Wadleigh Memorial Library

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Museum Passes


The Wadleigh Memorial Library offers free and discounted passes to area museums. To view the available dates for museum passes and make reservations online, all you need is your Wadleigh Memorial Library card number and a PIN. Demand for the passes tends to be high on weekends, school vacations and during the summer. Please reserve in advance online or by calling the library at 249-0645.

Many thanks to the Friends of the Wadleigh Memorial Library and the Library Trustees for the generous donation of our museum passes.

Rules for Borrowing a Museum Pass

  • Wadleigh Memorial Library cardholders only
  • No fines or fees in excess of $5.00 on account
  • Passes are reserved for a specific day (there is only one pass per museum available per day)
  • Reservations may be made up to two months in advance.
  • Some passes must be returned back to the library.  Passes are due back the following day ($5 per day overdue fee, $10 minimum fee to replace a lost pass)
  • Passes must be picked up by 11 a.m. on the day the pass is to be used (except on Sundays). If you are unable to pick the pass up by 11 a.m., please call the library. If the pass is not picked up by 11 a.m., you will lose your reservation for that pass.


McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Each pass admits up to 4 people & covers General Exhibit Area admission. There is an additional charge per person for the planetarium shows. 

The Discovery Center has an amazing collection of innovative, interactive exhibits to explore. Delve in to the worlds of astronomy, aviation, Earth and space sciences and become immersed in this entertaining learning environment.

This pass is provided courtesy of the Library Trustees.


Museum of Science

Reserve a pass in Eventkeeper for the date you plan to visit the Museum.  Your email confirmation from the library serves as your pass but you must call the Museum to reserve a timed ticket once you have the confirmation from the Library.

  1. Call the Museum of Science at 617-723-2500 (daily, 9am – 5pm) to reserve your timed tickets.  Up to 4 people are admitted at a 50% discount off of Exhibit Hall admission prices only with each pass and Children under 3 are always free but must have a timed ticket
  2. Please call at least 1-2 days ahead of time to reserve your time otherwise the Museum might be fully booked. Your pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass. You will need to provide the name of the library and library number (printed on your reservation) plus the date of your pass. 
  3. After you make your reservation, the Museum will send you an email confirmation with your reservation time.  Please bring both your library pass confirmation and your email confirmation from the Museum when you visit.
  4. 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:

  1. Please request a paper copy of your confirmation at the library.
  2. Follow steps 1-3 above to reserve your timed ticket and request to pick up your tickets at the Box Office when you arrive.  Please write down your ticket confirmation number and bring that and your library confirmation with you to the Museum.
  3. Go to the Box Office and provide your name, name of the library and timed ticket confirmation number.  The Box Office will give you tickets.  Proceed to the gate with your tickets. 

 This pass is provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.


New Hampshire Historical Society

Each pass admits 4 adults for free.

The Museum of New Hampshire History offers exhibitions of the state’s heritage and traditions as well as a variety of programs for children and adults.

This pass is provided courtesy of the Library Trustees.


NH State Parks

Each pass admits 2 adults and 4 children free.

FREE to all day-use parks on day listed only.  Exceptions: NOT valid at Hampton Beach – South Beach, Wallis Sands, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, or the Flume Gorge. NOT valid for camping, or parking meters.

This pass is provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.