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All Buildings Remain Closed, Curbside Service Available

All Des Moines Public Library buildings remain closed to the public until further notice as a preventative measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Patrons can now place new holds on materials, and curbside pickup service is available at all locations. Read more about that HERE

Adventure Pass

UPDATE: At this time, Iowa Adventure Passes are only being offered for the Blank Park Zoo. Due to reduced capacity and hours, passes for the Science Center of Iowa and Botanical Center are not available through the library at this time.

Your Des Moines Public Library card is now your ticket to FREE family fun at the Blank Park Zoo. By checking out a pass you can bring your family to the zoo for free. 

NOTE: Passes are not currently available for the Science Center of Iowa or the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden due to a reduction of capacity and hours at those locations. 

Adventure Passes are currently available for checkout for the Blank Park Zoo only. 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.

Your Adventure Pass must be printed when you present it upon admission. Digital passes on a phone or other device will not be accepted. 

Get excited and explore Des Moines. Be sure to read how it works, and click below to get started on your next adventure with Adventure Pass!

If you wish to cancel your reservation, please call 283-4152 ext. 3. 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.

Use su tarjeta de la biblioteca pública de Des Moines para prestar boletos gratuitos a Blank Park Zoo (zoológico).

  • You must be:
    • A Des Moines Public Library cardholder
    • 18 years or older
    • A Des Moines or rural Polk County resident.
    • Your card must have a balance of less than $10
  • 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.

  • Adultos mayores de 18 años con una tarjeta de la biblioteca de Des Moines válida*, no vencida, pueden reservar boletos gratuitos a Blank Park Zoo. 
  • Usuarios deben presentar identificación con foto válida y los boletos imprimidos en el lugar de adventura.  Si usted necesita ayuda reservando y/o imprimiendo su boleto, visite uno de los seis locales de la biblioteca de Des Moines.
  • Cada boleto proveé admisión gratuita para dos adultos y dos niños. Boletos no pueden ser utilizados para eventos que requieren membresía.
  • Usuarios pueden reservar un boleto para la familia para cada lugar, cada 365 días.

*Restricciones de residencia aplican. Usuarios deben ser residentes de Des Moines o Polk County rural.