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Ideal choice for families
Great overview and orientation of the city
Excellent value for money
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
When you pick up your Chicago Explorer Pass, peruse the included guidebook to choose the three or five activities that interest you most from more than 25 museums, tours, cruises and other attractions. The pass also provides discounts at restaurants and retailers around the city.
Valid for 30 days from the first day of first use, the pass gives you the flexibility to customize your sightseeing itinerary and discover Chicago highlights at your own pace. The guidebook includes attraction descriptions, hours of operation, directions and maps.
Access to your chosen attractions is easy — simply swipe your pass at designated ticketing areas and enjoy! Perhaps you'll visit Adler Planetarium; take a walking tour with the Chicago Architecture Foundation; explore the city with a half-day bike rental at Navy Pier; or check out the Museum of Science and Industry — the choice is yours.
See below for a full list, including additional savings.
Your Chicago Explorer Pass is activated upon first use and is valid for 30 days afterward. ATTRACTIONS
Adler Planetarium (skip-the-line entry included)
Frederick C Robie House (walking tours available; closed Tue and Wed)
360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory; skip-the-line entry included)
LEGOLAND Discovery Center (skip-the-line entry included)
Lincoln Park Zoo (includes pass for Carousel and Children's Train)
Navy Pier includes Ferris wheel, miniature golf, lighthouse, wave swinger ride and carousel
SkyDeck Chicago, Willis Tower (express entry)
Art Institute of Chicago (skip-the-line entry included)
Chicago Children's Museum
Chicago History Museum with Audio Tour*
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Science and Industry, plus Omnimax (express entry included)
24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass
Hop-On, Hop-Off, North Side, South Shore or Grand City Bus Tour
Chicago Architecture Foundation walking tour
Chicago Theatre Marqee Tour
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour
Architecture River Cruise*
Navy Pier or Millennium Park Half-Day Bike Rental
Classic Lake Cruise*
Tall Ship WINDY Skyline Cruise*
*Please note: Certain attractions are seasonal; consult guidebook for exact schedules.
Water Tower Place: ‘Premier Perks’ shopping savings
Hershey’s Chicago: 10% savings
Macy’s: visitors savings pass
Bloomingdale’s: 15% savings
Haagen Dazs Café: 20% savings
Segway Experience of Chicago Guided Tours: 15% savings
Macy’s, Walnut Room: complimentary dessert with purchase of main course
Chicago Bike and Segway Tours: 15% savings
Additional discounts at area restaurants and shops are also available with this card.
Access to 3, 4 or 5 attractions, activities or tours
Comprehensive pocket guidebook
Discounts and special offers at select restaurants and retailers
Transportation to/from attractions
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Your Chicago Explorer Pass will be immediately available for download. Print your pass or download it on your mobile device and use it for direct entry into the attractions.
Chicago Explorer Pass is valid for 30 days from the date of activation; once you are inside an attraction or on a tour, you may stay until closing
Please note: Operating hours of each attraction are subject to change without notice; if you are traveling over a holiday period, please check operating hours at each attraction you plan to visit
Pass can be redeemed at any participating attraction
Pass is activated on the day it's first used and is valid for 30 days from the day of activation