School vacation is coming…

museum passesAre you looking for something fun to do?

Check out one of our Museum Passes!

The library is pleased to offer to cardholders discounted tickets to area museums. The following museums have passes available for use – call us at 432-6140 to reserve yours.

In New Hampshire

Canterbury Shaker Village

(603) 783-9511

288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH

The pass admits 2 adults at $6.00 admission each, $3.00 for children
under 18. Children age 5 and under are free. 2 passes may be available to be taken per day.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center (formerly Christa McAuliffe Planetarium)

(603) 271-STAR

3 Institute Drive, Concord, NH

This pass admits 4 people for free. Planetarium shows and programs are
an additional $4.00 per person per program.

Currier Museum of Art

(603) 669-6144

201 Myrtle Way, Manchester, NH

The Currier Museum has reopened in their newly expanded space. The library pass admits 2 people at no charge. Children
17 and under are free.

The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens

(603) 763-4789

456 Route 103A, Newbury, NH

The Fells is one of New England’s finest examples of an early 20th century summer estate. Historic mansion open for tours
seasonally; nature and hiking trails open year round. Pass admits 2 adults and accompanying children under age 18. Not valid for programs or events requiring additional fee. This
pass donated by the Derry Garden Club.


Boston Museum of Science

(617) 723-2500

Science Park, Boston, MA

Admission coupon plus $7.00 per person admits 4 people to the Exhibit Halls ONLY. Entry to Laser, Omni, Planetarium, and other special shows is not included, but may be purchased from the museum. The dated admission coupon is turned in to the museum and does not need to be returned to the library.

Museum of Fine Arts

(617) 267-9300

465 Avenue of the Arts (Huntington Avenue), Boston, MA

The pass admits 2 people for general admission to the museum for $10.00
per person. General admission only – no special exhibitions that charge additional fees. Passes do not allow for discounts on shopping, parking, concerts, lectures, or dining.

New England Aquarium

(617) 973-5206

Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3399

Each coupon admits up to 4 people to the regular exhibits for $10.00 per person. It does not include admission to the IMAX Theater or the Whale Watch. Children under 3 are free. Please note: the Aquarium pass is not available during the summer months (July & August) as mandated by the rules of the Aquarium pass program. The pass is available September through June.

Peabody Essex Museum

(978) 745-9500

137 Essex St., Salem, MA

The pass admits 2 people for $5.00 per person. Pass can not be used
for special ticketed exhibitions, and visits to the Yin Yu Tang Chinese
House are
an additional $4.00 per person.

Borrowing Museum Passes

There are now 7 passes donated by the Friends of the Derry Public Libraries and The Fells pass by the Derry Garden Club.

  • Call the museum or check the web site for their hours and other information.
  • Patrons may reserve a pass in person or by phone up to two weeks in advance.
  • Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. School vacation and weekend dates go quickly so mark your calendar!
  • Borrowers must have a current Derry Public Library Card free of fines or overdue items.
  • Borrowers may reserve only one pass per day.
  • Passes are due back at the library or in the drop box no later than 9:30 am the very next day.
    Exception: Saturday and Sunday passes are due back before 9:30 a.m. on Monday.
  • The overdue fine is $5.00 for each day the pass is late.

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