Adventure Passes

Frequently asked questions about Adventure Passes

What is the Iowa Libraries Adventure Pass Program?
Adventure Pass is an online program that allows library patrons to use their library cards to visit area attractions, museums, and parks for free.

How does it work?
Go to the Adventure Pass. You will then be able to browse the passes and which dates the pass is available. Once you find the place and the date of your choice, follow the on screen prompts to reserve the pass. You will need to use your library card number. Print the confirmation page of your reservation and present that at the doors along with a valid photo ID to gain access to the venue.

Can I take anyone with me when I go?
Yes! The pass is valid for 2 adults and 2 children. Any other attendees will need to pay regular admission price at the door.

Where can I go with Adventure Pass? 
The Pella Public Library has agreements with Blank Park Zoo, Science Center of Iowa, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, the Brenton Skating Plaza, and the Pella Historical Society.

How often can I reserve the pass? 
You can reserve one pass per venue every 365 days.

If I can’t use the pass the day I reserved it, do I lose my turn for the year? 
You can contact the library up to one day before your reserved date, and we can cancel it for you. You are then able to make a reservation for a later date.  Cardholders should verify a venue is open before reserving a pass.

If I reserve the pass online, how do I gain entrance to the venue I reserved? 
You must print the confirmation page of your reservation and present that plus a valid photo ID to gain entrance to the venue you reserved. The name on the pass must match the name on the ID when the cardholder presents the pass for admission to the venue.

Can I show the confirmation email on my mobile device? 
No. You must have the printed pass to enter. If you do not have a printer, you can print your pass at the library for 15 cents.

Can my child reserve the pass? 
You must be 18 years of age or older to reserve a pass. Anyone under 18 is not eligible to reserve a pass.

What do I do if I can’t find my printed pass? 
Contact the library immediately. We will be able to print out the pass for you, or email you a copy of the pass for you to print out.

Is it really free?
It is free to you. Participating libraries purchase the passes and pay to participate in the program. The Friends of the Pella Library paid for our participation in 2019.

Will there be more choices for destinations in the future? 
Adventure Pass organizers are constantly working to grow the program. More locations may become available in the future.