A splash of history

WaterWorks MuseumLouisville Water Tower and the WaterWorks Museum are participating in the city’s Cultural Pass program again this year. The program provides free access to 46 of greater Louisville’s arts and cultural institutions for children and young adults to age 21, as well as one guardian.

For Cultural Pass participants, Louisville Water Tower Park offers free admission on Wednesdays (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sundays (noon to 5 p.m.). Tours of the park’s historic facilities and special activities for children will be provided.

The 2018 Cultural Pass materials are available now at any Louisville Free Public Library branch. Pass holders are encouraged to visit as many venues as possible during the summer.

Children with 5 or more documented visits are entered into a drawing for prizes, including a free stay at 21C Museum Hotel, tickets to performances such as The Christmas Carol at Actors Theatre or Louisville Ballet’s Nutcracker, and family memberships to Bernheim Forest, the Frazier History Museum and Gheens Science Hall and Planetarium.

New this year, residents in three surrounding counties — New Albany/Floyd County, Jeffersonville Township and Bullitt County — will also be eligible to participate in the 2018 Cultural Pass Program through their public libraries.

The City of Louisville launched the Cultural Pass for the summer of 2014. This year is the third time Louisville Water Tower and the WaterWorks Museum have participated.

Nearly 600 children and more than 300 adults visited the park and museum last summer because of its participation.

For more information, including an interactive map with information on all of the Cultural Pass venues, visit FundfortheArts.org/culturalpass/. The 2018 program runs through August 11.