Zoo & Museum Passes

The Waverly Public Library is excited to be a part of the Iowa Adventure Pass program! This program would not be possible without support from Friends of the Waverly Public Library. Adventure Pass is an online program that allows library patrons to use their library cards to visit area attractions and museums for free. Follow the link below to reserve a pass, or keep reading for more information.

Please note that an Adventure Pass is only good on the single day that you reserve it, and you may only go one time. The reservation software blocks the venue off for several days, but your pass is only good on the day you chose. You must print the pass and take it with you to the venue.

Click here to reserve a pass.

Q: How does the program work?

A: Waverly Public Library patrons can browse available passes and see 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.

Q: Can I take anyone with me when I go?

A: Yes! The pass is valid for up to 2 adults and 2 children. Any other attendees will need to pay the regular admission price at the door. However, the person whose name appears on the pass must be present with a valid photo ID for the group to be admitted.

Q: Where can I go with Adventure Pass?

A: At the moment, the Waverly Public Library Adventure Pass program provides passes to the following venues:

  • Grout Museum District, Waterloo
  • Figge Art Museum, Davenport
  • Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines
  • Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines
  • Science Center, Des Moines

The following three venues can be accessed by reserving the Quad City Fun Bundle pass.

  • Putnam Museum & Science Center, Davenport
  • Quad City Botanical Center, Rock Island, IL
  • Niabi Zoo, Coal Valley, IL

Q: How often can I reserve the pass?

A: You can reserve one pass per venue every 365 days.

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

A: You can contact your library up to one day BEFORE your reserved date, and they 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.

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

A: 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.

Q: Can I show the confirmation email on my mobile device?

A: No. You must have the printed pass to enter. If you do not have a printer, your library can help you print the pass.

Q: Can my child reserve the pass?

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

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

A: Contact your library immediately. They will be able to print out the pass for you or email you a copy of the pass for you to print out.

Q: Why can't I see the date I want on the reservation site?

A: Check a few settings first. When you open the site, it defaults to only display 3 days. Change the dropdown to "Display 7, 14, 30, 60, or 90" days. You can also select the specific date you're looking for using the calendar. Otherwise, the venue might be booked on the date you want.

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