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Check out an Adventure Pass!

Thanks to Boone Bank for sponsoring this new program that allows library patrons to use their library cards to visit area attractions, museums, and parks for free!

Adventure Passes are currently available for checkout for:

Blank Park Zoo

Brenton Skating Plaza 

Des Moines Children's Museum

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Reiman Gardens

Science Center of Iowa 


When you reserve an Adventure Pass with your library card, you book yourself and your family and friends a full day of fun. Each pass allows entrance for up to two adults and two 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.

If you wish to cancel your reservation, please call 515-432-3727 ext. 4. 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.

  • You must be:
    • An Ericson Public Library cardholder
    • 18 years or older
    • A city of Boone or rural Boone County resident.
    • Your card must have a balance of less than $2
  • 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.



What is the Iowa Libraries Adventure Pass Program?

Adventure Pass is an online program that allows library patrons to use their library cards to visit area attractions, museums, and parks for free.

How does it work?

Go to the Adventure Pass page. You will then be able to browse the passes and which dates the pass is available. Once you find the place and the date of your choice, follow the on screen prompts to reserve the pass. You will need to use your library card number. Print the confirmation page of your reservation and present that at the doors along with a valid photo ID to gain access to the venue.

Can I take anyone with me when I go?

Yes! The pass is valid for 2 adults and 2 children. Any other attendees will need to pay regular admission price at the door.

How often can I reserve the pass?

You can reserve one pass per venue every 365 days.

If I can’t use the pass the day I reserved it, do I lose my turn for the year?

You can contact the library up to one day BEFORE your reserved date, and we can cancel it for you. You are then able to make a reservation for a later date.

*Cardholders should verify a venue is open before reserving a pass.

If I reserve the pass online, how do I gain entrance to the venue I reserved?

You must print the confirmation page of your reservation and present that plus a valid photo ID to gain entrance to the venue you reserved. The name on the pass must match the name on the ID when the cardholder presents the pass for admission to the venue.

Can I show the confirmation email on my mobile device?

No. You must have the printed pass to enter. If you do not have a printer, you can print your pass at the library for 10 cents.

Can my child reserve the pass?

You must be 18 years of age or older to reserve a pass. Anyone under 18 is not eligible to reserve a pass.

What do I do if I can’t find my printed pass?

Contact the library immediately. We will be able to print out the pass for you, or email you a copy of the pass for you to print out.

Is it really free?

It is free to you.  Participating libraries purchase the passes and pay to participate in the program. Boone Bank has sponsored the program for 2022/2023.  If your business is interested in sponsoring it in the future please contact the Library Director.

Will there be more choices for destinations in the future?

Adventure Pass organizers are constantly working to grow the program. More locations may become available in the future.