Museum Adventure Pass - Let the Adventure Begin!   - Checkout a Museum!

History and culture that excite and inspire, gardens that engage and soothe, hands-on discovery that educates and entertains – all of these and more are waiting for you. Use your Gail Borden Public Library card to receive a Museum Adventure Pass, and get free admission or a special discount, depending on location, at these Chicago area museums.



1. Air Classics Inc. Museum of Aviation 2. American Writers Museum 3. Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
4. Bronzeville Children's Museum 5. Brookfield Zoo 6. Cantigny Park
7. Cernan Earth & Space Center 8. Chicago Botanic Garden 9. Elgin History Museum
10. Elgin Public Museum 11. Ellwood House Museum 12. Geneva Lake Museum
13. Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center 14. Illinois Railway Museum 15. KidsWork Children's Museum
16. Legoland Discovery Center 17. Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art 18. Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
19. Naper Settlement 20. Oriental Institute Museum 21. Pleasant Home Foundation
22. St. Charles Heritage Museum 23. Aurora Regional Fire Museum  



How to checkout a museum adventure pass

  1. Check out a Museum Adventure Pass using your library card at Gail Borden Public Library District.  Libraries have a limited number of passes for each participating organization. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per family, per loan period.
    The loan period is seven days. Admission offers vary per museum.
  3. Passes are typically limited to general admission.
    Each organization’s listing at gives specific dates when passes cannot be used, and other restrictions that may apply.

Your museum adventure is supported by the participating organizations that are generously donating your free admissions and by your local library.

You can also visit to learn more about the program.

Have questions? Contact us at 847-429-4597.