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2019 Cultural Pass Venues & Offers

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Note: The venue details listed below are the most up to date and accurate versions. Please check back in frequently for updates.

21C MUSEUM HOTEL

  • Open 24/7; Guided tours most Wednesdays and Fridays, 5p; and June 11; July 9; August 6, 13, 11:30a
  • Art is everywhere at 21c. Follow the clues on our iSPY game to see if you can find all of the artworks; immerse yourself in the art of the 21st century and enjoy works by local artists in Labor&Materials, and our other exhibitions. RA: 0-21

ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE

  • Jul 24, 26, 27, every 30 minutes 10a-1:30p
  • A 30-minute sneak peek behind-the-scenes tour through an interactive onstage demonstration. Includes a variety of hands-on activities that engage kids of all ages in the exciting world of theatre. RA: 4-14

AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND:

  • Mondays through Fridays, 8:30a-4p, Sat 10a-3p;  Factory Tours, Mondays through Thursdays, 10a and 2p
  • The interactive museum explores how ingenuity and determination combine to overcome vision loss.  A tour of the factory demonstrates the making of braille, large type, audio books, and educational aids.  RA: 6-21

ARTS ALLIANCE OF SOUTHERN INDIANA:

  • Saturdays, 11a-2p
  • Gallery in the historic district of New Albany, showcasing child-friendly work. Each Saturday will have a craft, talk or activity. RA: 6-21

ARTSEED:

  • Fridays, 10a-5p
  • Local artist-owned and operated gallery in New Albany, showcasing an artist members’ exhibit called Celebration of Family. RA: 0-21

ASIA INSTITUTE, INC.:

  • Fridays, 1p-4p (starts June 7th)
  • Access to two art exhibits, Rivers and Teas of Asia, with themed hands-on activities. RA: 7-21

BERNHEIM ARBORETUM AND RESEARCH FOREST:

Sundays through Saturdays, 9a-5p

Have a GIANT adventure as you hike through Bernheim to find Mama Loumari, Little Nis, and Little Elina – our family of Forest Giants in a Giant Forest. Start at the Visitor Center for your stamp and a map. RA: 0-21

BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY:

  • Through July 27
  • SummerQuest – Enjoy events and reading  challenges for all ages. RA: 0-19

CARNEGIE CENTER FOR ART & HISTORY:

  • July 20, 10a-1p; and Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10a-5:30p
  • A regional art and history museum with hands-on activities in charming New Albany, featuring the Men & Women of the Underground Railroad exhibit. RA: 0-21

CHARLESTOWN-CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY:

  • June 1 through August 1 
  • A Universe of Stories – Summer Reading Program & Activities. RA: 0-21

COMMONWEALTH THEATRE CENTER:

  • June 28; July 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9; 1p
  • Enjoy the play of the Roald Dahl’s children’s fantasy novel James and the Giant Peach. Reservations required via commonwealththeatre.org. RA: 0-21

THE CONRAD-CALDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM:

  • Wednesdays, 10a; 45 minutes for each tour; Sundays, 10a, tour and activities (starting June 9)
  • A scavenger hunt/tour of “Louisville’s Castle,” located on St. James Ct. in Old Louisville. Examine items up close, peek into the hidden corners of the museum, and learn how children played 100 years ago. RA: 6-21

FALLS OF THE OHIO STATE PARK:

  • Wednesdays through Saturdays, 9a-5p; Sundays, 1p-5p
  • The Interpretive Center has a film and interactive exhibits; the park has trails that lead to the fossils, with guided tours from onsite naturalists.  Also features The George Rogers Clark Cabin homesite. RA: 4-21

FARMINGTON HISTORIC PLANTATION:

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10a-3p
  • Tour the 1816 Jeffersonian-style Federal house where Abraham Lincoln visited in 1841.  After the tour, help our archaeologist process artifacts, play historic games, and do chores like hauling water! RA: 6-21

THE FILSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY:

  • Sculpture and Scavenger Hunts, Mondays, 1p-4p; Lectures & Exhibits, Fridays, July 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 12p
  • Bring history to life with fun sculpting and a scavenger hunt; Monday activities are for school-aged youth.  Friday talks and exhibits are offered for older youth. RA: 6-21

FLOYD COUNTY LIBRARY:

