Explore More Illinois

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What is Explore More Illinois?

Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.

Check Out A Pass
  1. 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 the library.
  2. Make your reservation and print or download your pass shortly before your visit. You can have two active reservations per library card.
  3. 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.
Need Help?

Watch the tutorial video to see how easy it is to use Explore More Illinois. After watching the video, if you require additional assistance, please call the library at 630-260-1550.

Participating Attractions
  1. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum / Springfield
  2. American Writers Museum / Chicago
  3. Anderson Japanese Gardens / Rockford
  4. Annoyance Theatre / Chicago
  5. Bistro Verde / Springfield
  6. Bix Beiderbeck Museum & Archive / Davenport, IA
  7. Buffalo Grove Park District Community Arts Center / Buffalo Grove
  8. Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House / Moline
  9. Chicago Academy of Sciences Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum / Chicago
  10. Chicago Children’s Museum / Chicago
  11. Chicago History Museum / Chicago
  12. Chicago Maritime Museum / Chicago
  13. Civil War Museum / Kenosha, WI
  14. Dillon Home Museum / Sterling
  15. Dinosaur Discovery Museum / Kenosha, WI
  16. Discovery Center Museum / Rockford
  17. DuPage Children’s Museum /Naperville
  18. DuPage Symphony Orchestra / Naperville
  19. Edwards Place / Springfield
  20. Elgin Symphony Orchestra / Elgin
  21. Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park / Oak Park
  22. Exploration Station…a children’s museum Bourbonnais Park District / Bourbonnais
  23. Fox River Grove Memorial Public Library / Fox River Grove
  24. German American Heritage Center & Museum / Davenport, IA
  25. Governor John Wood Mansion from the Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County / Quincy
  26. Hegeler Carus Mansion / LaSalle
  27. Illinois Holocaust Museum / Skokie
  28. Kankakee County Museum / Kankakee
  29. Kenosha Public Museum / Kenosha, WI
  30. Kidzeum of Health and Science / Springfield
  31. Lansing Historical Society Museum / Lansing
  32. Lincoln Heritage Museum / Lincoln
  33. Lincoln Land Community College Athletic Department / Springfield
  34. Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art / Oak Brook
  35. Love’s Sweet Arrow / Tinley Park
  36. Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art / Evanston
  37. McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum / Chicago
  38. Metropolis Performing Arts Center / Arlington Heights
  39. Museum of Broadcast Communications / Chicago
  40. Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College / Chicago
  41. Museum of Science and Industry / Chicago
  42. Museum of the Grand Prairie / Mahomet
  43. North Suburban Library District / Loves Park and Roscoe
  44. Peoria Riverfront Museum / Peoria
  45. Pritzker Military Museum & Library / Chicago
  46. Raupp Museum / Buffalo Grove
  47. Rockford Art Museum / Rockford
  48. Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra / Rockford
  49. Soulside Healing Arts / Peoria
  50. Springfield Art Association / Springfield
  51. Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens / Rockford
  52. Vermilion County Museum / Danville
  53. Wheels O’ Time / Dunlap

This list was last updated on April 11, 2023. The list of participating and attractions and their offers are subject to change. Not all attractions will be available to all libraries. Please log into Explore More Illinois to see the most current offerings.