Reserve discount or free passes (tickets) for a farm, aquarium, boat ride, gardens, or museums at your local library. For example, Framingham has 12 passes – including the Franklin Park Zoo, New England Aquarium, Garden in the Woods (in Framingham), and the Children’s Museum. It’s a good deal. A trip to the Aquarium for a family of 4 would usually cost about $90. With the passes, the cost would be only $40!
Most public libraries have a collection of these passes that you can borrow. (Including Ashland, Framingham, Natick, and Milford) For any other city/town just do a Google search by typing the name of your town library and “museum passes.” For example, to find museum passes at the Marlborough library: in Google, type Marlborough library museum passes
You need a library card to sign up for these passes.
It’s easy to get a free library card. Just bring an I.D. (such as driver’s license) and an envelope or bill with your name and address on it to your library. Once you have a library card, you can usually make a reservation for museum passes online.
— Thanks to Jane for this article —