Some Museums are not accepting passes right now. The exceptions are Isabella Stewart Gardner, Boston Children's Museum and New England Aquarium. However, there are specific rules about using the passes. See Tixkeeper below for more information.
Thanks to the Friends of the Richards Memorial Library, and generous individual contributors, the library is able to offer museum, zoo and aquarium passes to its patrons.
Passes can be reserved and checked out on any valid library card, adult or juvenile.
Patrons are limited to one pass per card, per day, and reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance.
Passes may be booked in advance by reserving them online with Tixkeeper (see the link above), by calling the library at 508-699-0122 or by stopping at the Circulation Desk. Please have your library card ready for all 3 methods.
Pick-up and Return
Most passes can be picked up anytime the week before your reservation. Roger Williams Zoo and the Resources (Recycling) for RI Education passes may be picked up the day before the reservation (Saturday for Monday passes), or on the day of the reservation during regular library hours and then need to be returned by 10 am the day after.
The library card under which the reservation is made must be presented at the time the pass is checked out.
One-use, dated coupon passes do not have to be returned to the library. Other passes must be returned to the library by 10 am the day after use. (They can be left in the book drop.)
Fine for Roger Williams Zoo (which have to be returned the next day.)
There is a $5 charge if a pass is returned late.
Patrons who lose a pass are required to pay the replacement cost.
All patrons are asked to notify the library immediately if they are unable to use a pass on the scheduled date so it can be made available to others.
Passes are very popular during school vacations so please plan ahead. If we do not have a pass you are looking for, other SAILS libraries may have it available. You will have to go to that library to pick up the pass.
The following is a list of the passes that are available for reserving. This list is subject to change.
|Boston Children's Museum||Admits 4 people; Half price admission. Currently $9.00 per person.|
|Isabella Stewart Gardner Musuem||Admits 4 with a $5 co-pay per person. Children under 18 admitted free.|
|Museum of Fine Arts Boston||Admits 2 with a $10 co-pay per person. Hours: Sat. through Tues. 10 to 5, Wed through Fri. 10 to 10. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Special exhibits discounted if space is available.|
|Museum of Science||Admits 4 people; $10 per person. (Does not include Omni or Planetarium shows)|
|New England Aquarium||Admits 4 people; 50% off general admission.|
|Providence Children's Museum||4 people half price. Currently $6 each; Open daily 9 to 5.|
|Resources (Recycling) for R.I. Education||Admits 1 person. Open Tues. 10 to 4; Wed. & Thurs. 10 - 5; Fri. & Sat. 9 to 1; Closed Sun. & Mon.|
|Roger Williams Park Zoo||
Admits 4 people at $3 off each. Currently $14.95 adults (13-61), $12.95 seniors (62+), $9.95 kids (2-12). Under 2 is free.
Hours (April-Sept) 10 to 5; (Oct-March) 10 to 4.