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Museum Passes

The Bentley Library Museum Pass Program allows current Bentley University faculty, staff, and students to enjoy the art, culture, and history of numerous local museums. These passes provide free or discounted admission to the museums listed below. Museum passes must be booked online. If you need assistance, please visit the Library Services desk. A valid Bentley ID is required to reserve passes and to pick them up at the Library Services desk. Please direct all questions, comments, and suggestions to the Library Services Desk at (libraryservices@bentley.edu) or 781.891.2168.

Museum Passes Must Be Booked Online

Museum Pass Policies

Each individual is limited to one pass from each museum per month.  A museum pass that is returned late and prevents other patrons from using it will be assessed for overdue charges according to the following calculation: (cost of admission) X (number of people admitted on pass) X (number of days other patrons are prevented from using the pass). All borrowers are subject to overdue museum pass fines.

A museum pass that has not been returned within two weeks of its due date will be considered lost and the patron will be billed for the fines accrued to date PLUS any replacement cost charged by the museum.

A billed patron will be restricted from borrowing any museum passes in the future. This applies to ALL borrowers.

Available Museums

Harvard Art Museums

One pass is available per day. Each pass admits 2 people free of charge. Pass may be picked up 24 hours prior to use and must be returned to the Library.

For more information about museum hours, policies, and exhibits, please check the museum website here.

 

Institute of Contemporary Art: Boston

1 pass available each day. Each pass admits 2 people at a cost of $5 per person.

You will have the option of reserving tickets online in advance using the library pass discount. When purchasing tickets online, select the “Library Pass” pricing. Please note: Online orders and orders taken over the phone incur a $4 service fee per ticket for those who are not ICA members. You will need to present both the e-ticket (either on a mobile device or as a print-out) and the library pass at check-in to verify their discount. You will also still have the option to purchase tickets on-site as usual.

Passes may be picked up at any time. Passes do not need to be returned to the Library. Not valid for entry to performances or special events.

For more information about museum hours, policies, and exhibits, please check the museum website here.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Library passes will admit up to 4 adults for $5 each (General Admission only).  Due to capacity limits, the museum requires you purchase timed entry tickets online previous to your visit. Passes must be redeemed at least 48 hours prior to visiting.  Both online ticket and printed Museum Pass from the library must be shown upon entry to the Museum. The promo code provided when you retrieve the library pass can only be redeemed for the date of your reservation.

For more information about museum hours, policies, and exhibits, please check the museum website here.

John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

Each pass admits 8 adults with a $3 co-pay per person. Children under 12 are free. Pass may be picked up 24 hours prior to use and must be returned to the Library.

For more information about museum hours, policies, and exhibits, please check the museum website here.

Museum of Fine Arts

Pass admits 2 people at a cost of $10 per person. Due to capacity limits, MFA requires the purchase of timed entry tickets online prior to your visit. When you come to the library to retrieve your pass, you will be given a promo code and instructions on how to make an online purchase. Passes may be picked up at any time. Passes do not need to be returned to the library.

For more information about museum hours, policies, and exhibits, please check their website here.

Museum of Science

Each individual is limited to one pass from each museum per month.  Museum requires you purchase tickets online in advance of your visit. This pass will act as a "gift code" to purchase one free entry into the exhibit hall. This does not include admission to the OMNI theater or Planetarium. Special exhibits require extra fee. Passes may be picked up at any time.

For more information about museum hours, policies, and exhibits, please check the museum website here.

New England Aquarium

This coupon allows up to four people at 50% off admission to the New England Aquarium. Redeem this coupon in the General Admission line at the Aquarium’s ticket booth for discounted admission for up to four people. Please visit neaq.org/coupons for details. Review the Aquarium’s website at www.neaq.org/safety ahead of your visit to ensure a safe and accessible experience.

For more information about museum hours, policies, and exhibits, please check the museum website here.

Peabody Essex Museum

Each pass admits 2 people with a $12 copay for general admission. Museum requires timed entry tickets be purchased online prior to visit. This pass will act as a promo code to purchase tickets online at the library member rate.

Special exhibits require additional fees. The museum is closed Mondays except for Monday Holidays.

For more information about museum hours, policies, and exhibits, please check the museum website here.

The Trustees of the Reservations - GO PASS

Pass admits 2 adults and children under 18 at Family Level Membership price at sites and properties in and around Massachusetts. Includes The deCordova Museum, Fruitlands Museum, Castle Hill, as well as 118 properties that collect an admission fee. Pass is not valid for use at Trustees parking kiosks, stores, cafes, Inns, or Campgrounds. 

In the case of The deCordova Museum, Fruitlands Museum, or Castle Hill you will have the opportunity to purchase an advance timed entry ticket online with a promo code which will be provided when you pick up the library pass. You will need both the library pass as well as your advance ticket to gain entry when you visit. 

For more information regarding properties, policies, and exhibits, please check their website here.

Zoo New England

Zoo New England requires you purchase tickets online in advance of your visit. This pass will act as a "gift code" to purchase admission for up to 6 people at $9 per adult and $6 per child. This pass is for either the Stone Zoo in Stoneham or the Franklin Park Zoo in Dorchester. Franklin Park is accessible on the MBTA orange line. Pass may be picked up at any time.

For more information about zoo hours, policies, and exhibits, please check their website here.