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Museum Passes

Cook Memorial Public Library District cardholders can check out free and discounted passes to a variety of cultural institutions in the Chicagoland area.


To check out a pass, visit the Children’s Reference Desk at Cook Park or the Reference Desk at Aspen Drive. You can find out the availability of passes online or by calling the library.


Please note:

  • Passes can only be checked out to patrons with a valid Cook Memorial Library card.
  • Passes cannot be reserved ahead of time and must be checked out in person.
  • Loan period is 7 days.
  • Limit one pass per family, per week.
  • Admission offers vary by museum. The museum will collect the pass when you visit and you may be asked to show identification.

Participating Institutions:

  • Air Classic Museum
  • American Writers Museum
  • Aurora Regional Fire Museum
  • Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
  • Bronzeville Children’s Museum
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Cantigny Park
  • Cernan Earth and Space Center
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Children’s Museum in Oak
  • Elgin History Museum
  • Elgin Public Museum
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures Museum
  • KidsWork Children’s Museum
  • Geneva Lake Museum
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
  • Naper Settlement
  • Pleasant Home Foundation
  • St Charles Heritage Museum
  • Volo Auto Museum