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Location & Hours
125 S. Municipal Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
(630) 466-4686
eMail the Reference Desk
Mon - Thur:9a - 8p
Fri:9a - 6p
Sat:10a - 4p
Sun:2p - 6p

Museum Passes

As a SGPL Cardholder, you can request a museum pass through two programs: Museum Adventure Pass and Explore More Illinois. 

  • Museum Adventure Passes require staff approval once the request is received. These can be requested online or in-person.
  • Explore More Illinois Passes are approved immediately. The pass must be requested online by the patron. 

Different museums and deals are listed in the links below and may change depending on the museum participation agreements.

Museum Adventure Pass

Museum Adventure PassUse your library card to checkout passes for free admission or a special discount at participating Chicago area cultural destinations. This includes the popular Brookfield Zoo!  View & print brochure.

Request a pass by clicking here. 

For a full list of museums, click here. 


How to Request a Pass - Two Options

In Person:

  1. Check current pass availability.
  2. If passes are available, show your library card at any of our service desks to receive a printed pass.

Online (Email):

  1. Check current pass availability.
  2. Look for the museum you wish to visit, and click on “ONLINE Pass Request”.
  3. Enter the required information and click “Submit” to send your request.
  4. A staff member will review your account and approve your pass request. You will experience a delay in receiving a pass if you request one while the library is closed.
  5. Once approved, you will receive an email with the requested pass which may be printed or used on your phone. If a pass is not attached to the email, information will be provided. 

More Details:

  1. One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per family, per loan period. The loan period is SEVEN DAYS and will expire after the date printed on the pass.
  2. Passes can only be checked out to SGPL cardholders in good standing. Cardholders must be 18 years of age to receive a museum adventure pass. 
  3. The Library has a limited number of passes for each participating museum (4); passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis whether requested in person or online.
  4. Admission offers vary per museum. For some, two or four people may be admitted free per pass, or by carload. If admission is free, another special discount will be offered.
  5. Passes MAY NOT BE DUPLICATED, are non-transferrable, must be used by the patron checking out the pass, and may only be used once. Patrons may be asked for photo identification and/or library card to gain admission to the participating museum. Abuse of pass use may result in the patron's suspension from the program.

Explore More Illinois 

explore more illinoisExplore More Illinois is a cultural pass program that allows Illinois public library cardholders to get offers from museums, park districts, historical societies, performing and visual arts centers, and other attractions. Explore More Illinois is free and can be accessed 24/7 from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. 

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.