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Denver-area libraries offer free tickets to local museums, Colorado state parks

Posted at 4:30 AM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2020-01-31 08:23:05-05

DENVER — Here's a great way to see some of Denver's best museums and attractions for free — a pass from your local library.

Many of Denver's museums, and the Denver Zoo, offer free admission days throughout the year. However, several local libraries are offering passes to local museums and attractions, including some that don't have free days.

Jefferson County

The Jefferson County libraries offer a "Culture Pass" to library card holders. Pass are available for certain days to the Butterfly Pavilion, Denver Firefighters Museum, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Wings Over The Rockies, Dinosaur Ridge, the History Colorado Center, Colorado State Parks and other attractions/museums.

The library has an online system to reserve a pass up to 30 days ahead of time. You can have a maximum of two passes booked per 30-day period.

Douglas County

The Douglas County libraries offer an Adventure Pass — free passes to the Butterfly Pavilion, Denver Firefighters Museum, the Colorado Symphony, the History Colorado Center and other attractions. Passes are available on a first come, first served basis.

Arapahoe County

Arapahoe County libraries offer an Exploration Pass to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Butterfly Pavilion, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum and more, at no charge.

Library card holders can use an online system to book passes up to 30 days ahead of time. You can have a maximum of two passes reserved at any time.

Westminster Library

The Westminster Library offers an Adventure Pass with free admission to 15 places including 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.

Aurora Library

The Aurora Library offers free passes to Colorado state parks, the History Colorado Center, Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Museum of Contemporary Art,

To reserve a pass, search the name of the museum or Colorado State Parks in the online catalog at or read more here.

Adams County Libraries

The Anythink Libraries in Adams County offer a free pass for Colorado state parks. You can check that out by searching the library catalog for Colorado State Parks.


The Denver Public Library offers passes to several museums. Go to the catalog and search for "museum pass" or "cultural pass" to find free tickets to the History Colorado Center, Molly Brown House, Museum of Nature & Science and a few other places.

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