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Museum Passes

Deerfield Public Library cardholders can check out free and discounted passes to a variety of museums and cultural institutions throughout Chicagoland and Illinois. See below the available institutions and services.

NOTE: The Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and other downtown Chicago museums are not included in these programs. Most have free days for Illinois residents. Check the museums’ websites for details.

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Museum Adventure Pass

Go to the Adult Services or Youth Services desk to check out a Museum Adventure pass. First come first served, in-person only, one pass per family per week. Passes valid for one week.

Participating institutions:

  • American Writers Museum
  • Aurora Regional Fire Museum
  • Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
  • Bronzeville Children’s Museum
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Cantigny Park
  • Cernan Earth and Space Center at Triton College
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn
  • Elgin History Museum
  • Elgin Public Museum
  • Ellwood House Museum
  • Geneva Lake Museum
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • KidsWork Children’s Museum
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
  • Museum of Aviation
  • Naper Settlement
  • Oriental Institute Museum
  • Pleasant Home Foundation
  • St. Charles Heritage Museum
  • Volo Auto Museum

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Explore More Illinois

Log in with your library card to view and print available passes from anywhere. Adults 18 and over can make up to two reservations per library card at a time. See the Explore More Illinois FAQ for more info.

Participating institutions:

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • American Writers Museum
  • Annoyance Theatre
  • Buffalo Grove Park District Community Arts Center
  • Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House
  • Cache Bayou Outfitters
  • Chicago Academy of Sciences Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Children’s Discovery Museum
  • Chicago Children’s Museum
  • Chicago History Museum
  • Chicago Maritime Museum
  • Civil War Museum
  • Dillon Home Museum
  • Dinosaur Discovery Museum
  • Discovery Center Museum
  • DuPage Symphony Orchestra
  • Edwards Place
  • Elgin Symphony Orchestra
  • Ellwood House Museum
  • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Museum
  • Exploration Station
  • Governor John Wood Mansion from the Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County
  • The Hegeler Carus Mansion
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum
  • Kankakee County Museum
  • Kenosha City Museum
  • Kidzeum of Health and Science
  • Lansing Historical Society Museum
  • Lincoln Heritage Museum
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • Love’s Sweet Arrow
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
  • Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago
  • Museum of the Grand Prairie
  • Museum of Science & Industry
  • Peoria Park District Owens Recreation Center Ice Arena
  • Pritzker Military Museum & Library
  • Raupp Museum
  • Rockford Art Museum
  • Soulside Healing Arts
  • Springfield Art Association
  • Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens
  • Vermilion County Museum
  • Volcano Falls
  • Wheels O’ Time Museum

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