Chicago Multi-Attraction Explorer Pass® in Chicago, IL

Smart Destinations 360 CHICAGO Chicago, IL 60611
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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.

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  • Save up to 40% 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 Chicago Multi-Attraction Explorer Pass®
The Chicago Multi-Attraction Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Save up to 40% off retail prices on admission to the number of attractions purchased. Choose from a list of over 25 top 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:
- SkyDeck Chicago - Willis Tower
- Hop-On Hop-Off Bus 1 Day Classic Tour by Big Bus Tours
- The Field Museum
- 360 CHICAGO (formerly John Hancock Observatory)
- Art Institute of Chicago
- Museum of Science and Industry
- Adler Planetarium
- LEGOLAND Discovery Center
- Chicago Children's Museum
- Chicago Architecture Foundation
- Chicago History Museum
- Brookfield Zoo
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- Robie House
- Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour
- Grand Tour

Available Seasonally:
- Bike and Roll Chicago
- The Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour
- Panoramic and Scenic North Side Tour
- Historic Chicago South Shore Tour
- Architectural River Cruise
- Classic Lake Tour
- Tall Ship Windy
- Lincoln Park Zoo Rides

  • 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 25 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.

Reserve Chicago Customer Reviews

Michelle S.
Warren, MI
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"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 Chicago Multi-Attraction 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?
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!