Information for Libraries

Explore More Illinois makes it possible for member libraries to offer free passes, discounted admission, and other deals from a wide variety of Illinois cultural attractions to library cardholders.

This program will be provided as a service to our member libraries, and there will be no cost for Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) libraries to participate.

Explore More Illinois is a new program developed and managed by RAILS. It is separate and distinct from the Museum Adventure Pass administered by Libraries First.

How it works

Cardholders will reserve all passes/discounts online. Libraries will not need to manage and administer physical passes.

This video from our service provider Quipu Group demonstrates how the pass program will work for library cardholders.

Other information for participating libraries

  • We launched Explore More Illinois in April 2019.
  • Your library will need to register for Explore More Illinois. Your patrons will not be able to participate unless your library is a participant. To begin the registration/setup process, log into this website and follow the link for your library that will appear on the homepage.
  • Your library will need to link to Explore More Illinois via your website.
  • Each library will have a unique URL to include on their website.

Participating Attractions

  • 1950s Park Forest House Museum / Park Forest
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum / Springfield
  • Aikman Wildlife Adventures / Arcola
  • American Toby Jug Museum / Evanston
  • Blocks to Bricks /Schaumburg
  • Central Illinois Connection Center / Chatsworth
  • Chicago Maritime Museum / Chicago
  • Discovery Center Museum / Rockford
  • DuSable Musem of African American History Museum / Chicago
  • Edward Chipman Library / Momence
  • Edwards Place / Springfield
  • Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park / Oak Park
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum / Skokie
  • Kankakee County Museum / Kankakee
  • Kidzeum of Health and Science / Springfield
  • Love's Sweet Arrow / Tinley Park
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art / Evanston
  • Momence Heritage Days / Momence
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College / Chicago
  • Peoria Riverfront Museum / Peoria
  • Springfield Arts Association / Springfield
  • Vermilion County Museum / Danville
  • Viking Ship / Geneva

This list was last updated on September 5, 2019. The list of participating and attractions and their offers are subject to change. Not all attractions will be available to all libraries. Please log into Explore More Illinois to see the most current offerings.

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