  • June 1 through July 31
  • A Universe of Stories – Summer Reading Program & Activities. RA: 0-21

THE FOOD LITERACY PROJECT:

  • Thursdays, (except 7/4), 10a-1p; Saturdays, June 8; July 13; August 10, 12p-2p
  • Open Thursday exploration of farm and engagement with staff. On Saturday “Farmily” Days, participants are led in a guided activity to learn and complete farm tasks. Held at Iroquois Urban Farm. RA: 0-21

FRAZIER HISTORY MUSEUM:

  • Sundays, 12p-5p
  • World class exhibits include the Lewis and Clark Experience, A Celebration of Olmsted Parks, and the Spirit of Kentucky exhibit. Live performances, stories, gallery talks and free showings of The Kentucky Show! film. RA: 9-18

GHEENS SCIENCE HALL & RAUCH PLANETARIUM: 

  • Fridays, 8p, 9p, 10p; Saturdays, 1p, 2p; and June 9 & July 14, 1p, 2p
  • The planetarium has visually-rich space science shows, and a meteorite exhibit of more than 130 specimens includes rocks that can be touched. The moon exhibit leads visitors on a journey of lunar exploration. RA: 2-18

GIRL SCOUTS OF KENTUCKIANA:

  • Tuesdays, 10a-11:30a
  • Scientifically Awesome Art in the creative space at the GS Program & Learning Center. Registration at https://form.jotform.com/90493919458169 in advance. 20 registrants each time only. RA: 5-11

HARRISON COUNTY ARTS! INC., THE ARTISAN CENTER:

  • Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10a-5p
  • High-quality art gallery that showcases the work of local artists and artisans and provides a forum to engage in creative interactions with other artists. RA: 8-21

HARRISON COUNTY DISCOVERY CENTER:

  • Mondays through Saturdays, 9a-4:30p; Sundays 12p-4:30p
  • High-tech history, where you investigate the mysteries of our cave system and explore our interactive galleries. At the Discovery Center, expect the exceptional! RA: 4-21

HARRISON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY:

  • Through July 31
  • A Universe of Stories – Summer Reading Program & Activities. RA: 0-21

IROQUOIS AMPHITHEATER – METRO PARKS AND RECREATION:

  • June 14, 19, 26; July 12, 8:30p,
  • Doors open at 7:30p
  • The outdoor theater offers free Movies Under the Stars, chance to win door prizes in free raffle, & available concessions. Please check website for movie titles or changes. RA: 0-21

JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FOREST:

  • Mondays through Fridays, 10a-12p and 1p-3p
  • (closed daily between noon and 1p)
  • A provided booklet prompts a self-guided nature investigation for the aspiring naturalist and nature play for the imaginative explorer. Families can explore trails, a nature playground, a lake, and more. RA: 5-12

JEFFERSONVILLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY:

  • Through August 3
  • A Universe of Stories – Summer Reading Program & Activities. RA: 0-21

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF LOUISVILLE, INC.:

  • July 17, 10a, 1p
  • The whole family will enjoy Israel Scouts Tzofim Friendship Caravan’s engaging entertainment of singing, dancing, and celebrating Israel. Event will be held on The J campus. RA: 2-21

KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM

  • Sundays, 11a-5p; Tuesdays, 8a-5p
  • Enjoy a 30-minute walking tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, The Greatest Race 360° video experience, interactive exhibits, access to Gift Shop & the Derby Cafe Express, and visit with residing horses. RA: 0-21

KENTUCKY OPERA ASSOCIATION

  • June 9, 1p-4p
  • Explore the historic performance hall at the Kentucky Opera Association Open House at the Brown Theatre. Enjoy fun activities and discover the magic of the stage, where opera comes to life! RA: 0-21

KENTUCKY SCIENCE CENTER:

  • Sundays, 9:30a-5p
  • Explore 3 floors of exhibits offering interactive science fun for the whole family! New exhibits include the MakerPlace and Uniquely Human. RA: 0-18

KENTUCKY SHAKESPEARE:

  • Through August 4; Activities, 7p, Show, 8p (held in Central Park, 1340 S. Fourth Street)
  • Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park featuring 7 productions over 10 weeks, 58 performances plus nightly Kids’ Globe pre-show hands on activities. Check website for schedule. RA: 0-21

