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Museum Pass Programs
Use your Library Card for access to more than books! These programs provide free and discounted admission to exciting locations around Illinois including the Chicago Botanic Garden, The Chicago Children's Museum, Brookfield Zoo and more!
Explore More Illinois (Currently Suspended)
What is Explore More Illinois?
Explore More Illinois is a cultural pass program that allows Helen Plum Library cardholders to get offers from museums, park districts, historical societies, performing and visual arts centers and other attractions. It's free and can be accessed 24/7 from any computer, tablet, or smartphone.
How do I get a pass?
Please Note: This program is currently suspended due to COVID restrictions. Visit the Explore More Illinois website, log in with your library card credentials and browse for passes by date or attractions. Make your reservation and print or download your pass shortly before your visit. You can have two active reservations per library card. 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.
What is Museum Adventure Pass?
Museum Adventure Pass gives Helen Plum Library cardholders admission or a special discount at participating Chicago area cultural destinations! The program allows Helen Plum Library cardholders to check out one pass per 7 days per family.
How does it work?
For lending guidelines and to view a list of participating museums, please visit the Museum Adventure Pass website. Some museums use the pass for buy-one-get-one admission or completely free admission into the facility.
How do I get a pass?
Stop into the Library with your Helen Plum Library card and visit our Youth Services desk to check out the pass of your choice. Availability is limited, be sure to check the Museum Adventure Pass website to see what passes are available before stopping in.