This is your ticket to adventure! Any Gilpin County Public Library card holder can reserve free passes to metro-area attractions. As facilities start opening back up, we will be adding them back to this page ( Normal partners: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Zoo, Butterfly Pavilion, Dinosaur Ridge, Denver Botanic Gardens & Fiske Planetarium).
(ACCESS CODE FOR ONLINE TICKETS IS THE FIRST 5 DIGITS OF YOUR LIBRARY CARD NUMBER)
EVER BOTANIC GARDEN
Denver Botanic Gardens strives to entertain and delight while spreading the collective wisdom of the Gardens through outreach, collaboration and education. Our conservation programs play a major role in saving species and protecting natural habitats for future generations.
Important: Please check the Denver Botanical Garden's website www.botanicgardens.org for early closures throughout the year.
COVID-19 Protocals: Please check Denver Botanic Gardens’ website for new protocols due to COVID-19.
DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE
Premier natural history and science museum in Denver, Colorado and the western United States. Exhibitions, IMAX and planetarium shows, activities, and more.
Timed tickets are required to enter the Museum. Library patrons can reserve the Museum membership and bring their reservation confirmation to the “Need a Ticket” line at the Museum where a cashier will secure a time slot for you.
SUE: The T. rex Experience temporary exhibition requires a paid, timed ticket in addition to a timed ticket for Museum entry. Library patrons can check out the Museum membership and call 303.370.6306 to secure a timed ticket for Museum entry AND purchase a timed ticket for the SUE exhibition ($8 adult/$6 child).
The IMAX and Planetarium are open with limited seating. Please call 303.370.6306 to purchase tickets.
Visit https://www.dmns.org/visit/plan-your-visit-reopening/ for more information.
Dinosaur Ridge is one of the world's most famous dinosaur fossil localities with a family-friendly visitor center and trails for groups of all ages. The Trek Through Time exhibit hall is designed as a walk through different environments at different prehistoric dates. The Dinosaur Ridge Trail has hundreds of dinosaur tracks and a quarry of dinosaur bones.
Important: Please check the Dinosaur Ridge website www.dinoridge.org for new protocols due to COVID-19.
Butterfly Pavilion is open to the public. To support safe physical distancing, each exhibit can hold a maximum of 20 guests at one time. With this in mind, we've designed a brand new experience using timed, small group tours. Below is an outline of the changes for library pass holders.
Please note that tickets will be available to reserve two weeks at a time. Library patrons who reserve a pass from the library must contact Butterfly Pavilion at 303-469-9201 to reserve timed entry tickets for a specific time slot. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis for all members and guests. Time slots may be sold out. Library pass holders who reserve tickets must present the ticket at the front desk during check-in. Tickets are non-transferable to another time slot at this time.
Library pass holders are asked to arrive at their scheduled entry time to get in line. Once it is time to enter, one guest/family at a time will be asked to approach the Front Desk to check in. Following check in, the guest/family will proceed to the first exhibit. The group is then guided through exhibits by exhibit staff.
State Park Pass
Check out an adventure backpack that includes a free state parks pass! This kit can be checked out for one week and grants access to any Colorado State Park. See the complete list of Colorado State Parks, and put a hold on a State Parks Pass today!
Adventure Backpack Includes: