Culture Pass Program

To help ensure public safety, many Culture Pass partners are requiring reservations for timed ticketing slots. Please note each partner's specific instructions for using the Culture Pass listed below and on the pass confirmation.

The Library has partnered with several cultural institutions throughout New Orleans to offer daily passes for free entry for New Orleans Public Library cardholders who live in Orleans Parish and are 18 and older.

Culture Pass partner institutions include:

  • Audubon Nature Institute - The Audubon Nature Institute is requiring reservations for timed ticketing slots. The Audubon Nature Institute Culture Pass cannot be used to make an online timed ticket reservation, it must be brought to the Audubon Nature Institute customer service window where it will be redeemed for a timed ticket slot.

  • National WWII Museum - The National World War II Museum is requiring reservations for timed ticketing slots. The National World War II Culture Pass cannot be used to make an online timed ticket reservation, the Culture Pass must be brought to the Museum ticket window in person where it will be redeemed for a timed ticket slot. All visitors to the Museum must wear masks and practice social distancing at all times during their visit.

  • New Canal Lighthouse Museum- The New Canal Lighthouse Museum is requiring a reservation for entry. Once you have reserved a New Canal Lighthouse Museum Culture Pass, you must call the Museum directly at 504-282-2134 to reserve your visit time

  • Contemporary Arts Center - Currently Suspended

  • Longue Vue House and Gardens - Currently Suspended

  • New Orleans Museum of Art - Currently Suspended

  • Ogden Museum - Currently Suspended

  • Southern Food & Beverage Museum - Currently Suspended

To reserve a pass, click on the Culture Pass Program button below.

Culture Pass Program

If you need assistance reserving or canceling a pass, please call 504-529-7323, ask for assistance online, or ask for assistance from a Library staff member in person at any Library location.

Passes are not valid for those with a temporary Library card or cardholders from Jefferson or St. Bernard Parish.