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Cultural Pass 2024: Your passport to Louisville summer fun

Louisvillians up to 21 can get free access to over 70 cultural institutions this summer.

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The Cultural Pass is a joint effort between the Fund for the Arts, participating libraries, the Arts and Cultural Alliance, Louisville Metro Government, and community partners.

Photo by LOUtoday

School is out, but that doesn’t mean LOU kids — or young adults — need to stop learning.

Through Sunday, Aug. 4, Louisvillians up to 21 years old can use the 2024 Cultural Pass to get free access to over 70 museums, parks, theaters, and more. Here’s the run down:

  • Register for a pass at your local library. Passes must be picked up in person.
  • Passes are available through the Louisville Free Public Library or Bullitt County library in Kentucky + the Charlestown-Clark County, Floyd County, Harrison County, or Jeffersonville Township libraries in Indiana.
  • A pass is good for free, one-time admission to each participating venue.
  • Pass holders under the age of 17 also get one accompanying adult in for free on each visit.
  • Keep in mind — special-ticketed exhibits, like Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo or movies at the Kentucky Science Center, aren’t included.

    With your pass in hand, it’s time to start planning your summer visits. Her’e a few to get your wheels turning:

    • Conrad-Caldwell House Museum | Learn what life was like for the residents + staff of one of Louisville’s finest mansions on a self-guided tour with activities for all ages.
    • Louisville Zoo | The new koalas Dharuk and Telowie are expected to be on display during the Cultural Pass period, so stop by to say “g’day.” Cultural Pass admission to the zoo is limited to Mondays and Tuesdays.
    • Filson Historical Society | Learn about the history of the Ohio Valley with scavenger hunts, stop motion animation, and cyanotypes. Cultural Pass admission is limited to Mondays, 1-3 p.m.
    • Kentucky Derby Museum | Explore special programming, specifically for Cultural Pass holders, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on topics like thoroughbred horse care, Derby history, and Black heritage in racing. Cultural Pass admission is limited to Tuesdays and Sundays.
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