Museum Timed Reservation Procedures
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
- Peabody Essex Museum
- Boston Children's Museum
- Zoo New England
- Museum of Fine Arts
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
By phone or email : To schedule a library guest pass time slot, please contact the Box Office at (617) 278-5156 or email@example.com at least 48 hours prior to your visit.
At least 48 hours prior to your visit, browse to https://tnew.gardnermuseum.org/events and enter the promo code you received by email from the library into the box labeled 'PROMO CODE' in the upper right corner of the page.
Scroll down to the calendar and select 'MUSEUM ADMISSION' on the day that matches the day of the pass you reserved.
Now select a time slot from the times available under 'MUSEUM ADMISSION'.
Once selected, scroll down to select the number of adult tickets at $15 each that match the number of patrons who will be attending the museum (up to four), and then select 'ADD TO CART'. The correct amount of $5 each will be charged at checkout. You may verify this by looking at your cart before checking out.
Continue to 'CHECK OUT' and complete payment in order to reserve your admission time.
Peabody Essex Museum
Phone (978) 745-9500 at least 48 hours before your visit to schedule a time slot.
At least 48 hours prior to your visit, browse to https://my.pem.org/events and enter the promo code you received by email from the library into the box labeled 'Promo Code' just below the large 'Calendar' graphic.
Then select the 'General Admission' link on the date of your scheduled visit from the calendar.
Next select an 'Available Entry Time' on the General Admission screen
Finally, select up to 2 tickets under 'Library Discount' and complete the checkout by selecting 'ADD TICKETS AND CONTINUE' in order to reserve your selected adminssion time.
Boston Children's Museum
At least 48 hours prior to your visit, browse to https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ticketing and review the directions for timed tickets. Click on the blue "Discount Programs" button at the bottom of the page.
On the next page, click the small blue down arrow next to the green "Discounted Program Tickets"
This will open up a subsection on the page. Choose the number of "Half Price Library Timed Tickets" to book, up to 4 tickets at the discount rate of $9 each. Note that the date on the Library Discount Coupon must match the date of your library pass.
Once arriving at the Museum, visitors will proceed to the Admissions Scanning Station with their online reservation and the date specific Library Discount Coupon received from the library. Patrons may present these digitally on a hand held device or as a paper print out.
Patrons with questions about the online ordering system may contact Orders@BostonChildrensMuseum.org
Zoo New England
Visit zoonewengland.org to find out more information about Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo, and to purchase tickets with your library discount.
From the "Visit" tab, select either Franklin Park Zoo tickets or Stone Zoo tickets.
Note that you will need to read and agree to the zoo COVID guidelines before the option to purchase tickets becomes available:
On the next screen, select the "Promo Code" tab. Enter LIBRARYPASS in the box that pops up.
After the code is added you will see a screen with a calendar. There will also be options for Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo with times. Click on the date you would like to visit the Zoo, and the time you would like to visit on either the Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo section.
Once you have selected the time from the appropriate zoo, you will be able to purchase discounted library tickets for a charge of $9.00 per adult and $6.00 per child. You may select a maximum of six tickets total. When you have added your tickets, click the "Next" button.
You will then need to enter the code supplied on your discount pass provided by the Lane Memorial Library and select the green "Finish" button. You will then be able to supply your billing information in order to complete the purchase. Your confirmation email will be sent to you with a link to pull up your tickets. You may print your tickets, or display them on your mobile phone when arriving at the Zoo.
Museum of Fine Arts
Tickets must be purchased in advance by phone at 1-800-440-6975, or by following the instructions below to register at the MFA website.
Navigate to the MFA ticket page at https://www.mfa.org/tickets/day.
Select the date you wish to visit from the on-screen calendar. Note that the date on the right indicates when you visit the website, not the date of your reservation.
On the next screen, select the 'Tickets' button under General Admission. Note again that the 'Tickets' button will be under the date of your selected visit, while the calendar on the left remains set to the month you visit the website.
On the next screen at the top right, enter the Promo Code you received by email from the library after making your museum pass request and press 'Submit'.
The screen will change and offer the option to purchase a Library Pass.
Select your preferred visit time and either 1 or 2 passes and then complete your purchase by selecting the 'Add to Cart' button.