KMAC MUSEUM

  • Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10a-6p; Sundays 10a-5p
  • A contemporary art museum, featuring In the Hot Seat, showcasing how the chair is reimagined in contemporary art. Hands-on activities Family Fun Days are on June 8, July 13, August 10 from 11a-3p. RA: 0-21

THE LITTLE LOOMHOUSE:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays,Saturdays, 11a-3p
  • Seek-n-Find tour of historic cabins with hands-on exhibitions and an art experience. RA: 5-21

LOCUST GROVE:

  • Tuesdays, 10a-3p
  • Historic site offers child-centered tours of historic 18th century buildings, hands-on activities, period games, exhibit gallery, extensive grounds and gardens for picnics, and more. RA: 6-21

LOOKING FOR LILITH THEATRE COMPANY

  • July 1, 10a-11:30a; August 3, 10a-11:30a (KidzPlay 1 & 2); June 13, 6:30p-8:30p (CHOICES, held at Crescent Hill United Methodist Church)
  • KidzPlay 1, a creative dramatics workshop for caregiver and child. RA: 4-8. In KidzPlay 2: Flip the Fairytale, caregiver and child explore what happens if fairytale characters go off script. RA: 8-11. With CHOICES: An Interactive Play on Cyberbullying and Suicide (June 13), the audience helps the main character make different choices in dealing with her online bully. RA: 11-21

LOUISVILLE ACADEMY OF MUSIC

  • July 28, 2-5pm
  • Celebrate 65 years of music-making with us on July 28th! Performances by students and faculty, crafts, LAM history, celebratory snacks, and special guests! This will be a fanfare of fun for the whole family. RA: 0-21

LOUISVILLE BALLET SCHOOL:

  • June 22, July 13, 27, 10a-1p (in St. Matthews at the studio, 4121 Shelbyville Road, E. Suite E)
  • The Louisville Ballet School will be hosting three events throughout the summer that will allow children to try out different classes, meet faculty and staff, and make crafts at our studios. RA: 0-12

LOUISVILLE CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL

  • June 8, 10:30a, 3:30p (held at Louisville Memorial Auditorium, 970 S. Fourth Street)
  • Take your family on a trip around the world, with Through the Rainbow, a collection of the best in short films for young audiences. After, tour the Memorial’s exhibit of world-famous flags from World War I & II. RA: 4-21

LOUISVILLE CHORUS:

  • June 2, 3p; July 2, 7:30p (held at Beargrass  Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Rd)
  • June 2 is A Disney Musical Fantasy; July 2 is Fanfare for the 4th—Musical Visions of America.
  • RA: 2-21

LOUISVILLE CIVIC ORCHESTRA

  • June 26, 7p-10p (held at Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park, 1101 River Road)
  • The 2019 summer concert by volunteer musicians will feature a collaboration with one of our favorite bands, Jukebox the Ghost, as part of Waterfront Wednesday. RA: 0-21

LOUISVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY:

  • June 1-August 10
  • Complete the Be a Monster Reader Summer Reading program. RA: 0-19

LOUISVILLE NATURE CENTER:

  • Mondays through Saturdays, 9a-4p
  • Enjoy two miles of hiking trails through an urban forest, birdwatching area, sensory garden for people of any ability, and a library and discovery room with live reptiles and amphibians. RA: 0-21

LOUISVILLE PHILHARMONIA

  • June 22, 7:30p (held at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road)
  • Enjoy the Summer Pops Concert specifically offered for the Cultural Pass. This is a 100% volunteer, musician-run orchestra comprised of local amateur and semi-professional musicians. RA: 5-21

LOUISVILLE PUBLIC MEDIA/90.5 WUOL

  • June 26 & July 31, 5p (held at Big Four Lawn on Waterfront Wednesdays, 1101 River Road)
  • Classical Corner is a pop-up activity where you can create music, including drum circles, make batons, conduct an orchestra, and enjoy puppet dance parties. RA: 4-10

LOUISVILLE VISUAL ART:

  • Mondays through Thursdays, 11a-2p
  • Enjoy being an artist at this gallery with hands-on art making, telling your story in comic panels that you can take home to share or post in our gallery. RA: 8-18

LOUISVILLE WATER:

