Explore Wild Things Are Happening and more with a Culture Pass at CMA

What is the Culture Pass Program?

The Columbus Museum of Art is excited to partner with the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) to encourage visitors to check-out a Culture Pass from any CML location and come to the Museum for free this holiday season.

As part of the Culture Pass program, CML customers can borrow a one-time pass (which must be checked out in person) to visit the Museum. These passes can be found at all 23 Columbus Metropolitan Library locations. More details and information about the Culture Pass program can be found by clicking here.

NEW! In addition to CML, Museum passes are now available at several Central Ohio libraries, including Delaware County, Pickaway County, Pickerington, Fairfield County, Worthington, Grandview, and Kate Love Simpson Library. Contact your library directly to check-out a pass.

What does a Culture Pass to Columbus Museum of Art include?

• Pass admits eight people of any age.

• Free general and special admission, and parking.

• Valid for seven days.

• Save 10% on purchases at the Museum Store and Schokko Café.

For more details and information regarding how to check out a culture pass, click here.

What can I do at the Columbus Museum of Art this season with the Culture Pass?


Visit Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak and discover Maurice Sendak’s original work for his most famous books: Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen and Outside Over There.

Wild Things Are Happening is view until March 5, 2023.


Presented by Huntington, enjoy the 10th anniversary of Think Outside the Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO®. Experiment with your own LEGO® creations, participate in a museum-wide scavenger hunt and more!

Think Outside the Brick is view until Feb. 24, 2023.


Attend CMA Studio sessions to explore experiences for all ages including Open Studio, Teen Open Studio, Late-Night Studio and Winter Art Breaks. CMA Studio engages creative thinking through material exploration and art making sessions.

Open Studio is every Saturday from 11:00 AM–2:00 PM.
Late-Night Studio is on first Thursdays from 6:00–9:00 PM.
Teen Open Studio is the second and third Saturday from 11:00 AM–2:00 PM.
Winter Art Breaks are December 21, 22, 28 and 29 from 11:00 AM–3:00 PM.

Learning Resources

Take the spirit of our latest exhibition, Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak home with you! In partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Libraries and Thurber House, we created a take-home activity sheet with craft ideas and writing prompts inspired by Maurice Sendak.

Print out and enjoy!

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