'Book' your free museum passes at Rochester Library!

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The library is located on South Main Street. (Courtesy photo)

ROCHESTER - With school vacation at hand, the Rochester Public Library is reminding residents of the wide variety of museum passes it has available to its members.

Offering access to places such as Boston's Museum of Science and The Children's Museum of New Hampshire, the library's museum pass program runs year-round but provides students and families a great way to have fun and remain engaged during school vacation week.

"We feel very fortunate to be able to offer these passes to our members," Library Director Brian Sylvester said. "We hope that families take advantage of this program and visit some great museums during school vacation."

Members may reserve passes for a particular day, and are allowed one reservation per museum, per month. However, the library would like to remind residents that they may not check out passes if they owe more than $5 in fines.

The Rochester Public Library offers passes to the following museums, which can be obtained at the main desk or children's desk:

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Each pass admits up to two people for a general admission price of $10 per person. Children age six and under are admitted free. Children ages 7 to 17, are admitted for $6.50 on school days until 3 p.m., all other times children are admitted free.

Museum of Science, Boston: Each pass admits up to four people for $10 per person.

Seacoast Science Center: Each pass features half price admission for two adults and their children, under the age of 18, plus two additional guests.

Currier Museum of Art: Each pass provides free general admission for up to two adults over the age of 18 and all youth family members, ages 13 to 17. Children ages 12 and under are always admitted without charge.

New Hampshire Historical Society: Each pass provides free daily admission for up to four adults and any accompanying children ages 18 and under.

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire: Each pass offers reduced admission of up to 50 percent off for up to four people. Additional guests pay the regular admission of $10.

Come spring, Rochester Library members will have access to the following museums that open in May:

Wright Museum: Each pass admits two adults and four children under the age of 18.

Strawbery Banke: Each pass entitles the pass holder to free regular admission for two adults and children under the age of 17.

Woodman Museum: Each pass allows two people admission for the pass of one, or half price for one person.

Seashore Trolley Museum: Each pass admits two adults and up to four children for free.

New Hampshire Farm Museum: The pass entitles members and their family to free admission. Additional guests pay the regular admission fees of $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 17. Children under the age of four are admitted for free.

For additional questions about the museum passes, please visit the library website or call at 603-332-1428.

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