FAQ: Adventure Pass

What is the Adventure Pass?

In partnership with Blank Park Zoo, the Living History Farms, Science Center of Iowa, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and Brenton Skating Plaza, the Polk City Community Library provides free passes to area attractions by using a valid adult Polk City Community Library card and a valid photo ID.

Who can check out the Adventure Pass?

Any adult library patron residing in Polk City or rural Polk City may borrow a pass to enjoy an educational day of family fun.

How do I get the Adventure Pass?

As a program partner, the Library must abide by all partnership guidelines:

  • Valid cardholders 18 and older that are non-expired and in good standing (fines below $5.00) may check out and place holds on passes by using TixKeeper on www.polkcitylibraryorg
  • 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?

  • Passes can be reserved once every 365 days.
  • Passes are good for regular admission of two adults (Ages 13+)  and two children (Ages 12 & under).
  • Passes are not good for special events such as Night Eyes, Zoo Brew, Noon Years Eve, etc.
  • Please cancel your reservation if you cannot use the pass at the reserved time. To cancel a reservation, call or email the library. RESERVATIONS MUST BE CANCELLED BY 10:30 AM ON THE DATE OF THE RESERVATION. 984-6119, library@polkcitylibrary.org
  • Zoo Passes: One visit allowed every 365 days. Reserve the date you are going to Blank Park Zoo.
    • Zoo Passes CANNOT be used for any other special member events.
  • LHF Passes: One visit allowed every 365 days.  See LHF schedule for their open days/times.  Reserve the date you are going to LHF.
    • LHF Passes CANNOT be used for any other special member events.
  • SCI Passes: One visit allowed every 365 days.
    • SCI cannot be used for special member events
    • IMAX movies are not included with the pass
  • Botanical Garden Passes: One visit allowed every 365 days.
    • Botanical Garden passes admit up to 2 adults and dependents living in the same household or up to 2 grandparents and their grandchildren under 18 years of age.
  • Brenton Skating Plaza: One visit allowed every 365 days.
    • Includes skate rental.