Thanks to the Friends of the Richards Memorial Library, and generous individual contributors, the library is able to offer museum, zoo and aquarium passes to its patrons.
Passes can be reserved and checked out on any valid library card, adult or juvenile.
Patrons are limited to one pass per card, per day, and reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance.
Passes may be booked in advance by reserving them online with Tixkeeper (see the link above), by calling the library at 508-699-0122 or by stopping at the Circulation Desk. Please have your library card ready for all 3 methods.
Pick-up and Return
Most passes can be picked up anytime the week before your reservation. Roger William Zoo and the RISD Art Museum passes may be picked up after 12 noon the day before the reservation (Saturday for Monday passes), or on the day of the reservation during regular library hours.
The library card under which the reservation is made must be presented at the time the pass is checked out.
One-use, dated coupon passes do not have to be returned to the library. Other passes must be returned to the library by 10 am the day after use. (They can be left in the book drop.)
Fines for Roger Williams Zoo and RISD passes (which have to be returned the next day.)
There is $5 charge if a pass is returned late.
Patrons who lose a pass are required to pay the replacement cost.
All patrons are asked to notify the library immediately if they are unable to use a pass on the scheduled date so it can be made available to others.
Passes are very popular during school vacations so please plan ahead. If we do not have a pass you are looking for, other SAILS libraries may have it available. You will have to go to that library to pick up the pass.
The following is a list of the passes that are available for reserving. This list is subject to change.
|Boston Children's Museum||Admits 4 people; Half price admission. Currently $7 per person.|
|Museum of Fine Arts Boston||Admits 2 with a $10 co-pay per person. Hours: Sat. through Tues. 10 to 4:45, Wed through Fri. 10 to 9:45. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Special exhibits discounted if space is available. No reservations.|
|Museum of Science||Admits 4 people; $10 per person. (Does not include Omni or Planetarium shows)|
|New England Aquarium||Admits 4 people; $10 co-pay; Day after Labor Day through June only.|
|Pawtucket Red Sox||Admits up to 6 people for a flat rate of $21 for general admission seating. Some home games are not available (such as the fireworks games.)|
|Providence Children's Museum||4 people half price. Currently $4.50 each; Closed most Mondays Sept-March except for holidays. Open 7 days a week April through Labor Day.|
|Rhode Island School of Design Museum||Admits 2 adults and children under 18 free. Open Tues.-Sun. Our RISD pass is part of the Art Museum Reciprocal Network.|
|Roger Williams Park Zoo||Admits 4 people at $3 off each. Currently $11.95 adults (13-61), $9.95 seniors(62+), $6.95 kids (3-12). Under 3 is free. Hours (April-Sept) 10 to 5; (Oct-March) 10 to 4.|