The building is closed to the public and fines have been suspended until further notice. You may return items using our book drops and pick up reserved items by appointment beginning 6/15. Thanks for your continued patience.

Museum Passes

Museum pass services have been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 closure. Visit our Cultural Activities webpage to explore virtual tours and aquarium live streams.


There are a number of museum passes available for Merrimack Library cardholders to borrow. Some passes allow for free admission, while other passes admit the cardholder with a reduced admission fee. Please note that there is typically only one pass available for each museum per day. Make your reservations in advance!


Reservations


Museum passes can be reserved up to 60 days ahead. We have recently changed the system we used for museum pass check-out; please feel free to call 603-424-5021 ext. 101 or 102 or email circulation@merrimacklibrary.org if you have any questions about reserving passes. You can reserve museum passes by phone or online.

  • *Canceling a Reservation* - If you cannot use the pass you have reserved, please visit this link to cancel your reservation or call the library at 603-424-5021 ext. 101 or 102. 
  • Special exhibits may or may not be included in the free or discounted pass.
  • While we try to provide the most accurate and updated pricing information, the Library is not responsible for changes to admission rates, pass discounts, or hours of operation. We urge our patrons to check individual museum websites to get hours, directions, and other info.
 

Checking Out & Returning Passes


Patrons must visit the Library and present their valid library card or ID to check out a museum pass.

  • Passes can be checked out 1-2 days before the reservation date. Please contact the Circulation Desk to verify that folder passes have been returned before you come to pick up your pass.

"Paper" or "ticket" passes do not need to be returned to the Library, but laminated "card" passes should be returned to the Library by 9am on the day following its use.


Overdue Fines & Restrictions


  • Fines are $2.50 per day.
  • The fine for lost museum passes is $10.00 per item.
  • Number of Passes: Patrons are restricted to 1 active reservation for each museum, with a maximum of 2 per date. This means you may reserve passes for a maximum of 2 different museums, for the same date.
  • School Vacation Weeks: Due to higher demand during school vacation weeks in December/January, February, and April/May, only 1 museum pass may be booked per week. Please note that passes are often booked in advance for these weeks. Make your plans (and reservations) early!