Chicago Explorer Pass

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • During the Chicago tour, All you have to do is show your card to the staff of Chicago Explorer Pass (just show your pass on the mobile device.). Swipe the card on the special equipment to enter the scenic spot. When visiting the attractions included in the pass, just show your pass when entering. There is no extra charge at the entrance.
  • Chicago Explorer Pass, the date of validity is based on the number of days you buy (for use only within consecutive days). Each attraction is restricted to use only once. At the expiration of the validity period, the card automatically expires and no more cardholders are allowed to enter the scenic spot. For example, you bought a 3 day card, The first use time is March 1st, and the expire time is March 3rd.
  • Atracttions:
    Adler Planetarium
    Brookfield Zoo
    Frederick C Robie House (walking tours available; closed Tue and Wed)
    360 Chicago
    LEGOLAND Discovery Center
    Lincoln Park Zoo (includes pass for Carousel and Children's Train)
    SkyDeck Chicago, Willis Tower
    Navy Pier includes Ferris wheel

    Art Institute of Chicago
    Chicago Children's Museum
    Chicago History Museum
    Field Museum
    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Museum of Science and Industry, plus Omnimax

    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
  • New attractions opened starting from April 1st 2019: 1) 10pin Bowling Lounge 2) American Writers Museum
Adler Planetarium
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre-Chicago
Navy Pier
Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science


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Departure & Return

Pass can be redeemed at any participating attraction. Use your pass right on your phone with the free Go City Card app or print it out in advance.Please confirm the final information based on the official website. Please refer to the following attractions’ point. If you want more detailed information, please refer to official website:
Willis Tower SkydeckApril-September, 9:00 am-10:00 pm, last arrival 30 minutes prior to closing; October-March, 10:00 am-8:00 pm, last arrival 30 minutes prior to closing.233 S. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606
Field Museum of Natural HistoryDaily, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Last admission at 4:00 pm. During spring breaks, summers, holidays, and special occasions, the Museum frequently extends or shortens hours. Please check the website or call for details. Closings: Christmas Day.1400 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605
360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory)Daily, 9:00 am-11:00 pm. Last admission at 10:30 pm.875 N. Michigan Avenue 94th floor, John Hancock Center Chicago, IL 60611
School of Art Institute of ChicagoFriday-Wednesday, 10:30 am-5:00 pm. Last admission at 4:30 pm. Thursday, 10:30 am-8:00 pm. Closings: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.111 South Michigan Avenue (at Adams Street) Chicago, IL 60603
Museum of Science and IndustryDaily, 9:30 am-4:00 pm. Last admission at 3:30 pm. Extended hours during spring break, summer, and holidays. Closings: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60637
Adler PlanetariumDaily, 9:30 am-4:00 pm. Closings: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, On rare occasions this attraction closes early due to private functions.1300 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605
Legoland Discovery CenterMonday-Friday, 12:00 pm-7:00 pm (Last admission at 5:00 pm); Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm (Last admission at 5:00 pm)601 N. Martingale Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60173
Building FoundationDaily, 9:00 am-6:30 pm. Closings: New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.224 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60604
Chicago Children's MuseumMonday-Wednesday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Thursday, 10:00 am-8:00 pm; Friday-Sunday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm (Open until 7pm Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's until 9/3/17.) Closings: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.Navy Pier 700 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago History MuseumMonday-Saturday, 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Sunday, 12:00 pm-5:00 pm. Closings: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.1601 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60614
Brookfield ZooOpen 365 days a year. Daily, 9:30 am-6:00 pm8400 West 31st Street Brookfield, IL 60513
Museum of Contemporary ArtTuesday, 10:00 am-8:00 pm; Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Closings: Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
Robie houseGuided interior tours available Thursday-Monday, 10:30am-3:00pm. Tour times vary seasonally, please visit or call (312) 994-4000 for additional tour options. Closings: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Chicago, IL 60637
Frank Lloyd Wright Residential and studio toursGuided Interior Tours available daily. Tour times vary seasonally. Please check or call (312) 994-4000 for additional tour options. Closings: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and the last week in January for preservation activities.951 Chicago Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Bicycle rentalYour Pass is valid for a half day (4 hour) rental of a City Bike only; rental of a different bike requires separate payment. Customers may extend the half day rental to a full day rental for $5.Summer: Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-8:00 pm; Saturday- Sunday: 9:00 am-10:00 pm. Spring/Fall: Daily, 9:00 am-7:00 pm. Winter: Closed, except for Millennium Park location. Closings: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.Navy Pier 600 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
Theater marquee tourEnter through the State Street front doors under the marquee. Present your pass at the Box Office to make a reservation and obtain a ticket for the tour. Closings: July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.175 N. State Street Chicago, IL 60601
Glong the northern part of the tripJune-September: Daily, Tour departs at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm; October-May: Daily, Tour departs at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Closings: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day17 E. Monroe Street, Arcade Level of Palmer House Hotel. Chicago, IL 60603
Along the southern coast of the tripJune-September: Tour departs at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm; October-May: Tour departs at 12:00 noon. Closings: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.17 E. Monroe Street, Arcade Level of Palmer House Hotel. Chicago, IL 60603
Characteristics of architectural style tour of the river tourSeasonal. Multiple departures daily April through November, 10:00 am-5:30 pm. Please visit website for departure times. Schedules are subject to change. Closings: November-Aprilenter Riverwalk at the 401 N Michigan Avenue Plaza;departs at Ogden Slip at Polk Bros. Park
Classic Lake TourJune-August: Departs daily every half hour 10:30 am-7:30 pm; May and September: Departs daily every hour 11:30 am-5:30 pm; October 1-October 19: Departs weekends every hour 11:30 am-5:30 pm (weather permitting). Closings: October 20-AprilNavy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
Navy Pier Ferris WheelPresent your pass at the Ferris Wheel or Wave Swinger ticket booth to receive your exclusive 4-Ride pass. Open daily at 10:00 am. Closing time varies by season. Visit the Navy Pier website for current operating hours. Closings: Many rides are seasonal and closed November-April. Also closed, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The Ferris Wheel operates year-round when weather permits.600 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
High - sailing boat tripSail Times (weather permitting): May 4- August: Daily (weather permitting), 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 9:00 pm. August - October: (weather permitting): 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm. Closings: Winter, November-April. Windy will also be closed for private events in July., May be closed on major U.S. holidays.Navy Pier 600 East Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago on the following with the bus tourTicket pick-up is available from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Your Big Bus ticket starts at time of redemption. Once redeemed, you will need to show only your Big Bus ticket to the driver when boarding a Big Bus. Daily, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Bus frequency about every 15-20 minutes. Last tour begins at 5:00 pm.Big Bus kiosk at Stop #1 at the south west corner of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive (river side of the street, across from 360 N Michigan Ave)
General tour along the tourDecember 1-April. Tour departs at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. Closings: Summer (April-November), New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.17 E. Monroe Street Palmer House Hilton arcade office Chicago, IL 60603
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  • Pass is valid for 30 days after your first attraction visit.
  • You can present either a printed paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For more travel and scenic information, please click on the official website of Explorer Pass:
  • Passes include admission to each attraction; no need to pay anything at the gate. Some attractions may offer upgrades or special exhibits for an additional fee.
  • You'll get your pass via email as soon as your order processes. Choose between 2 options: Use your pass right on your phone with the free Go City Card app. Print your pass and guidebook at home. Links and easy-to-follow instructions for both options will be in your confirmation email.

