Museum Passes

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Reserve free and discounted admission, parking, and gift store purchases from cultural attractions in Illinois including the Anderson Japanese Gardens, the Chicago Children’s Museum, and the Museum of Science and Industry.

How it works:

  • Enter your CAPL library card barcode and password or PIN that you use for logging into the library catalog to get started
  • Adults 18 and over can make reservations; a photo ID must be shown at the attraction on the day of the reservation
  • You can have three active reservations at one time. Once one of the reservation dates has passed, you can make another reservation

Reserve a pass online


Museum Adventure Pass
Checkout a pass for free admission or a discount to one of the many Chicagoland participating cultural institutions like the Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Botanic Garden, and Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Offers vary per institution.

How it works:

  • You’ll need your Cary Area Library card to check out a pass at the Service Center (passes can’t be checked out online or by phone); see available passes before you come into the Library
  • Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Limit of one Museum Adventure Pass per family, per loan period
  • The loan period is seven days and expires after the date printed on the pass