Monday, March 30, 2009

Free Summer Fun in AZ

Starting April 1st 2009 - April 1st 2010, using what is called a "Culture Pass", you can get a group of 4 into the following places for FREE:
AZ Museum for Youth
AZ Museum of Natural History
AZ Science Center
The Bead Museum
Cave Creek Museum
Childrens Museum of Phoenix
Desert Botanical Garden
Heard Museum
Mesa Contemporary Arts
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Zoo
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Taliesin West

All you need is a library card in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe OR Glendale. Go to any one of these libraries and ask to check out a pass for the particular place you would like to go. You will be given a pass for 4 that basically just expires after 7 days so you don't have to return it or anything! Go anytime from April 1st 2009 - April 1st 2010 and enjoy cold museum A/C with the family for FREE!

Check out for more information, fun activities, and direct links to the participating libraries!


  1. what an amazing deal! thanks for the information. we will totally be using this!

  2. WOW!!!!!

    That is totally awesome!!

    I wish I lived in AZ.

  3. Okay, we just went to the Wild Animal Park (zoo on the west side) and it was $26.00 a person! I thought that was insane. How fun to go to a zoo for free--although in the summer, I think I would chose an indoor activity. Thanks for the heads-up!

  4. AWESOME! Thanks for the info, Becky!!

  5. That sounds like a great idea. I have been trying to think of stuff to do in this hot summer weather.

  6. thanks for sharing, this rocks.

  7. Wish they did that here in Utah! How awesome!!!!!

  8. I went to the library to see how it all worked and here is a quick summary:

    There are only a certain number of passes each week. You have to be there first thing in the morning to check them out they said because they go fast. They are good for one week and do not have to be returned. The person at the desk said that they were all gone within the first 15 minutes that they were open on Wednesday. Maybe after the first couple of weeks when the novelty wears off it will be better. When we chek it out, I'll let you know how it works.


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