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Museum & Cultural Passes

Family Museum Passes | Spokane Symphony Passes |
Check Out Washington – Discover Pass | SFCC Planetarium Passes |
Wild Kratts Live! | 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.

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.

Each museum and cultural institution can be booked once every 30 days. 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.


Check back for news about Spokane Symphony Passes for upcoming performance dates in the 2019–2020 season.


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.


Spokane Falls Community College Planetarium


Not all stars are created equal. Some are massive. Others are tiny—almost insignificant. The specific characteristics of a star determine what type of life it will lead, how long it might live, and even the type of death it will die. This beautiful show highlights the life cycles and diversity of stars in the universe around us and is narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart, star of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Witness the amazing variety of stars and peer into their secret lives.

This show is recommended for ages 6 and older.

This program is in partnership with Spokane Falls Community College and sponsored by the Diane E. Zahand Fund.

Tickets can be reserved 30 days in advance of each show.


Thursday, June 20, 1pm
Wednesday, July 17, 6pm
Tuesday, August 13, 1pm

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Wild Kratts Live!

Wild Kratts Live! is coming to Spokane, performing at the First Interstate Center for the Arts on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 6:30pm.

We are having a drawing for 11 sets of family 4-packs of tickets through our online summer reading tracker. For every 60 minutes of reading, readers will automatically be entered to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see Wild Kratts Live!

Online Summer Reading runs from June 1 to August 31, 2019. The drawing for Wild Kratts Live! family 4-packs will take place in September. Readers can only receive one family 4-pack per household.

Along with keep track of your reading, you can explore and review new books, tackle library challenges to discover more about your community, and earn badges online. Kids can avoid summer slide with summer reading fun!

WILD KRATTS LIVE! is a theatrical stage show based on the #1 animated television series Wild Kratts. Martin and Chris Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated show, step out on stage to engage the audience with astounding “creature” fundamentals and infectious excitement in an inspiring live quest of the Kratt Brothers.

Sign up for Online Summer Reading

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.