Hollis library expands passes
Friday, February 15, 2013
By LUCINDA D. MAZZA
The Hollis Social Library has expanded the selection of museum passes just in time for February school break.
As many of our patrons already know, the Hollis Social Library offers discounted passes to the Currier Art Museum in Manchester, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston thanks to the Friends of the Hollis Social Library. Anyone with a Hollis Social Library card can come in and check out a pass, or call and reserve a pass for a specific date.
Starting this year, we are very excited to offer two more museum passes to our patrons. The Friends of the Hollis Social Library were able to sponsor these two passes – the See Science Center and Zoo New England.
If you like hands-on learning for children ages 3 and older, the SEE Science Center in Manchester may be the destination for you.
Look through a periscope, send a whisper across the room, try exhibits on light, electricity, sound and more.
The SEE Science Center is also the home of the LEGO Millyard Project, an historic representation of the Manchester millyards. This is the largest exhibit of its kind in the world. Each pass admits one family for free; immediate family members only.
We also are very fortunate to be able to offer passes to Zoo New England, which includes the Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoo.
The Franklin Park Zoo offers hundreds of exotic animal species from around the world, right in the middle of Boston. Explore the wonders of a tropical rainforest, the Australian outback or the African savannah.
The Stone Zone, located next to Spot Pond Reservoir, is the perfect place to get close to amazing animals and exhilarating exhibits year-round. The Stone Zoo’s Treasures of the Sierra Madre exhibit includes jaguars, cougars, coyotes and Gila monsters. The Yukon Creek exhibit features a bald eagle, a lynx, reindeer and more. Each pass admits six people at a reduced entry fee.
Before checking out passes for any of these museums, we recommend you check the organization’s website to see if any special programs are running, which animals are on display, which artists are displaying their art, and if any educational exhibits are being offered.
We hope these passes provide some family fun during the up and coming school breaks.
However, you don’t need to wait for vacation week, check out a pass any time.
Again, a very special thanks to the Friends of the Hollis Social Library for making these passes possible.
If you are interested in checking out one of these passes from the library, call us at 465-7721 or log onto our website, www.hollislibrary.org and click on museum passes in our “Quick Links” box.
Lucinda Mazza is the library director at the Hollis Social Library. She can be reached at 465-7721.