Discover new places, visit some of your favorite locations, learn about Albany and enter raffles to win prizes in the 2021 Albany Summer Passport Program!
The program is geared toward elementary-aged children, but their siblings, parents and grandparents are welcome to come along. The program is free and offered through a partnership with Albany Downtown Association, Albany Regional Museum, Albany Visitors Association (AVA), City of Albany, Historic Carousel & Museum and Monteith Historical Society.
The Passport: Your passport is your guide to finding participating locations with a map and compass rose to help you find your way.
You can get your passport three ways:
1) Have a passport mailed to you by completing the registration form below.
2) Starting Tuesday, June 22, you can pick up a passport at the AVA office and have your photograph taken, too:
The Hunt: Thirty-six participating partners will display a poster in their window with a mystery task to complete. When possible, you will also be able to enter businesses to have your passport stamped. Take your time and have fun! When finished, drop off your passport on or before Monday, Aug. 16, at the AVA office, 110 3rd Ave. SE in downtown Albany. Include your address if you would like your passport returned.
The Challenges and Prizes: Watch for your Passport E-Newsletter for new challenges each week to win prizes, donated by the participating businesses. Challenges will be announced each Thursday and due the following Tuesday.
The first challenge is to take a photo of your completed passport signature page and either post it on the Facebook page, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, July 6, 5 p.m.
At the end of the summer, participants’ names will also be entered into a drawing for more fabulous prizes. Passport holders do not have to visit every location to be entered in the final drawing. Good luck!
End of Program Celebration: Find the Albany summer Passport booth at the Carousel Carnival, Saturday, August 21, get a HUGE congratulations for exploring Albany, see if you won one of the final raffle prizes and get your passport returned, if you want.