Museum Passes

Discount tickets to the Gamm Theatre in Warwick are first-come, first-served. Scroll down or contact the Reference Desk for more information. 

Blithewold and Herreshoff Marine Museum are seasonal passes. They are not available year-round.


Barrington Public Library offers free or reduced admission to museums and cultural attractions around southern New England thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Barrington Public Library.

Procedure for Museum Pass Use

  • Have a valid Ocean State Libraries library card to reserve a museum pass
  • Passes may be reserved up to two (2) weeks in advance either by person, by phone or through the library website
  • Each family is allowed no more than two (2) different passes per week during vacation weeks and holiday periods
  • Each family is allowed to check out no more than two (2) passes on any given day. One pass per institution.
  • Returnable passes are due back to the Library by 9 am the day after use within the provided pouch
  • Patrons are responsible for replacement of lost passes; cost varies for each museum
  • Museum hours vary or change without notice.


Museum PassesReserve a Museum Pass

With our online booking you can view available passes, pass details, place your reservation and receive an email reminder to pick up your pass at the Reference Desk.

Reserve your museum pass online or call the Reference Desk at 401-247-1920 x2.


222 Bellevue Ave, Newport

RETURNABLE PASS (return to the library)

With Pass: FREE admission for 2 people. You must bring the library pass when you visit the Museum.

1401 Hope St, Bristol

RETURNABLE PASS (return to the library)

With Pass: FREE for 2 adults and 4 children under 18 years old.

5 Water St, Fall River, MA

RETURNABLE PASS (return to the library)

With Pass: $3 admission for 2 adults and 3 children under 18 years old

101 Ferry Rd, Bristol

RETURNABLE PASS (return to the library)

With Pass: 6 people at $8.50 per adult and $3 per youth ages 6-17. Not valid for Programs, Family Fun Fridays, Fairy Festival, Sparkle, and Christmas at Blithewold. *Pass available from April thru mid-October.

245 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick

TAKEAWAY PASS (non-returnable)

With Pass: Buy one get one free. Limit 2 discounted tickets per pass. Limit 1 pass per cardholder. Excludes Saturday night and Sunday matinee. Not reservable. First-come, first-served. To redeem: Visit the Gamm Theatre website for availability. Obtain the library pass first. Purchase your ticket(s) in person at the box office or by phone at 401-723-4266. Library pass must be presented at the time of purchase or will-call.

1 Burnside St, Bristol

RETURNABLE PASS (return to the library)

With Pass: FREE for 2 adults and any children under age 17. Pass available from May to December.

26 Harbor Shore Dr, Boston, MA

TAKEAWAY PASS (non-returnable)

With Pass: $5 per person up to 2 people. Not valid for performances, films, or events. 

Reserve your library pass for the day you wish to visit the museum. Pick up your library pass. Purchase your tickets on the ICA website and select "Library Pass Coupon." You will need to show the library pass and e-ticket at check-in.

While tickets may be purchased day-of at the Visitor Services desk, we highly recommend advance tickets, as we cannot guarantee day-of reservations. Library pass discounts may not be used for performances or special events. Please note that online and phone orders incur a $4 service fee per ticket.

Free Thursday Nights: Admission is FREE for all every Thursday from 5 to 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights. Timed tickets are required for free days and nights. Timed tickets for Free Thursday Nights become available at 10 am the morning of. 

25 Evans Way, Boston, MA

TAKEAWAY PASS (non-returnable)

With Pass: $5 per person for up to four (4) people over 18. Children under the age of 18 are admitted free. Library cardholders must claim a print pass from their library, which will include a special promo code. On the ISGM website for purchasing tickets, please enter the promo code first to receive the discount, then select the day and time of your visit.

465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

E-PASS (email required)

With Pass: $10 per person for 2 adults. You must reserve a pass with the library first to receive a special code before purchasing a ticket to the museum. Please include your email address when reserving a library pass. When you go to the MFA website to purchase your tickets, you will click "Tickets" then choose your date and click the "Tickets" button for General Admission. You will then enter the special code into the promo code box and hit submit. You will be able to choose your entry time and complete check out. Note: General admission does not include admission to special exhibitions requiring a separate ticket.

