Museum Passes

GHPLD cardholders can receive free admission or discounted tickets to Chicago area cultural destinations.  This includes museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.  GHPLD offers two programs, Explore More Illinois and Museum Adventure Pass.  More information on these programs can be found below.

Explore More Illinois

museumPatrons can check out a pass online through the Explore More Illinois website.  Choose your Library (Green Hills Public Library District), login with your GHPLD Library card number and PIN (last four digits of your phone number), and select the pass you want to check out.  For more details about this program, visit the Explore More Illinois website.  Participating locations include:

  • 1950s Park Forest House Museum
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • American Toby Jug Museum
  • Central Illinois Connection Center
  • Chicago Children’s Museum
  • Chicago Maritime Museum
  • Discovery Center Museum
  • DuSable Museum of African American History
  • Edwards Place
  • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Museum
  • Homewood Science Center
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum
  • Kankakee County Museum
  • Kidzeum of Health and Science
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago
  • Springfield Art Association
  • Vermilion County Museum
  • The Viking Ship

Museum Adventure Pass

museumPatrons may check out a pass by visiting the Circulation Desk.  For more details about this program, visit the Museum Adventure Pass website.  Participating locations include:

  • Air Classic Inc. Museum of Aviation
  • Aurora Regional Fire Museum
  • Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
  • Bronzeville Children’s Museum
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Cantigny Park
  • Cernan Earth and Space Center at Triton College
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn
  • Elgin History Museum
  • Elgin Public Museum
  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center
  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
  • Naper Settlement
  • Oriental Institute Museum
  • Pleasant Home Foundation
  • St. Charles Heritage Museum

Questions?  Let us know! 

Visit the Circulation Desk or call 708-598-8446 ext. 110.