Explore More Illinois

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. Bix Beiderbecke Museum & Archives / Davenport, IA
  5. Bronzeville Children’s Museum / Chicago
  6. Buffalo Grove Park District Community Arts Center / Buffalo Grove
  7. Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House / Moline
  8. Chicago Academy of Sciences Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum / Chicago
  9. Chicago Botanic Garden / Glencoe
  10. Chicago Children’s Museum / Chicago
  11. Chicago History Museum / Chicago, IL
  12. Chicago Maritime Museum / Chicago
  13. Chicago Red Stars / Bridgeview
  14. Children’s Discovery Museum / Normal
  15. Civil War Museum / Kenosha, WI
  16. David Davis Mansion Historical Site / Bloomington
  17. Des Plaines History Center / Des Plaines
  18. Dillon Home Museum / Sterling, IL
  19. Dinosaur Discovery Museum / Kenosha, WI
  20. Discovery Center Museum / Rockford
  21. DuPage Children’s Museum / Naperville
  22. The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center / Chicago
  23. Edwards Place / Springfield
  24. Ellwood House / Dekalb
  25. Exploration Station / Bourbonnais
  26. Fox River Grove Memorial Public Library / Fox River Grove
  27. Galesburg Parks & Recreation Lake Storey Beach Boats / Galesburg
  28. Galesburg Parks & Recreation Lakeside Water Park / Galesburg
  29. German American Heritage Center & Museum / Davenport, IA
  30. Haitian American Museum of Chicago / Chicago
  31. Historic Auto Attractions / Roscoe
  32. Illinois Holocaust Museum / Skokie
  33. The Insect Asylum / Chicago
  34. Kenosha Public Museum / Kenosha, WI
  35. Kidzeum of Health and Science / Springfield
  36. Lincoln Heritage Museum / Lincoln
  37. Lincoln Park Zoo / Chicago
  38. Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art / Oak Brook
  39. Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art / Evanston
  40. McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage / Glen Ellyn
  41. McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum / Chicago
  42. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago / Chicago
  43. Museum of Science and Industry / Chicago
  44. Museum of the Grand Prairie / Mahomet, IL
  45. National Museum of Mexican Art / Chicago
  46. National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture / Chicago
  47. Normal Cornbelters / Normal
  48. Normal Theater / Normal
  49. Peoria Playhouse Children’s Museum / Peoria
  50. Pritzker Military Museum & Library / Chicago
  51. Quad City Botanical Center / Rock Island
  52. Raupp Museum / Buffalo Grove
  53. Soulside Healing Arts / Peoria
  54. Springfield Art Association / Springfield
  55. Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens / Rockford
  56. Vermilion County Museum / Danville
  57. Volo Museum / Volo
  58. Western Illinois Museum / Macomb
  59. Wheels O’ Time Museum / Dunlap
  60. Whim Chicago @ Stage 773 / Chicago
  61. Young People’s Theatre of Chicago / Chicago

This list was last updated on May 29, 2024. 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.