  • Wednesdays, 10a-5p
  • This museum sits on the banks of the Ohio River inside Louisville Water Company’s original 1860 Pumping Station. Young visitors can see the inside of a fire hydrant, build a water tower from blocks and learn about water flow through activities and science. RA: 5-18

THE LOUISVILLE YOUTH CHOIR

  • July 21, 3p; and July 26, 4p
  • July 21 is the Lascito Coro (Legacy Choir) Concert. Enjoy a variety of choral music performed by LYC/SHA alumni. July 26 is the Summer Camp Closing Concert, performed by LYC Summer Camp participants. RA: 0-21

LOUISVILLE ZOO:

  • Mondays, 10a-5p, Doors close at 6p, Parking is $6/car
  • State zoo, home to approximately 1,500 animals, birds, and insects, is divided into diverse animal habitat zones, such as Africa, Glacier Run, Gorilla Forest, HerpAquarium, Islands, and many more. RA: 0-11

MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER

  • Tuesdays through Saturdays 9:30a-5p, Sundays 12p-5p
  • An international cultural museum inspiring visitors to achieve personal and global greatness through Muhammad’s six defining core principles. The special Picture Ali photograph exhibit features rarely seen images. RA: 5-21

OLD LOUISVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL

  • Wednesdays, 11a and 1:30p (starts at 1340 S. 4th Street, Old Louisville Visitors Center)
  • An hour-long guided walking tour focusing on the heart of the Victorian district. Learn fun facts about Louisville history, styles of mansions, whimsical architectural features, and hear teasers about ghosts. RA: 6-21

OLMSTED PARKS CONSERVANCY

  • June 9 (Cherokee Park), 2:30p-7:30p
  • Bluegrass on the Beargrass is a family-friendly concert, complete with food trucks and activities for all ages. RA: 0-21
  • June 15 (Shelby Park); July 20 (Bingham Park), 5p
  • Neighborhood Bike-In is like a drive-in but with your bike. Ride your bike to the park and enjoy a movie, music and family fun. RA: 0-21

PORTLAND MUSEUM, INC.:

  • Wednesdays, 10:30a-6p
  • Art and heritage meet community at this museum, where the past, present, and future converge; with dioramas, life-sized characters, sound tracks, documentaries, and special exhibits. RA: 6-18

RIVERSIDE, THE FARNSLEY-MOREMEN LANDING:

  • Tuesdays and Fridays, 10a-4p
  • Take a tour of the 19th century (1837) farmhouse, detached kitchen and grounds along the Ohio River. Participate in an active supervised archaeology dig. RA: 3-18

SACRED HEART SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

  • Tuesdays, 5:30p-7:30p
  • Free Musical Theatre Classic Movie for families to come and enjoy at our Ursuline Arts Center on campus. Before each film there will be a thought-provoking dialogue, related to the theme of the film. RA: 3-18. 
  • June 21, 10:30a and 4:30p  Alice in Wonderland Jr. The Musical  RA: 3-18 

SPEED ART MUSEUM

  • Wednesdays, 10a-5p
  • This summer the Speed Art Museum will host exhibitions about figures including Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Ebony G. Patterson, and Hunter S. Thompson, as well as offer tours and art making activities. RA: 0-21

STAGEONE FAMILY THEATRE:

  • June 8, 22, and July 13; 10:30a (held at the Main Library in Louisville, 301 York Street)
  • Favorite children’s books are brought to life. Grown-ups and little ones sit on the floor and become part of the action, and are encouraged to help tell the story through interaction and LOTS of imagination! RA: 2-8

STONEWARE & CO.:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 10:30a and 1:30p
  • A guided tour of the factory is offered. Guests can watch the entire process as artists make each piece of pottery by hand. RA: 5-21

THEATREWORKSEDU OF SOUTHERN INDIANA

  • July 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 7:30p (held at the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater, E. Main Street/Pearl Street)
  • Showings of Disney’s The Lion King KIDS and Seussical JR. RA: 0-21

YEW DELL BOTANICAL GARDENS

  • Sundays, 12p-4p; Thursdays, 10a-8p
  • See the Fairy Forest hidden deep in the serpentine garden. Other activities include scavenger hunts, backpack activities, books & blankets, woodland trails and a pond, display gardens and an arboretum. RA: 0-21