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Everyone knows that the Front Range has beautiful natural attractions, but it is also home to some fine museums, galleries, adventures, attractions that expand our minds and teach us new things. The Friends of the Longmont Library is partnering with some of these attractions to provide FREE entrance passes to our patrons. 

To Get a Free Entrance Pass

Read up on our partners below, then click or tap the red button below and follow the directions to reserve a pass to that destination for a particular day.  Some details to know:

  • You must have a Longmont Library Adult Resident library card to reserve a pass.
  • There is no cost and you do not have to come to the Library to collect your pass. 
  • A printed pass must be shown at the museum/venue entrance; if you do not have access to a printer, Library staff can print your pass for you at the Library.
  • Passes may be reserved up to 30 days in advance.
  • One pass for each museum may be reserved once per calendar year (365 days from date of last reservation)
  • Changes or cancellations may be made up to 24 hours in advance by calling the Library Reference Desk at 303-651-8472.
  • Please read the details carefully and check attraction's website for more details when you reserve your pass; each organization has different rules and different operating hours.

Click or tap here to reserve your Discovery Pass. 

Partnering Organizations  (in alphabetical order)

Click on a logo to go to the organization's website.

The Library is partnering with the Butterfly Pavilion on its Discovery Passes program.The Butterfly Pavilion

  • If it creeps, crawls, slithers, flies, wiggles or squirms, chances are you’ll find it here. Come for the butterflies. Then stay for the spiders, scorpions, millipedes, centipedes, horseshoe crabs, sea stars, and walking sticks.
  • 1 pass for 4 people per day
  • Passes not valid for workshops, classes, field trips, birthday parties, or public events such as Living Lights.

 

The Library is partnering with the Clyfford Still Museum on its Discovery Passes program.

The Clyfford Still Museum

  • Experience the legacy of Clyfford Still, an artist whose life has been shrouded in mystery and the bulk of whose work has been hidden from public view for more than 30 years. The museum includes approximately 3,125 works created by Clyfford Still between 1920 and 1980.
  • 1 pass for 2 adult visitors per day; children 17 and younger can accompany the pass holder free of charge.

 

The Library is partnering with the Denver Firefighters Museum on its Discovery Passes program.Denver Firefighters Museum

  • Housed in Historic Station No. 1, the Museum tells the story of the Denver Fire Department. The self-guided tour weaves the city's past with the history of firefighting in creative displays and hands-on activities that are entertaining and educational for visitors of all ages. Be sure to visit the Museum's gift shop for unique one-of-a-kind items!
  • 1 pass for 2 adults and 2 children per day.

 

The Library is partnering with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on its Discovery Passes program.The Denver Museum of Nature & Science

  • Come explore world-class wildlife displays that take you to Earth's most exotic places, huge dinosaurs that transport you back in time, interactive space exhibits that let your mind wonder, and personalized health science fun that puts your body to the test.
  • 1 pass for up to 7 visitors ages 3 and up per day; children under age 3 always admitted for free.

 

The Library is partnering with the the Golden History Museum & Park on its Discovery Passes program.The Golden History Museum & Park

  • The Golden History Museums connect residents and visitors to the history of Golden, Colorado by being the leading source for local history. This unique pass provides access to our three close-to-downtown locations in Golden.
  • The Golden History Center, next door to the library, shows off changing exhibits featuring Coors Pottery, a variety of musical instruments, historic photographs, and much more from a collection of more than 15,000 objects.
  • Just across the footbridge is the entrance to Clear Creek History Park, where an outdoor walking experience immerses visitors in the look and feel of a late 1800s mountain ranch, complete with gardens, a working blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, and chicken coop.
  • Finally, one short block away is the Astor House Museum, an1800s boarding house and hotel that welcomes modern guests to experience the rooms just as they might have been 100 years ago.
  • 1 pass for 4 people per day.

 

The Library is partnering with the Longmont Museum on its Discovery Passes program.The Longmont Museum

  • Housed in a distinctive contemporary building, The Longmont Museum features changing exhibits in history, art, and science, as well as the award-winning "Front Range Rising," a long-term exhibit on the history and culture of this region.
  • The Museum also has hands-on education programs for all ages, indoor and outdoor concerts and performances, film series, lectures and a gift shop featuring local history books, souvenirs and exhibit-related materials.
  • 1 pass for 2 adults and 2 children per day.

 

The Library is partnering with the Molly Brown House Museum on its Discovery Passes program.The Molly Brown House Museum

  • Historic Denver’s Molly Brown House Museum tells the story of Margaret “Molly” Brown’s activism, philanthropy and passion through educational programs, exhibits and stewardship. It is among the most visited historic sites in the state of Colorado, and one of only a handful of sites nationally dedicated to the interpretation of a woman’s story.
  • 2 passes for 4 people each per day.
  • Because Museum tours frequently sell out, the Museum recommends arriving earlier in the day.
  • Pass does not guarantee entry and is valid only on general tours, not for special events.

 

 

 

 

The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is partnering with the Library to offer free passes to library patrons.

The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

  • See the finest examples of the quilter’s art, from antique bedcovers to the latest contemporary work. RMQM exhibits change four times a year, so come back often! Check our website for the latest exhibit schedule and information about classes, programs, and events. Be sure to visit the museum shop for unique pieces by local artists and gifts to nurture the creative spirit.
  • 1 pass for 4 visitors per day.

 

The Library is partnering with the WOW! Children's Museum on its Discovery Passes program.WOW! Children's Museum

  • Located in Lafayette, WOW! Children’s Museum engages all families in educational, hands-on experiences that connect curiosity, creativity, and discovery.
  • 1 pass for 1 adult and 1 child per day.
  • The museum is closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. The museum generally follows the Boulder Valley School District calendar.
  • Passes exclude special events.

 

Watch this space, because we'll be adding more partners as we expand this new program!


This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Longmont Library.

The Friends of the Longmont Library generously support library programs and services.


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