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Museum & Cultural Passes

Family Museum Passes | Spokane Symphony Passes |
Check Out Washington – Discover Pass | Other Cultural Passes

 

Family Museum Passes

If you are looking for fun and educational activities, you’re in luck. Spokane County Library District has your ticket to fantastic destinations nearby: the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Mobius Children’s Museum, and Mobius Science Center.

Photo credit: Mobius, Mae Wolfe

The Family Museum Pass is a great opportunity to visit these excellent cultural and educational centers in our community.

Museum Family Passes are available only to Spokane County Library District residents in unincorporated Spokane County and the affiliated cities and towns of Cheney, Deer Park, Fairfield, Latah, Medical Lake, Millwood, Rockford, Spangle, Spokane Valley, Waverly, and Airway Heights. Residents of Liberty Lake and the city of Spokane are not in-district for this program.

The Family Museum Pass lending program is generously funded by the Friends of Spokane County Library District and the Diane E. Zahand Fund.

RESERVING & USING A FAMILY MUSEUM PASS
Photo courtesy: Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

You can Reserve a Pass online up to 30 days in advance and print your confirmation to gain entry to a partner museum on a specific day. This means that the pass will provide entry only on the day you select.

The person reserving the pass must be the person using the pass. Please be sure to present the pass and matching photo ID to gain admission.

Each museum and cultural institution can be booked once every 30 days (starting June 1, each institution can be booked once annually). Each Family Museum Pass provides admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children.

To reserve a museum pass, you must have a permanent Spokane County Library District library card in good standing. Residents of Liberty Lake and the city of Spokane are not in-district for this program.

Passes currently available to library customers:

  • Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (NW MAC)
  • Mobius Children’s Museum & Science Center

Note: Each night at 12am, the Reserve a Pass system updates to include any museum passes that are available for 30 days in the future.

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Spokane Symphony Passes

Photo courtesy: Spokane Symphony

Orchestral music nurtures the human spirit, enhances the quality of life, and is integral to the preservation and development of culture. The Spokane Symphony is dedicated to providing high quality, professional orchestral performances and education to Inland Northwest residents for the purpose of enriching and transforming lives through music.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Masterworks 7: Appalachian Spring
Conductor Morihiko Nakahara with guest artist Stephen Williamson, clarinet
MARTIN WOLDSON THEATER AT THE FOX, 1001 W SPRAGUE AVE
Sunday, Mar 1, 3pm

Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring represents the quintessential “American sound.” Rich in wide-open intervals, it captures the essence of American ideals, filled with endless possibilities. The work’s finale is a set of variations on the Shaker tune, Simple Gifts. Copland’s lyrical Clarinet Concerto, written for Benny Goodman, infuses swing elements with Brazilian folk music. Works by Gershwin and Bernstein incorporate virtuoso jazz instrumentalists into the orchestra. Philip Glass’ Overture for 2012 commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Masterworks 9: Monumental Grandeur
Conductor James Lowe with guest artist Mateusz Wolski, violin
MARTIN WOLDSON THEATER AT THE FOX, 1001 W SPRAGUE AVE
Sunday, Apr 19, 3pm


Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto was at first deemed unplayable, but those who have mastered the demanding soloist’s part have brought to life the effortless flow of lyrical themes and Russian-inspired folk melodies that delight the listener. Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, which was not completed before his death, uses ever higher climatic peaks, multiple key changes and Wagner-inspired orchestration to create a vast musical monument and soul-expanding grandeur. Conductor Bruno Walter wrote of Bruckner, “Even though he may not follow a strictly planned path to his goal, he takes us over ways strewn with abundant riches, affording us views of constantly varying delight.”

Tickets are available on the Monday two weeks prior at 10:30am.

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Learn more about Masterworks at Spokane Symphony’s website.

How to get & use a Spokane Symphony Pass

1. RESERVE up to four Spokane Symphony Passes at www.scld.org/symphony-passes. Each pass can be redeemed for one Spokane Symphony seat.

2. PRINT the voucher.

3. TAKE the voucher to the Spokane Symphony Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox (1001 West Sprague Avenue in downtown Spokane) to claim your tickets no later than 2 hours prior to the performance.

Please note that the box office is open Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm, and at 12pm for Sunday matinee performances.

Each pass is available to reserve on the Monday two weeks prior to the performance on a first-come, first-served basis. Customers are limited to four Spokane Symphony Passes per calendar year.

Passes are available only to Spokane County Library District residents in unincorporated Spokane County and the affiliated cities and towns of Airway Heights, Cheney, Deer Park, Fairfield, Latah, Medical Lake, Millwood, Rockford, Spangle, Spokane Valley, and Waverly. Residents of Liberty Lake and the city of Spokane are not in-district for this program.

Special thanks to the Spokane Symphony for the in-kind match of tickets, making possible the number seats available to library customers.

 

Check Out Washington – Discover Pass

The Check Out Washington backpack is part of our Library of Things collection and includes binoculars, field guides, other interpretive materials, and a special Discover Pass for parking at Washington State Parks.

In partnership with Check Out Washington, we are able to offer this pilot program through March 2020, funded in part by the Washington State Parks Foundation.

You can place a hold on the Check Out Washington backpack in our catalog. We have 11 backpacks available and the checkout period for them is 7 days.

We hope that providing these passes will help increase awareness and access to state lands, especially for those who might not otherwise be able to obtain a Discover Pass.

The specially designed Discover Pass for the Check Out Washington program does not require a specific license plate number to use the pass. This means that library customers can use any vehicle, including rental vehicles, to park and access state parks and trailheads with this special Check Out Washington Discover Pass.

RESERVE A BACKPACK TODAY
 

Other Cultural Passes

As we look to expand our cultural pass program, we are also looking for sponsors for those programs. If you or your organization would like to sponsor a pass program, in whole or in part, please contact Development Manager Jill-Lynn Nunemaker by email at jnunemaker@scld.org or by phone at 509.893.8238.

You can also give a tax-deductible donation to the Friends of the Library at any time.