Use your library card to receive admission or a special discount at participating area cultural destinations.  


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Museum Adventure Pass: Passes are available to Brookfield Zoo, Naper Settlement, Chicago Botanic Garden, Cantigny Park, and many more locations. To get a pass, bring your CHPL card to the Youth or Adult Services Desks. You can call ahead of time to check availability, but passes cannot be reserved. Passes are only printed in-person with the library member present. Passes can be used once anytime during the 7 days after a pass is printed.

List of participating museums and what discount they offer.


ExploreMoreIL A largeThrough this free service, CHPL card holders may click on the Explore More Illinois link, choose from a variety of participating museums and attractions throughout Illinois, enter the date(s) they would like to visit, and check out the deals available.  Some organizations offer free passes, others discounted admission. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Chicago Children's Museum and Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History are just a few of the participants. So let's go exploring!