Museum Passes During CO-VID

Museum Passes info during CO-VID Restrictions

Friends of the Library support the following museum passes.

Worcester Art Museum

The Worcester Art Museum’s (WAM) has a collection of nearly 38,000 objects. The museum is excited to share their Art Together programs online with you! Each program features:

  • Story time with an illustrated children’s book
  • An inspiration work of art from the WAM Collection
  • Art activities for both young and older children
  • BONUS: each week they will have a downloadable PDF of the lesson and associated materials!

A new Art Together video will be posted on the WAM Facebook page once every two weeks, and also here.

They look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum sometime soon. In the meantime, put on your smock, pull out your art supplies, and enjoy staying inspired and creative through Art Together!


Old Sturbridge Village 

Old Sturbridge Villiage

All visitors and members are required to purchase and/or reserve tickets online. Available tickets will be released weekly on each Wednesday prior and arrival time blocks must be chosen. Purchase or reserve your tickets and see our current info here.

An 1830s New England Living History Museum. Library pass admits 4 visitors at 50% off regular daytime admission to the Village.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Tower Hill pic

Members & guest must reserve entry tickets in advance. Click here to reserve.

Museum Pass admits up to 2 people for half-price admission. Children under 6 are free. 

Entry tickets must be reserved online in advance. A limited number of members and guests will be allowed on the property each day. You must register all visitors, including children. Same-day reservations are permitted as space allows but tickets must still be reserved online. There will be no on-site ticket sales or reservations. Tickets will be released on a rolling basis. New dates will be released each Friday. Choose your date and arrival window. You may arrive at any time during your arrival window and stay until the garden closes. (As of July 16, 2020)

Open Daily, 10:00 am–5:00 pm. Tickets must be reserved online in advance and you must choose a date and time block during which you would like to arrive. All members and guests must pre-order tickets before arriving. Now open late on Thursday evenings! Enjoy a walk in the gardens or picnic after work. Garden will remain open until 9:00 pm in July and 8:00 pm in August. Tickets must be reserved online in advance.

What’s Open:

  • The first floor of the Visitor Center is open! The Library will remain closed at this time.
  • The Garden Shop is open for ticket holders. Only a limited number of visitors will be allowed inside the Shop at a time.
  • Delicious and freshly prepared boxed meals from Farmer and The Fork Café are available by pre-order only for Thursday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays. Standard café services and indoor tables remain closed at this time.  More information below under Dining and Picnics. 
  • Indoor restrooms are available in the main Visitor Center and near the Limonaia. We are limiting the number of visitors at one time and these restrooms are being cleaned in accordance with CDC and state guidelines. Please be prepared to physically distance while you wait in line.

Tower Hill is the home of the Worcester County Horticultural Society. This 130+ acre botanical garden boasts remarkable views of Mt. Wachusett and Wachusett Reservoir.


Massachusetts State Parks Pass

state park hiking pic

Massachusetts State Parks COVID – 19 Update
In an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Baker-Polito Administration is urging the public to stay home as much as possible to avoid person-to-person contact. However, should individuals and their families need to get outside for healthy, outdoor recreational activities, including walking, hiking, jogging, and bike riding, Massachusetts state parks and other natural resources managed by DCR remain open and accessible to the public.

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation “ParksPass” hang-tag entitles the bearer to free parking for one vehicle at over 50 day-use facilities in the State Parks system that charges a fee; not valid for camping. Note: Resident status is determined by the car’s plates. If you are in a car with out-of-state plates, an in-state Parks Pass will be invalid even with an in-state driver’s license.  Sponsor: MA Department of Conservation and Recreation.