This information was emailed to me a few times, plus posted on the Salem Patch so I figured I’d share it here too! If you’re a Salem resident, you can get free admission into The New England Aquarium this month! Per the Patch:
“With Salem schools starting on Sept. 4, the Wednesday after Labor Day, parents and caregivers might be looking for that last summer vacation outing that is fun, affordable, and educational. So, the gift of free admission to the New England Aquarium for all Salem, MA residents on Sunday and Monday of the Labor Day weekend and throughout the month of September might be welcome news.
The special benefit for all Salem residents is made possible by the Norman H. Read Trust. Norman H. Read, a Salem native and generous benefactor who died in 1992 at age 100, made his fortune in the sciences of oil and natural gas in Texas and Alaska. Generations of his family were residents of Salem since colonial days. Before he died, he created a trust as a means to enhance excellence in science education for all Salem residents.
Included among those efforts of the Norman H. Read Trust is sponsoring a free admission program to the New England Aquarium exclusive for Salem, MA residents only for all of September 2019. That is about a savings of more than $100 for most families to see the Aquarium’s new Indo-Pacific Coral Reef exhibit as well as the always-popular penguins, California sea lions, Northern fur seals, and thousands of other aquatic animals. September is a great month to visit the Aquarium as the crowds of summertime tourists have departed.
Proof of Salem residence and exclusions
At the Aquarium’s box office, Salem residents will need to show either their licenses, state identification cards, passports, or current mortgage, insurance, utility, or banking statements. This offer is not available for phone or online orders, or for school or other group reservations. It may not be combined with other offers and is not valid on the New England Aquarium Whale Watch or in the Simons IMAX Theatre.”
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