Adventure Pass

Adventure Pass badge with various logos: Blank Park Zoo, Science Center of Iowa, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Your Des Moines Public Library card is now your ticket to FREE family fun. Take advantage of our brand-new Adventure Pass to check out great area attractions. With Adventure Pass, you can bring your family to the Blank Park ZooScience Center of Iowa, and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for free. Brenton Skating Plaza will also become an option when it opens this winter.

When you reserve an Adventure Pass with your library card, you book yourself and your family and friends a full day of fun. At the Zoo and Botanical Garden, each pass allows entrance for up to two adults and two children. At the Science Center, each pass allows for up to four total free entrances, including up to two adults and up to three children. Family members may reserve passes simultaneously if multiple passes are available on the same day, and additional tickets may be purchased at the gate.

Your Adventure Pass must be printed when you present it upon admission. Digital passes on a phone or other device will not be accepted. If you need help reserving or printing your pass, please visit one of our six Des Moines Public Library locations, and we'll help you with the process.

Get excited and explore Des Moines. Be sure to read how it works, and click below to get started on your next adventure with Adventure Pass!

If you wish to cancel your reservation, please call 283-4152 ext. 3. You must cancel by 10 AM of the day of your reservation. Failure to do so would prevent you from reserving that venue at a later date.

Use su tarjeta de la biblioteca pública de Des Moines para prestar boletos gratuitos a Blank Park Zoo (zoológico), Science Center of Iowa (centro de ciencias), y Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (jardín botánico). Y Brenton Skating Plaza (patinar sobre hielo) durante el invierno.

  • You must be:
    • A Des Moines Public Library cardholder
    • 18 years or older
    • A Des Moines or rural Polk County resident.
    • Your card must have a balance of less than $10
  • Reserve an Adventure Pass in advance by clicking on the "Reserve Your Adventure Pass" button.
  • Each cardholder may reserve a pass to each venue once every 365 days.
  • Each pass is a one-day pass, good for the day for which it is reserved.
  • To gain admission, cardholder must present:
    • A valid photo ID
    • A printed pass (A digital copy presented on a phone or other digital device will not be accepted).
  • Each pass allows:
    • Admission for up to four (4) people, including up to two (2) adults and two (2) children.
    • The Science Center of Iowa allows admission for up to two (2) adults and three (3) children, but a maximum of four (4) people total may be admitted.

  • Adultos mayores de 18 años con una tarjeta de la biblioteca de Des Moines válida*, no vencida, pueden reservar boletos gratuitos a Blank Park Zoo, Science Center of Iowa, y Greater Des Moines Botanical Center. 
  • Usuarios deben presentar identificación con foto válida y los boletos imprimidos en el lugar de adventura.  Si usted necesita ayuda reservando y/o imprimiendo su boleto, visite uno de los seis locales de la biblioteca de Des Moines.
  • Cada boleto proveé admisión gratuita para dos adultos y dos niños. Boletos no pueden ser utilizados para eventos que requieren membresía.
  • Usuarios pueden reservar un boleto para la familia para cada lugar, cada 365 días.

*Restricciones de residencia aplican. Usuarios deben ser residentes de Des Moines o Polk County rural.