Museum Passes

The Sawyer Free Library is proud to offer museum passes to many local cultural attractions. 



Museums vary as to when they are reopening.  In addition, many of them are requiring timed tickets when they do reopen.  Discount passes can sometimes be used with timed ticketing.  Before you request a museum pass, we strongly recommend that you check with the individual museum to check whether they are open and to make sure they are accepting the discounted passes at this time.


Reserving a Museum Pass

Passed may be reserved up to thirty (30) days in advance online, by phone, or in person. 


It’s easy to reserve a pass online.  Have your library card ready, as you will need the fourteen (14) digit bar code to reserve your pass online. You may also see what passes you have reserved and cancel reservations by clicking My Passes


To reserve by phone, call 978-281-9763 ex. 10. Remember to have your library card ready. 


To reserve in person, simply stop by the Service Desk on the main floor. 

Picking up a Museum Pass

Pick up your pass at the Service Desk on the main floor of the library. If your pass is returnable, please plan to pick it up after 2:00 pm the day before your museum visit. You may pick up non-returnable passes any time before your museum visit. 

Returning a Museum Pass

Please drop returnable passes in one of our two book drops or at the Service Desk on the main floor by 9:30 am the day after use. Many museums collect passes at the time of your visit; these do not need to be returned. 

Additional Information

A valid card from any NOBLE library is required to reserve passes. 


Only one pass may be reserved per day with the exception of the MFA and Isabella Stewart Gardner, which can be borrowed together on the same day. 


Boston Children’s Museum

Coupon Pass: Admits four (4) at half price admission.


Cape Ann Museum

Returnable Pass: Admits two (2) free of charge.


Essex Shipbuilding Museum

Returnable Pass: Admits four (4) to regular exhibits and tours free of charge. 


Peabody Essex Museum

Coupon Pass: Admits two (2) at $6 per person weekdays and $10 Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays. 


Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Coupon Pass: Admits four (4) MA residents at $6 each. 


House of Seven Gables

Returnable pass: Admits four (4) at half price. 


Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Coupon Pass: Admits four (4) at $5 each. 


Maritime Gloucester Museum

Returnable Pass: Admits four (4) free of charge. 


Museum of Fine Arts

Coupon Pass: Admits two (2) at $10 each. 


Museum of Science

This pass will admit up to 4 people at a 50% discount on tickets to the Museum’s Exhibit Halls. Children under 3 are not included in the count of 4 and are always admitted for free but must have a timed ticket.
Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass.
YOU MUST ALSO CALL THE MUSEUM TO RESERVE A TIMED TICKET. Call 617-723-2500 (daily, 9am – 5pm).
Please call at least 1-2 days ahead to reserve your timeslot otherwise the Museum might be fully booked.
After you make your timed reservation with the Museum, they will send you an email confirmation with your reservation time.
Please bring both your library pass confirmation (printed or displayed on a phone) and your email confirmation from the Museum when you visit. Show both confirmations at the gate to enter. You do not need to stop at the Box Office.
If you are not able to show your Library confirmation on a phone, request a paper copy of your confirmation at the library.


New England Aquarium 

Coupon Pass: Admits four (4) at $10 each. 


Sargent House Museum

Returnable Pass: Admits two (2) for the price of one (1). 


Harvard Museums 


Harvard Museum of Natural History

Coupon Pass: Admits four (4) MA residents at $6 each. 


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