Kindergarten Parents/Students -
Mark your calendars for our Kindergarten Camp on Wednesday, August 6th, from 10:00-11:30. You will be able to meet teachers and visit classrooms. We'll even have a school bus for students to check out! This is a great way to help ease the first day jitters, and kids love it. We look forward to seeing you.
Mayor Fischer Announces Cultural Pass for Children; Free Admission to Attractions During Summer
Children and students can visit some of the region’s greatest cultural organizations for free this summer, thanks to the creation of the new Cultural Pass for Children that was suggested during the Vision Louisville initiative, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.
Children who get their pass stamped by at least eight different institutions this summer will be eligible for a grand prize, a family package of tickets to the Lion King Broadway musical, coming in March 2015 and donated by Broadway Across America. There is also a draw for first prize, Mayor Fischer's suite at Louisville Slugger Field for one game.
“We know that children who are exposed to the arts and cultural events do better in school -- and better in life,” Fischer said. “This pass is a great way for parents to take their children to our city’s top attractions all for free -- and a perfect way to combat summer learning loss.”
Children and parents can pick up a pass (a punch card) from their local Louisville Free Public Library branch or Metro Parks Community Center starting June 9. The pass is good through August 13.
The pass allows general admission access to one child and chaperon (if the child is under 16). Only one visit per pass per institution will be allowed. Special exhibits and programs are not included with the pass.
Participating arts group and organizations include:
American Printing House for the Blind Museum
- Bernheim Arboretum
- Carnegie Center for Art & History
- Crane House - Asia Institute
- Filson Historical Society
- Historic Locust Grove
- Kentucky Derby Museum
- Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
- Kentucky Shakespeare
- Louisville Youth Choir
- Stage One Family Theatre
- Yew Dell Gardens
The Cultural Pass was the joint planning work of Vision Louisville and officials from Actor's Theatre, The Kentucky Center, The Fund for the Arts, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and Greater Louisville Inc. Arts and Cultural Committee.