UPDATE: Some museums and centers may be closed due to COVID-19. Please check individual location’s websites for details.
Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) launched the Pikes Peak Culture Pass program on March 2, 2020. The new pass lets you explore museums and attractions in the Pikes Peak region at no cost – all you need is a Library card! By collaborating with local organizations, PPLD provides free admission passes for check out, similar to how you check out an eBook or other electronic resource. The Pikes Peak Culture Pass will increase opportunities for education and cultural learning, creating increased connection between books and hands-on experiences.
How does it work?
Patrons 12 years old and older with a valid PPLD library card (400 series and PowerPass accounts in good standing) can login to a dedicated reservation page and book a pass online up to 30 days in advance by searching either the desired location or the date. Patrons can print their confirmation, which will serve as their entry ticket, directly from home or at any Library location. The admission pass is only valid on the date requested. The number of people admitted per pass varies by location and will be shown on the reservation page and printed confirmation. Patrons will be allowed to reserve one admission pass per destination once every six months, and may reserve only one museum pass at a time.
What locations can I visit?
The Library is currently in partnership with the following museums and cultural institutions:
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College The 132,286 square-foot facility hosts major international traveling and ever-changing exhibitions featuring works from the FAC’s significant permanent collection, bringing a wide variety of art experiences to Colorado Springs.
The Money Museum Through the discovery of money, America’s largest museum dedicated to numismatics brings culture to life. The museum explores art, history, science, and much more to promote the diverse nature of money and related items.
The ProRodeo Hall of Fame The ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy educates the public about rodeo, its history, and its impact on Western American culture. The Hall of Fame provides recognition to rodeo notables of the past and present, and serves as an inspiration for the future.
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site The Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is an educational, non-profit living history farm and museum depicting life in the Pikes Peak region from 1775-1907.
Space Foundation Discovery Center The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's first and only dedicated space, science, and technology center. It is an interactive, education-focused destination that advances science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) in the exciting context of space exploration, development and utilization.
Western Museum of Mining and Industry The mission of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry is to educate the public about the history and continuing contributions of mining, ranching, and other supporting industries in the American West.
Benefits vary by destination. As stated above, the number of people that your Cultural Pass will admit varies by location. Library cardholders are responsible for reviewing the institution’s rules, requirements, expectations, etc. prior to reserving their pass. PPLD is not responsible for any content of their exhibitions. Need help booking or cancelling passes? Call (719) 531-6333 and select your preferred Library location.
Other FREE museums and cultural attractions in the area:
- 4th Infantry Division Museum
- Black Forest Log School
- Cheyenne Mountain Heritage Center
- Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
- Cottonwood Center for the Arts
- Dr. Lester L. Williams Fire Museum
- Every Kid Outdoors: Free Access to Federal Lands and Waters for 4th Graders
- The Florissant Schoolhouse Museum
- Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum
- Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center
- Kreuser Gallery
- Lucretia Vaile Museum
- Manitou Springs Heritage Center
- Old Colorado City Historical Society & History Center
- Penrose Heritage Museum
- Peterson Air and Space Museum
- Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum
- Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame
- Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts
- U.S. Air Force Academy's Planetarium
- UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art
- Ute Pass Historical Society