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Visitor Info

Making the Most of Your Museum Visit

Museum members

Some Museum membership benefits (such as free passes and the parking discount) directly affect your visit. We also have visiting tips especially for members.

Please see our Museum opening hours, maps and directions and parking information.

Purchasing Tickets at the Museum

Using a credit card, you may purchase tickets for all attractions directly from the ticket kiosks in the main lobby. You may also purchase tickets and exchange passes at the box office. Only one member of your party needs to go to the box office.

There are two ways to reserve tickets:

1) Buy Tickets Online Now

  • Have your membership number and credit card ready for access to special rates and events.
  • We do not currently accept any discount passes or coupons online.

2) Order by Phone 617-723-2500

  • Discount passes may NOT be applied when ordering by phone.
    However, member passes can be applied to phone orders. Phone lines get busy during the holidays. To avoid hold time, order at least three weeks in advance and try calling between 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Picking Up Reserved Tickets
    All reserved tickets may be picked up at one of the ticket kiosks in the main lobby — bypass the Museum box office! Swipe the same credit card you used to place your order and your tickets will pop right out! Note: To exchange passes, you must go to the box office.


Planning a field trip requires a different process! Please visit our Field Trip Guide for all the details.



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