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Culture Pass​

​A Culture Pass gives a library customer FREE admission for two people at participating arts and cultural institutions. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  They cannot be renewed; they cannot be placed on hold.

Check which Culture Passes are currently available.

Culture Pass Program displays are located in each of our 17 locations. Find a laminated card for the destination in which you're interested and take it to the checkout desk. Staff will give you a date-due slip admitting two people for one visit to that museum or cultural institution during the following seven days. You do not need to return the slip; it will expire on its own.

Passes may be limited to general admission only. Special exhibitions may not be covered, and other restrictions may apply.

Customers are limited to one pass per family at any one time, up to two passes per month.

Learn more about some participating venues.

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Participating destinations:

Arcosanti (Cordes Junction)

Arizona Science Center

AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park

Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Halle Heart Children's Museum

Heard Museum 

Irish Cultural Center

Phoenix Art Museum

Pueblo Grande Museum

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Superstition Mountain Museum

Destinations temporarily closed:


Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

According to its website, this location will be reopening Early Fall 2017

Japanese Friendship Garden

The Japanese Friendship Garden will be closed for the summer from June 1 - September 30. 

​Special Performances

See a performance with the Culture Pass! Culture Passes will be available at the main branches of our library partners for the following shows.  Quantities for performance Culture Passes are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis only at Burton Barr Central Library.

Learn more about upcoming special performances or check for availability through our library catalog.

​Free Museum Days

Another great way to visit a local cultural institution is to take advantage of their free days.

AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park
 2 for 1 admission the first Tuesday of every month

Arizona Science Center

Free membership for educators
Free admission for seniors 62+ the first Tuesday of every month

Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve
Check for occasional free admission days
Currently closed; reopening Early Fall 2017 according to its website

Desert Botanical Garden

Free admission the second Tuesday of every month, from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Children under 18 free every day

Heard Museum
Free for members & Native Americans

Phoenix Art Museum
Wednesdays, 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
First Fridays, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Discount Tire Free Family Weekends, Saturday & Sunday, 12-5 pm (second weekend of the month)

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Thursdays all day, Fri & Sat 5-9pm

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