Museum and Park passes at Bowdoinham Public LibraryMaine State Park Pass

This pass allows all the occupants of up to a 17-passenger vehicle to free day-use at most of Maine’s State Parks and historic sites. Loan period is Tuesday to Friday or Friday to Tuesday. Replacement fee for lost pass is $105.00. Call the library to reserve the pass.

Find the locations and hours of the parks

List of exceptions to day-use are found HERE.

Boothbay Railway Village MuseumBoothbay Railway Village Museum

Nowhere else in New England can you ride the rails behind an authentic steam locomotive.  Surrounded by historic Maine buildings and view a collection of 60 antique autos.

To find out more about hours and directions, click here.

Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay

Library patrons can now reserve tickets to the Gardens for up to two adults and any number of children under age 18 at no charge to the patron. Explore more than 300 acres of gardens and natural spaces, from the Native Butterfly and Moth House to the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden or Giles Rhododendron and Perennial Garden, and the Giant Trolls, the Guardians of the Seeds. The Gardens are open rain or shine 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 1 to October 17. Call the library to reserve the free pass.  Learn more about Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens at  

Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine

This newly constructed facility welcomes our  library pass holders to free admission for two adults and up to six children. Located at 250 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, ME.  Find out about the museums exhibits, hours, and COVID restrictions HERE.

Thank you to the Bowdoin Community Cares Association (the parent partnership at the Bowdoin Central School) for providing our families with this pass!

Maine Maritime Museum in Bath

Thanks to the generosity of Joan and Bruce Knight, the library can now offer one family group (up to eight) adult passes each day for entry to the Maine Maritime Museum (kids are always free).

To learn more about the museum, including location and hours, click here.

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