Science Park, Boston, MA

E-PASS (email required)

With Pass: 50% off general admission for up to 4 people. Valid only for the Exhibit Hall. 

Instructions: First, reserve a library pass for the date you plan to visit the Museum. Your email confirmation from the library serves as your pass. If you have any questions or would like to reserve your Exhibit Halls passes in advance to avoid waiting in line the day of your visit, please call 617-723-2500 (9 am to 5 pm daily).

  1. 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.
  2. Your pass can only be used on the date printed on the confirmation email.
  3. Please bring your library pass confirmation when you visit.
  4. Stop at the Box Office when you arrive at the Museum to exchange your library pass and purchase your Exhibit Halls passes at a discounted rate.
  5. If you are not able to show your Library confirmation on a phone, please request a paper copy of your confirmation at the library.

75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT

RETURNABLE PASS (return to the library)

With Pass: 50% off admission for 2 adults and 3 youth (3-17). Free under age 2. Library Pass accepted in-person only. Do not purchase tickets ahead of time as they're unable to apply the discount. Visit the website for Special Discounts, including Active Duty Members.

18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

RETURNABLE PASS (return to the library)

With Pass: 50% off regular admission up to 4 people. The Library has extra single-use passes for additional people in your party. Reserve and pick up the library pass and then present the pass when checking in at the museum's front desk. You do not need to make advanced reservations for the museum.

76 Bellevue Ave, Newport

RETURNABLE PASS (return to the library)

With Pass: FREE for 2 adults and 2 children under age 18. FREE for youth up to 17.

583 Third Beach Rd, Middletown

RETURNABLE PASS (return to the library)

With Pass: Free admission for 6 people. Buy trail passes online or by phone before hiking. Check-in is required at the Welcome Center before hiking on the trails.

100 South St, Providence

RETURNABLE PASS (return to the library)

With Pass: 50% off per ticket for 4 people. Children under 12 months are free. You do not have to register ahead. Library tickets are processed when visitors arrive. 

20 N Main St, Providence

TAKEAWAY PASS (non-returnable)

With Pass: FREE for 2 adults (FREE for all children 18 and under). FREE admission on Sundays (10 am to 5 pm) and Thursdays evenings (5 to 8 pm).

1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence

E-PASS (email required)

With Pass: $3 off admission each up to 4 people (any combination of adults, seniors, and children). Not valid for fundraising exhibits or special events. Make a reservation for the day you plan to visit the zoo. Please provide your email address to receive the discount code. Contact the library if you do not receive the code. Then, follow the procedure below. 

How to Redeem the Library Discount:

  1. Navigate to the Ticket Purchasing Page on the zoo’s website.
  2. Select the date and timeslot of their daytime general admission visit. Enter the proper quantities of adult, child, senior, and toddler tickets.
  3. Type in the supplied discount code. Click apply.
  4. Proceed to the next page to enter payment information (the discount will deduct your savings once you are on the next page).
  5. Complete the transaction with payment information. Your e-tickets are emailed over shortly after purchase.

Do you need further assistance? Please feel free to reach out to Visitor Services at 401-375-3510 ext. 316. Please note there is limited availability during peak hours, so we recommend patrons purchase their tickets in advance. The discount can only be applied online, and the discount must be redeemed at time of purchase, the discount code cannot be retroactively applied.

19 1/2 Washington Sq. North, Salem, MA

RETURNABLE PASS (return to the library)

With Pass: 20% DISCOUNT per ticket up to 6 visitors. Not valid in October. Library pass contains the discount code to purchase tickets online. Tickets can only be purchased online and on the same-day of your visit. Library pass must be presented upon arrival to receive your tickets. You will be charged the full admission fee if you cannot provide the pass.

23 America's Cup Ave, Newport

RETURNABLE PASS (return to the library)

With Pass: HALF-PRICE admission for 2 adults and 4 children. You must bring the library pass when you visit the aquarium.

344 Main St, Wakefield

RETURNABLE PASS (return to the library)

With Pass: $5 per adult. Children 12 and under are free. WWII veterans are always free. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.