Looking for an awesome afternoon doing something exciting but don’t want to break the bank? Here at West Warwick Public Library, we get it: activities with friends and family can be expensive and fees can add up quick. Luckily, we have partnered with 9 amazing local museums to bring our patrons FREE or significantly reduced rates on tickets and day passes!
Simply visit the Reference Department or call (401) 828-3750 x 1 with a library card account in good standing (no fines or overdue items) to reserve your desired pass. Please note that most passes are disposable and admit multiple people, though some have to be reserved and returned to the library the following day. This ensures others can enjoy the discount, too!
Explore our museum passes below and feel free to click on them to learn more about each establishment.
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Pass Discount: $10 per person (max. 2 people per pass)
General Admission: Adults $25, Seniors & Students $23, Youths $10
Hours: Saturday - Tuesday 10 AM - 5 PM, Wednesday - Friday 10 AM - 10 PM
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is the fifth largest museum in the United States. It contains over 450,000 pieces of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the country. With over a million visitors each year, it is ranked as the 60th most visited museum in the world as of 2017. Founded in 1870, it moved to its current location in 1909.
55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT 06355
Pass Discount: $4 per person (max. 4 people per pass)
General Admission: Adults $36.99, Seniors $31.99, Youths $30.99, Children $26.99
Hours: 7 Days a Week, Typically 9 AM - 5 PM with Slight Seasonal Variations
Mystic Aquarium opened in 1973 as a privately owned corporation but after a 1999 partnership with Ballard's Institute for Exploration, the center was granted a 52 million dollar expansion and became what it is today. Features thousands of aquatic habitat animals such as sea lions, beluga whales, octopuses, penguins, sharks, and exotic fish, a 4-D Theater featuring movies and documentaries, interactive exhibits, and live action shows.
100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903
Pass Discount: $6 per person (max. 4 people per pass)
General Admission: Adults & Children $12
Hours: 7 Days a Week, 9 AM - 6 PM (April - Labor Day), Closed Mondays September - March
As Rhode Island's only hands-on learning environment for children, the Providence Children's Museum specializes in exhibits that promote education and fun through involvement. Children and Families will have a blast playing and learning about art, science, culture, and so much more through a wide range of expression and different approaches to teaching.
224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
Pass Discount: FREE (max. 2 people per pass)
General Admission: Adults $15, Seniors $12, College Student (with ID) $8, Youth & Children FREE (FREE for all Sundays)
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM, Closed Mondays
Obviously affiliated with the Rhode Island School of Design, the museum was founded in 1877 and stands as the 20th largest art museum in the United States. In 2008, award-winning artist Jose Rafael Moneo of Spain was commissioned to design the Chace Center, effectively connecting four buildings into one worthy of the art they hold. The Museum features new exhibits monthly, student art showcases, and more.
1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
Pass Discount: Reduces Admission to $10 per person (max. 4 people per pass)
General Admission: Adults $28, Seniors $24, Children $23
Hours: Saturday - Thursday 9 AM - 5 PM, Friday 9 AM - 9 PM
The museum began as the Boston Society of Natural History in 1830, founded as an interest group among friendly scientists that wished to share their findings. Today, it is a colossal structure hosting over 700 interactive exhibits with new ones added regularly. The museum also features an indoor zoo with over 100 rescued animals, live presentations, shows in the Hayden Planetarium, and the only domed IMAX theater in New England.
815 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saunderstown, RI 02874
Pass Discount: 50% off Admission per person (max. 2 adults and 2 children per pass)
General Admission: Adult $10, Children $6
Hours: April 24 - June 15 & September 1 - October 9 Thursday - Monday, June 16 - August 31 Open Daily, All Times 10 AM - 3 PM
You might be thinking "Who is Gilbert Stuart?" You might have heard the name as an answer to a question on Jeopardy and you may even have his artwork in your pocket right now. Located on a gorgeous 23 acre millpond, come explore the authentically restored birthplace of this famous Rhode Island artist among whose work is that of George Washington, used on the U.S. $1 bill!
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
Pass Discount: $3 per person (max. 4 people per pass)
General Admission: Adults $17.95, Children $12.95, Seniors $15.95
Hours: October - March 10 AM - 4 PM, April - September 10 AM - 5 PM
Roger Williams Park Zoo was founded in 1870, making it one of the oldest zoos in the country. Today it houses well over 150 different animals in natural habitats and interactive exhibits including camel rides, but fantastic beasts aren't the only attraction to this lovely area: it also features soaring zip lines and small rides, delicious concessions, conservation education, pristine park grounds, and multiple seasonal festivities!
52 Power Street, Providence, RI 02906
Pass Discount: FREE (max. 4 people per pass)
General Admission: Adults $10, Seniors & Students (with ID) $8, Children $6
Hours: April 1 - November 30 Tuesday - Friday 1 PM - 4 PM & Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM, December 1 - March 31 Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Built in 1788 by one of the wealthiest and most influential figures in the colonies, the John Brown House Museum gives us a glimpse of what it was like to live in a young United States at the end of the 18th Century. Guests can choose a 60 minute docent-guided tour or a solo, audio guided tour through the manor. Some themes discussed are the American Revolution, the China Trade, and Rhode Island's role in starting our nation.
42 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895
Pass Discount: FREE (max. 4 people per pass)
General Admission: Adult $8, Seniors & Students (with ID) $6, Children FREE
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9:30 AM - 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM, Sunday 1 PM - 4 PM
The Museum of Work and Culture stands as a memorial to the hardworking immigrants that came to America in search of a better life and work in one of Rhode Island's many mill towns. Explore the lives of these people through the late 19th and 20th centuries in nine immersive exhibits, film presentations, interactive games, and much more.