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. Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County 3. Bronzeville Children's Museum
4. Brookfield Zoo 5. Cantigny Park 6. Cernan Earth & Space Center
7. Chicago Botanic Garden 8. The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn 9. Elgin History Museum
10. Elgin Public Museum 11. Illinois Railway Museum 12. KidsWork Children's Museum
13. Legoland Discovery Center 14. Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art 15. Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
16. Naper Settlement 17. Oriental Institute Museum 18. Pleasant Home Foundation
19. St. Charles Heritage Museum 20. 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 or go online to
    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.