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Asheville Community Theatre Joins ZOOM Pass

Have you visited the otters at the Nature Center lately? Checked out what’s blooming at the NC Arboretum? Seen the new AMOS science center in downtown Asheville? Or the latest production from Asheville Community Theatre? There’s so much to do in Buncombe County and you can use your library card to do it.

Visit Area Attractions FREE with a ZOOM Pass from the Library!

Buncombe County Public Libraries have a fantastic program to give library card holders access to free passes for local museums and attractions. It’s called a ZOOM pass, and you can check one out with your library card.

We have an online reservation system you can use to reserve a one day pass for the location of your choice. Passes may be reserved up to one month in advance and most passes are family passes that will admit several adults and children. You can pick up your pass at any library the week before your visit.

Currently we have several local attractions available, including the WNC Nature Center, the NC Arboretum and the Asheville Museum of Science. We’re adding new attractions as we go, so before you head out for some family fun keep checking  the  ZOOM page.

Most passes are family passes for multiple adults and kids, but be sure to read the instructions on each pass to see who is covered. Then pick up your ZOOM pass at the library and enjoy your day!

UPDATED: Asheville Community Theatre joins Zoom.


The second Saturday of every month the Asheville Community Theatre has a 10am morning matinee show for children of all ages. The shows are presented by Bright Start Touring Theatre and Red Herring Puppets

One ZOOM pass reserves FOUR tickets to see any of these shows:

  • Little One Inch – Red Herring Puppets (Feb. 9)
  • Aesop's Fables – Bright Star Touring Theatre (March 9)
  • The Chicken and the Egg – Red Herring Puppets (April 13)
  • The Velveteen Rabbit – Bright Star Touring Theatre (May 11)
  • The Wizard of Oz – Bright Star Touring Theatre (June 8)
  • Jack's Adventures in Space – Bright Star Touring Theatre (July 13)

You can book a free ZOOM pass for each program starting 30 days prior to the show. Just visit to make your reservation and pick up your ZOOM pass at the library.

This program was funded by Buncombe County and the Buncombe County Friends of the Library. Please contact your local library for more information or bookmark the Buncombe County Public Libraries website!