Explore More Illinois

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Explore More Illinois provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, parks, and other fun and local cultural venues. 

How do I get a Pass?

Log in with your library card barcode and password and browse for passes by date or attractions. 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.

Participating Attractions

  • 1950s Park Forest House Museum / Park Forest
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum / Springfield
  • American Toby Jug Museum / Evanston
  • Chicago Children's Museum / Chicago
  • Chicago Maritime Museum / Chicago
  • Discovery Center Museum / Rockford
  • DuSable Museum of African American History Museum / Chicago
  • Edwards Place / Springfield
  • Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park / Oak Park
  • Homewood Science Center / Homewood
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum / Skokie
  • Kankakee County Museum / Kankakee
  • Kidzeum of Health and Science / Springfield
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art / Evanston
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College / Chicago
  • Springfield Art Association / Springfield
  • The Viking Ship / Geneva

This list was last updated on June 3, 2019. The list of participating and attractions and their offers are subject to change.

Explore More Illinois does not offer free or discounted tickets to Chicago museums such as the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Art Institute. For free and discounted days at these institutions, please check this online listing.