Having a hard time firguring out how to spend your free days in the Arizona summer? Thanks to a partnership between the Phoenix metro public libraries and arts and cultural organizations, library cardholders can check out the Culture Pass for admission for two to many arts and culture institutions in the greater Phoenix area.

Here’s how it works:
Culture Passes are checked out like library books at the 39 local branches of participating city libraries in Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Peoria and Cave Creek’s Desert Foothills library. The passes are also available for check out at four of the University libraries for ASU staff, students and faculty. Each pass grants admission for two people. Libraries have a limited number of passes for each organization. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are checked out at the library’s circulation desk. Passes cannot be reserved, renewed or requested through interlibrary loan and are valid for seven days. Passes do not need to be returned. Get going today!

2011 – 2012 Culture Pass Participants:
Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park (new in 2011)
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Arizona Science Center
Cave Creek Museum
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Deer Valley Rock Art Center (new in 2011)
Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Caballeros Western Museum (new in 2011)
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Zoo
Pueblo Grande Museum
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

The Culture Pass is a program of ShowUp.com, and is supported by The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, APS, Wells Fargo, Avnet, and the CKKO Foundation.