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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 you lose, damage or don’t return a pass/backpack and/or its contents on time an overdue fee of $5.00/day (up to $50) will be incurred. If the backpack and all its contents are not returned at all, a replacement fee of $50.00 will be assessed.
  • Each individual venue pass can only be reserved once per 6-month period, to allow everyone in our community the opportunity to enjoy these resources.

Please call 303-258-1101 or email 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.

Boulder Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Get into the holiday spirit by attending Boulder Ballet’s The Nutcracker at Macky Auditorium on CU-Boulder’s campus on Saturday, November 30, at 7 pm. The production will be a feast for the senses with professional dancers, beautiful sets, and the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. We have purchased a limited number of tickets, which will be distributed to Nederland Community Library patrons on a first-come, first-served basis. Each participating patron/family will be allowed a maximum of 2 tickets. Tickets cannot be exchanged and must be picked up at the library in person prior to the performance date. To reserve your ticket(s), please email library director Elektra Greer.

This pilot program is intended to help with some of the financial barriers that may prevent our mountain community from experiencing professional level sports.  Please help us make this a success so we can continue it in the future! The Nederland Library will be offering 2 Avalanche tickets per family request (tickets are for ages 3 and up) for home game dates in the 2019-2020 season.  Below is a list of games dates, and section, row, and seat numbers for the tickets. Once received, these tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded, so please be good stewards of your community library resources and only request tickets if you are certain you can use them.  The seat locations are not exchangeable, so if you hope to go with a larger group, please be prepared not to be able to sit together.

Because we have only a limited  number of game day tickets and hockey received the most votes from our  NCL community as what you would like to have offered from your community library, we are expecting them to be reserved quickly.  To reserve your tickets, email or call Michael Sivcovich at 303-258-1101, beginning Friday, October 4, at 10AM.  Tickets will be reserved on a first requested, first reserved basis. No emails to reserve tickets before Friday, October 4, at 10AM. Please be sure to email him your top 3 choices of date and time for a game.  He will respond as quickly as feasible.

10th vs Boston
12th vs Arizona
26th vs Anaheim
30th vs Florida

7th vs Nashville
9th vs Columbus
27th vs Edmonton

9th vs Calgary
11th vs Philadelphia
13th vs New Jersey
19th vs Carolina
31st vs Winnipeg

14th vs Dallas

11th vs Ottawa
17th vs Tampa Bay
19th vs New York Islanders
26th vs

4th vs Anaheim
17th vs San Jose
31st vs Arizona

Downtown Aquarium

Learn more about the Downtown Aquarium.

The Nederland Library has purchased adult and child passes. Adult patrons are entitled to a maximum of two adult and two child entry wristbands. Additional guests are subject to general admission fees.

Butterfly Pavilion

Learn more about the Butterfly Pavilion.

This pass is good for free admission for two adults and two children to the Butterfly Pavilion each day. Additional guests are subject to general admission fees. NOTE: for additional guests, prices are slightly lower cost when purchased online in advance.


Denver Botanic Gardens

Learn more about 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

Thanks to the generosity of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, we now have two passes for loan.

Each pass gives admission for up to 7 children/adults. 

The passes check out for a week and are available to full library card holders in good standing. You can place a hold on them online or by calling us.

Colorado State Park Passes

Colorado State Parks and Wildlife provides these State Park passes and family activity backpacks through the Check Out Colorado State Parks Program. This Program seeks to encourage and allow Colorado residents of all ages to visit State Parks, enjoy and explore nature, and engage in healthy, fun activities.  Learn more about Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

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!  Check out this calendar (2 pages- Jan. & Feb. 2020) of available shows and then email Elektra Greer to reserve your pass.  Please list your top 2 choices for day and time.


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.

Starting October 1, 2019, each lanyard pass admits one adult and one child and must be presented at time of check-in. All others in group must pay the general admission price ($10 child, $5 adult). The pass may be used one time only annually. No other discounts may be used in conjunction with this pass. The WOW! Children’s Museum is located at 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, CO 80026.

Passes exclude special events.

More experiences to come in the future.

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

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