Cultural Pass


Passes are now available at all BCPL locations!

The Cultural Pass is your ticket to an amazing assortment of nearly 50 arts, culture, and heritage experiences based in the Louisville Metro area. Cultural Pass experiences promote “creativity, inspiration, educational opportunities, and lifelong learning about where we come from (our heritage), who we are (our culture), and how we express both of those things (art).”

Youth ages 0–21 are eligible for one pass, which is valid for one-time general admission at each participating institution (some restrictions may apply). Free admission is also permitted for one adult accompanying each Cultural Pass holder under the age of 17, with a maximum of two free adult admissions per family at each venue. Passes are valid June 1st–August 4th.

Venues offering free general admission as part of the 2024 Cultural Pass include Actors Theatre of Louisville, Bernheim Arboretum, Blackacre Conservancy, Commonwealth Theatre Center, Culbertson Mansion State Historic Park, The Falls of the Ohio State Park, Farmington Historic Plantation, Flamenco Louisville, The Food Literacy Project, Frazier History Museum, Guru Vandana Academy, Historic Locust Grove, Kentucky Derby Museum, Kentucky Science Center, Kentucky Shakespeare, Louisville Nature Center, Louisville Zoo, Muhammad Ali Center, Roots 101 African American Museum, StageOne Family Theatre, Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, and many, many more!

Plus, as if exciting summer adventures is not enough, a limited number of prizes will be awarded to selected Cultural Pass participants who complete at least 5 Cultural Pass experiences by the end of the summer. Prizes will include tickets, memberships, and more!

According to the Fund for the Arts, the Cultural Pass has three intended objectives for the youth in our area:

  1. Impact summer learning loss by creating a learning experience through programming, activities, and education.
  2. Establish a life-long relationship between Louisville’s children and the art and cultural institutions.
  3. Work to address barriers that may prohibit children from accessing the city’s art and cultural venues.

You can pre-register in Beanstack to make pickup fast any easy when you collect your or your child’s pass at any BCPL location. Cultural Passes will be available for pickup at all Bullitt County Public Library through the summer while supplies last.

  • Once you complete and record your activities, the badge will light up to congratulate you!
  • If you visit a venue during the program period and your badge doesn’t light up immediately, don’t worry! There is often a delay before badges are activated in Beanstack. Each venue will be reporting visits multiple times over the summer; if your badge isn’t yet activated, your visit probably hasn’t been reported yet!
  • For more information, visit the Fund for the Arts at