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 (subject to change):

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • Edwards Place
  • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Museum
  • Galesburg Parks and Recreation Lake Storey Beach Boats
  • Galesburg Parks and Recreation Lakeside Recreation Facility
  • Galesburg Parks and Recreation Lakeside Water Park
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum
  • Kankakee County Museum
  • Lincoln Heritage Museum
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • Love’s Sweet Arrow
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago
  • Peoria Park District Golf Learning Center & Academy
  • Peoria Park District Owens Recreation Center Ice Arena
  • Springfield Art Association
  • Vermilion County Museum

Museum Adventure Pass

museumPatrons may check out a pass by visiting the Circulation Desk in-person or requesting a pass online.  There is a limit of one active pass per household at a time.

To request a pass online, patrons should visit the Museum Adventure Pass website to check for availability first.  After finding a pass you would like to request, enter your full name, Library card number, and email address.  A staff member will review your request and if approved, your pass will be sent directly to your email address.

Participating locations include (subject to change):

  • Air Classic Inc. Museum of Aviation
  • American Writers Museum
  • 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
  • Ellwood House Museum
  • Geneva Lake Museum
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • KidsWork Children’s Museum
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • 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.