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Museum Passes

The Wadleigh Memorial Library offers free and discounted passes to area museums. To view the available dates for museum passes and make reservations online, all you need is your Wadleigh Memorial Library card number and a PIN (What is my PIN?). Demand for the passes tends to be high on weekends, school vacations and during the summer. Please reserve in advance online or by calling the library at 249-0645.

Many thanks to the Friends of the Wadleigh Memorial Library, the Library Trustees, and Jaiden’s Angel Foundation for the generous donation of our museum passes.

Rules for Borrowing a Museum Pass

  • Wadleigh Memorial Library cardholders only
  • no fines or fees in excess of $5.00 on account
  • passes are reserved for a specific day (there is only one pass per museum available per day)
  • reservations may be made up to two months in advance.
  • passes due back the following day ($5 per day overdue fee, $10 minimum fee to replace a lost pass)
  • passes must be picked up by 11 a.m. on the day the pass is to be used (except on Sundays). If you are unable to pick the pass up by 11 a.m., please call the library. If the pass is not picked up by 11 a.m., you will lose your reservation for that pass.

Museums

Currier Museum of Art

Each pass admits up to 2 adults, children under 18 are free. 

The Currier is an internationally renowned art museum located in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Currier features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Monet, O’Keefe, and Wyeth, with exhibitions, tours and performances year-round. The museum also owns Frank Lloyd Wright’s Zimmerman House (The pass does not include admissions to the Zimmerman House).

This pass is provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center

Each pass admits up to 2 adults and 2 children for free. 

Located in the center of Peterborough in the Historic Baptist Church Building, the Mariposa is a “hands-on” museum of artifacts from around the world.

This pass is provided courtesy of The Maffe Foundation.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Each pass admits up to 4 people & covers General Exhibit Area admission. There is an additional charge per person for the planetarium shows. 

The Discovery Center has an amazing collection of innovative, interactive exhibits to explore. Delve in to the worlds of astronomy, aviation, Earth and space sciences and become immersed in this entertaining learning environment.

Museum of Fine Arts

Each pass admits 2 adults to $10 MFA general admission; children under 6 years old are admitted free at all times. 

The Museum of Fine Arts is the largest museum in New England and one of the five largest in the country. To augment its permanent collection, the Museum offers a rotating schedule of special exhibitions, highlighting both the Museum’s holdings as well as loaned objects from around the world.

This pass is provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Museum of New Hampshire History

Each pass admits 2 adults and 2 children free.

The Museum of New Hampshire History offers exhibitions of the state’s heritage and traditions as well as a variety of programs for children and adults.

Museum of Science

Each pass admits up to 4 people at $10 per person. 

The Museum of Science has remained on the cutting edge of science education by developing innovative and interactive exhibits and programs that both entertain and educate. More than 1.5 million people visit the Museum and its more than 550 interactive exhibits each year.

This pass is provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

New England Aquarium

Each pass admits up to 4 people at $10 per person. Children under 3 are free. This pass is not available in July & August.

The New England Aquarium, which opened in 1969, is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. The Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston, with over 1.3 million visitors a year, and a major public education resource.

The Aquarium pass is a gift from Jaiden’s Angel Foundation.

SEE-Science Center

Each pass admits up to 4 people for free

The museum is a fun and exciting science discovery center that offers more than 70 hands-on exhibits geared for ages 1 year and older.

This pass is provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Zoo New England

Each pass admits up to 6 people at a reduced rate of $6 per person for ages 13 & up, and $4 per child ages 2-12.  Children under 2 are free.

Zoo New England is a non-profit organization that operates Franklin Park Zoo in Boston & Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA.

This pass is provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.