I have written about the Phoenix Culture Pass program several times in the past. As of October 24, 2012 the company that was overseeing the program, Show Up.com, went out of business. The Culture Pass program is now made possible through the support of the Act One Foundation. Here are the latest updates and information about this program.
How It Works: Library cardholders can check out a Culture Pass for FREE admission for two (2) people at participating arts and cultural institutions. Passes are available on a first come, first served basis; they will not allow renewals or holds to be placed on them, nor will staff be able to pull them for you. The display for the Culture Pass Program is at the front of each library. Find the destination you’re interested in, and take the card to the checkout desk. Staff will give you a date-due slip admitting two people for a visit in the next seven days. You do not need to return the slip: it will expire 7 days from the date it is issued. Passes may be limited to general admission only. Special exhibitions may not be covered, and other restrictions may apply. One pass per family, two passes per month.
Apache Junction, Buckeye, Chandler, Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe Public Libraries, and Arizona State University’s Downtown Library, Arizona State University’s Fletcher Library (West), Arizona State University’s Hayden Library (Tempe) and Arizona State University’s Polytechnic Library (East).
- Arcosanti-Cordes Junction
- Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park
- Arizona Science Center
- Cave Creek Museum
- Children’s Museum of Phoenix
- Deer Valley Rock Art Center
- Desert Botanical Garden–Due to the “Chihuly in the Garden” special exhibit, the Desert Botanical Garden is not currently an active Culture Pass partner. DBG is expected to resume its partnership on Monday, May 19, 2014
- Desert Caballeros Western Museum
- Heard Museum
- Phoenix Art Museum
- Phoenix Zoo
- Pueblo Grande Museum
- Rossen House Museum
- Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
- Superstition Mountain Museum
In addition to the museums listed above, there are also passes available for select performing art shows throughout the year. One time use performance passes have limited availability and are available approximately two weeks prior to the performance date.
For current information about what Museums, Cultural Attractions and Venues are available, click here.
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