Explore More Illinois

What is Explore More Illinois?
Explore 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.

How do I access Explore More Illinois?
Your library should have a link to Explore More Illinois from their website. You can also go directly to https://exploremore.quipugroup.net and choose their home library from the drop down menu. Enter your library barcode and password or PIN that you use for logging into the library catalog.

1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road
Park Forest, IL 60466

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
212 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701

American Toby Jug Museum
910 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

Discovery Center Museum
711 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103

DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637

Edwards Place
700 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702

Kidzeum of Health and Science
412 E. Adams St.
Springfield, IL

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Northwestern University 40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Momence Heritage Day
126 Locust Street
Momence, IL 60954

Springfield Art Association
700 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702

How can I search for offers?
Once you are logged in, you will see offers for the upcoming three months. You can also search for offers by date, attraction name, or location. Information about each attraction and the offer is available before making the reservation.

How can I make a reservation?
Reservations must be made for a specific date. Using the calendar, you can choose what date you want to make the reservation for and then choose the Reserve option under the attraction. A confirmation box will appear, and a confirmation email will be sent to the patron. You have the option of printing out a pass at that time, or they can choose to print it out later.

Can I cancel a reservation?
You can cancel a reservation before you print or download a pass.

I cannot log into Explore More Illinois. What should I do?
Please call or visit your library. You may have an issue with your account, such as an expired card or fines. Your library will assist you in solving the problem.

How many reservations can a patron have at one time?
You can have two active reservations at one time. Once one of the reservation dates has past, you can make another reservation.

Can children make reservations?
Adults 18 and over can make reservations in Explore More Illinois. Photo ID must be shown on at the attraction on the day of the reservation.

Can patrons make a reservation for the same attraction more than once?
Attractions can limit how many times a patron can make a reservation. If you are out of reservations, they will not see the offer when you log into Explore More Illinois.

Will patrons get a reminder about their reservation?
Yes, you will get a reminder email three days before your reservation.

What do you need to bring to the attraction on the day of the reservation?
You will need to bring a photo ID and either a smartphone with the pass available on the phone or a printed copy of the pass. Some attractions require a printed copy, and that will be indicated when the you make the reservation.