Adult registered patrons may borrow museum passes. A patron may have no more than one museum pass at any given time.
The library maintains passes for free or reduced admission to five museums. Call us at 734-4587 to reserve the pass for the day you are going to the museum. Passes may be reserved up to a week in advance and picked up at your convenience. Passes that are not picked up by noon on the day of use may be given to another patron.
The Currier Museum of Art is an art museum in Manchester featuring European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture. The permanent collection includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, O'Keeffe, Calder, Scheier and Goldsmith, John Singer Sargent, Frank Lloyd Wright and Andrew Wyeth. Public programs include tours, live classical music and "Family Days" which include activities for all ages.
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday-Friday 11am-5pm
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is an air and space science center located in Concord, named after Christa McAuliffe, the teacher who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and Alan Shepard, the first American in space. The Discovery Center focuses on providing the latest in astronomy, engineering, Earth and space sciences, while also honoring the memories of Christa McAuliffe and Alan Shepard, who were both New Hampshire citizens.
The new McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center offers a full-sized replica of a Mercury-Redstone rocket, interactive exhibits in astronomy and Earth and space sciences, a planetarium theater, a rooftop observatory, an expanded science store, and the Countdown Café.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10:30 - 4:00
Price with pass: free admission for up to 4 people to the galleries. There is an additional fee for admission to the planetarium.
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire in Dover is a hands-on arts and sciences museum for children of all ages offering engaging exhibits, daily art and science activities, family programs and workshops.
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 12 - 5 pm
Admission with pass: 50% off regular admission for up to 4 people with this pass. Regular admission price is $9.00 per person
The Seacoast Science Center, located in historic Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, offers a wide range of exhibits and programs that appeal to all ages, backgrounds and learning styles. From the pre-K Treks-4-Tots program to the winter Heritage Dinner Series, from nature walks to expedition travel, there is something for everyone!
April - October Daily 10 - 5 pm
November - March Saturday, Sunday, Monday: 10 - 5 pm
Admission with pass: Two adults and up to 4 children/grandchildren for 50% off admission price.
Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth is about connecting with the past.
Visitors to Strawbery Banke have the opportunity to experience and imagine how people lived and worked in this typical American neighborhood throughout four centuries of history. Through its restored houses, its featured exhibits, its historic landscapes and gardens, and its interpretive programs, Strawbery Banke tells the stories of the many generations who settled in the Portsmouth, NH, community from the late l7th to the mid-20th century.
General Museum Hours:
May 1 - October 31:
Special December Tours
Admission with pass: Free admission for two adults and up to four children