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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.


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

Hours of Operation:

Thursday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed Sunday - Wednesday)
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

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 2024 season begins on May 25th and ends on October 20th. 

  • May – June: Open 6 days/week (Closed Wed)
  • July – Aug: Open 7 days/week
  • Sept – Oct: Open 6 days/week (Closed Wed)

Historic Entrance Open              9am – 3:30pm
Onsite Tickets Available             10am – 4:00pm
Trolley Service to Mansion         10:15am – 4:15pm
Gift Shop                                    10am – 4:30pm
Carriage House/Exhibit Gallery  10am – 5:30pm
Carriage House Restaurant        11:30am – 3:30pm

Carriage House Restaurant is serving lunch 11:30 to 3:30 every day we are open. On a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not accepted.

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

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

Sun 9:00AM-4:00PM
Mon 9:00AM-4:00PM
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:

Tuesdays: 9am-Noon
Wednesdays: 9am-Noon or 1-4pm
Thursdays: 9am-Noon or 1-4pm
Fridays: 9am-Noon or 1-4pm (First Friday of the month, 4:15-7pm)
Saturdays: 9am-Noon or 1-4pm
Sundays: 9am-Noon

Tuesdays - Saturdays, 9am-Noon or 1-4pm; Sundays, 9am-Noon. CLOSED MONDAYS

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:
Wednesday, Thursday, 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

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
Closed at 2:00 on the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve 

Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

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









NH State Parks
State of NH Park Pass 
How it works:

  • Pass use requires patrons to plan in advance.
  • Patrons may reserve the pass on the Library website or call/visit the library to make the pass reservation, but the pass must be picked up IN PERSON.  It does not need to be returned.
  • The pass DOES NOT guarantee access to any park.  It covers the admission fee only but does not make the specific park reservation (see below).
  • Pass is valid for 2 adults and up to 4 dependents to gain access at no additional charge to all New Hampshire day-use parks.


  • PLEASE NOTE:  The pass is NOT valid at the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, the Flume Gorge, Hampton Beach State Park – South Beach or Wallis Sands State Park.
  • The pass cannot be used for camping and is not valid at the metered parking.
  • The pass is ONLY valid for the date listed on the pass.
  • There is no cash value on the pass and the pass cannot be exchanged for a different date.

Reservations at a specific park:

  • Advanced day-use reservations are the only way to guarantee access to a park.
  • To make your reservation, visit: https://www.nhstateparks.org/planning/day-use-reservations
  • When requesting a reservation, you will be charged a $1 non-refundable reservation fee charged by the software company. To avoid being charged the admission fee, you will indicate you have a library pass when making the reservation. The system will remove the admission fees, but you will be responsible for the $1 reservation fee.
  • When you visit the park, the pass will be verified at the tollbooth. The toll attendant will issue a ticket or receipt and enter the pass number and library information into the computer.
  • You do not need to return the pass.

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

Current Hours of Operation:

Daily 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

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

Hours of Operation:
Open Tuesday–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.






Open May 1- November 1 

Pass must be booked through the Madbury Public Library and picked up at the Madbury Libary. Please call: (603) 743-1400.

Reduced admission pass.  Up to 4 people at $10.00/ticket.

The live animal exhibit trail and hiking trails are open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last trail admission at 3:30 p.m) Squam Lake Cruises begin May 18.

23 Science Center Road, Holderness, NH


Strawbery Banke - 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Hours of Operation:

April 27-June:
Daily: 10 AM-4 PM

Daily: 10 AM-5 PM

September-October 27: 
Mondays, Thursdays, & Fridays: 10 AM-4 PM
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Closed
Saturdays & Sundays: 10 AM-4 PM

A Strawbery Banke pass:

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









182 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820 - www.woodmanmuseum.org

Hours of Operation
Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm (April – November).
The last museum tour departs at 3:30pm.

A Woodman Museum pass is good for admission of two people for the price of one or one person at half price.