Time To Explore!

The Hubbardston Library offers a number of free or discounted passes to a variety of local attractions.
A valid library card in good standing is all that is required for check out.
Passes are available on a first come/first serve basis.
All passes must be returned to the library during open hours.

Scroll down for descriptions and links to web sites.


The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, Massachusetts, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. The only full-scale museum of its kind in the United States, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. In addition to underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form, The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is located at 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: 413-559-6300
Pass admits 2 adults and up to 4 children for free one day admission.


The newly expanded 8,000-square foot conservatory houses nearly 4,000 native and tropical butterflies year round. It is also home to many plants and a pond with a small waterfall and brilliantly colored Japanese carp, called koi. Visitors are delighted with the many different varieties of butterflies swooping gracefully amidst the plants and flowers. Stand still and perhaps a butterfly will gently descend and land on your shoulder, thinking that maybe you are a flower for it to taste. We can't guarantee visitors the rare delight of a butterfly landing on them; we just want everyone to enjoy the peace and tranquility that exists with the butterflies inside this glass house.
Pass admits up to 2 adults for free one day admission.  Pass may not be used on children's admission.


The Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation

Borrow a ParksPass and discover your Massachusetts State Parks. The ParksPass entitles the bearer to free parking at over 50 facilities in the Massachusetts State Parks System that charge a day-use parking fee.


The mission of Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research.
The Mystic Aquarium is located at 55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT  
Phone: 860-572-5955
Pass discount of $5.00 off admission for up to 4 people.

Our mission is to Inspire the use and appreciation of horticulture to improve lives, enrich communities and strengthen commitment to the natural world.
Tower Hill features a year-round display of the finest plants for cultivation in New England. Carefully planned gardens and collections of ornamental, edible and native plants, plus trails that enhance the natural features of this beautiful 132-acre property and a robust program and event schedule make Tower Hill a year-round destination.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden is located at 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505
Phone: 508.869.6111
Pass admits 2 people at half price, children under 6 are free.