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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

Enjoy the art, culture, and history of numerous local museums. Bentley Library's Museum Pass Program  provides current students, faculty, and staff access to free or discounted admission to the following museums:

  • De Cordova Museum (Lincoln, MA)
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston)
  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • John F. Kennedy Library and Museum (Boston)
  • New England Aquarium (Boston)
  • 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. In most cases, one pass admits 2 people.

A valid Bentley ID and ID number is required to reserve museum passes. Direct all questions, comments, and suggestions to the Library Services Desk at 781.891.2168 or

Local Museums

Additional art museums in New England, not on Museum Pass Program.  


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