Iowa Libraries Adventure Pass Program

What is the Adventure Pass Program?

  • A partnership between participating Iowa public libraries and museums, parks, and other attractions
  • An avenue for libraries to expand access to knowledge, information, and learning for their patrons through an online reservation system
  • A way for community partners to share what they have to offer with a broader audience

How does it work?

  • Libraries sign up annually to participate in the Adventure Pass program. An annual fee pays for the online management system for all passes. The enrollment period is every April 1-30.
  • Each library then purchases an annual pass (prices vary) to each location they wish to have a membership to.
  • Pass information is loaded into the online management system for each library, and the printable passes become available for patrons to reserve.

What are the parameters?

  • Library card holders 18 years old and over who are in good standing with their library are eligible to borrow an Adventure Pass through their library’s website.
  • Patrons may only check out 1 pass for each venue per 365 days.
  • The pass is valid for 2 adults and 2 children. The printed pass and a valid photo ID must be presented at the gates to be admitted to the venue.
  • The online system blocks the pass from being used more than twice per week.
  • Passes are available 24/7 through each library’s website.
  • Reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance.
  • Reservations may be cancelled through the library up to the day before their reservation.
  • Patrons reserve the pass online by entering their library card number. They must present the printed reservation confirmation page and a valid photo ID for admittance to each venue.
  • The pass is valid for the reserved date only, and admits 2 adults and 2 children to the venue. Additional attendees must pay regular admission prices at the door.

Contact Karalee at 515-986-3551 or karalee@grimeslibrary.org for more information.

Current ILAPP Participating Venues

African American Museum of Iowa: 319-862-2101

Blank Park Zoo: 515-285-4722

Brenton Skating Plaza: 515-284-1000

Des Moines Children’s Museum: 515-218-8344

Figge Art Museum: 563-326–7804 

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden: 515-323-6290

Grout Museum District Buildings: 319-234-6357

LaunchPAD Children’s Museum: 712-224-2542

Quad Cities Fun Bundle: 563-324-1933

Reiman Gardens: 515-294-2710

Science Center of Iowa: 515-274-6868 Ext. 222