Museum Discounts

Explore More Illinois

Explore More Illinois

Explore More Illinois is easy to use and free with your library card. Visit your library's website 24/7 to browse atrractions and plan your visit from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. Explore More Illinois is a cultural pass program that provides discounts at museums, visual and performing arts centers, park districts, and more around the state. 


To browse through Explore More Illinois, CLICK HERE. You will need your library card # and PIN # to sign in. 



Museum Adventure Pass

Museum Adventure Pass
Check out a Museum Adventure Pass with your library card and get free admission or a special discount, depending on location, at participating Chicago area museums:

Museum Adventure Pass Participating Museums


Here’s how to check out a Museum Adventure Pass

Visit us to find out availability and check out the passes.  Passes cannot be reserved or checked out online or on the phone.

Check out a pass using your library card at your home library.  A limited number of passes are available, on a first-come, first-served basis.  

  • One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per person, per loan period. 
  • The loan period is SEVEN DAYS, and will expire after the date printed on the pass.
  • Passes are for one-time use and are not transferable. 
  • Your name will be printed on the pass, and you may be asked to show identification (driver's license and library card) at the museum.
  • The museum will collect the pass when you visit.

Admission offers vary per museum.  Check the list of participating museums for details on each cultural destination. Find out what discoveries await you, get directions to the museum, and review each museum pass offer, including any restrictions.


Museums for All

The Museums For All program gives free or reduced admission to a HUGE variety of museums across the country to anyone receiving SNAP benefits. All they have to do is show their card.
For instrance, the Field Museum regular admission is $24 for adults and $17 for kids. People who qualify for this program can get up to 6 people in the museum for $3 each!
For more information and to find participating museums, visit: