Belle of Louisville

All Cultural Pass cruises aboard the Belle of Louisville and Mary M. Miller are sold out. We apologize for any inconvenience.

401 W. River Rd., Louisville, KY
Wednesdays | 1p.m. – 2:30p.m.
Weekends: June 11, July 24, August 7, 20, 28 | 1p.m. – 2:30p.m.
*Reservations Required*
Recommended ages: 0-21

Belle of Louisville Riverboats presents history through a variety of engaging events—entertaining and educating over 12 million passengers since 1963. Our two vessels – the Belle of Louisville & the Mary M. Miller – look forward to welcoming Cultural Pass participants aboard, with history and education in the forefront of your experience!  These 90-minute cruises on the Ohio River are certain to enhance and encourage the educational and historical standpoint of our passengers’ experience. Only applies to specific cruises for the Cultural Pass.  Reservations are required. Please visit to reserve your tickets in advance.


Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
2075 Clermont Rd., Clermont, KY
Mondays – Sundays | 7a.m.-9p.m.
Recommended ages: 0-21 

Bernheim offers opportunities for all ages and levels to engage with and connect to nature. We inspire to develop a personal lifelong relationship with nature. We have over 35 miles of hiking trails, creeks to explore, Playco nature playground for children and adults, Arts in Nature, bring your bicycles, experience the “Forest Giants” created out of recycled wood and the Spirit Nest, created by Artist, Jason Fann. Take a stroll or hike in the forest and enjoy the peace of nature. Birdwatching Fishing (Lake Nevin ONLY) All US Fish & Wildlife rules apply Beautiful collections of trees and plant


Blackacre Conservancy
3200 Tucker Station, Louisville, KY
Wednesdays | 10a.m.
Saturdays | 9:30a.m.
Sundays | 1p.m. – 4p.m.
Recommended ages: 0-21

Experience Blackacre and get your passport stamped when attending one of the activities.
Story Time with Miss Prim (Wednesdays thru 7/27): Donned in 19th century garb, Miss Prim reads a children’s story and ends with music, dancing or fun activity (bring blanket for seating).
Farm Animal Feeding (Saturdays): Learn how we care for our various farm animals and help feed the goats, sheep and donkeys in the pasture.
Historic 1844 House Tour (Sundays): Learn about the history of a Kentucky pioneer settlement.


Farmington Historic Plantation
3303 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY
Wednesdays | 10a.m. – 2p.m.
Saturday (June 25, July 23, August 10) | 11a.m. – 1p.m.
Recommended ages: 6 – 21

Join us at Farmington for a wide-ranging exploration of Kentucky agricultural hemp history. Delve into the varied lives of everyone who lived here, from the Speed family, to Diana & Morocco, two of the 70 enslaved individuals whose work made plantation life possible. Learn about Abraham Lincoln’s connection to the Speeds and his time among Farmington’s residents early in his career. The Cultural Pass experience includes a parent-led tour of the main house, an archaeologist-led investigation of artifacts with the Kentucky Archeological Survey, and a planting activity with the Jefferson County Master Gardeners.

Cultural Pass acknowledges that this program addresses a difficult topic that includes the history of enslaved individuals. In determining if your family would like to engage with a particular Cultural Pass experience, we encourage you to reach out to the venue directly to learn more about their content and programming.


Historic Locust Grove, Inc.
561 Blankenbaker Ln., Louisville, KY
Tuesdays | 11a.m. – 3p.m.
Recommended ages: 6 – 21

Locust Grove offers child-centered, hands-on activities and tours of historic 18th-century buildings with a focus on the stories of the enslaved community, period games, exhibit gallery, extensive grounds and gardens for picnics, and more.

Cultural Pass acknowledges that this program addresses a difficult topic that includes the history of enslaved individuals. In determining if your family would like to engage with a particular Cultural Pass experience, we encourage you to reach out to the venue directly to learn more about their content and programming.


Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour
1340 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY
Wednesdays | 9:30a.m. – 10:30a.m.
Saturdays (June 4, July 2, August 6 and September 3) | 3p.m. – 4p.m.
Recommended ages: 0 – 21

The Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour is a 60-minute guided tour focusing on the architecture and history in the heart of the Victorian Mansion district. Children will learn fun facts about the history of Louisville, the styles of the mansions, identify whimsical architectural features, and learn about the people who lived there. This includes the history of the Southern Exposition World  Fair from 1883-1887 which drew one million and was the first nighttime exhibition featuring 5000 of Thomas Edison’s brand new incandescent light bulbs.


