Museum Adventure Passes

logoVenture into an aardvark den or master a mythical maze. Come face to face with a human-headed winged bull and sit peacefully in a Japanese garden. Your pass to these adventures and many more is already in your hands. Continuing through the year, Thomas Ford Memorial Library card holders can receive free or reduced admission to 17 exciting museums and cultural institutions throughout the Chicago area, such as the Chicago Botanic Garden, Brookfield Zoo, Naper Settlement and Legoland Discovery Center.

You must visit the Library to pick up a pass for the museum of your choice. Each museum is contributing four passes each week, good for one to four free admissions depending on location. They are available on a first come, first served basis. So many adventures await! All you need to take part in these learning adventures is a valid library card. Note: You can only check out passes from your home library. One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per person, per loan period.

For a full listing of participating institutions and for check-out guidelines, go to, or ask an Adult Services or Youth Services librarian the next time you visit the Library.