Museum Passes




December 2021 update:

This year's Candlelight Stroll is sold out. There are no tickets available through the library or through the Strawbery Banke box office.



Free and discounted fun with your library card!



Museum passes are reserved by the day using your library card number. You will still need to come into the library to pick up the physical pass before you make any additional reservations with the museum. Please plan accordingly.


Some museums still require an additional timed reservation in addition to your library pass. The requirements for each are listed below. Be sure to visit the museum's website and make these arrangements before you go. 

If you have any questions about booking or picking up passes, call Katie at 207-439-1553 x2.

Click here to reserve your museum passes!


Museum passes are sponsored by the Friends of the Rice Public Library.


 Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Requires a timed online reservation. Please see a staff member for the library discount code.

Admits 2 people at $10 per person. 
Youth under 17 are admitted free weekdays after 3 p.m. and all weekends.


     Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

Requires an additional timed reservation made on the museum's website. 

Admits 4 people at 50% admission ($5). Children under 1 are admitted free.


 New! Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

Requires an additional timed reservation made on the museum website. 

Admits 4 people at 50% admission ($8.50). Children under 18 months are free.




No additional reservations required.

Admits 2 people at 50% admission.

   Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum  

You will need to make your timed reservation at least 48 hours in advance. We will give you the discount code when you come to pick up your pass.
Admits 4 people for $5/person.


     Boston Museum of Science

Tickets must be reserved with the Museum at least 24 hours in advance. Follow the instructions on the back of your pass.
Admits 4 people at 50% admission.

New England Aquarium (Boston)

Requires an additional timed reservation made with the museum.
Admits 4 people for 50% admission.

     Ogunquit Museum of American Art     

 No additional reservation required.
 Open May-October. Admits 4 people for free.


Peabody Essex Museum

Additional timed reservations are required. We wil provide you with the discount code. 
Click here for more information.

Admits 2 adults for $12 each.
Youth 16 and under are always free.



Portland Museum of Art

No additional reservation required.

Admits 2 adults and 6 children for free.


Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point

Open Wednesday-Sunday with additional timed reservation required. 

Admits 2 adults and up to 4 children at 50% admission ($5 adults, $2.50 youth ages 3-12)
Children under 3 are always free.



Strawbery Banke

Candlelight Stroll 2021 is sold out.

Admits 2 adults and up to 4 children for free. Pass may also be used for 50% off admission to skating at Puddle Dock Pond.