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Museum Adventure Pass

Museum Discounts and More

Your library card could give you discounts to many museums, zoos, cultural centers, gardens, and other attractions. The West Chicago Public Library participates in two incredible discount programs: Explore More Illinois and Museum Adventure Pass. We know that planning outings for your family can be expensive. Through these programs, we offer you the opportunity to have these adventures at a reduced cost! Keep reading to learn how your library card could get you discounted, or even free tickets to family favorites across Illinois. 


What is Explore More Illinois?

Explore More Illinois is a service offered at the West Chicago Public Library allowing cardholders to reserve free and discounted admission, parking, and/or gift store purchases at cultural and recreational attractions, including museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun places!  


How do I use it? 

  • Click here to see a list of participating attractions. 
  • Click here to log in with your library card number and Personal Identification Number (PIN). If you do not know your PIN, or if you have problems logging in to Explore More Illinois, please contact the West Chicago Public Library by phone (630-231-1552) or email ( We’ll help you as soon as possible! 
  • After logging in, search by date or venue to see your discount options and reserve your pass(es). You can have three active reservations per library card. 
  • Explore More Illinois users must be 18 years or older. Attractions may require a photo ID in addition to the reservation. 
  • If unable to attend, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the reservation will count as being used. 
  • Download or print your reserved pass shortly before your visit; once your pass is downloaded/printed, the reservation cannot be cancelled. 

For more information, visit the Explore More Illinois homepage. 


How do I use the Museum Adventure Pass program?

Participating attractions include Brookfield Zoo, Cantigny Park, Chicago Botanic Gardens, and more! Visit any public service desk at the library to check out a pass with your West Chicago Public Library card. Please keep in mind that: 

  • You will need to show your library card to get a pass. 
  • Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis as there are a limited number of passes for each attraction. 
  • We will need to give the pass to you in person, at the library. Unfortunately, Museum Adventure Passes cannot be reserved/checked out online or over the phone. However, you’re always welcome to call us at 630-231-1552 to ask about pass availability before traveling to the library. 
  • Only one Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out at a time, per family. 
  • Passes must be used within a week of the date printed on the pass, although they can be used at any time during that week. 
  • Passes can be used only once and are non-transferable. Your name will be printed on the pass and you may be asked to show identification at the museum or park. Passes will be collected by the attraction you are attending. 
  • Discount offers vary by museum. For some, two or four people may be admitted free per pass, or by carload. If admission to the museum is already free, other special discounts are offered. 

For a list of participating attractions and discount terms, please click here. The Museum Adventure Pass is just another way that the library provides enriching resources to the West Chicago community. 

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