Go Chicago Explorer Pass in Chicago, IL

Go City®360 CHICAGOChicago, IL 60611
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$89.00 $69.00
You Save: $20.00


An affordable and convenient way to see some of the best attractions Chicago has to offer, the Chicago Explorer Pass offers exclusive discounted rates for up to 30 days after its first use. Guests can enjoy saving up to 35% on several different hotspots, including Adler Planetarium, Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum, and Museum of Science and Industry.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Save up to 35% on Chicago’s top attractions.
  • Choose from over 25 attractions including 360 Chicago and Adler Planetarium.
  • Take up to 30 days to use your pass.
  • Skip the line at select attractions.


from Go Chicago Explorer Pass
The Go Chicago Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Save up to 35% off retail prices on admission to the number of attractions (3, 4, or 5) purchased. Choose from a list of over 25 attractions including Skydeck Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour, and more. Enjoy the flexibility to choose attractions as you go and take up to 30 days to use your pass.

Attractions Included:
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Chicago: 1-Day Classic Tour – Hop on at any stop
  • 360 CHICAGO
  • Navy Pier Ferris Wheel and Rides
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Shoreline Architecture River Cruise - Seasonal hours
  • Skyline Lake Tour - Available June thru October
  • Field Museum
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center
  • Bike and Roll Chicago: 2 Hour Bike Rental
  • 10pin Chicago 90-minute Bowling & Pizza
  • Chicago Children's Museum
  • Lincoln Park Zoo Rides
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour
  • Chicago History Museum
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Robie House
  • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home
  • American Writers Museum
  • Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower
  • Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour
  • Chicago Pizza and Drink Combo
  • Downtown Chicago TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour
  • Chicago Must-See Architecture Walking Tour
  • Mobsters and Haunted Mysteries Walking Tour

Save Money: Save up to 40% off combined admission prices.
Save Time: Skip the line at select attractions.
Flexibility: Create your own itinerary from over 15 attraction choices.
Freedom: Do as much as you want each day or take up to 30 days to use your pass.
Insider Info: Free map.

Go Chicago Explorer Pass Reviews

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Jen M.
St Louis, MO
2 Reviews
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"Great value, easy to redeem"
July 2019
The 3 multi-attraction pass was perfect for our weekend getaway — a terrific list of options, including the Shoreline Architecture cruise (highly recommend), the Frank Lloyd Wright House, Field Museum, etc. Saved money and time!
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Michelle S.
Warren, MI
2 Reviews
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"Good Value, but beware not everything included!!!"
April 2018
We purchased the 5 Multi-Attraction Explorer pass for our 2 day weekend in Chicago. Although we feel we saved money with the pass, we were disappointed to learn that we still had to fork out cash for certain events. Example, the pass will get you into the 360 Chicago Observation Deck, but you have to pay additional $7pp (CASH ONLY) to experience the "Tilt" Window once you are up there. Another one is at the Museum of Science & Industry; our Pass got us in the door, but we were interested in the U-505 Submarine, Flight Simulator and Coal Mine Exibits which we cost additional fee for each. Even if we decided to pay the additional fee, they were sold out for that day already. Very disappointed. Lastly, the Explorer Pass says you can "skip the line" at some attractions, well, we were NOT able to skip the line at any attractions, only if you had the FAST PASS or City PASS. Again, overall it did saved us money, but we will know better next time to pay more for the FAST PASS and/or arrive to larger attractions very early. I just wish the extra Fees & explanations would have been spelled out clearly, so we would know exactly what was included.
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Tip: Bring extra cash even if you have Explorer Pass. If you want to "skip the line" you will have to buy a different pass.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Go Chicago Explorer Pass

What is the Chicago Explorer Pass?

This pass allows you to pick 3 or 5 attractions from over 24 choices. Passes expire after 30 days of your first attraction visit. You will receive a guidebook with attraction information after purchase.

How do I activate my pass?

Simply visit your first attraction. There is a link on your E-ticket to open and access your bar code to gain entry into the attractions.

When does my pass expire?

With the Explorer Pass, you'll have 60 days from first use to visit your remaining attractions. Non-activated Explorer passes are valid for two years from the date of purchase.

Do I need to choose my attractions in advance?

Nope, choose as you go. The pass is good for any combination of the number of attractions you purchased.

Can I visit the same attraction multiple times?

You can visit only one attraction once per the life of the card.

What if I don’t use all of my admissions?

Once the card is activated, it is non-refundable. No partial refunds will be issued for un-used admissions and not responsible for traffic conditions, attraction-capacity constraints, weather related closings or unforeseeable circumstances.

Are the attractions open all year?

Some attractions may be seasonal, they suggest checking their operating hours before visiting.

Is the pass valid all day?

Yes, feel free to visit the attractions any time of the day as long as they are open and operating.

What happens if an attraction is closed or a tour is cancelled due to weather or other problem?

While they do their best to ensure that all attractions are available, events happen that are out of their control. The great thing about a Chicago Explorer Pass is that there are so many attractions to choose from. If an attraction is closed, or cannot be visited for some reason, they know you'll find a fun alternative in your guidebook!