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Museum Passes

Deerfield Public Library cardholders can check out free and discounted museum 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.

Museum passes

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
  • Anderson Japanese Gardens
  • Annoyance Theatre
  • Bix Beiderbeck Museum & Archive
  • Buffalo Grove Park District Community Arts Center
  • Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House
  • Cache Bayou Outfitters
  • Chicago Academy of Sciences Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Chicago Botanical Garden
  • Children’s Discovery Museum
  • Chicago Children’s Museum
  • Chicago History Museum
  • Chicago Maritime Museum
  • Civil War Museum
  • Community Players
  • Dillon Home Museum
  • Dinosaur Discovery Museum
  • Discovery Center Museum
  • DuPage Children’s Museum
  • The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center
  • Edwards Place
  • Ellwood House
  • Elgin Symphony Orchestra
  • Ellwood House Museum
  • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Museum
  • Exploration Station
  • Field Museum
  • Fox River Grove Memorial Public Library
  • Galesburg Parks and Recreation Lake Storey Beach Boats
  • Galesburg Parks and Recreation Lakeside Water Park
  • German American Heritage Center & Museum
  • Governor John Wood Mansion from the Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County
  • Haitian American Museum of Chicago
  • 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
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • Love’s Sweet Arrow
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
  • McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
  • Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago
  • Museum of Science & Industry
  • Museum of the Grand Prairie
  • National Museum of Mexican Art
  • National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture
  • Normal Cornbelters
  • Normal Theater
  • North Suburban Library District
  • Peoria Riverfront Museum
  • Pritzker Military Museum & Library
  • Raupp Museum
  • Rockford Art Museum
  • Soulside Healing Arts
  • Springfield Art Association
  • Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens
  • Vermilion County Museum
  • Wheels O’ Time Museum

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