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What is Museum Adventure Pass?
Museum Adventure Pass is a free service that provides passes for free and discounted admissions to museums and other fun cultural attractions.
How to check out a Museum Adventure Pass
- Visit Town & Country Public Library or call for current pass availability.
- Check out a Museum Adventure Pass in person using your library card. There are a limited number of passes for each participating organization, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes cannot be reserved or checked out online or on the phone.
- One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per family, per loan period. The loan period is SEVEN DAYS, and will expire after the date printed on the pass.
- Admission offers vary per museum. For some, two or four people may be admitted free per pass, or by carload. If admission is free, another special discount will be offered.
- Passes MAY NOT BE DUPLICATED, are non-transferrable, must be used by the patron checking out the pass, and may only be used once. Patrons may be asked for photo identification and library card to gain admission to the participating museum. Abuse of pass use may result in the patron’s suspension from the program.
- Check the list of participating museums below for details on each cultural destination.
To begin your Museum Adventure, visit the Town & Country Public Library to check out a pass.
Passes are restricted to current library card holders.
Admission offers vary per museum, and are included with each listing below.
Participating Museums and Attractions:
AIR CLASSIC INC. MUSEUM OF AVIATION
44W546 US Route 30
Sugar Grove IL, 60554-9886
Hours: Open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Admits one person (Senior, Adult or Child) free with one paid adult admission ($10.00) SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY, plus 10% off in gift shop.
One Pass per family/group.
AURORA REGIONAL FIRE MUSEUM
53 N. Broadway
Aurora Illinois, 60505
Hours: Thursday and Friday, Noon to 4pm — Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Buy one admission, get one free (equal or lesser value)Not valid for special events, group tours or programs, and cannot be combined with other offers.
BESS BOWER DUNN MUSEUM OF LAKE COUNTY
1899 West Winchester Road
Libertyville Illinois, 60048
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm, Sundays 12–5 pm, Mondays Closed. Open until 8 pm on the first and third Thursdays of every month with free admission after 5 pm.
Pass can be redeemed for two (2) general admission tickets.
BRONZEVILLE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
9301 South Stony Island Avenue
Chicago IL, 60617
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm (Hourly guided interactive tours for children ages 3-9. Tour hours are 10, 11, 12, 1, and last tour is at 2:00 pm) CLOSED: Sunday and Monday for Special Events
Admits 2 (Buy one, get one free. Limit is two admissions per family)
BROOKFIELD ZOO (CHICAGO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY)
First Ave. and 31st St.
Brookfield IL, 60513
Hours: Open Daily 10 to 5.
Admits 2 (Passes are valid for Brookfield Zoo only and do not include parking or admission to any internal exhibits or attractions, such as Dolphin Show, Butterflies!, Children’s Zoo, Temporary exhibits, Motor Safari, etc.)
1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton IL, 60189
Hours: 10am – 5pm (May-October); 10am – 4pm (November-April) NOTE: WINTER HOURS. *CLOSED – ALL of January and Monday-Thursday in February. Also closed – November 27, 28, December 24, 25 and 31.
Admits 1 vehicle – Limited to one car per use. Does not include limousines, busses, trollies, campers, or any other large vehicles.
CERNAN EARTH AND SPACE CENTER AT TRITON COLLEGE
2000 5th Ave North
River Grove Illinois, 60171
Hours: M-F 9:30 am to 4 pm; Saturday 6:30 to 9:30 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 4 pm – program schedule changes throughout the year.
Purchase one planetarium ticket, get one adult or two children/senior planetarium tickets free.
CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe IL, 60022
Hours: 8 am – sunset, everyday. Extended hours early June – Labor Day 7 am to 9 pm. Christmas Eve – close at 3pm.
