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Culture Pass is a program for Driftwood Public Library (DPL) cardholders. Using their library card, adult cardholders can enter a monthly lottery for a pass and get free admission to the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Your family pass grants you and up to 3 family members free general admission to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Be prepared to pay admission for additional family members.

The Culture Pass can only be used by the patron who checked it out.

Valid for one use per year per checkout cardholder.

Only valid towards general admission, does not apply to any Aquarium events.

You can enter a monthly lottery for a Culture Pass at the Driftwood Public Library by visiting or calling the library.

Since only four passes are available for checkout each month, carholders interested in checking one out will be entered into a lottery. We will draw 4 names on the first day of each month. To be entered into the lottery, please visit (801 SW Hwy 101, Suite 201, Lincoln City, OR 97367), call (541-996-2277), or email us (librarian@lincolncity.org). You need only enter the lottery once, one entrant per household, please, and entrants may only win one time every 12 months.


What is Culture Pass?

Culture Pass is a program for Driftwood Public Library (DPL) cardholders. Using their library card, adult checkout cardholders can reserve a pass and get free admission to the Oregon Coast Aquarium.


Who can use a Culture Pass?

DPL adult cardholders in good standing are eligible to reserve a pass.


Who is not eligible for this program?

Please note, the following are not eligible for this program:

  • Juvenile cards
  • Provisional cards

What if I don’t have a library card?

If you live in Lincoln City or Lincoln County, you may get your library card by completing an application and providing proof of ID and your current address. You may fill out an application at the Library.


When are passes for a new month available?

Passes will be released on the first of every month for that month. For example, on November 1, passes from November 1-30 will be made available during that month.


How do I make a reservation to use a Culture Pass?

You can reserve the Culture Pass at the Driftwood Public Library by visiting or calling the library. You can reserve the Culture Pass at the Driftwood Public Library by visiting or calling the library. 801 SW Highway 101, 2nd Floor, Lincoln City. 541-996-2277.


How do I use the Culture Pass once checked out?

  1. Check-out the pass from the Driftwood Public Library.
  2. You must use the pass within the month it was checked out.
  3. The card grants up to four free general admissions during one visit to the Aquarium. Extra guests will have to pay for general admission and make reservations by visiting Aquarium.org or by calling (541) 283-1129.
  4. Present the pass to the Oregon Coast Aquarium admissions staff.
  5. After you have visited the Aquarium, you must return the pass to DPL. A $5 replacement fee will be issued by DPL if the pass is not returned.

Is there an age limit to use the Culture Pass?

You must be an adult cardholder to reserve a pass.


How often can I check out a Culture Pass?

The Culture Pass can be checked out one time per calendar year, per the cardholder’s standing with DPL.


How many passes can I reserve?

You can reserve one pass per calendar year. If you reserve a pass but do not use it, you will not be able to reserve the Oregon Coast Aquarium pass again until the next calendar year.


How many people can use one pass?

Up to a family of four. If there are more than four members in your party, the others will have to pay for general admission and make reservations. Please visit Aquarium.org to purchase tickets and make reservations or call (541) 283-1129. Be sure to carefully read the details when reserving your pass. Passes are not transferable.


When are passes for a new month available?

Passes will be released on the first of every month for that month. For example, on November 1, passes from November 1-30 will be made available and Library patrons will be able to reserve any available passes for dates during that month.


Why can’t I make a reservation?

There are a few reasons why you may not be able to make a reservation:

  • You may not be in good standing with the Library.
  • You’ve already used your pass for the year.

How do I cancel an active Culture Pass reservation?

You can call or visit the Driftwood Public Library to cancel.