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.

Portland Museum of ArtPortland Museum of Art

Free admission for two adults and up to 6 children. Founded in 1882, the museum houses one of the premier art collections in the state.  We encourage you to confirm hours of operation and COVID restrictions (as well as their digital material) on the museum website: PortlandMuseum.org

Maine State MuseumMaine State Museum

The Maine State Museum is closed to allow significant repairs and upgrades to the building’s mechanical systems. We apologize that this necessary closure was unanticipated at this time.

The duration of the closure has yet to be fully determined, as the scope of work to be completed is substantial and complex. Please follow the plans and progress online.

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 new 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. Learn more about Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens at mainegardens.org.

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!

Peacock Beach in Richmond

Thanks to the generosity of Bowdoin Community Cares Association (the parent partnership at the Bowdoin Central School) the library can now offer two passes each day for entry to Peacock Beach. Owned by Maine’s Bureau of Parks and Lands and managed by the Town of Richmond, the park offers a swimming beach on Pleasant Pond as well as picnicing and a boat launch. The Park is unstaffed and open from dawn to dusk.

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