Visit, explore, learn with Discount Museum Passes

The library can inspire people of all ages to read. But it also encourages you to experience!

Did you know, that thanks to the FriendsTPL, your public library can get you into many area museums, zoos and other attractions at a steep discount and, in some cases, for free?

Through its Discount Museum Pass Program, you can check out passes to 15 venues for fun. See below for passes currently supported by the library.

Reserve your library pass

Passes may also be reserved by calling 978-640-4490. A valid library card is required to reserve a pass.

Tewksbury Public Library Museum Pass

Museum Passes

Boston Children's Museum​

Each pass admits up to 4 people at 1/2 price admission.

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Pass admits up to 4 people for $5 per person to the museum and sculpture park. Includes 10% discount at the museum store.

Discovery Museum

Pass admits up to 3 people at half-price admission.

Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)

Each pass provides free parking for one vehicle at a Massachusetts State Park.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre

The pass entitles the holder to $15 off each ticket purchased for any performance. Season runs from September to May.

Museum of Fine Arts

This pass admits up to 2 adults, seniors or students at $10 per person.

Museum of Russian Icons

Each pass admits 6 people free of charge.

Museum of Science

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

New England Aquarium

Each pass admits up to 4 people at 1/2 price

Peabody Essex Museum

Pass admits 2 to general museum admission at a reduced fee of $12 per person.

Public Health Museum

Each pass admits 2 people free of charge.

Seacoast Science Center

Each pass admits two adults and up to four children at $5 per adult and $2.50 per child (between the ages of 3 and 12).

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Each pass admits 2 guests at half price.

UMass Lowell River Hawks

The pass entitles the holder to purchase up to 10 tickets at 50% off.

Zoo New England

This pass admits 6 people at $9 per adult and $6 per child.

The Details:

Reserve a pass for the date you will use it. Passes may be reserved up to 14-days in advance.

  • Returnable Passes may be picked up 1 day in advance, are due the day after the reservation and will be fined at $10.00 per day if late. They may be returned in the overnight book drop. A lost pass will result in a replacement charge on your library card account. 
  • Coupon passes may be picked up 3 days in advance, and do not need to be returned

Passes MUST be picked up by 11:00AM on the day the pass is to be used, or before closing on Saturday for a Sunday pass (the library is closed until 1 p.m. on Sundays). (When summer hours are in effect all weekend passes must be picked up by 11:00AM on Friday.) If the museum pass is not picked up by 11:00AM, it will be released for use by another family. Click HERE for Library hours.

IMPORTANT: One pass is allowed per household each day. Two passes are allowed per household in a 7-day window, except during school vacations and Summer when 1 pass is allowed in a 7-day window. One pass in a 10-day window is allowed for the MA Parks Pass.

Please be aware that if more than the allotted number of passes are reserved by any one household in a 7-day window, the first reservation will be retained but all others will be canceled. If you need help canceling an existing pass reservation, please call us at 978-640-4490, ext. 202. Failure to pick-up two or more passes in a 30-day window may result in suspension from requesting museum passes for 30-days.