Museum Passes

Since September 2009, Evanston Public Library card holders have been able to receive free or discounted admission to 17 exciting suburban museums and cultural institutions throughout the Chicagoland area. Brookfield Zoo, the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Oriental Institute, Bronzeville Children’s Museum and Evanston’s own Mitchell Museum of the American Indian are among those included. You will need to visit the library to pick up a one-week pass for the museum of your choice. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. So many adventures await–some you might never have expected! All you need to take part in these learning adventures is a valid Evanston library card.

For a full listing of participating institutions and for check-out guidelines, go to, or ask the next time you visit the library.

Explore More Illinois

Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by the library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theaters, and other fun and local cultural venues.

For more information, visit the Explore More Illinois homepage.

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