Outside The Library

Museum Passes

Museum and park passes are purchased with funds from the Narragansett Number One Foundation summer reading program grant.

Passes are available at Hollis Center Public Library, Salmon Falls Library, West Buxton Public Library, and Waterboro Public Library.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the Maine State Park Vehicle Pass is the only museum pass that is available during the 2020 season. Many of the other museums are open, however. See the text in bold for more information.

The Brick Store Museum is open, but please visit http://brickstoremuseum.org/welcomehome for more information.

Curran Villages is currently closed.

The exhibits at Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine are currently closed but you can see the full schedule of our offerings at www.kitetails.org/events or find links to programs that have occurred and are available for on-demand viewing at www.kitetails.org/online.

The Maine State Park Vehicle Pass IS AVAILABLE, and is located at the Waterboro Public Library. This pass goes out for 3 days, and you need to have it with you to get in. In order to get this pass, you need to get (or already have) a Waterboro Public Library card.

Maine Wildlife Park is open by reservation only. To schedule a reservation, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maine-wildlife-park-reservations-august-2020-tickets-113792125310.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Seashore Trolley Museum is open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. For more information, please visit https://trolleymuseum.org/events/.

Strawbery Banke Museum is on self-quarantine for 14 days and will re-open to the public on Thursday, August 13, 2020. For more information on their COVID-19 precautions, please visit https://www.strawberybanke.org/visit/covid-19.cfm.

Reserve a pass by doing the following:

  1. Check the museum or park pass websites to check when the organizations are open.

  2. Call or visit one of the four libraries - Hollis Center Public Library, Salmon Falls Library, West Buxton Public Library, or Waterboro Public Library - to find out if the pass is available on the desired day.

  3. Pick up the pass from either Hollis Center Public Library, Salmon Falls Library, West Buxton Public Library, or Waterboro Public Library. Note: All passes are available at every library mentioned above except for the Maine State Park Pass, which is only at the Waterboro Public Library. This is a pass that patrons have to have with them to get in. Patrons need to get a Waterboro Public Library card if they do not already have one in order to check it out. It only takes a few minutes.

Available Passes

  • Brick Store Museum

    • http://www.brickstoremuseum.org/

    • Located in Kennebunk, Maine

    • Open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday Noon-4pm

    • Free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children (up to age 16)

    • 2 passes per day

  • Curran Villages

    • https://curranhomestead.org/

    • Located in Newfield and Orrington, Maine

    • Open during the following dates and times:

      • Newfield (70 Elm Street, Newfield, Maine 04056)

        • Sat., Feb. 2: 10-3 Ice Harvest

        • Sat., March 23 & Sun., March 24: 10-3 Maple Sugaring & Irish Celebration

        • May 13-June 13: School Field Trips

        • Sat., May 25: 10-3 (Big Yard Sale Fundraiser 10-3)

        • Sat. June 1: 10-3

        • Sat., June 8: 10-3 & Sun., June 9, 10-3

        • Sat., June 29: 10-3, Bean Supper 5-7 PM

        • Thurs., July 4-Sat., July 6: 10-3: Independence Weekend

        • July 19: 10-3. Extra Carousel Rides at 3, 4, & 4:30 PM. Free Member Bean Supper, 4:30-6 PM. Free Member Yankee Brass Band Concert Performance, 6:30-7:30 PM. Public welcome to bean supper with brass band concert. Tickets $20 per person or $35 per couple. Everyone, please RSVP ASAP, 207-205-4849; we need to know how much food to prepare.

        • Sat., Aug. 31: 10-3, Bean Supper, 5-7 PM

        • Fri., Sept. 27: 10-3 Harvest Festival, Bean Supper 5-7 PM

        • Sat., Sept. 28: 10-3 Harvest Festival

        • Sat., Oct. 5 & Sun., Oct. 6: 10-3

        • Sat., Oct. 12 & Sun., Oct. 13: 10-3 Closing Weekend

      • Orrington (372 Fields Pond Rd., Orrington, Maine 04474)

        • Sat., Feb. 9: 10-3 Ice Harvest

        • Sat., March 23: 10-3 Maple Sugaring & Irish Celebration

        • Wed., May 15: 10-3

        • Wed., May 29: 10-3

        • Wed., June 5: 10-3

        • Wed., June 19: 10-3

        • Mon., July 15-Sun., July 21: Old Home Week

        • Wed., July 24: 10-3

        • Sat., July 27: 7 AM-7 PM. Bus Trip from Ramada Inn Park & Ride, Bangor to Portland to 19th Century Curran Village at Newfield, 70 Elm Street, Newfield, Maine. Tickets on sale now. Limited seats. See details on webpage on this website.

        • Sat., Aug. 24: 10-3

        • Wed., Aug. 28: 10-3

        • Sat., Sept. 14: 10-3

        • Sat., Sept. 21: 10-3 Harvest Festival

        • Wed., Sept 25: 10-3

      • Free admission for up to 8 adults total (for Hollis Center Public Library, Salmon Falls Library, West Buxton Public Library, and Waterboro Public Library combined)

      • Free admission for children under 18

  • Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

    • http://www.kitetails.org/

    • Located in Portland, Maine

    • Open Tuesday through Sunday, as well as several holidays and Maine school vacation week Mondays

    • 4 people each day

    • 50% discount on the $10 admission for those over 18 months (a year and a half) old

  • Maine State Park Vehicle Pass

    • http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/park_passes_fees_rules/annual_passes.shtml

    • A few locations where this is not valid

    • Free admission

    • Admits the pass holder who signed the pass and occupants of the pass holder's vehicle

    • Up to a 17 passenger maximum

    • For day-use of Maine State Parks and Historic Sites

    • Only available at the Waterboro Public Library

      • Patron must have physical pass in hand; photocopies not allowed

      • Patron must sign up for a Waterboro Public Library card in order to receive pass

  • Maine Wildlife Park Community Pass

    • https://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife-park/index.html

    • Located in Gray, Maine

    • Open April 14 – November 11 from 9:30am-4:30pm

    • Visitors can stay at the park until 6pm

    • Park and admission gate closing time set back 1 hour from October 15-November 11

    • Up to 7 people per day

    • $3.50 admission fee for each member 4 years old and up

    • Discount price of $3 (cash) per person

  • Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum

    • www.mainenarrowgauge.org

    • Free train tickets for regular service trains throughout the season and free museum admission

    • The ability to attend special events priced at or below our regular ticket prices FREE of charge

    • $2 off train tickets for guests

    • 10% discount in the museum gift shop

    • 10% discount on facility rentals

  • Seashore Trolley Museum

    • http://www.trolleymuseum.org/

    • Located in Kennebunkport, Maine

    • Open Memorial Day – Columbus Day

    • Free admission for up to 2 designated adults & up to 3 children under age 16

  • Strawbery Banke Museum

    • http://www.strawberybanke.org/home.html

    • Located in Portsmouth, NH

    • Open May – October

    • Free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children

    • Free admission to special events, including Candlelight Stroll, Ghosts on the Banke, July 4th: An American Celebration, Baby Animals and New Hampshire Fall Festival

    • After October 31, reserve a guided tour of 5 buildings in order to gain admission

      • Free admission to guided tours in November and December

    • Half price ice skating tickets at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond at Strawbery Banke Museum

    • 2 passes per day

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