Museum and Cultural Passes

Reservations may be booked 2 weeks in advance. A library pass does not guarantee entry. Registration processes vary by institution and additional registration steps for timed entry may be required. Please see instructions for each institution below. 

Butterfly Pavilion

Check the Butterfly Pavilion website for complete safety guidelines.

  • Reserve a library museum pass for the day of your visit. Check email for confirmation, the library pass is only valid for the date listed
  • Now accepting walk-ups during the hours of 9 a.m.– 4:15 p.m. Exhibits close at 5:00 p.m.
  • Library pass holders must present the printed or electronic copy of the pass at the front desk to redeem for general admission tickets.
  • Admission valid for ONE free entry, $5 entry for each additional person, children under two free, up to 4 total in the party. Reservations required for all guests.

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Denver Firefighters Museum

Check the Denver Firefighters Museum website for complete safety guidelines. 

  • Reserve a library museum pass on the date you would like to attend
  • Bring the printed library pass to Visitor Services for admission
  • Admission is valid for a party of up to 4

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Denver Museum of Nature and Science

From DMNS: The Museum continues to follow guidance from CDC and state public health officials. Based on new guidance released last week, we have made some changes. Face coverings are encouraged for unvaccinated people over age 10, optional otherwise. We still recommend that you reserve your free, timed ticket for general admission. Beginning June 1, we will no longer require separate timed tickets children ages 0-2, for "Space Odyssey" or for "Discovery Zone." We will continue to use play times in "Discovery Zone" to allow for cleaning breaks. We hope you'll help us create a safe place for all and look forward to seeing you soon!

  • Reserve a library museum pass for the day of your visit
  • You no longer need to contact the museum to set up your visit. On the day of your reservation, simply visit the Ticketing Desk upon arrival at the Museum and present your Culture Pass for entry.
  • Timed entry is every 20 minutes
  • SUE: The T. rex Experience (closing April 25) and Stonehenge temporary exhibitions requires a paid, timed ticket in addition to Museum entry. Tickets must be reserved/purchased ($8 adult/$6 child) by calling 303.370.6306, in addition to booking this Culture Pass.
  • The IMAX and Planetarium are open with limited seating. Please call 303.370.6306 to purchase tickets. 
  • Admission is valid for up to 7 in total party.

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Denver Trolley 

Returning summer 2022. Read about the Restoration Project!

Denver Zoo

  • Reserve a library museum pass for the day of your visit
  • Proceed to the library registration system and visit the Denver Zoo website for Community Tickets and reserve timed entry tickets for each visitor in your party. A limited number of Community Tickets are available daily
  • Bring your physical library card, library museum pass and community tickets to the Denver Zoo to show proof of the DPL library pass program. eCards will not be accepted
  • Admission is based on the number of reserved Community Tickets. Please consider purchasing tickets to help support the zoo animals

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Forney Museum of Transportation

Check the Forney Museum of Transportation website for complete safety guidelines. 
Current hours are Thursday-Saturday, 10am - 4pm, and Sunday, 12pm - 4pm.

  • Reserve a library museum pass on the date you would like to attend. Timed entry tickets are no longer required. Simply bring your printed pass or display the pass on your mobile device. 
  • Admission is valid for a party of up to 3, dependent on availability during the desired time slot. Children under 3 do not count towards the reservation.

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History Colorado Center

Check the History Colorado website for complete safety guidelines. 
Museum passes are not offered from May 31 - September 6, 2021. 2021-2022 Colorado fourth graders can register for a free History Buff Membership

  • Reserve a library museum pass for the day of your visit. Check email for confirmation
  • Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis for all members and guests. Time slots may be sold out.
  • Library pass holders present the pass at the front desk during check-in.
  • Admission is valid for 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 18

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History Colorado offers a free year-long membership to all fourth grade students in the state. 

Molly Brown House Museum

Current museum hours are Thursday - Sunday from 10a.m. - 4p.m. Visit Mollybown.org for complete safety guidelines. 

  • Reserve a library museum pass on the date you would like to attend.
  • Contact The Molly Brown House Museum at 303-832-4092 ext 13 to reserve timed entry tickets for a specific time slot.
  • Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. Time slots may be sold out.
  • Admission is valid for a party of up to 4, space permitting

All tours are self-guided at this time. Before you come to the museum please download a guide. There are four ways you can do this:
1. If you would like written text, audio, and images AND have an iPhone visit the App Store and download Vamonde
2. If you want an audio tour and you own an Android device visit Google Play and download Soundcloud
3. Bookmark the Molly Brown tour through Vamonde in your web browser for text and images only
4. Download and/or print a pdf of the tour

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Museo de las Americas

Current hours at the Museo de las Americas are Tuesday-Friday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 

  • Reserve a library museum pass for the day of your visit
  • After reserving your pass visit www.museo.org to reserve your timed entry tickets. Select the day of your library pass reservation, choose a time, then use the code: DenverLibrary at checkout for your free admission. Questions? Call 303-571-4401 
  • Each pass admits up to 4 adults.
  • Featured exhibit: SOMOS: On Domestic Violence, Resilience and Healing
    Museo de las Americas, in partnership with Latina SafeHouse and Art and Color, is proud to present this powerful, taboo-shattering exhibition about Domestic Violence in the Latinx community.

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Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

Current hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am -8 pm., Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Check the MCA website for seasonal hours of operation. 

  • Reserve a library museum pass for the day of your visit
  • Call 303-298-7554 to reserve timed entry tickets for a specific time slot
  • Each pass admits up to 4 adults. (Free admission for ages 0-18.)

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A permanent DPL library card in good standing is required to make a reservation to all cultural institutions; the card holder may be asked to present a valid ID and library card at the museum. Each cardholder may reserve a pass once every 365 days at Denver Zoo, and once every 182 days at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science; all other passes may be reserved every 30 days. Check the museum or cultural institution's website prior to your visit for unexpected closures or special events.