Explore Colorado!

What is the Adventure Pass Program?

The library’s Adventure Pass program provides free access to explore cultural and recreational attractions and activities in your community. Each pass has different terms and conditions.  Please stop by the library or call 970.568.3040 to speak with a librarian about checking out a pass, or for specific details.


Am I eligible to use the Adventure Pass Program?

Anyone with a valid Wellington Public Library card and ID can reserve a pass.


What activities/passes do you have?


Check Out Colorado State Parks

(National Parks and National Monuments not included.)

Enter any of Colorado’s 42 state parks for free with our Check Out Colorado State Parks pass!

The Colorado State Library has partnered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to provide this unique outdoor learning experience. When reserving this, you will receive the Colorado State Park Pass as well as a backpack containing binoculars, Colorado Trees and Wildflowers Guide, Colorado Wildlife Guide, Guide to Your 42 State Parks and a list of suggested activities. The pass is good for 7 days and allows entry for one vehicle.

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Discover Pack

Check out a Discover Pack and explore Larimer County’s outdoor parks and natural areas for free. Included: Horsetooth Mountain Park, Horsetooth Reservoir, Devil’s Backbone, Carter Lake, Red Mountain Open Space, Pinewood Reservoir and many more!

Check out period is 7 days.  Holds are not available on Discover Packs.

The Department of Natural Resources alongside libraries across Larimer County are excited to present the Discover Pack. This pack is designed to make the parks and open spaces of Larimer County accessible to everyone. Visitors of Larimer County can check out these packs from Larimer County Natural Resources offices and libraries across the county for free. Individuals who check out the packs can keep them for up to seven days and go discover Larimer County’s parks and open spaces.  The program officially began August 6, 2021.

What’s inside the Discover Pack?

  • Parking Pass valid at all Larimer County Natural Resources properties
  • Recreation Map and Regulations Guide
  • Wildflower Guide
  • Junior Ranger Guide
  • Location info in English and Spanish
  • Larimer County sticker
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science pass includes free general admission for up to 7 visitors ages 3 and up. Visitors younger than three are free. Note: Pass does not include admission to special events. Denver Museum of Nature & Science is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205.

MUSEUM PASS- 4 Day Checkout (requires form and Drivers License)

Museum Hours: Open every day 9 a.m-5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

  • You no longer need timed-ticket entry. They strongly recommend calling ahead
  • Temporary exhibits require paid, timed tickets in addition to Museum entry
  • Please call 303-370-6000 to make a reservation for IMAX, Planetarium and Stonehenge as these tend to sell out due to capacity
  • RECOMMENDED: call in afternoon for less hold time
  • Online reservations are not available with the Wellington Public Library pass

Form Download: Museum Pass Form

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The Gardens on Spring Creek


Free daytime admission for up 8 visitors.  Does not include special events or ‘Garden of Lights’.

NOTE:    After checking out the The Gardens on Spring Creek pass, you must call to reserve your admission time before you arrive. 970-416-2486  

Masks are required for entrance to The Gardens and inside the Butterfly House.

Discover Fort Collins’ 12-acre community botanic garden filled with a diverse collection of perennial and annual plantings, specialty bulbs, trees and shrubs, pollinators and wildlife. Situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, our High Plains location offers a powerful showcase of regionally appropriate plants presented through beautifully curated gardens. During your visit you can walk the trails, rest in in the shade of the pergolas, play in the children’s garden, find new treasures in the gift shop and visit northern Colorado’s only North American Butterfly House!

Form Download: Spring Creek Pass Form

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Orion Telescope


Check out the night sky with our Orion telescope!

(Donated by library patron, Bill West.)

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