Boston CityPASS

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While the Boston CityPASS includes pre-paid tickets for only five attractions, they’re all on the must-see list for any visitor to this historic city. In addition to tickets for New England Aquarium, the Museum of Science, and the Skywalk Observatory, you can pick one bonus attraction—the Harvard Museum of Natural History or the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

An adult pass is $59 and a kids’ pass is just $47, which adds up to more than 45% off the regular admission price. Plus the Boston CityPASS lets you skip admission lines—a huge bonus especially during the summer and fall when the attractions are the busiest.

Top Included Boston Attractions

New England Aquarium
Skywalk Observatory
Museum of Science

See the complete list of attractions and tours in the sidebar.

What’s Good with the Boston CityPASS?

You can skip the line at most attractions, but it’s especially helpful at the New England Aquarium where lines during the summer can be an hour long in the sun.

What Could get better?

New England Aquarium admission and Museum of Science admission do not include any additional screenings or IMAX shows.

Although the included attractions are great, there are some very popular things to do that are not included. You might budget some extra time to do a duck tour while you are at the skywalk or museum of science. Another popular tour is the whale watch during the summer and Fenway Park any time of year. Trolley tours are very popular around Boston too.

Get Your Money’s Worth with Boston CityPASS

It’s pretty easy to get great value from City Pass because it has 4 attractions you are likely to visit. If you only go to the Aquarium, MFA, Museum of Science and Skywalk Observatory, you will save close to $35. Going to any 3 of them will still save you money.

Although you can only choose one of the bonus locations, your CityPASS does entitle you to discounted admission at the second location.

Admission to the Harvard Museum of Natural History also includes the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

Boston CityPASS Insider Tips

Although you can drive to all the attractions, I would suggest taking Boston’s public transportation system (called the “T”). You should be able to get around a little quicker and will save many dollars in parking fees which are astronomical near the Aquarium and Skywalk Observatory.

If you decide to do a Duck Tour, the Skywalk and Museum of Science are extremely close to the Ducks two locations. Make your reservation first as you have to wait a while to get on a boat.

The Skywalk Observatory is occasionally closed for private functions orbecause of bad weather, so call ahead to confirm that it’s open.

The New England Aquarium is busiest between 10 am and 3 pm on weekdays.

The Kennedy’s sailboat Victura is on view in Boston Harbor from May to October.

Boston CityPASS Coupon Codes

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Where to Buy the Boston CityPASS

The card is available at many outlets. You can buy it at Expedia, Orbitz or Travelocity or you can buy it once you get to Boston but these are not great options as you may pay more. The best place the buy the card is at the CityPASS website. Buy with confidence from the official site.