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Art Research Guide: Museums & Museum Passes

This guide was developed to help you get started researching art topics using Bentley Library resources and services.

Museum Pass Program

Bentley Library's Museum Pass Program allows current students, faculty, and staff to enjoy the art, culture, and history of numerous local museums. These passes provide free or discounted admission to the following museums:

  • De Cordova Museum (Lincoln, MA)
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston)
  • John F. Kennedy Library and Museum (Boston)
  • New England Aquarium (Boston)
  • Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA)
  • Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)
  • Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA)
  • Museum of Science (Boston) 
  • Zoo New England (Boston & Stoneham, MA)

Museum passes can be booked online or in person at the Library Services desk. A valid Bentley ID and ID number is required to reserve museum passes.

Please direct all questions, comments, and suggestions to the Library Services Desk at 781.891.2168 or

Local Museums

The following is a list of art museums in New England.  Please note that the Bent;ey University Library has free and discounted passes to a number of the museums listed here. 

*Bentley Library Museum Pass Program museum.

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