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Experience Passes that are currently available

  • NEW! The Denver Zoo  Each pass admits up to 4 people (children 2 and under are free). Zoo tickets are date specific.
  • NEW! Colorado Railroad Museum The pass admits up to 6 people.  (See below for more  info).

  • History Colorado  Valid at 8 separate museums around the state, including the History Colorado Center in Denver.  (See below for more details).  Each pass admits up to 5 adults and 5 children.
  • Wings Over the Rockies- Includes the Denver Air & Space Museum and the Exploration of Flight Museum in Englewood; entry for 4 people
      • Botanic Gardens- timed-ticket entry; call to reserve a time (up to 6 people!)
      • Butterfly Pavilion- check out pass from library and present it at the front desk to redeem for general admission tickets (see more info below)
      • Denver Aquarium- timed-ticket entry; call to reserve a time
      • Denver Museum of Nature and Science- check out pass from library and present at Ticketing Desk; timed entry every 20 minutes (see more info below)
      • State Parks Pass- available!
      • Fiske Planetarium- not yet open, but you can check out a telescope with the Telescope Astronomy Kit (best for ages 7 to 12)
      • Early Literacy Kits
      • Microscope Kit (best for ages 7 to 12)
      • “Things that Go” Toy Library Kits (ages 2-5)
      • Home Movie Projector and Speakers (no screen)

Call us at 303-258-1101

See below for more details about these Experience Passes.

Experience Pass Program

The library’s Experience Pass Program provides free access to explore cultural, educational, and recreational attractions in the greater community.

Each pass has different terms and conditions.

Some details about eligibility and checkout policies:

  • You must have a Nederland Community Library Adult resident library card in good standing (no current fines) to check out pass(es).
  • Pass(es) provide FREE admission to you for up to a specified number. Be sure to check the limits for each pass as they are varied.
  • A pass must be shown at the venue entrance. Special exhibits are usually excluded. Be sure to check with each venue.
  • Passes may be reserved online or in person on a first-come/first served basis. Passes come with backpacks that have materials to enhance your experience, including an information sheet with “suggested highlights” curated by our Nederland Community Library team. These must be picked up in person at the library during regular hours of operation and returned in one week’s time. Failure to return on time may result in loss of experience pass checkout privileges.
  • Changes or cancellations must be made by calling the Library Circulation Desk at 303-258-1101 in order to release passes to other interested patrons.
  • Please be courteous to the next pass holder by returning the pass by its due date.  If the backpack and all its contents are not returned, a replacement fee of $50.00 will be assessed.
  • To allow everyone in our community the opportunity to enjoy these resources, only one Experience Pass can be checked out or placed on hold at a time.

Please call 303-258-1101 or email Elektra Greer if you have additional questions about the Experience Pass program.

Please read the details below carefully and check each attraction’s website for more details when you reserve your pass.

Each organization has different rules and operating hours.

Denver Zoo

Each pass admits up to 4 people (children 2 and under are free). Zoo tickets are date specific.

The Colorado Railroad Museum

Over 100 locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars and cabooses. The pass admits up to 6 people.

Wings Over the Rockies

Passes include the Denver Air & Space Museum and the Exploration of Flight Museum in Englewood.

Downtown Aquarium

Adult patrons are entitled to a maximum of two adult and two child entry wristbands.

Butterfly Pavilion

The pass allows one person free admission and up to four additional people at $5 admission.

Denver Botanic Gardens

Each pass is good for free admission for up to 6 visitors. Additional guests are subject to general admission fees.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The passes check out for a week and are available to full library card holders in good standing.

Colorado State Park Passes

Each backpack/pass may be checked out for one week by any Nederland Community Library adult patron in good standing.

Fiske Planetarium

Enjoy a free pass (for a family of four) to a weekend show at Fiske Planetarium in Boulder.

WOW! Children’s Museum

Located in Lafayette, WOW! Children’s Museum engages all families in educational, hands-on experiences that connect curiosity, creativity, and discovery.

History Colorado

Valid at 8 separate museums around the state, including the History Colorado Center in Denver.  Each pass admits up to 5 adults and 5 children.

Please give us any suggestions of places you’d like to add to this program.

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