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 40% on several different hotspots, including Adler Planetarium, Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum and Museum of Science and Industry.
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?
You have 1 year from the purchase date to begin using your pass.
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, we 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 we do our best to ensure that all attractions are available, events happen that are out of our 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, we know you'll find a fun alternative in your guidebook!