Passes are available to any Pillsbury Free Library cardholder. To request a pass, please call the library at 456-2289. We strongly suggest you also reserve spaces at the Planetarium for shows, especially during school vacations.
NEW in 2018!
We also now have nature discovery kits in backpacks for children and adults. The children’s pack created by the Nature Discovery Center in Warner for the Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum‘s Medicine woods trail has activities designed to get children engaged in observing the natural world. The Library Nature bags contain durable featherweight weatherproof identification guides for anything from animals to trees to bugs. The seashore bag includes beachcomber guides to shells and shore-land plants and animals.
Check one out when you borrow our NH State Parks Pass or just want to go hiking.
NH State Parks – Rollins State Park is the closest, at the top of Kearsarge Mountain Rd. The pass provides entry to most NH State parks for 2 adults and up to 4 dependents, normally $4 per person. NOT valid at Wallis Sands, Hampton Beach State Park, Flume Gorge, or Cannon Mountain Tramway, camping fees, or metered parking. It can be used for multiple parks in one day.
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center (& Planetarium) Biggest space museum in the Northeast. N.H. Technical Institute, Concord, NH. Free entry to the Center for up to 8 people per day; Planetarium shows are $5 extra per person in 2018. HOURS: During school weeks, the center is only open Friday-Sunday, 10:30 AM to 4 PM and also 6:30-8:00 PM on first Friday of each month. During school vacations, they are open all 7 days, and some other holidays. Closed Easter Sunday.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. MFA coupons reduce the entrance fee to $10 per person (Usual cost is $25, $23 for seniors and students, $10 for 7-17 unless non-school hours). Entry to special Exhibitions is included but no advance reservations are accepted with coupons.
Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester. Free entry for up to 4 adults and unlimited children per day (2 adults per pass).
Entry to the Zimmermann House is NOT included. Some special exhibits extra cost.
Museum of New Hampshire History 30 Park St., Concord, NH. Free entry for four people per pass, two passes per day maximum. Includes free parking. Also includes access to the museum’s library.
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Kearsarge Mountain Rd., Warner N.H. Free entry for up to 4 people per day. May through mid-October. Does not cover special workshops but can be used during pow-wows.
The New Hampshire Telephone Museum 22 E. Main St., Warner NH. Free entry for up to 4 people per day to this charming history museum includes free parking and entry to the Warner Firefighters’ Museum by appointment.