Museum & Other Discount 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.  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, including participating locations, visit the Explore More Illinois website.

Museum Adventure Pass

museumPatrons may check out a pass by visiting the Patron Services Desk in-person.  There is a limit of one active pass per household at a time.  For more details about this program, visit the Museum Adventure Pass website.  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

Museums for All

Museums for All is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency based in Washington, DC.  The initiative is administered by the Association of Children’s Museums through a cooperative agreement with IMLS.

This program provides free or reduced admission to a variety of museums across the country to anyone receiving SNAP benefits.  You only have to show your benefit card and a photo ID.

For more information and to find participating museums, visit

Questions?  Let us know! 

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