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This is the easiest and most affordable way to explore some of Chicago's top attractions at your own pace. The Chicago Explorer Pass, valid for 30 days after your first use, provides admission to your choice of three or five attractions, tours or activities that will save you up to 42 percent on regular ticket prices, plus you can enjoy perks like skip-the-line entry. Create your own sightseeing itinerary by choosing from among 25 top sites and things to do, including Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier and and LEGOLAND Discovery Center.


  • Chicago Explorer Pass
  • Discover what to do in Chicago with an inlcuded guidebook
  • Choose up to five attractions, tours or activities from a selection of more than 25
  • Visit the Skydeck Chicago, the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, the Museum of Science and Industry and more!
  • Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, enjoy a 24-hour hop-on hop-off trolley pass or take a tall ship cruise
  • Take advantage of discounts and special offers at select restaurants and retailers
  • Enjoy direct entry to attractions with your printed pass – no voucher redemption required!

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What You Can Expect

Chicago Explorer Pass

Chicago Explorer Pass

This is flexible and affordable sightseeing at its finest! Valid for 30 days from the first day of first use, the Chicago Explorer Pass lets you customize your itinerary and discover key Chicago sights at your own pace.

Your Chicago Explorer Pass comes with an 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 provides discounts at restaurants and retailers, and many featured attractions include skip-the-line entry. The guidebook you'll receive details attraction descriptions, hours of operation, directions and maps.
Once you've chosen your three or five attractions, access to them is easy — simply swipe your pass at designated ticketing areas and enjoy! You might visit the animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo; play miniature golf at Navy Pier; check out the exhibits at the Field Museum; go on a Chicago Architecture Foundation walking tour; or take a Tall Ship cruise.

See below Itinerary for a full list of included attractions and tours, including additional savings.


Your Chicago Explorer Pass is activated upon first usage and is valid for 30 days afterward.

  • Adler Planetarium (skip-the-line entry included)
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Frederick C Robie House (walking tours available)
  • 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory; skip-the-line entry included)
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center (skip-the-line entry included)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo: Carousel and Children's Train
  • Navy Pier includes Ferris wheel, miniature golf, lighthouse, wave swinger ride and carousel
  • SkyDeck Chicago, Willis Tower (skip-the-line entry included)
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Chicago Children's Museum (skip-the-line entry included)
  • Chicago History Museum with Audio Tour*
  • Field Museum (skip-the-line entry included)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Museum of Science and Industry, plus Omnimax (skip-the-line entry included)
  • 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass
  • Trolley, North Side, South Shore or Grand Tour
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation walking tours
  • Chicago Theatre Marqee Tour*
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour
  • Architecture River Cruise*
  • Navy Pier 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.

Customer Reviews

Patrice L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very handy knowing the places I wanted to go were covered in the card. If you want to use your card for the bus that you can hop in and off. I suggest you get your tickets early in the day as I wasn and #39;t able to get them after 5pm.

Carlos G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The Explorer Pass was awesome and savings. Highly recommend it.
We got to go sailing on the lake, Navy Pier rides, Museum of science was amazing, Sears tower, and river cruise. All were excellent! Chicago is a beautiful City with much to see and do!

Shannon M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent way to see Chicago! Easy and affordable. I would highly recommend to anyone traveling.

Belinda T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very easy to use and had no issues at all. Very well worth the price.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The Explorer Pass was convenient to have. It allowed us to see many great attractions while visiting Chicago.

kiwan k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very well organized and no issue at all.

Anthony E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It and #39;s been awesome. Really awesome. My only disappointment is that the pass only last for one day after you use it. I only got to use it twice with the long lines and navigating the city on foot or cab to get here and there. Still, it and #39;s been a great experience, and I would recommend it to anyone.

Lisa H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Amazing way to pick and choose your way through the VAST amount of things to do in Chicago. Cutting the lines is also a bonus! So glad we bought this!

Brad S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Worked great for the three activities that we did!

Ryan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

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