Boston – August 17, 2020 – The Boston Public Library today announced it is reinstating a version of the Museum Passes program, granting BPL patrons access to free and discounted passes to Massachusetts museums and cultural institutions. As museums continue to open in Phase 3 of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan, the library will add more institutions to the program. For more information on COVID-19 safety requirements when visiting these organizations, patrons can call or visit their websites directly.
WHO:Library card holders can utilize the Museum Passes program.
WHEN: This program is effective immediately, and will expand as more organizations continue to open.
WHERE:Passes can be picked up at all BPL branch locations, and are available at the organizations listed below:
- Boston Children's Museum
- Boston Harbor Island Cruise
- Massachusetts DCR ParksPass hang tag
- New England Aquarium
- Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (ICA)
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
- Larz Anderson Auto Museum
- Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuaries
- Trustees of Reservations Go Pass
- More to come!
HOW: Patrons can reserve museum passes online in Tixkeeper. The library also allows patrons to reserve passes over the phone (with a library card number). There are three types of passes: physical passes that need to be returned, paper coupons that do not need to be returned, and digital passes that require an e-mail address and no physical pick-up. During this time of social distancing, each institution may have their own procedures for obtaining tickets even with a library pass. Patrons should call the institution or visit their website to find out next steps after securing a pass from the library.
Reservation information and instructions for reserving passes can be found at bpl.org/museum-passes.