As of July 1, 2011, the ASU Libraries are participating in the highly successful Culture Pass program. The Culture Pass is an innovative program launched by Valley arts and cultural organizations in April 2009 to provide library card holders free admission to top metro Phoenix destinations and is just beginning its third year. The program, which served 225,000 participants in its first two years, is expanding beyond the original public library partners in Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe to now include Peoria Public Libraries, Desert Foothills Library (Cave Creek) and the ASU Libraries.
Culture Passes can be checked out at Hayden Library -Tempe campus,Polytechnic campus Library, Downtown Phoenix campus Library and Fletcher Library – West campus, for admission to the following participating institutions:
- Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park
- Arizona Museum of Natural History
- Arizona Science Center
- Cave Creek Museum
- Children’s Museum of Phoenix
- Deer Valley Rock Art Center
- Desert Botanical Garden
- Desert Caballeros Western Museum
- Phoenix Art Museum
- Phoenix Zoo
- Pueblo Grande Museum
- Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
To find a Culture Pass, go to the new Culture Pass kiosks located near the Information and Check Out desk at the selected library locations . Then take it to the check out desk and check it out like any other material with your SunCard. (The passes are not available to be checked out to Community card holders). Each pass grants admission for two people to the selected institution, and are valid for seven days. Passes do not need to be returned and may only be used once during the seven day period. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
In addition to receiving free admission, Culture Pass users can take advantage of other offers, such as discounts at Museum gift shops and memberships.
The Culture Pass is made possible through the generous support of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Wells Fargo, APS, Bashas’, Avnet and CKKO Foundation.