Includes & Excludes

  • Enjoy 3, 4, or 5 attractions and tours from 28 attractions like Shoreline Architecture River Cruise, 360 CHICAGO, Hop-On-Hop Off Bus and more.
  • Plus extra dining, shopping and entertainment discounts to help you save even more along the way.
  • You'll get a guide with hours of operation and directions for each attraction, and a map to help plan your itinerary.
  • Food and drink (unless specified)
  • Transportation during your trip

The above out-of-pocket project price is for reference only. Admission prices in Optional Activities section may not be up-to-date, and the price is subject to your guide.


  • New attractions opened starting from April 1st 2019: 1) 10pin Bowling Lounge 2) American Writers Museum
  • It is recommended that you make a reservation 3 working days before departure, We will complete your itinerary confirmation and information reply within 24 hours. In case of rush hour, will not exceed more than 3 working days. If sold out, we will provide you with other options or cancel the order.
  • If sold out, we will provide you with other options or cancel the order.
  • Passengers are not present or didn't use the product on that very day will be automatically considered as giving up the product and refund is not allowed.
  • Explorer Pass once activated for the first time, and additional attractions purchased have been valid for 30 days after the initial use
  • You have one year from the date of purchase to begin using your pass. After one year, it will expire.
  • You have one year from the date of purchase to begin using your pass. After one year, it will expire.
  • The business hours of each scenic spot may change at any time without prior notice. Please confirm the opening hours of the tourist attractions prior to your trip.
  • Your pass includes only one visit per attraction.
  • Once order is made, can not be cancel or change.
  • The Chicago Explorer Pass is non-transferrable and may not be re-sold.
  • If you have other needs, Please contact or call for advice at the time of booking.


  • Booking cannot be refunded or modified once confirmed.

How to Book

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Within 72 hours of booking, if you find this site lowers the price of the same tour you booked, we'll refund the price difference with equal value credits. Those credits can be applied in your next purchase.

Reservation Processing
Though in most cases, your reservation is confirmed quickly, it may take at most 3 days to fully arrange the trip.
Booking Confirmation

Once confirmed, we will send you E-voucher via email. Please double check and make sure the booking information in the E-voucher is correct.

In case the booking cannot be confirmed subject to availability of seats, customer service will contact you to reschedule or cancel without charge. In case the tour price varies after booking, customer service will inform the price difference and you can choose to compensate the price difference or cancel the booking.

Related Arrangements

If you need to arrange or book other related trips, for example arrival/departure flights, ferry, bus transportation, and etc., please do this after the current booking is fully confirmed.

No part or full refund / compensation would be offered for reservations made before the tour is fully confirmed.

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Travel Insurance

We recommend all our passengers to avail travel insurance to protect themselves against personal, natural, or manmade exigencies of all kind (including medical & family emergencies, accidents, flight delays, traffic delays, theft or loss of personal property & life, acts of terrorism, natural calamities etc.) that may affect you from participating in our tours or arise while on tour.

Safety Reminder

We do not recommend baby under two years old, people over seventy years old, pregnant woman, people in a low state of health to participate the tour. Our tour guide are not trained or licensed to work in specific scenarios and you need to independently bear risks and obligations on your own. Please take care of your personal belongings during the tour. This site assumes no responsibility for any loss or damages of your personal belongings.

Print Your E-voucher

Once E-voucher is received, please double check and ensure that the booking information is correct. You need to print out the voucher or show the E-voucher to tour guide when participating the tour.


In case of any possible delays, please contact tour operator or customer service immediately. We will cooperate with different parties to catch you up with the tour. You may need to pay the transportation expense to the next meet point. No part or full refund/compensation will be offered for unnoticed delays or no show.

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