Perfect outings rain or shine: Library museum and park passes

Above: Boston Children’s Museum (left) and Tower Hill Botanic Garden (right) are two of the many venues the library offers discounted passes to.

One of the most underutilized great resources our town offers is the Southborough Library’s 14 museum and park passes.

Passes cover a variety of museums for all age groups. There are also passes for MA State Parks, gardens, zoos, and aquariums. Some offer free access, the rest are great discounts.

To keep my youngest occupied, during the awkward gap between the last day of preschool and the last day of public school, I’m planning on some outings. I love the fact that they have something to offer for any weather.

So, if you go to the library’s site, you may see that I beat you to a couple reservations. Don’t worry, there are plenty more to be had.

You can find details and reserve passes through the museum pass page on the library’s website.

There you can find the link to their “Museum Passes at a Glance” grid.  This lists each venue’s description, discount, distance from Southborough, parking and other details.

Another link allows you to reserve the passes online, or you can make reservations by calling 508-485-5031. (Please note that some passes need to be returned by 10am the following morning.)

For fun, I’ve posted a gallery of photos to show the diversity of pass offerings (click on images below to open):


(Children’s Museum photo from Joao Melo)

(Tower Hill Botanic Garden photo from Flickr by MA Office of Travel & Tourism)

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10 years ago

Some great spots to take the family…just to note, news reports earlier this spring stated that the Higgins Armory would be closing in December 2013. The Worcester Art Museum will receive the armor collection and plans an exhibit, but I doubt it will be as expansive as what you can see at the Higgins Armory; I would encourage folks to try and make their way to the Higgins this summer if you can.

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