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Museum passes


Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

Chicago Ridge Public Library provides a family pass to the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn for Chicago Ridge Public Library cardholders to check out. The pass can be checked out for a 3 day checkout (Sundays not included) on a first come, first served basis. The pass is for general admission for parents/caretakers and the children in the household up to 4 guests. The overdue fee is $10 per day until returned.


Museum Adventure Pass

Thanks to our participation in the Museum Adventure Pass program, we are proud to offer a wide range of museum passes to Chicago Ridge residents with a library card. The benefits provided by the passes vary depending on the museum you wish to visit. Go to www.museumadventure.org for more information.

To obtain a pass, please visit the Adult Services desk and present your library card. The Museum Adventure Pass program provides us with a fixed number of passes each day. Passes are made available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved. At the museum, present your pass along with your library card and photo ID to redeem the pass.

Participating museums


Explore More Illinois

Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by our library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.

Log in with your library card credentials and browse for passes by date or attractions. Make your reservation and print or download your pass shortly before your visit. You can have two active reservations per library card. Please cancel your reservation(s) if unable to attend, otherwise the reservation will count as being used. Remember that once you print or download your pass you cannot cancel your reservation.

For more information, visit the Explore More Illinois homepage.

Participating museums

  • 1950s Park Forest House Museum / Park Forest
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum / Springfield
  • American Toby Jug Museum / Evanston
  • Central Illinois Connection Center / Chatsworth
  • Chicago Children's Museum / Chicago
  • Chicago Maritime Museum / Chicago
  • Discovery Center Museum / Rockford
  • DuSable Musem of African American History Museum / Chicago
  • Edwards Place / Springfield
  • Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park / Oak Park
  • Homewood Science Center / Homewood
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum / Skokie
  • Kankakee County Museum / Kankakee
  • Kidzeum of Health and Science / Springfield
  • 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
  • Viking Ship / Geneva