Museum Passes

Barrington Public Library offers free or reduced admission to museums and cultural attractions around 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 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
  • Returnable passes are due back to the Library by 9 am the day after use
  • A fine of $5 per day is placed on your library card for overdue returnable passes
  • Patrons are responsible for replacement of lost passes; cost varies for each museum
  • Museum hours vary or change without notice. 

Reserve 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.

List of Museum Passes

Audubon Education Center is open mid-April thru mid-October, 9 am to 5 pm daily; mid-October thru mid-April (open holidays and school vacations), Wed thru Sat, 9 am to 5 pm & Sun 12 pm to 5 pm.
Without Pass: Adult $6, Children ages 4-12 $4
With Pass: Admission free for 2 adults and 4 children under 18 years old

The Mansion is open April 1 through October 15, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm, and most Monday holidays, (closed on July 4). The mansion occasionally closes at 3 pm for special events.

The Gardens & Grounds: Year-round Monday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays 10am to 3 pm. The grounds & gardens occasionally close early for special events.

Without Pass: $28 per Family (2 adults, 2 youth); $14 Adults; $13 Seniors; $10 Military & Students; $5 Children ages 6-17; Free under age 5
With Pass:
Admits up to 6 people at $7 for adults, $2 for youth ages 6-17

Not valid for Programs, Family Fun Fridays, Fairy Festival, Sparkle, and Christmas at Blithewold.

Open Saturday thru Thursday, 10 am to 5 pm. Fridays, 10 am to 9 pm. Opens at 12 pm on New Year’s Day. 
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Closes at 3 pm on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve. 

Without Pass: Adult $18, Children (ages 1-15) $18, Children (under 12 months) Free.
With Pass: E-ticket pass. Admits up to 4 (adults or children) at half price per person. Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays only.

TJX Fridays (5 pm to 9 pm): $1 per person -- Check in at Admissions after 5 pm (no pass required)
Museum Policy: Children younger than 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Adults unaccompanied by children must leave proper photo identification at the Admissions Desk. Examples: State Driver’s License or Passport.

10 am to 5 pm Wednesday - Sunday (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
In mid-June, the Museum will be open 10 am - 5 pm every day.
Open Columbus Day (Oct 10), Closed Thanksgiving Day

Without Pass: $12 Adults; $10 Seniors; $8 Military; $5 Students over age 10; Free under age 10
With Pass: Free for 2 adults and any children under age 17

Open: Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm; Thursday & Friday 10 am - 9 pm; Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.
Closed: Mondays, except MLK Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, & Columbus Day. Closed July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day.

Without Pass: $15 (general admission), $13 seniors, $10 students, FREE youth 17 & under. Museum is FREE after 5 pm every Thursday during ICA Free Thursday nights.
With Pass: $5 admission, limit of two $5 admissions per pass

Open every day from 11 am-5 pm, except Tuesdays, and on Thursday the museum stays open until 9 pm; the last admission of the day will be a half hour before closing.
Closed: New Year's Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (open until 3 pm), Christmas, and Patriots' Day. Open: MLK Day, Presidents Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day.

Without pass: $15 Adults; $12 Seniors; $5 College students with ID; free under age 18, U.S. Military and their families and anyone named Isabella.

With pass: provides up to four (4) people with $5 admission per person. Children under the age of 18 are admitted free. A few times a year the Museum opens its doors to the public at no charge. On those days, tickets are distributed to all visitors (including museum pass-holders) until the Museum capacity for the entire day is reached. Patrons are advised to plan accordingly as these days are unusually busy, and call ahead at 617-566-1401.

Open 7 days, except New Year's Day, Patriots' Day, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Hours: Mon & Tues 10 am-4:45 pm, Wed-Fri 10 am-9:45 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am-4:45 pm.

Without Pass: $25 Adults; $23 Seniors and Students 18+; $10 Youth 7-17 school days before 3 – Youth are free at other times; children 6 and under are free.
With Pass: admits 2 adults for $10 each, free to children under age 6. Admission by voluntary contribution Wednesdays after 4 pm, all ages.

