If you're anything like me and patching together a mix of child care, camps, and summer fun for your kiddos AND you live here in the lovely land of Louisville, then the Cultural Pass may be just the ticket for you. Like a ticket, it provides entry to some of the best spots in and around town (Bernheim Forest, The Speed Museum, and Actors Theatre just to name a few) and it's entirely free for each registered kiddo and accompanying guardian. (Thanks to the vision and support of the Fund for the Arts, Churchill Downs, Metro Louisville, Arts and Culture Alliance, and--one of my favorite places--the Louisville Free Public Library!) 

Simply pick up your pass at any Louisville Free Public Library branches or Metro Community Center and enjoy the activity options though August 12th. 

We've hit a few stops so far, but our first was a trip to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

A scavenger hunt sent us all over the property on the hunt for various plants, sculpture, buildings, and landmarks. The kids were fueled by competition and a checklist, I was thrilled to wander and take it all in. 

The greenhouse's living roof was a spectacular sight, and beauty found at every turn.

I know we'll be back again, and it was such a treat to visit with our pass this summer. Can't wait to share a few more of our Cultural Pass stops throughout the season!


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