Museum and Cultural Passes

Library passes are offered in limited quantities by participating institutions. Many also offer free days and other low cost options for community access. 

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.

Book a pass

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

Book a pass

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Face coverings are encouraged for unvaccinated people over age 10, optional otherwise

  • 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
  • The Stonehenge and Numbers in Nature temporary exhibitions require 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 

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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
  • Library passes go quickly but the Zoo offers other options for the community. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available daily for Five by Five, My Denver Card Participants (Dec-Mar) CityPASS (CityPASS must have been purchased before May 1, 2021, and SNAP/EBT program participants.
  • Admission is valid for a party of up to 4, dependent on availability of Community Tickets

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Forney Museum of Transportation

Check the Forney Museum of Transportation website for complete safety guidelines. 
Current hours are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Monday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • 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. 
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.
  • Reserve your timed entry tickets online.  Enter the promo code DENVER2021 at checkout.  (Only valid for four tickets each day. Library pass holders may purchase additional tickets if their group is larger than four.)  Need help?  Call 303-832-4092 ext 13.
  • Library pass holders should be prepared to present their library museum pass confirmation at check in.
  • Admission is valid for a party of up to 4, space permitting

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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.)

Book a pass

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.