Did you know that most libraries offer you the ability to visit museums, zoos, the IMAX, exhibits and the Colorado State Parks for free??? Just go in and “check out” a pass with your library card or reserve one for the time that you want it. Each pass allows different options, such as the number of people admitted with the pass and most limit the number of passes you can receive within a given time.
Arapahoe County Library District offers a free Exploration Pass good for admission to the Butterfly Pavilion, Dinosaur Ridge, Molly Brown House, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver Firefighters Museum, Morrison Natural History Museum, Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys and the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. Passes are available in limited quantities each day and allow different numbers of people to enter the attraction at no cost. Because the Exploration Pass page can be sorted by date, the simplest method is to pick your day and see what’s available. Be sure to read the “Pass Information” for each attraction. Some passes admit four people, others only two. You are also limited in the number of passes you can get in a 30-day period.
The Aurora Public Libraries offer Denver Museum of Nature and Science Family Plus Membership cards that you can check out just like a book or DVD. The pass allows up to seven people, over the age of two free entry to the museum. You can visit the museum as many times as you like while the card is checked out. In addition, during that time, you get all the member benefits during a visit that a regular member does including more than 30% off IMAX and Planetarium show tickets, 10% off Museum Shop purchases, 10% off T-Rex Cafe & Deli purchases and discounts on special exhibition tickets. Library patrons can check out the membership cards for one week. The Aurora Library also offers passes to Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys and the Museo de las Americas.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has teamed up with all libraries across the state to offer the Check-Out Colorado State Park Program. Each library has just two seven-day hang-tag park passes good for entrance to all 42 state parks, and they can be reserved just as books can.
With your Denver Library Card, you can get free days at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the History Colorado Center and the Museum of Nature and Science? Just go online and get your pass up to 30 days in advance!
Douglas County Libraries has free Adventure Passes good for admission to the Butterfly Pavilion, Dinosaur Ridge, History Colorado and Denver Firefighters Museum. These passes are available in limited quantities and can be sorted by date up to 30 days in advance. Be sure to read the “Pass Information” for each pass as different options allow for a different number of admissions. You are also limited in the number of passes you can receive within a 90 day window.
Jefferson County Libraries has a Culture Pass you can use at the Butterfly Pavilion, the History Colorado Center, Denver Firefighters Museum, Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, Dinosaur Ridge, Golden History Museums, MCA Denver, the Platte Valley Trolley, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and more. You can reserve a pass up to 30 days ahead of time and book a maximum of two passes every 30 days.
The Westminster Library offers an Adventure Pass with free admission to the Butterfly Pavilion, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver (Platte Valley) Trolley, Dinosaur Ridge, Golf Westminster, Standley Lake Regional Park and Westminster Recreation Centers.