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Guide to “annual pass versus single ticket” to major Danish museums and leisure parks

As the year starts, before buying single tickets, you may want to consider the advantages and cost effectiveness of an annual pass.

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By Susanne Kee
If you are one to find Danish museums and sights expensive, but often have friends and family over for visits, it can be worthwhile to do some research as to how to get your money’s worth.

In this overview, find the annual pass prices compared with the single ticket price to help you calculate what is most worthwhile for your family.

For some activities you might want to consider if it should be your teenager or young adult’s name on the annual pass, rather than your own, for instance the Tivoli Gold Pass, as it allows them to go more frequently and bring their friends as well.

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Tivoli Gardens
The different Tivoli Cards run via subscription, so it doesn’t matter when you buy during the year, the pass is valid for a 12-month period.

Tivoli Pass (DKK 350) gives you and up to two young children, ages 3-7, entrance to all four seasons, Christmas, Winter, Summer, and Halloween. The pass is worth it, if you plan to visit more than three times.

Other Tivoli options are the:
Tivoli Silver Pass (DKK 700) includes everything the Tivoli Pass does and allows entrance for the passholder +1 guest as well.
Tivoli Wild Pass (DKK 950) includes everything the Tivoli Pass does, plus an unlimited ride ticket. (Ride ticket is only for passholder, not any additional guests brought in under pass.)
Tivoli Gold Pass (DKK 1,300) includes everything the Tivoli Pass does, and allows the pass holder to bring  +4 people.

Keep in mind, all kids under three years of age are allowed free entrance with a paying adult. Daily ticket prices vary depending on age and ride options. More information at www.tivoligardens.com/en/billetter+og+tivolikort

SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark/ Copenhagen

The SMK annual card is valid for 12 months from purchase date. As the museum is free for anyone below the age of 18, with two adults in a family the year card 1+1 may be worth it, if you only have young children. During the cold season the museum’s many child friendly activities make it worthwhile to spend a day at the museum.

Year Card-Simple (DKK 295) for those over 26 years. One visit is DKK 120, so if you plan on visiting more than two times it is worthwhile.

Year Card-Young (DKK 195) for those under 27 years. One visit is DKK 95, so if you plan on visiting more than two times it is worthwhile.

Year Card 1+1 (DKK 445) for yourself and a companion. Remember to evaluate whose name should be on the pass, i.e. who would go more frequently and could bring a friend or occasionally the working spouse.

Remember children under 18 are free.  More information here www.smk.dk/article/aarskort/

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Copenhagen Zoo
Zookort( Zoo Cards) are valid for 12 months starting from the purchase date. Children under the age of three are free.

Adult Zookort (DKK 475), one visit is DKK 195, so only from your third visit is it worthwhile

Child Zookort (DKK 275) are for kids, ages 3-11. One visit is DKK 105.

On select days you are able to bring a guest if you have the adult zoo card, in 2020 these are the 14 March, 6 June, 19 September, 21 November.

On a range of purchases within the zoo, such as coffee, renting a trailer, and more, discounts are offered and all cards include discounts for other popular Danish attractions. More information at www.zoo.dk

Experimentarium / in Hellerup

Also here children below the age of 3 have free entrance with an adult. If you go more than two times, getting an annual pass is worthwhile.

Annual Pass Child (270DKK) are for ages 3-11. One visit is DKK 119.
Annual Pass Adult (450DKK) are for ages 12+. One visit is DKK 199.

Titanium Annual Pass 1 Child + Companion (790DKK) for your child and a +1.
Titanium Annual Pass 1 Adult + Companion (950DKK) for an adult and a +1.
More information at www.experimentarium.dk/english

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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana offers various levels of memberships. Membership offers some perks and discounts. Remember that for children under 18 entrance is free. Most of the annual memberships are worthwhile if you plan to go three times or more.

Membership 1 (DKK 490) for an adult. One visit is DKK 180. Students are DKK 115.
Membership 1+1 (DKK 595) includes entry for member and a guest.
Membership U27 (DKK 145) is for youngsters aged 18 to 27 years.
Membership 1+3 (DKK 845) includes entry for member and 3 guests.

More information: www.louisiana.dk/en/louisiana-membership

The Glyptotek ( Copenhagen)

If you are so lucky to be able to time your visits to always go on Tuesdays, where entrance is free except special exhibitions which are DKK 60 on Tuesdays, then of course you can skip getting an annual pass. Under 18 is free admission on all days.

Adult Season Pass (DKK 275) includes admission for one year and access to free tours and discounts. One visit is DKK 115.

Under 27/Students (DKK 150) One visit is DKK 85.

1 Person + 1 Guest (DKK 445) includes entry for pass holder and a guest.

Find more information here: www.glyptoteket.com/visit/season-ticket-valid-one-year-to-glyptoteket/

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Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst ( Ishøj)
Arken offers you to join Klub Arken, which includes free entry and invitations to lectures and special events. An annual pass is worthwhile if you plan to go more than two times in a year. Children under 18 are free.

Adult membership (DKK375) One visit is DKK 150.
Couple/same residence (DKK 535)

1+1 (DKK 535) includes entry for member and a guest.

More information at: www.uk.arken.dk

LegoHouse ( Billund)

Lego House Annual Card is valid one year from the purchase date. Children ages 0-2 are free. If you plan on going more than one time, the annual card is a good investment.

Adults/Children Year Card (DKK 399) One visit is DKK 249.
More information at: //legohouse.com/da-dk/planlaeg-besoget/arskort/

Legoland (Billund)
Legoland season pass offers free admission for 2020 season and children eat for free. Children ages 0-2 have free entrance.

Adults/Children Season Pass (DKK 599) One visit is DKK 359.

More information: www.legoland.dk/en/tickets/prices-and-tickets/

Moesgaard Museum( Aarhus)

Annual Card Adult 1+1 (DKK 475) is for an adult and a guest. One visit is DKK 160.
Annual Card Adult 2+2 (DKK 920) is for two people in the same household and two guests.

There are also student and pensioner annual cards available. Kids under 18 are free.
More information. shop.moesgaardmuseum.dk/English