Are you looking for discounts to the Museum of Science in Boston?

The Museum of Science is located at 1 Science Park in Boston and is a fun and interactive museum for all ages.

Admission to the exhibits at the Museum of Science is $28 for ages 12+, $24 for ages 60+, and $23 for ages 3-11. Children under 3 are free.

However, there are a few different ways to save at the Museum of Science so you do not have to pay full-price admission. There are so many great ways to save at the MoS:

  • Boston Visitor Passes: Admission Included with the Go Boston Pass (save up to 55% on admission prices) and Boston CityPass
  • Boston Public Library Pass: Free pass up to four people for exhibit halls with advanced reservation for Boston Public Library (any MA resident can get a BPL card) and Cambridge Public Library cardholders (also $10 tickets and other discount passes available at many other local libraries) *keep in mind that these passes are popular so you’ll want to reserve a pass early*
  • Free Admission for Members: Free admission to exhibits for museum members + tons of perks, MoS memberships start at $95/year
  • Reciprocal Membership: Free admission for ASTC/AZA members *more info/personal experience below
  • Two Visit Ticket: Pay full-price for admission within the last two hours, and get your ticket stamped for a free return visit to use within 6 months
  • WIC/EBT cardholders: Free admission for up to 4 for EBT and WIC cardholders
  • US Active Military: Active military members can receive free admission with CAC and free admission for Veterans on Veterans Day
  • Advance Purchase: Save $3 when you buy your ticket at least one day before your visit, the coupon will automatically apply online
  • Boston Duck Tour Admission: Purchase a Boston Duck Tour departing from the museum and receive discount admission

I recently went to the Museum of Science with my two little ones for free with the reciprocal membership benefit! For Christmas, I had asked for “experience” gifts and I had received a membership to the Capron Zoo in Attleboro. A family membership to Capron Zoo is $70 for the year and comes with (AZA) reciprocal benefits, which includes free admission for two adults and two children to the Museum of Science!

I can use my Capron Zoo season pass anytime to the Museum of Science. I didn’t have to wait in the ticket line either– we just went straight to the entrance and showed our season pass for fast entry! It was super easy! If we just showed up to the MoS without any passes, coupons, etc. we would have paid $79 in admission for two adults and one child, which is more money than a season pass to Capron! You can also pick a different reciprocal zoo or museum (like Buttonwood Zoo in New Bedford) or get a season pass directly to the MoS if you rather get more member perks besides free admission!

We chose a Capron Zoo membership because it was half the price of a Museum of Science family membership, and I loved the fact I could get free admission for 4 to the Museum of Science whenever, and I didn’t care about the other membership perks that came it. I know the library passes negate the need of a membership but sometimes the library passes need some pre-planning as they book up, which I’m not the best at with small children. We also get free admission and discounts to other museums and zoos in the area which I’m going to take advantage of.

The Museum of Science also participates is the ASTC passport program so if you are visiting over 90 miles away from the Museum and have a membership to a museum over 90 miles away as well, you can show your membership to get free admission for up to 4 people, depending on membership level, to the Museum of Science. For more information or to view participating ASTC attractions, please head here.

There are so many great ways to save at the Museum of Science. What is your favorite way to save on admission?