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. Buffalo Grove Park District Community Arts Center / Buffalo Grove
  6. Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House / Moline
  7. Cache Bayou Outfitters / Ullin
  8. Chicago Children’s Museum / Chicago
  9. Chicago History Museum / Chicago
  10. Chicago Maritime Museum / Chicago
  11. Chicago Red Stars / Bridgeview
  12. Civil War Museum / Kenosha, WI
  13. Dillon Home Museum / Sterling
  14. Dinosaur Discovery Museum / Kenosha, WI
  15. Discovery Center Museum / Rockford
  16. Edwards Place / Springfield
  17. Elgin Symphony Orchestra / Elgin
  18. Ellwood House Museum / DeKalb
  19. Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park / Oak Park
  20. Exploration Station / Bourbonnais
  21. Fox River Grove Memorial Public Library / Fox River Grove
  22. Governor John Wood Mansion / Quincy
  23. Hegeler Carus Mansion / LaSalle
  24. Illinois Holocaust Museum / Skokie
  25. Kankakee County Museum / Kankakee
  26. Kenosha Public Museum / Kenosha, WI
  27. Kidzeum of Health and Science / Springfield
  28. Lansing Historical Society Museum / Lansing
  29. Lincoln Heritage Museum / Lincoln
  30. Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art / Oak Brook
  31. Love’s Sweet Arrow / Tinley Park
  32. Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art / Evanston
  33. Metropolis Performing Arts Center / Arlington Heights
  34. Museum of Broadcast Communications / Chicago
  35. Museum of Contemporary Photography / Chicago
  36. Museum of the Grand Prairie / Mahomet
  37. North Suburban Library District / Loves Park and Roscoe
  38. Peoria Riverfront Museum / Peoria
  39. Pritzker Military Museum & Library / Chicago
  40. Raupp Museum / Buffalo Grove
  41. Rockford Art Museum / Rockford
  42. Soulside Healing Arts / Peoria
  43. Springfield Art Association / Springfield
  44. Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens / Rockford
  45. Vermilion County Museum / Danville
  46. Volcano Falls / Loves Park
  47. Wheels O’ Time Museum / Dunlap

This list was last updated on September 6, 2022. 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.