The York Public Library is pleased to engage the community in the joy of learning by offering discounted admission passes to a variety of local and regional museums. Each Museum offers a slightly different package as described below:
50% discount for up to 4 people. The museum offers exciting interactive exhibits for young and older children, including an animal hospital, TV weather studio, touch tank aquarium, and more.
Portland Museum of Art:
Free admission for two adults and up to 6 children. Founded in 1882, the museum houses one of the premier art collections in the state.
50% discount for up to 4 people. Engaging and interactive displays that encourage a child’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder. Exhibits include Build It – Fly It, Yellow Submarine, and Dino Detective.
50% discount for 2 adults and 4 children. Situated on 136 acres of coastal woods and tidal pools, the Center offers a Gulf of Maine aquarium, touch tanks, interactive history exhibits, and guided walks. Picnic opportunities.
Reduced admission of $10 per person for up to 4 people. Enjoy cutting-edge science education through fascinating exhibits, the IMAX theater, and Hayden planetarium.
Reduced admission of $10 per person for up to 2 people. The museum houses a world-class permanent collection of visual arts, particularly strong in French Impressionism, American decorative arts and painting, and classical cultures. Additional fee for special exhibits.
Free admission for up to 4 people. Widely regarded as one of the nation’s finest small museums, this beautifully situated collection highlights nationally known artists with local associations.
Open May to October 31.
Strawbery Banke Museum
14 Hancock St. Portsmouth, NH 03801
Free admission for your family.
An outdoor, living colonial history museum featuring over 40 restored buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square
161 Essex St. Salem, MA 01970
Reduced admission for two visitors:
$6 per person Tuesday- Friday
$12 per person weekends and holidays
Additional fee for special exhibitions.
The Peabody Essex is one of the nation’s major museums for Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Indian art, including the finest collection of Asian export art and 19th-century Asian photography.
Historic New England
Free admission for two adults and their children to 36 Historic New England properties including the Hamilton House in South Berwick and the Sayward-Wheeler House in York. Check their website for opening hours and a list of the properties and locations.
To reserve passes for any of these museums, please drop by the
front desk, or call the Library at 207-363-2818.