Regular hours: January 1 to July 4 are Sat-Thurs 9 am-5 pm; Fri 9 am-9 pm
Summer hours: July 5 to Labor Day: Sat-Thurs 9 am-7 pm; Fri 9 am-9 pm

Closed: Thanksgiving Day (Nov 24), Christmas Day (Dec 25) and Staff Appreciation Day (Sept 6). The Museum also closes at 2 pm the day before Thanksgiving (Nov 23) and Christmas Eve (Dec 24).

Without Pass: Exhibit Hall: Adults (12+) $23; Seniors (60+) $21; Children (ages 3-11) $20; free under 3
Omni Theater, Planetarium, Laser Show: $10 Adults; $9 Seniors; $8 Ages 3-11; Free under age 3

With Pass: Admits up to 4 people at $10 per person. Valid only for Exhibit Hall, does not include admission to Omni Theater, Planetarium and Laser Show.

Mystic Aquarium is open daily, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
April - Labor Day: 9 am to 5 pm  
September 8 - November: 9 am to 4 pm
December - February: 10 am to 4 pm
March: 9 am to 4 pm

Once inside, guests may visit one additional hour after close. Hours are subject to change without notice. In the event of severe weather, please call 860-572-5955 for updates.

Without pass: $36.99 Adults; $31.99 Seniors (60+); Youth age 13-17 $30.99; Youth age 3-12 $26.99; Youth age 2 and under free.
With Pass: Admits up to 2 adults and 2 children for $4 off regular admission. Children under 2 are free. Pass does not cover special events and programs. 

Hours: Jan 1 - Mar 25: Thur - Sun 10 am-4 pm; Presidents Day: Feb 15 10 am-4 pm; Mar 26 - Oct 30: 9 am-5 pm; Oct 31 - Nov 27: 10 am-4 pm; Nov 28 - Dec 31: Thur - Sun 10 am-4 pm; closed Dec 24 & 25.

Without Pass: $28.95 Adults; $26.95 Seniors 65+; $24.95 Youth 13-17; $18.95 Youth 3-12; Free for children 3 and under. Visit website for Special Discounts, including Active Duty Members.
With Pass: Admits 2 adults and 3 children at 50% off admission per person.

January-March: Tuesday-Saturday 9 am - 4 pm, Sunday 11 am - 4 pm. April-December: Daily 9 am - 5 pm. Select galleries open until 8 pm every second Thursday of the month. Open holiday Mondays. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day. 

Without Pass: $16 Adults, $14 Seniors (65+), $9 Students (19+), $6 Child & Youth. FREE for children aged 3 and under.
With Pass: 50% off regular admission (up to 4 people)

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 12 pm-4 pm; closed Mondays

Holidays: The Museum will be open 10 am-4 pm for the Presidents' Day holiday, Monday, February 16. We are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day. We are closed for Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve (at 1 pm) and New Year's Day.

Without Pass: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $6 Student & Military; Children 5 and under are free
With Pass: Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children under age 18

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; Sunday 12 pm-4 pm; closed Mondays
Holidays: The Museum will be open 10 am - 4 pm for the Presidents' Day holiday, Monday, February 16. We are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day.
Closed for Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve (at 1 pm) and New Year's Day.

Without Pass: $7 Adults; $3 Children 3-12; free under age 3
With Pass: Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children under age 18

Hours: Dates vary. Call the Library at 401-247-1920 x2 for schedule.
With pass: Valid for 6 general admission tickets for $5 per ticket.

Hours: April-Labor Day are every day from 9 am-6 pm. Labor Day-March: Tues-Sun 9 am-6 pm. Please note: Open select Fridays until 8 pm, please call ahead. 

Closed: Mondays except holidays and public school vacations. Closed Thanksgiving, December 24 and December 25.

With pass: Admits up to 4 people at half-price admission. Free under 1 year.

The John Brown House Museum, 52 Power St, Providence R.I. 401-331-8575 ext. 362
Open April 1 - November 30, Tues - Fri 1pm - 4pm, Sat 10am - 4pm; Dec 1 - March 31 Saturdays only 10am - 4pm
Admission without pass: Adults $10, Seniors & Students $8, Children 7-17 $6
Admission with pass: Free for 4 people plus discount at museum gift shops.

