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Adventure Pass

One Pass to Big Adventures!

The Marion Public Library is pleased to join other libraries across the state to offer Iowa Library Adventure Pass which offers free passes to special attractions. Your library card is your ticket to great fun with Adventure Pass. Passes allow entrance for two (2) adults and two (2) children.  Additional tickets can be purchased at the venue.

Participating Attractions:

  • Des Moines Children’s Museum
  • Grout Museum Buildings
  • Science Center of Iowa

For the Marion Public Library: Marion residents, 18 years of age and older, with a valid library card that is non-expired and in good standing may reserve passes.

Cardholder must present a valid photo ID and printed pass (email on phone not accepted) before admission into the venue is allowed.

One pass per venue maybe reserved once every 365 days.

Passes cannot be used for any other special member events.

Please cancel your reservation if you cannot use the pass at the reserved time. To cancel a reservation, call the Library at 319-377-3412.

Check open dates of any venue before you reserve your pass.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ):

What is the Iowa Libraries Adventure Pass Program?

Adventure Pass is an online program that allows library patrons to use their library cards to visit area attractions, museums, and parks for free.

How does it work?

Go to the Adventure Pass page. You will then be able to browse the passes and which dates the pass is available. Once you find the place and the date of your choice, follow the on screen prompts to reserve the pass. You will need to use your library card number. Print the confirmation page of your reservation and present that at the doors along with a valid photo ID to gain access to the venue.

Can I take anyone with me when I go?

This depends on location. Some passes allow for 2 adults and 2 children. Please check with the library for ticket details.

How often can I reserve the pass?

You can reserve one pass per venue every 365 days.

If I can’t use the pass the day I reserved it, do I lose my turn for the year?

You can contact the library up to one day BEFORE your reserved date, and we can cancel it for you. You are then able to make a reservation for a later date.

*Cardholders should verify a venue is open before reserving a pass.

If I reserve the pass online, how do I gain entrance to the venue I reserved?

You must print the confirmation page of your reservation and present that plus a valid photo ID to gain entrance to the venue you reserved. The name on the pass must match the name on the ID when the cardholder presents the pass for admission to the venue.

Can I show the confirmation email on my mobile device?

This varies by location. It is always recommended to have the printed pass to enter. If you do not have a printer, you can print your pass at the library for 10 cents.

Can my child reserve the pass?

You must be 18 years of age or older to reserve a pass. Anyone under 18 is not eligible to reserve a pass.

What do I do if I can’t find my printed pass?

Contact the library immediately. We will be able to print out the pass for you, or email you a copy of the pass for you to print out.

Is it really free?

It is free to you. Participating libraries purchase the passes and pay to participate in the program.

Will there be more choices for destinations in the future?

Adventure Pass organizers are constantly working to grow the program. More locations may become available in the future.