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Adams National Historical Park

Adams National Historical Park

1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169
617-770-1175   https://www.nps.gov/adam/
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The Adams National Historical Park, located in Quincy and open seasonally, is home to eleven buildings connected to five generations of the Adams family, including two of the country's earliest presidents. (The birthplace of John Quincy Adams was also the house where his father worked on the Declaration of Independence.) There are no self-guided tours of the homes, though the grounds may be explored at any time. A visit starts (and ends) at the visitor's center—with a bookstore and introductory film—that is located less than a mile away. A trolley takes visitors to different tour locations. Please check the website for the exact dates and hours of when the park is open.

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Categories: Architecture, History

Pass Benefits

Valid for Adams Nationinal Historical Park entrance fee only. Not valid for other park use fees. Pass admits bearer and three other individuals to park sites and tours. Please see website for details regarding openings.  

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Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum

308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
617-426-6500   http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/
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Founded in 1913 by the Science Teachers’ Bureau, the Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest children’s museum in the world and one of the few that maintain a collection. Designed for both children and families, the Museum exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts, emphasizing hands-on engagement and learning through experience, and employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children.

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Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, Technology

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 4 people for half price. As of 11-1-2018 regular admission price is $17 for ages 1-99. Ages 0-12 months are free.

Donated by the Women's Community Committee

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The Children’s Museum In Easton

The Children’s Museum In Easton

9 Sullivan Avenue, The Old Fire Station, North Easton, MA 02356
508-230-3789   http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/
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Located in an historic old fire station in North Easton, MA, the Children’s Museum in Easton is an educational, cultural, and social learning center for children and families—with a primary focus on children ages 1-8. There are 3 floors of themed interactive exhibits (both indoor and outdoor), a MakerSpace, and more than 100 programs, classes, and special events, focusing on the topics of science, movement and music, healthy living/wellness and creative arts. Check their website for a list of all current activities.

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Categories: Children, Crafts, Technology

Pass Benefits

Each pass entitles admission of up to four people at 50% off regular admission price. As of 1/1/2015 regular admission price is $9. Members and children under one are free. Closed Mondays except holidays and school vacations. Closed Sundays from Fathers Day through Fall Spruce Up. Patrons are encouraged to call ahead to confirm hours. Donated by the Women's Community Committee

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Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125
617-740-7000   https://www.emkinstitute.org/
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The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, located next to the JFK Museum in Boston, is dedicated to educating the public about the role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.

Its exhibit halls are designed to immerse visitors in the history of the Senate and provide an opportunity to participate in a live floor debate on an active piece of legislation being considered by the real Senate in Washington, D.C. Senator Kennedy's own career and commitment to public service is explored in the special exhibit, “The Lion of the Senate,” and there is a replica of his office and Reception Room. A cafe and gift shop are located on the premises.

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Categories: Children, History

Pass Benefits

One pass is valid for 2 discounted tickets with a co-pay of $7 each. Massachusetts residents under the age of 18 are admitted free.

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Fairbanks House Museum

Fairbanks House Museum

511 East Street, Dedham, MA 02026
781-326-1170   https://www.fairbankshouse.org/
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The Fairbanks House, built in 1641, is the oldest surviving timber frame house in North America. Located in Dedham, the National Register of Historic Places site is open to the public from May through October. Given the age of the house, it is in remarkably excellent condition, possibly due to the fact that it remained in the Fairbanks family for eight generations. The house may only be visited as part of guided tour. Please check the website for the exact dates and hours of when the site is open.

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Categories: Architecture, History

Pass Benefits

Pass are for "buy one admission, get one free". As of 5/1/2018 admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children (6-16) and $10 for seniors, students with ID $6 . Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday from 10am-5pm. Tours are on the hour with the last tour at 4pm

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
617-566-1401   http://www.gardnermuseum.org/home/
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The Gardner Museum houses the collection of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a local patron of the arts who died in 1924, in a building she commissioned to look like a 15th century Venetian palazzo. The center of the original building showcases courtyard plantings that reflect the seasons as they evolve throughout the year. In addition to her collection, which remains displayed exactly she arranged it per her will, there are changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, family events, and an artist-in-residence program. In 2012, the museum opened an addition designed by Renzo Piano that houses a space for their concert series.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 4 people for $5 per person (General admission only). Children under the age of 18 are admitted free. 

The museum is closed on Tuesdays. 

Donated by the Women's Community Committee

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John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
617-514-1600   https://www.jfklibrary.org/
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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, dedicated to the memory of the nation’s thirty-fifth president, is located on a ten-acre park which overlooks the sea in an building designed by I.M. Pei. The Museum portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President, all through permanent and changing exhibits. The Library is available to students and scholars to conduct research using its collection of historical materials chronicling mid-20th century politics and the life and administration of the institution’s namesake.

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Categories: Family, Governance, History

Pass Benefits

Each pass is valid for two adults, seniors or students with a $3 co-pay. Children 12 and under are free. This pass is available for general admission only and does not apply to admission for any special exhibition where additional admission fees may apply. 

Donated by the Women's Community Committee

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Mapparium

Mapparium

200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617-450-7000   https://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/project/mapparium/
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Located in the Mary Baker Eddy Library at the Christian Science Publishing Society building in Boston, the Mapparium is a three-story, stained-glass globe representing the world as configured in 1935. A bridge traverses the interior, allowing visitors to view the world from within. A presentation combines words, music, and LED lights to illustrate the transformation of the world over time and geography. The Library also features the exhibit “The Mapparium: An Inside View,” which provides some background on the construction and history of the globe.

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Categories: Children, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to four people (Adults, Youth 6-17, Students, and Seniors) for free.  

Admission for children 5 and younger is free. Regular admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, youths, students and military. Not valid for special events or for public programming.  

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Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)

Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)

251 Causeway Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114-2104
617-626-1250   http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/
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The Massachusetts State Parks have locations in all regions of the Commonwealth, from Pittsfield to Boston, and from Gloucester to Provincetown. They include beaches, wooded parks, parkways, and reservoirs, each with its own unique activities and amenities like hiking, biking, swimming and boating, camping, and more.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

Friday pass will be checked out for three days only during the months of July, August and Labor Day weekend when the library is closed on Saturday and Sundays. Each pass provides free admission for occupants of one vehicle. Go to www.mass.gov/dcr/librarypass.htm for a complete listing of libraries that have the Massachusetts State Park Pass available.

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Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617-267-9300   http://www.mfa.org/
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The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, in existence since July 4, 1876, is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world, with a collection of almost 500,000 works of art, ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to contemporary painting, sculpture and video. In addition, there are always special exhibitions on view, opportunities to take advantage of educational programs—some right in the galleries—and a contemplative Japanese garden.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Each pass allows two people at $10 per person.  This pass admits General Admission only.

Donated by the Friends of the Library and the Women's Community Committee.

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Museum of Science

Museum of Science

1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
617-723-2500   http://www.mos.org/
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The Museum of Science in Boston is located on a piece of land that extends the width of the Charles River, connecting Boston and Cambridge. Dedicated to promoting and educating visitors about science and technology, the museum includes a planetarium, the world’s largest open-air Van de Graaff generator, an IMAX theatre, a butterfly garden, and permanent and changing exhibits on birds, insects and animals; space; dinosaurs; engineering; nanotechnology; math; biology; and more.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Nature, Science, Technology, Sky

Pass Benefits

Admission price is $10 per person up to four people.

This pass is valid only for exhibit halls. DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION TO OMNI, PLANETARIUM, 4D THEATER, BUTTERFLY GARDEN OR SPECIAL EXHIBITS.

Donated by the Women's Community Committee.

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New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
617-973-5200   http://www.neaq.org/
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The New England Aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals, from the giant Pacific octopus to Northern fur seals to little blue penguins. They offer a wide range of exhibits, including a shark and ray touch tank and the Giant Ocean Tank, a four-story coral reef featuring hundreds of Caribbean animals. In addition, they have an IMAX theatre and run whale watch boat excursions in partnership with Boston Harbor Cruises from April through November.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science, Ocean

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 4 people for a reduced rate of $10 per person.Children under the age of 3 are not included in the admission count and are always admitted free.

No passes are available in July or August or until after Labor Day in September. 

 Donated by the Women's Community Committee and the Gift Fund.

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Pawtucket Red Sox

Pawtucket Red Sox

1 Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860
401-724-7300   https://www.milb.com/pawtucket
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The PawSox, the popular name of the professional minor league baseball team the Pawtucket Red Sox, is the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Currently based in Pawtucket, RI, its home games are played at McCoy stadium, though the team is scheduled to move its home base to Worcester, MA in 2021. Its most recent championship win was in 2014.

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Categories: Children, Family, Sports

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to 6 people at the price of $5 per person.

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Roger Williams Park Zoo

Roger Williams Park Zoo

1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
401-785-3510   http://www.rwpzoo.org/
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Founded in 1872, the 40-acre zoo is one of the nation’s oldest. It’s home to over 100 species of rare and interesting animals from all over the world presented in naturalistic settings, including many endangered species. Themed programs and events are offered throughout the year, some of them focused on hands-on conservation. Nearby, within the park, is an operational Victorian-style carousel.

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Categories: Children, Family, Zoo

Pass Benefits

Each pass offers a $3 discount off the regular admission rate (Adults $17.95, Srs. 62+ 15.95, Children,2-12 $12.95) for any combination of up to four adults,seniors,and/or children. No passes are available from January 1, - February 28, during the "WINTER WONDER DAYS". During this time, admission is half price for everyone (under 3 are free). Please check the zoo website for further information. THIS PASS IS NOT VALID FOR FUNDRAISING EXHIBITS OR SPECIAL EVENTS.

Donated by the Women's Community Committee. 

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The USS Constitution Museum

The USS Constitution Museum

Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129
617-426-1812   https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/
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The museum, a part of the Boston National Historical Park, is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard near the ship USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) at the end of Boston’s Freedom Trail. The museum provides a detailed look at the history of the ship, information about the war of 1812, and the battle between the ship and HMS Java. Stories are told through interactive exhibits, unique artifacts, archival records, and artwork. The museum also includes a research library which houses a strong collection of manuscripts, books, artifacts, and microfilm of primary source material. The ship itself is maintained by the US Navy, and may be visited free of charge on certain days. (Check website for schedule.)

Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 9 people free. Museum is open daily. From April 1-Oct 31, the ship is closed on Mondays. From Nov 1-March 31 the ship is closed on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Zoo New England

Zoo New England

1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
617-541-5466   http://www.zoonewengland.org/
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Zoo New England operates Franklin Park Zoo, a 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, and the Stone Zoo, located on a 26-acre site near Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA. In addition to animals, both zoos are engaged in wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education.

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Categories: Family, Zoo

Pass Benefits

Admits 6 people at $9.00 per adult and $6.00 per child.

Donated by the WCC of Norwood.

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