Art that inspires and engages, hands-on science that excites and educates, history that brings the Valley alive, plants and animals from here and round the world - all of this and more are waiting for you at Scottsdale Public Library! Library cardholders can now check out an admission for up to two people at participating cultural institutions!
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The program is a partnership between the Phoenix metro public libraries and area museums. The Culture Pass gives cardholders free admission for 2 people at participating organizations when they "check-out" the admission at their library.
Desert Botanical Garden:
Due to the Chihuly in the Garden exhibit from November 10, 2013 – May 18, 2014, the Desert Botanical Garden is not taking part in the Culture Pass Program. They plan to re-join the Culture Pass Program in June 2014
Customers can select the venue of their choice from the display at their Scottsdale library branch. Customers then need to bring the venue's card to a customer service desk along with their library card to "check-out" the admission pass. The library staff will issue a "date-due" slip. This date-due receipt serves as a voucher for admission the the museum.
*The red cards in the libraries are not redeemable for admission -- they need to remain at the library.
Scottsdale Public Library cardholders may check out one pass per week, and only two passes per month.
The pass is valid for seven days from the time of check-out. It expires at the end of the day on the date on the slip.
Venues will collect the date due slips at the time of visit. The slips also expire after seven days whether they have been used or not.
Passes are not renewable.
No. Passes will be available on a first-come first-served basis.
*The red cards in the libraries are not redeemable for admission.
In order to use the pass, you must take it to one of our customer service stations, and they will take the pass and provide you with a printed receipt to use in exchange for admission at the museum. So the Culture Pass itself never leaves the library.
Yes. The free admission can be redeemed against the highest price ticket.
The pass will cover admission to the venue, but not to special events/exhibits. Some participating organizations may have a few select dates when the pass cannot be used. Restrictions will be listed on both the program and the venue websites.
The following list of museums are not part of the Culture Pass Program, but have regular free admission days or are always free.
Community Relations Coordinator, Scottsdale Public Library
Public Relations, Phoenix Art Museum