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Explore More Illinois!

An Update from Explore More Illinois:
"Due to the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended Explore More Illinois indefinitely. A list of online virtual tours and performances is available for your cultural needs. We will be updating it regularly during the suspension."


Explore More Illinois is a program that provides Illinois public library cardholders instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun cultural venues. This program is free and can be accessed 24/7 from any computer, tablet, or smartphone! Use your library card barcode number and library catalog password to login. To see what discounts are available and reserve your ticket, visit Explore More Illinois! 

Participating Attractions

  • 1950s Park Forest House Museum / Park Forest
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum / Springfield
  • American Toby Jug Museum / Evanston
  • Central Illinois Connection Center / Chatsworth
  • Chicago Children's Museum / Chicago
  • Chicago Maritime Museum / Chicago
  • Discovery Center Museum / Rockford
  • DuSable Musem of African American History Museum / Chicago
  • Edwards Place / Springfield
  • Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park / Oak Park
  • Homewood Science Center / Homewood
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum / Skokie
  • Kankakee County Museum / Kankakee
  • Kidzeum of Health and Science / Springfield
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art / Evanston
  • Momence Heritage Days / Momence
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College / Chicago
  • Peoria Riverfront Museum / Peoria
  • Springfield Arts Association / Springfield
  • Viking Ship / Geneva


This list was last updated on May 9, 2019. The list of participating and attractions and their offers are subject to change, Please log into Explore More Illinois to see the most current offerings,