Community Access at Glenbow

As part of Glenbow's commitment to expand the reach and impact of art and culture in our community, we are pleased to offer several special access programs in order to ensure everyone has the opportunity to experience Glenbow.

Free First Thursday Nights

Free Admission to Glenbow from 5pm - 9pm on the first Thursday of every month.

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Indigenous Access Program

Glenbow is entrusted with extensive material related to the heritage and ancestry of Canada's First Peoples. The Indigenous Access Program provides First Nations, Inuit and Metis people with complimentary admission during regular museum hours. Pre-registration is not required for this program. School groups are not eligible for this program.

Group Assistance Program

Glenbow is committed to offering learning opportunities to Calgarians from all walks of life. The Group Assistance Program offers opportunities for service agencies, charitable and non-profit organizations to visit Glenbow with groups of youth and/or adults who are otherwise unable to afford regular admission. Click here for the Group Assistance Guidelines and application form.

Support Persons Program and Access 2 Entertainment Program

This program enables visitors with disabilities who use a support person to bring that person with them to access Glenbow's exhibitions. The support person will receive free museum admission.

City of Calgary Recreation Fee Assistance Program

Glenbow offers a reduced fee assistance rate for regular museum admission, to ensure low-income Calgarians who are part of the Fare Entry program can access Glenbow.

CANOO Access Program

The Institute for Canadian Citizenship offers the Canoo Access program (formerly the Cultural Access Pass). New Canadian citizens receive free admission to 1,400 cultural spaces across Canada during their first year of citizenship. New citizens can download the Canoo mobile app at and use Glenbow�s code 3580 for free regular admission to the museum.

SunLife Financial Arts+Culture Pass

Glenbow is a community partner in the Calgary Public Library's initiative to provide opportunities for low-income Calgarians to access quality arts and culture experiences.

The Sun Life Financial Arts + Culture Pass operates in partnership with the City of Calgary Recreation Fee Assistance Program which qualifies individuals and families for financial support and for eligibility to access event tickets and admission passes through this initiative. Visit the program website for more information.

Community Day

With generous support from Chevron Canada, we are opening our doors and inviting the whole city to come and experience all that Glenbow has to offer for free. Join in on a shared community experience with family, friends and neighbours. Visit our Community Day page for more information.

Presented by:
Chevron Canada - Human Energy

For more information on any of these programs, please contact us at phone: 403 268 4110 or email:

130 9th Ave S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm


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