Museum of Work & Culture, 42 South Main St, Woonsocket, R.I. 401-769-9675
Open Tues - Fri 9:30am - 4pm; Sat 10am - 4pm; Sun 1pm - 4pm; closed Sundays
Admission without pass: Adults: $8, Seniors & Students $6, Children under 10 FREE with adult
Admission with pass: Free for 4 people plus discount at museum gift shops.

RIHS Research Library, 121 Hope St., Providence R.I. 401-273-8107 ext. 410
Call for open hours. Admission with pass: Free for 4 people.

Free admission for 4 people to a Concert Under the Elms , a series of 6 concerts held every summer on the lawn of the John Brown House Museum.

Discount on Walking Tours - $5 discount on daily tours and $2 discount on specialty tours.

Hours: Tues-Sun 10 am-5 pm, every third Thurs 10 am-9 pm
Closed: Mondays and Jan 1; July 4; Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Free to all on Gallery Night: Third Thursday each month 5-9 pm
Pay what you wish every Sunday 10 am-5 pm

Without Pass: $15 for Adults; $12 for Senior Citizens age 62+; $8 for College students with ID; Free for Youth up to age 18
With Pass: Admits 2 adults for Free (children 18 and under are Free)

Hours: March 1-Dec 31 10 am-5 pm daily.

Closed: Thanksgiving; December 24 and December 25

Without Pass: $17.95 Adults; $15.95 Seniors; $12.95 Children 2-12; Toddlers 1 and under FREE. Military Discount 50% off admission for 4 (immediate family only).
With Pass: Admits up to 4 people at $3 off admission each(4 guests of any combination of adults, seniors, and children). Not valid for fundraising exhibits or special events.

Please Note: The Zoo will close early to the public on Thursday, August 13 for its annual Member's Night evening event. Last admission will be at 3:30pm, and the Zoo will close at 4 pm. The Zoo will end daytime admission at 12 noon on Saturday, August 29 in preparation for Brew at the Zoo. Guests who arrive before noon will have until 2 pm to enjoy the animal exhibits.

Open: May, June, & September: Fri & Sat, 10-4. July & August: Tue thru Sat, 10-4. 
Closed: Oct thru April
Without Pass: Adult $12; Seniors/AAA $10; Children ages 6-12 $5; Free for Active Duty Military Members, Museum Members, and Children under 6.
With Pass: Free for 4 general admissions. Not valid for Special Events, such as the Folk Art Quilt Show.

Open: Daily, 10-5. 
Closed: Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25, December 31, and the month of January.
Without Pass: Adult $16; Seniors 65+ $11; Children (ages 6-18) $6; Children age 5 and under are free; Dog walking $7. Military Personnel, Veterans, and Military Families: 25% off general admission year-round with a valid Military ID or Dependent ID. Visit Tower Hill website for other general admission discounts.
With Pass: 2 guests at half price admission. Not valid for Special Events, such as Night Lights.
Note: Tower Hill is open late on Thursdays in June, July, and August for Free After Three Thursdays program that runs from 3 to 9 pm. 

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 10am-4pm, Third Thursday of every month: 10am-8pm

Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays and the following holidays: New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Without Pass: Adult $16; Seniors (65+) $14; Ages 4-17 $6; Ages 3 & under FREE

With Pass: 50% off admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children.

Please Note: Admission discount not valid for Flora in Winter events. FREE admission to all visitors on the first Saturday of each month: 10am-4pm. 
Bank of America customers visit for FREE on the first full weekend of each month. Please present an active debit or credit card featuring the Bank of America or Merrill Lynch name and logo, plus an active, valid photo ID.
College Students: $14 with valid student ID. FREE admission on the third Thursday of each month.
Veterans: FREE. Active Military: FREE with valid ID, including up to 3 guests. We also participate in the Blue Star Museums program (Memorial Day to Labor Day).