

Hours of Operation:
The museum is open Thursday- Monday 10 am–5 pm,  Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

  • Admits 2 adults for $12 per person Tuesday-Friday, $12 on weekend and Monday (Yin Yu Tang House $5 extra)
  • One pass is available per day
  • The Peabody Essex Museum pass is purchased in conjunction with the libraries in Madbury and Lee and is kept at the Durham Public Library.
  • Lee and Madbury residents should call DPL to reserve.

Portland Museum of Art - Seven Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101
207-775-6148 www.portlandmuseum.org

Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday & Thursday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday:  10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Free admission for two adults

Seacoast Science Center - 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH 03870
603-436-8043www.seacoastsciencecenter.org

Hours of Operation:
Open Wednesday–Sunday, 10am-4pm

  • Pass admits 2 adults and up to four children or grandchildren into the Seacoast Science Center at 50% off the cost of regular admission.
  • 10% discount in Nature Store
  • We cannot guarantee this library pass includes the State park admission.  Please present this pass at the Park toll booth, but be aware that from April-September a park fee may be imposed.

Strawbery Banke - 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-433-1100www.strawberybanke.org

Hours of Operation:
May 1 - Oct 31
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nov 1 - Dec 31
Thurs - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Closed Dec 31 - April 30

A Strawbery Banke pass:

  • Admits 2 adults and up to 4 children to the museum for free.
  • One pass available per day.