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More than 40,000 cultural passes distributed to Louisville youth

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville families seem to be taking advantage of a new program that's allowed them to visit places like the Zoo and Science Center for free

Mayor Greg Fischer unveiled the "Cultural Pass" program shortly after the youth mob violence in the Spring.

The passes allow free visits for children and one adult chaperone to local museums and attractions.

On Monday, the mayor announced more than 40,000 passes have been handed out since May.

The goal is to help kids learn outside the classroom, stimulate creative thinking and help improve academic achievement.

"The cultural pass was created to fill that experiential gap so kids could get out, learn new things, which often times makes them curious which makes them do some research and read and continue to learn throughout the summer and after school," Mayor Fischer said. 

Two-thirds of children using the cultural passes have never been to Louisville's museums before. 

The cultural pass was one of the 80,000 ideas that citizens submitted last year as part of the Vision Louisville initiative.

Cultural Pass officials rules and FAQs.

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