Thanks to the hard work and generosity of the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library, the EPL offers a variety of museum passes for its patrons. Stop by the library for specific pass information and to reserve and/or pick up your passes. All you need is your library card!
A living history museum where 17th century New England is brought to life in the 1627 Pilgrim Village and onboard the Mayflower II.
The award-winning Roger Williams Park Zoo is home to hundreds of rare and fascinating animals from around the world. The zoo's population numbers over 1000 animals, with some 139 different species on display at any given time.
The MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art. The MFA welcomes more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.
Three floors of galleries filled with paintings, sculpture, tapestries, furniture, and decorative arts from cultures spanning thirty centuries surround a garden courtyard blooming with life in all seasons.
A regional museum focusing on the natural history of Cape Cod with exhibits, lectures, live marine animals, and nature trails.
Seven gallery exhibits along with a sculpture garden celebrate Cape Cod's finest artists.
As an early museum experience for children, the environment is informal, but the purpose is serious. "We want children to grow up feeling secure and self-confident with respect for others and the natural world. We encourage imagination, curiosity, questioning, and realism. We provide opportunities for new insights, involvement with the world and understanding of human differences with world-class exhibits and programs."
The heart of the collection is the fanciful primitive paintings of the late Ralph and Martha Cahoon, local legends who had their home, studio and gallery in the old house for 37 years. The Cahoon Museum also features a choice collection from other 19th- and early 20th-century American artists.
The Museum is famous for its Dexter rhododendrons that bloom late May into early June. The beautifully landscaped grounds are a naturalized woodland park on the edge of upper Shawme Pond. A Shaker round barn houses the J. K. Lilly III Antique Automobile Collection with its stunning display of antique automobiles. The American History Museum exhibits military miniatures, antique toys, Native American artifacts and the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame. An operating hand-carved carousel and many of America’s most distinguished artists’ works are on exhibit in the Art Museum. There are many activities and programs planned throughout the year.
The Museum of Science inspires lifelong learning and an appreciation of science. The main exhibit halls are always changing but usually include both natural and physical science exhibits. The Museum also offers a Butterfly Garden, Omni films, Planetarium show, 3-D cinema, live presentations and so much more. Fun for all ages.
The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS CONSTITUTION, by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of "Old Ironsides" and the people associated with her. They seek to create a positive, memorable experience for both children and adults by inspiring within them a love for the freedom that CONSTITUTION symbolizes. At the USS Constitution Museum, they have created a wonderful place for your family to learn and explore together.
The New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. They combine education, entertainment and action to address the most challenging problems facing the ocean. Check out their website to see current exhibits and showtimes.
The New Bedford Whaling Museum offers complete coverage of 19th and 20th century whaling history and technology. Among its displays is a half-scale whale ship, whale bones, whaling tools, and many other artifacts. The museum offers many educational programs and activities that will engage both children and adults.