Chicago Explorer Pass
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from $79.00
the low down
Create your own sightseeing itinerary with the Chicago Explorer Pass, saving up to 42% on ticket prices. This multi-attraction pass, valid for 30 days after your first use, provides admission to your choice of up to five attractions, tours or activities at one low price. Make your selections from more than 25 top sites and things to do, including Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier and an Architecture River Cruise. It's the easiest and most affordable way to explore the Windy City at your own pace. Simply download your pass on your mobile device and go – no voucher redemption required!
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Chicago, Illinois , United States of America
  • 1 day
customer reviews
out of 5

Dena D

I purchased the three event pass and we were able to do two tours, the architecture boat tour and the Hop on Hop off bus tour the first day and the Frank Lloyd Wright house the second. We definitely saved money and it was super easy to use. There are also free things you can pick up around town, including coffee and chocolate, as well as discounts.
The only problem was we wanted to do the observation deck at the Willis building and it said that it gave you express access but we were told we would have to wait in line with the people who were buying tickets and it was a 2 hour wait the day we were there so we skipped it.

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Beautiful day in Chicago. Chicago Inside Cloud Gate sculpture
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what to expect

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.

    • Adler Planetarium (skip-the-line entry included)
    • Brookfield Zoo
    • 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*
    • Field Museum
    • 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.

inclusions and exclusions

  • 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
  • N/A
  • Save on admission to selected attractions
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • 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
cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.