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Louisville brings back Cultural Pass to keep youth learning during summer

Passes can be used at 30 cultural attractions

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 22, 2015) — The Cultural Pass, created last year to keep children learning and exploring over the summer, is back with an expanded list of participating attractions, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

passThe pass, a collaboration between Metro Government and cultural partners, admits one child/student (ages 0 through college) to area attractions. If the child is under 16, one parent or guardian is also admitted.

Fischer said the list of participating cultural attractions has grown to 30, nine more than last year. Passes are available starting today at all Louisville Free Public Library branches and Metro Parks Community Centers. The pass is valid May 31 through August 7.

Children who get their pass stamped by at least eight different institutions this summer will be eligible for prizes and other incentives.

Last year 51,000 children received passes. This year’s Cultural Pass is being funded primarily by the Gheen’s Foundation, with additional support from Louisville Metro Government and an anonymous donor.

Fischer said there was also adding impact for participating organizations, with the library seeing a 16 percent increase in students completing Summer Reading and a 9 percent increase in children’s book circulation.

2015 Participating Organizations

  • 21c Museum
  • Actor’s Theatre of Louisville Behind-the-Scenes Tours
  • American Printing House for the Blind
  • Arts and Cultural Attractions Council
  • Arts Council of Southern Indiana Pat Harrison Arts Center Gallery
  • Asia Institute – Crane House
  • Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest
  • Camp Wonderopolis
  • Carnegie Center for Art & History
  • Frazier History Museum
  • Gheens Science Hall/Rauch Planetarium
  • Historic Locust Grove
  • Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
  • Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft
  • Kentucky Science Center
  • Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
  • Little Loomhouse
  • Local Speed | Speed Art Museum
  • Louisville Ballet School
  • Louisville Free Public Library
  • Louisville Youth Choir
  • Louisville Zoo
  • Metro Parks & Recreation – Monday Movie Nights @ Iroquois Amphitheater
  • Metro Parks & Recreation – UPS / First Tee Youth Golf Course (Seneca)
  • Portland Museum
  • Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
  • Stage One Family Theatre
  • Walden Theatre/Blue Apple Players
  • Yew Dell Botanical Gardens