Museum Passes

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.

To reserve discounted tickets, visit Explore More Illinois.

Museum Adventure Pass

Evanston Public Library card holders are able to receive free or discounted admission to Chicagoland museums and cultural institutions, including Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Botanic Garden, and Bronzeville Children’s Museum. For a full listing of participating institutions, visit


  • Evanston Public Library card required
  • Available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Passes valid for one visit within a week
  • A household can only have one pass checked out at a time

Request a pass two ways

*Please note: It may take up to 24 hours to process your online request. Once approved, you will be emailed your pass.

Questions? Contact 847-448-8610


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