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Cultural Pass to provide children with free admission to participating Louisville museums this summer

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- This summer, children will once again be able to get free admission to participating area museums and art galleries, according to Louisville Mayo Greg Fischer.

The city's Cultural Pass is returning this year.

The pass admits one child or student (ages 0 through college) to attractions as diverse as the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft to the Kentucky Derby Museum to Yew Dell Gardens. If the child is under 16, one parent or guardian is also admitted.

"We are dedicated to building a culture of lifelong learning in Louisville for everyone, from our youngest citizens to our wisest grandmothers and grandfathers," Mayor Fischer said. "The Cultural Pass as an immediate success, helping thousands of youngsters visit engaging and inspiring places they'd never been, to learn, dream and stay engaged over the summer."

The pass is valid May 31 through Aug. 7 and can be picked up at all Louisville Free Public Library branches and Metro Parks Community Centers.

Children who get their pass stamped by at least eight different institutions this summer will be eligible for prizes and other incentives, according to a news release.

This year's Cultural Pass is being funded primarily by the Gheen's Foundation, with additional support from Louisville Metro Government and an anonymous donor.

The following organizations are participating this year:

21c Museum
Actor's Theatre of Louisville Behind-the-Scenes Tours
American Printing House for the Blind
Arts and Cultural Attractions Council
Arts Council of Southern Indiana Pat Harrison Arts Center Gallery
Asia Institute - Crane House
Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest
Camp Wonderopolis
Carnegie Center for Art & History
Frazier History Museum
Gheens Science Hall/Rauch Planetarium
Historic Locust Grove
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Kentucky Derby Museum
Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft
Kentucky Science Center
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
Little Loomhouse
Local Speed | Speed Art Museum
Louisville Ballet School
Louisville Free Public Library
Louisville Youth Choir
Louisville Zoo
Metro Parks & Recreation - Monday Movie Nights @ Iroquois Amphitheater
Metro Parks & Recreation - UPS / First Tee Youth Golf Course (Seneca)
Portland Museum
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
Stage One Family Theatre
Walden Theatre/Blue Apple Players
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

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