Kentucky Science Center
727 W. Main St., Louisville, KY
Sundays | 9:30a.m. – 5p.m.
Recommended ages: 0 -17

Let’s #DoScience together! Join us at our Main Street location for 50,000 square feet of interactive science exhibits any Sunday from June 5th to September 4th. Cultural Pass may be redeemed for exhibit admission. Some sessions sell out. To ensure you can visit you must make a reservation in advance at Cultural Pass Guests should register in advance using the discount code CUPSS. #ScienceForAll


Louisville Nature Center
3745 Illinois Ave., Louisville, KY
Mondays – Saturdays | 9a.m. – 4p.m.
Recommended ages: 4 – 10

The Louisville Nature Center is an 80 acre urban forest nestled in Jefferson County! Grab a scavenger hunt and explore our 2 miles of trails, visit our Nature Play Area, bird viewing area and sensory garden. Be sure to stop by the education center and check out our live reptiles and amphibians!


Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevillian Way, Louisville, KY
Mondays | 10a.m. – 5p.m.
Recommended ages: 0 – 21

The Cultural Pass will provide free general admission to the Louisville Zoo for the pass holder and one adult on Mondays during the Cultural Pass period. Parking is not included with the Cultural Pass and is $6 per vehicle.


Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
7410 Moorman Rd., Louisville, KY
Thursdays (June and July) | 10a.m. – 4p.m.
Sunday, June 5 | 10a.m. – 2p.m.
Sunday, July 10 | 1p.m. – 5p.m.
Saturdays, August 6 to September 3 | 10a.m. – 4p.m.
Recommended ages: 6 – 21

Tour of 1837 Farnsley-Moremen House and hands-on opportunity to participate in ongoing archaeology dig under the supervision of professional archaeologists at this 300-acre historic farm site on the banks of the Ohio River.


The Falls of the Ohio Foundation, Inc.
201 W. Riverside Dr., Clarksville, IN
Mondays – Sundays | 9a.m. – 4p.m.
Recommended ages: 4 – 21

The Falls of the Ohio State Park is located on the banks of the Ohio River in Clarksville, IN. The Interpretive Center houses immersive, state-of-the-art exhibits. Visitors interact with the exhibits, which takes them through 390 million years ago up to today. View the Lewis & Clark handshake statue commemorating the start of the expedition to the west coast. The deck overlooks exposed Devonian-era fossil beds that are among the largest in the world. The park is a great place to bird watch, go fishing, enjoy a picnic lunch and watch a spectacular sunset.


The Filson Historical Society
1310 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY
Mondays | 1p.m. – 3p.m.
Recommended ages: 6 – 15

Cultural Pass holders can experience the following:  a Historical Mansion Scavenger Hunt, tours  of two  exhibits based on regional history including, A Child’s World – photographs, portraits, and artifacts that shine a  light on  the lives of children from pioneer  times to the present, scavenger hunt for exhibit, Forgotten Foundations: Louisville’s Lost Architecture, and hands on crafts and games inspired by A Child’s World exhibit.


The Food Literacy Project
536 N 44th St., Louisville, KY 40212
Thursdays, June 23 – July 28 | 3p.m. – 5:30p.m.
Recommended ages: 0 -21

Come join the youth crew and get your hands dirty at the People’s Garden! Learn about compost through the exploration of worms, go on a garden scavenger hunt, and take home some fresh-from-the-farm veggies!


The Conrad – Caldwell House
1402 St. James Ct., Louisville, KY
Wednesdays – Fridays | 10a.m. – 12p.m.
Recommended ages: 5 – 21

Cultural Pass holders will be able to take a self-guided tour of the house. There will be an indoor and outdoor scavenger hunts with a small prize. Lawn games will be out on the yard when weather permits.


Waterfront Botanical Gardens
1435 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY
Fridays, June 10 – July 29 | 12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
Recommended ages: 0 – 12

Backyard Birds! Join Waterfront Botanical Gardens on Fridays starting June 10th through July 29th from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. to discover the benefits of attracting native birds to your backyard. Each Friday program is identical. If there is rain, the program will be canceled for that day.


Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old Lagrange Rd., Louisville, KY
Wednesdays, June 1 – August 31 | 10a.m. – 4p.m.
First Sundays | 12p.m. – 4p.m.
Recommended ages: 0 – 21

In addition to beautiful flowers and trees, visit highlights include a Castle, a Fairy Garden, and a greenhouse filled with plants. Pick up a scavenger hunt at check-in, use your phone for a QR-code tour of our Arboretum, or take a hike on our Woodland Trails.

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