2024 Cultural Pass is coming soon!

The 2024 Cultural Pass is your passport to creativity! Cultural Pass offers young people ages 0-21 and their families in the Greater Louisville area access to participate in arts and cultural activities provided by over 50 venues, free of charge, from June 1 through August 4, 2024.

The Cultural Pass is designed to inspire, explore, and discover new experiences in our Greater Louisville community!

The Cultural Pass poster art contest is open March 1 – April 1, 2024! Students ages 11-21 in the Cultural Pass service region of Louisville and Southern Indiana are invited to design poster art for the Cultural Pass. The winning poster art will be used to advertise the program throughout the region and the winner will receive a $250 prize! Click here to learn more + apply.


How to Cultural Pass

  1. You must pick up your Pass IN PERSON at your local library. Participants must have or be eligible for a card from the Bullitt County Public Library, Charlestown-Clark County Library, Floyd County Public Library, Harrison County Public Library, Jeffersonville Township Library, or Louisville Free Public Library. 
  2. Each participant (ages 0-21) and one accompanying adult for youth under the age of 17 will receive free, one-time, in-person admission to each of the participating venues (with a maximum of two adults admitted for free per family).
  3. All rules and regulations for specific venues must be followed to gain entry. Please note special restrictions for some participating venues are printed on the Pass.
  4. The Cultural Pass is valid for one-time admission at each of the participating venues. No special exhibits or concessions are included with the Cultural Pass, unless otherwise listed.
  5. Venues reserve the right to deny entry if the rules and restrictions of the Cultural Pass are not followed.
  6. The Cultural Pass is intended for family use. As such, it is not valid for group visits. 
  7. The Cultural Pass is not valid with other venue offers.  

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Participating Libraries: 

Louisville Free Public Library 

Bullitt County Public Library 

Jeffersonville Township Public Library 

Charlestown-Clark County Public Library 

Floyd County Library

Harrison County Public Library 


How to register in-person:

How to register online:

Cultural Pass Day

Cultural Pass will celebrate the start of the summer alongside Louisville Free Public Library’s Summer Reading Kick-Off on June 1 at the Main Branch on 301 York Street Downtown. Several 2024 Cultural Pass venues and partners will lead activities  throughout the day. Families with children ages 0-21 are invited to pick up their Cultural Pass, sign up for Summer Reading, and enjoy performances and arts and culture vendors!

June 1 | 10 am – 1 pm
Louisville Free Public Library, Main 

Cross the Bridge to Creativity with Cultural Pass Venues and Activities

Cultural Pass provides young people age 0-21 with free access to over 50 arts, culture, and heritage venues across Greater Louisville. The programming made accessible through Cultural Pass promotes creativity, inspiration, educational opportunities, and lifelong learning about where we come from (our heritage), who we are (our culture), and how we express both of those things (art).


Participating Cultural Pass 2023 venues were:

21c Museum Hotel Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Blackacre Conservancy     Bullitt County Public Library Carnegie Center for Art and History  
Charlestown-Clark County Public Library  Commonwealth Theatre Center, Inc.  Conrad-Caldwell House Museum 
Corydon Capitol State Historic Site   Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site   The Falls of the Ohio State Park 
Farmington Historic Plantation   Flamenco Louisville   The Floyd County Library 
The Filson Historical Society The Food Literacy Project   Frazier History Museum  
Friends of Nicole 50/50 Mentoring Collaborative & Angles Selfie Museum  Guru Vandana Academy inc.  Harrison County Discovery Center  
Harrison County Public Library  Historic Locust Grove   Jeffersonville Township Public Library 
Kentucky Derby Museum   Kentucky Science Center   Kentucky Shakespeare  
KMAC Museum   Looking for Lilith Theatre Company    The Louisville Ballet School
Louisville Chorus   Louisville Free Public Library  The Louisville Leopard Percussionists  
 Louisville Nature Center   Louisville Orchestra  Louisville Visual Art  
Louisville Youth Choir (LYC)   Louisville Zoo   Lovely-Allen Art, LLC  
Muhammad Ali Center   Redline Performing Arts  Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing  
Roots-101 African American Museum   Speed Art Museum   StageOne Family Theatre  
Waterfront Botanical Gardens   Yew Dell Botanical Gardens  


We acknowledge that some of the experiences available through Cultural Pass address difficult topics. 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.

Click here if you are a venue interested in applying to be a part of the Cultural Pass in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I use my pass? 
There are more than 50 participating venues this year that will have both in-person and virtual offerings. A full list of Cultural Pass offerings is coming soon.

How do I register? 
To register for your FREE Cultural Pass, visit your local library’s website (see details above). 

What type of activities are offered?
The activities are all different.  They consist of performance videos, arts and cultural projects, workshops, and more. 

Can I attend Cultural Pass Days for free?
Cultural Pass Days are completely free! All you need to attend a Cultural Pass day is your Cultural Pass. No RSVP is required.

When does Cultural Pass end?
Cultural Pass is available from June 1 – August 4, 2024.

Who facilitates the Cultural Pass program?
Cultural Pass is facilitated by the Fund for the Arts and a steering committee comprised of representatives from all participating libraries, the Arts and Cultural Alliance, Louisville Metro Government, and community members.

Thank you to our 2023 partners and sponsors!























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