Use your Nevada Public Library card to visit the following metro area attractions:

  • Blank Park Zoo 
  • Science Center 
  • Des Moines Children's Museum 
  • Reiman Gardens in Ames 
  • Iowa Arboretum

How does it work?

Valid photo ID and Nevada Public Library card required. How do I get a library card?

  1. Valid cardholders (see specifications below), may reserve an adventure pass for a particular attraction on a particular date. The library has a limited number of passes, they can be checked out on a first come, first served basis beginning May 1, 2022
  2. Arrive at attraction with a printed copy of the adventure pass and valid photo ID. Please note that a digital copy of the adventure pass will not be accepted. (Be sure to cancel your reservation if you cannot use your pass so another patron may reserve it.)
  3. Enjoy!

***Limited availability. Please see full details and restrictions below.

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Adventure Pass Program FAQs

What is the Adventure Pass?

The Adventure Pass program provides free access to area attractions by using a valid adult library card and a valid photo ID.  The program is feasible due to a partnership with area attractions and other Iowa libraries.

Who can check out the Adventure Pass?

  • Any adult library patron residing in Nevada or rural Story County area may borrow a pass to enjoy an educational day of family fun.
  • The library has a limited number of passes, they can be checked out on a first come, first served basis, much like checking out a book.

How do I get the Adventure Pass?

  • Valid cardholders 18 and older that are non-expired and in good standing (fines below $5) may check out and place holds on passes by using TixKeeper.
  • Cardholder must present a valid photo ID and printed pass before admission into the organization is allowed.

What are the guidelines for using the passes?

  • Each pass can be reserved once every 365 days per adult cardholder.
  • Reserve the date you plan to visit the attraction.
  • Passes are good for regular admission of two adults and two children.
  • Please cancel your reservation if you cannot use the pass at the reserved time. To cancel a reservation, call the library, 515-382-2628, by 10:30 a.m on the date for which the pass is reserved.

As a program partner, the library must abide by all partnership guidelines.

Restrictions/Limitations by attraction:

Blank Park Zoo:
  • Zoo passes cannot be used for ZooBrew, Night Eyes or any other special member events.
  • Zoo passes admit up to 2 adults and 2 children (ages 2-12; children 1 and under are free)
Des Moines Children's Museum: 
  • Passes cannot be used for special member events.
  • Passes admit up to 4 children (no charge for adult admission)
Reiman Gardens (Ames, IA):
  • Passes admit up to 2 adults and 2 children (ages 2-12; children under 2 are free).
  • Passes cannot be used for special member events.
Science Center of Iowa Passes:
  • Science Center of Iowa passes cannot be used for special member events.
  • Science Center passes admit up to 2 adults and 2 children (ages 2-12; children 1 and under are free).