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Begun in 1997, Animal Adventures is a an exotic animal rescue center located in Bolton, MA. These animals are the basis of educational programs and a family-run zoo. Live animal shows take place daily, and private tours of different types of animals may be booked. For more information, please visit the website.
Ticket admits up to 4 people free
The Discovery Museum
The Discovery Museum, located on a 4-acre campus, is aimed at providing an environment in which play becomes a conduit for learning about science, technology, and nature. The museum’s building contains a number of galleries dedicated to teaching scientific concepts in a fun, hands-on environment, as well as themed play spaces for younger visitors. Outdoors, Discovery Woods includes a nature playscape with a cargo net climb, nest swing and beaver lodges, as well as a treehouse with an observation deck and a bouncy bridge. There are opportunities to practice orienteering with provided maps and instructions on trails on the property. A museum shop is on the premises. The museum building is fully ADA compliant, with exhibits based on Universal Design principles.
The Discovery Museums is comprised of two buildings and an accessible outdoor nature playscape.
Each pass admits up to 3 people at half price to both Museums.
The museum is closed on Mondays.
The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA. Set in an urban oasis, the museum offers a chance to walk through the treetops, take a multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, stroll nature trails, and get hands-on with family-friendly exhibits.
50% off admission for up to 2 Adults and 2 Children per vehicle. Children under 2 years of age are admitted for free.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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.
Ticket admits up to 4 people at $5/person.
Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)
Mass Audubon maintains about 100 wildlife sanctuaries in Massachusetts, more than half of which may be visited for walks on trails and visits to nature centers and museums. Among these is Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, a working farm with animals and crops, plus exhibits that include native wildlife, such as owls, foxes and deer. A shop on the premises sells items related to nature, such as bird feeders and binoculars.
Ticket admits up to 4 people at $2/person. Operating hours and standard admission costs vary among Audubon's many wildlife sanctuaries. Please check the Mass Audubon website to ensure that the particular wildlife sanctuary you wish to visit is open.
Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)
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.
Pass is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation. The pass allows for free parking of one vehicle at all MA state parks.
Museum of Fine Arts
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.
Each pass admits up to 2 people at $10 per person. Children under 6 are admitted for free. Youths 7-17 admitted free on weekdays after 3pm, weekends, and public school holidays. Optional upgrade of $8 per person for exhibits.
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.
Each pass admits up to 4 people for $10/person.
The Mystic Aquarium features a range of sea creatures, including sea lions, seals, sharks, penguins, and the only Beluga whales in New England, a number of which may be directly encountered in hands-on programs. In addition, they have daily shows at the Foxwoods Marine Center with sea lions, a 4-D theater showing interactive movies, a theater dedicated to films from National Geographic, special exhibits, and regular educational programs designed to instill an understanding of the oceans and foster a commitment to conservation.
Each pass admits up to 4 people at a savings of $5/person. Children under 2 are admitted for free. The pass does NOT include admission to XD Theater.
Peabody Essex Museum
The Peabody Essex Museum grew out of the collection of East India Marine Society, an organization of Salem captains whose charter called for acquisition of “natural and artificial curiosities.” Its permanent collection contains art and artifacts of Africa, Asia, India, China (with a Qing Dynasty house brought from the Huizhou region), Japan, Korea, Pacific Islands, and features objects of maritime art and history that include paintings, drawings, ship models, marine decorative arts, tools, weapons, navigational instruments, and ship and yacht plans. It also has a thriving changing exhibition schedule that sometimes includes important traveling shows.
Tue-Fri: Ticket admits up to 2 people for $6/person. Sat/Sun/Mon: Ticket admits up to 2 people for $12/person.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Located in Boylston, MA, and open year-round, the Tower Hill Botanic Garden features carefully planned gardens and collections of ornamental, edible and native plants, with a number of trails that traverse the 132-acre property. In addition, there are many programs and events, including classes, lectures, art exhibits and concerts. The Garden is run by the Worcester County Horticultural Society, the third oldest active horticultural society in the United States.
Each pass admits up to 2 people for half-price admission during daytime hours. Children under 6 are free. May-August, 1/2 price admission also available with pass after 4:30 pm on Wednesdays. Pass may also be used for a discount in The Shop at Tower Hill and discounts at participating nurseries upon presentation of a library membership card.
The Trustees of the Reservations preserve and protect more than 100 special properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value—nearly 25,000 acres—all around Massachusetts. From Crane’s Beach in Ipswich and World’s End in Hingham to The Old Manse in Concord and Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, visitors to Trustees sites enjoy local history and nature in its various forms: beaches, meadows, forests, swamps and more.
Two adults & children under 18 included in admission. Pass is valid for one-time use.
Free admission to: Ashley House, Cape Podge Wildlife Refuge, Fruitlands Museum, Misery Island (June to Labor Day), Mission House, Naumkeag, Old Manse, Wasque (Memorial Day to Columbus Day), and Worlds End
Discount Admission to: Bartholomew's Cobble, Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach, Long Point Beach, and Notchview
Pass is NOT valid for use at Trustees parking kiosks, stores, cafes, inns, campgrounds, special events and programs, or in place of any permits or passes.
The USS Constitution Museum
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.)
Free admission for up to 9 people.