Admits 1 car at 50% off per pass
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM IN OAK LAWN
5100 Museum Drive
Oak Lawn IL, 60453
Hours: Tues – Sat: 9:30am to 5:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm to 5:00pm Evenings: 2nd and 4th Friday until 8:00pm CLOSED: Mondays, Major Holidays and September 8-12, 2014 for cleaning and maintenance
Pay for one adult and the child gets in free. If additional people are with you, each of them pay the regular admission price. Limit 1
ELGIN HISTORY MUSEUM
360 Park Street
Elgin IL, 60120
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12-4 p.m. (Now open year-round) CLOSED: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
ELGIN PUBLIC MUSEUM
225 Grand Boulevard
Elgin IL, 60120
Hours: CLOSED: ALL of January. Starting February- May 25th – Open Saturday & Sunday Noon – 4 pm. Summer Hours (May 26th thru Labor Day: Tuesday thru Sunday, 12 to 4pm. Fall, and Winter Hours: Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 4pm;
10% Discount on all museum store purchases
ILLINOIS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie Illinois, 60076
Hours: Weekdays 10 AM – 5 PM, Thursday evenings until 8 PM, Weekends 10 AM – 5 PM
General Admission- Buy One get One free entry is from 10AM until one hour before the Museum closes (Last entry is 4PM each day except 7PM on Thurs). The Museum reserves the right to request identification upon entry to verify ticket purchase type.
ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM
7000 Olson Rd (Mailing: PO Box 427)
Union IL, 60180
Hours: Check the website for current hours and programs.
2 free passes with the purchase of 2, or 1 free pass with the purchase of 1
KIDSWORK CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
11 South White Street
Frankfort Illinois, 60423
Hours: Open Year Round Sept-May: T W Th F 9am-3pm Sat 9am-4pm Sun 11am-4pm June-Aug also Mon 9am-3pm
Buy one admission, get one free.
LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER
601 N Martingale Rd #130
Schaumburg IL, 60173
Hours: Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 7pm (last ticket sold at 5pm) Mon – Fri 12pm – 7pm (last ticket sold at 5pm) CODE: MAPASS
Admits one person (Senior, Adult or Child) free with one paid admission at the door. Individual Door Price Ticket: $27.95. Children 2 and under are free. Adults MUST be accompanied by a child of suitable age…the Center is geared toward families with children 3-10 years old.
LIZZADRO MUSEUM OF LAPIDARY ART
1220 Kensington Road
Oak Brook IL, 60523
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-4, Closed Mondays
1/2 off admission passes for General Museum Admission Only – Discount not available on Wednesdays or for classes and/or programs.
MITCHELL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
3001 Central Street
Evanston IL, 60201
Hours: T, W, F, Sat. 10 AM to 5 PM; Th. 10 AM to 8 PM; Sun. Noon to 4 PM; Closed Mondays
Admits 2 free for regular museum admission
523 South Webster Street
Naperville IL, 60540
Hours: Winter Hours: (Nov-Mar) Tuesday-Fri 10am to 4 pm – Closed Sat, Sun, Mon. Summer Hours: (April- October) Tuesday- Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 1pm to 4pm and closed on Mondays.
Buy One Ticket: Get one Free; Maximum of Two (2) free tickets per coupon. Free ticket(s) will be lowest value item(s). 2. Valid for General Admission only: April 1 – October 31. Not valid for special events, or events sponsored on the museum grounds by others with an entry fee.
ORIENTAL INSTITUTE MUSEUM
1155 E. 58th Street
Chicago IL, 60637
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM; Wednesday: 10 AM – 8:00 PM CLOSED: Mondays, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
One free Kid’s i-Pod tour of the Egyptian Gallery per pass. General admission is free (donation suggested).
PLEASANT HOME FOUNDATION
217 Home Avenue
Oak Park IL, 60302
Hours: Tours Thursday through Sunday 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm or by appointment. CLOSED: Major Holidays
Buy 1, Get 1 free Tour Admission
ST. CHARLES HERITAGE MUSEUM
215 E. Main Street
St. Charles IL, 60174
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm CLOSED: Sundays (Sept-May), Mondays and Major Holidays
15% discount on visitors entire gift shop purchase with some exclusions.