Museum Passes & More

La Grange Library card holders receive free admission to many exciting museums and cultural institutions throughout the Chicagoland area.
viking ship at museum

Museum Adventure Pass

Visit the Library to pick up a one-week pass for the museum of your choice. These museums are available on a first-come, first-served basis:
  • Air Classic Museum of Air and Space
  • Bronzeville Children's Museum
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Cantigny Park
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Children's Museum of Oak Lawn
  • Elgin History Museum
  • Elgin Public Museum
  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • Lake County Discovery Museum
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
  • Naper Settlement
  • Oriental Institute
  • Pleasant Home Foundation
  • St. Charles Heritage Museum
For check-out guidelines, visit the Museum Adventure Pass website or visit the front desk the next time you're in the Library.

Explore More Illinois

Explore More Illinois is a cultural pass program that provides discounts and other offerings from museums, historical societies, performing and visual arts centers, and other attractions across the state of Illinois. The program is free for adults 18 years and older who have a library card from a participating library. Offerings differ by attraction and include free or reduced admission, free parking, discounts at attraction shops and more.

Explore More Illinois is available 24/7 from any computer, tablet or smartphone. Visit the Explore More Illinois login page and type in your library card number and pin to see offers at attractions around the state.


Participating Attractions (as of September 6, 2022)

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum - Springfield
American Writers Museum - Chicago
Anderson Japanese Gardens - Rockford
Annoyance Theatre - Chicago
Buffalo Grove Park District Community Arts Center - Buffalo Grove
Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House - Moline
Cache Bayou Outfitters - Ullin
Chicago Children's Museum - Chicago
Chicago History Museum - Chicago
Chicago Maritime Museum - Chicago
Chicago Red Stars - Bridgeview
Civil War Museum - Kenosha, WI
Dillon Home Museum - Sterling
Dinosaur Discovery Museum - Kenosha, WI
Discovery Center Museum - Rockford
Edwards Place - Springfield
Elgin Symphony Orchestra - Elgin
Ellwood House Museum - DeKalb
Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park - Oak Park
Exploration Station...a children's museum Bourbonnais Park District - Bourbonnais
Fox River Grove Memorial Public Library - Fox River Grove
Governor John Wood Mansion from the Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County - Quincy
Hegeler Carus Mansion - LaSalle
Illinois Holocaust Museum - Skokie
Kankakee County Museum - Kankakee
Kenosha Public Museum - Kenosha, WI
Kidzeum of Health and Science - Springfield
Lansing Historical Society Museum - Lansing
Lincoln Heritage Museum - Lincoln
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art - Oak Brook
Love's Sweet Arrow - Tinley Park
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art - Evanston
Metropolis Performing Arts Center - Arlington Heights
Museum of Broadcast Communications - Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College - Chicago
Museum of the Grand Prairie - Mahomet
North Suburban Library District - Loves Park and Roscoe
Peoria Riverfront Museum - Peoria
Pritzker Military Museum & Library - Chicago
Raupp Museum - Buffalo Grove
Rockford Art Museum - Rockford
Soulside Healing Arts - Peoria
Springfield Art Association - Springfield
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens - Rockford
Vermilion County Museum - Danville
Volcano Falls - Loves Park
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.