This is a great time of year to plan a day's outing. Thanks to the Friends of the Library, passes are available that keep the region's cultural assets affordable.
Year-round passes are available to the New England Aquarium, the Children's Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Museum of Science in Boston; the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem; and the Cape Ann Museum.
You can reserve passes online by going to rockportlibrary.org and clicking on the "Museum Passes" icon in the left-hand column or by calling the library at 978-546-6934. Rockport library card numbers are required to reserve museum passes.