Explore More Illinois Museum Passes

Explore More Illinois is a cultural pass program that allows Illinois public library cardholders access discounts at museums, park districts, historical societies, zoos, arts centers, recreational facilities, and other attractions.

How do I get a Pass?

Log in with your library card credentials and browse for passes by date or attractions. If you do not know your PIN or password, please contact your home library. Make your reservation and print or download your pass shortly before your visit. You can have two active reservations per library card. Please cancel your reservation(s) if unable to attend, otherwise the reservation will count as being used. Remember that once you print or download your pass you cannot cancel your reservation.

What attractions are included? (current as of 10/5/21)

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield
  • American Writers Museum, Chicago
  • Anderson Japanese Gardens, Rockford
  • Annoyance Theatre, Chicago
  • Buffalo Grove Park District Community Arts Center, Buffalo Grove
  • Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House, Moline
  • Chicago Children’s Museum, Chicago
  • Chicago Maritime Museum, Chicago
  • City Lit Theater, Chicago
  • Civil War Museum, Kenosha, WI
  • Dinosaur Discovery Museum, Kenosha, WI
  • Discovery Center Museum, Rockford
  • Edwards Place, Springfield
  • Ellwood House Museum, Dekalb
  • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Museum, Oak Park
  • Exploration Station, Bourbannais, IL
  • Galesburg Parks and Recreation Lakeside Rec Facility, Galesburg
  • Gateway Grizzlies, Sauget
  • Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago
  • The Hegeler Carus Mansion, LaSalle
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie
  • Kankakee County Museum, Kankakee
  • Kenosha City Museum, Kenosha, WI
  • Kidzeum of health and Science, Springfield
  • Lansing Historical Society Museum, Lansing
  • Lincoln Heritage Museum, Lincoln
  • Lizzandro Museum of Lapidary Art, Oak Brook
  • Love’s Sweet Arrow, Tinley Park
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston
  • Metropolis Performing Arts Center, Arlington Heights
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago
  • Museum of the Grand Prairie, Mahomet
  • Normal CornBelters, Normal
  • Peoria Park District Owens Recreation Center Ice Arena, Peoria
  • Raupp Museum, Buffalo Grove
  • Springfield Art Association, Springfield
  • Vermilion County Museum, Danville
  • Volcano Falls, Loves Park
  • Wheels O’ Time Museum, Dunlap

For more museums, see Museum Adventure Pass