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 603-249-0645.

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.


Currier Museum of Art

Each pass provides 50% off general admission for 2 adults and all youth family members (ages 13-17); children 12 and under are free. Special exhibits may have an additional charge.

The Currier is an internationally renowned art museum located in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Currier features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Monet, O’Keefe, and Wyeth, with exhibitions, tours and performances year-round. The museum also owns Frank Lloyd Wright’s Zimmerman House (The pass does not include admissions to the Zimmerman House).

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


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 Fine Arts

Each pass admits 2 adults to $10 MFA general admission; children under 6 years old are admitted free at all times. 

NOTE: The MFA no longer uses paper passes; a promo code will be sent in your confirmation page. Use the promo code in advance to reserve discounted tickets online (highly recommended).

The Museum of Fine Arts is the largest museum in New England and one of the five largest in the country. To augment its permanent collection, the Museum offers a rotating schedule of special exhibitions, highlighting both the Museum’s holdings as well as loaned objects from around the world.

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


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.


SEE-Science Center

Each pass admits up to 2 people for free

The museum is a fun and exciting science discovery center that offers more than 70 hands-on exhibits geared for ages 1 year and older.

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


Zoo New England

See zoonewengland.org for all relevant information (making reservations, restrictions, etc.).

Each pass admits up to 6 people at $9 per adult (age 13 &up)/$6 per child (age 2-12). 

Zoo New England is a non-profit organization that operates Franklin Park Zoo in Boston & Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA.

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