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Use your Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library card to visit the following metro area attractions:

  • Blank Park Zoo
  • Living History Farms
  • Science Center
  • Botanical Gardens

How does it work?

Valid photo ID and Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library card required. How do I get a library card?

  1. Valid cardholders (see specifications below), may reserve an adventure pass for a particular attraction on a particular date. The library has a limited number of passes, they can be checked out on a first come, first served basis beginning July 1, 2019.
  2. Arrive at attraction with a printed copy of the adventure pass and valid photo ID. Please note that a digital copy of the adventure pass will not be accepted. (Be sure to cancel your reservation if you cannot use your pass so another patron may reserve it.)
  3. Enjoy!

***Limited availability. Please see full details and restrictions below.

Reserve your pass via TixKeeper

***Program Details: Questions and Answers 

What is the Adventure Pass?

In partnership with Blank Park Zoo, the Living History Farms, Science Center of Iowa, and the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, the Kirkendall Public Library provides free passes to area attractions by using a valid adult Kirkendall Public Library card and a valid photo ID. This program is funded by the Friends of the Ankeny Library.

Who can check out the Adventure Pass?

Any adult library patron residing in 50021 and 50023 zip codes of the Ankeny area may borrow a pass to enjoy an educational day of family fun. The library has a limited number of passes, they can be checked out on a first come, first served basis, much like checking out a book.

How do I get the Adventure Pass?

  • Valid cardholders 18 and older that are non-expired and in good standing (fines below $5) may check out and place holds on passes by using TixKeeper.
  • 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?

  • Each pass can be reserved once every 365 days per adult cardholder.
  • Reserve the date you plan to visit the attraction.
  • Passes are good for regular admission of two adults (Ages 13+) and two children (ages 12 & under).
  • Please cancel your reservation if you cannot use the pass at the reserved time.  To cancel a reservation, call the library, 515-965-6460, by 9:30 a.m. on the date for which the pass is reserved.

As a program partner, the library must abide by all partnership guidelines.  

Restrictions/Limitations by attraction:

Blank Park Zoo
  • Zoo passes cannot be used for ZooBrew, Night Eyes or any other special member events.
Living History Farms Passes:
  • Living History Farms passes cannot be used for special member events or Halloween events.
Science Center of Iowa Passes:
  • Science Center of Iowa passes cannot be used for special member events.
  • IMAX movies are not included with the pass.
Botanical Garden Passes:
  • Botanical Garden passes cannot be used for special member events.
  • Botanical Garden passes admit up to 2 adults and dependents living in the same household or up to two grandparents and their grandchildren under 18 years of age.