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Museum Passes
In order to provide patrons access to a wider world, the Friends of the Rochester Public Library make available to card holders free or low-cost passes to the following museums.

Checking out Museum Passes:

      • Patrons may reserve for a particular day in the calendar.
      • Patrons may reserve passes once a month: one reservation for each museum.
      • Patrons may not check out passes if they owe more than five dollars in fines.
Available at the Main Desk:

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Each pass admits up to two people, for general admission, for $10 per person.
Children 6 and under are admitted free.
Children 7 to 17 are admitted for $6.50 on school days until 3 p.m.
All other times, children 7 to 17 are admitted free.

Tickets for special exhibitions may be purchased for an additional $8.
These tickets cannot be reserved in advance and are subject to availability.

For more information visit the Museum's web site:

Seacoast Science Center

Each pass allows two adults and their children or grandchildren (under age 18) from the same household, plus two additional guests, half price admission to the Seacoast Science Center.  Be sure to present your pass to the Odiorne Point State Park tollbooth attendant and the Center greeter for potential free entry into the Odiorne Point parking area (there is generally a parking fee May-October). Membership privileges include a 10% discount in the Nature Store.

Summer hours (March-October) open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm

Winter hours (November-February)
Saturday-Monday and school vacations 10am-5pm, and in addition passholders can contact the Center with 2 hours notice to visit the Center during the week!

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Each pass admits up to 4 people. Children 2 and under are free. Planetarium shows are an additional cost, per person, per show (please check museum website for current pricing).

Museum hours:
Summer vacation hours (beginning July 1st) Tuesday-Saturday 10:30am to 4pm

While school is in session:
Friday and Saturday 10:30am to 4pm
1st Friday of the month 6:30-9pm

(603) 271-7827

Wright Museum

Each pass admits 2 adults and 4 children under the age of 18.
Museum Hours

For more information, call: (603) 569-1212
or visit the Wright Museum's web site:

Strawbery Banke

Each pass entitles the bearer to free regular admission for two adults and children under 17.
Some special events and exhibits may require an additional fee.
Museum Hours:
 (May 1st - October 31st): 10am - 5pm daily,

For more information, call: (603) 433-1106
or visit Strawbery Banke's web site:

American Independence Museum

Each letter, when dated and signed by a Library representative, serves as an admission pass for up to two (2) adults and their children under age 18, residing at the same home address, to the American Independence Museum.
Museum Hours:
Open June - October
Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Guided tours are offered at 10am, noon, and 2 pm

For more information, call: (603) 772-2622
or visit the American Independence Museum web site:

Woodman Museum

Each pass admits two for the price of one, or half-price for one visitor. Regular admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students 16+ and senior citizens, $3 for children ages 6-15, and free for children under age 5.

HOURS: April through November,  Wednesday-Sunday 10am to 5pm.
For more information, visit the museum's website at

Currier Museum of Art

Each pass provides free general admission for up to 2 adults (18 years and over) and all youth family members (ages 13-17); children 12 years and under are always admitted without charge.

Museum hours:
Monday 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am -5:00 pm EXCEPT on the first Thursday of each month when the museum remains open until 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm

For more information, visit the museum's website at

New Hampshire Historical Society

Each pass provides free daily admission to any exhibition at the Historical Society for up to four adults and any accompanying children (ages 18 and under) during public open hours.

HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

For more information, visit the Society's website at
Available at the Children's Desk:

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

Reduced admission of 50% off up to four people.  Additional guests pay the regular admission of $9.00.  All children under the age of one are admitted free of charge.  Some special programs may require an additional fee.
Museum Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

For more information, call: (603) 436-3853

New Hampshire Farm Museum

The pass entitles the bearer (and their immediate family) to free admission to the NH Farm Museum.  Additional guests pay the regular admission fees of $7.00 for adults, and $4.00 for children 3-17 years old.  Children under 3 are admitted free of charge.

Museum Hours:
Wednesday through Saturday
10am to 4pm
May 29- October

For more information, call: (603) 652-7840

The Rochester Public Library is located at 65 S. Main St.
For additional information, call 603.332.1428. For directions to RPL, click here.