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The library is affialiated with organizations to help you explore the area with your APLD library card.

Explore More Illinois

What is Explore More Illinois?

Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.

How do I get a pass?

Log in with your library card credentials and browse for passes by date or attractions. If you do not know your PIN or password, or if you have problems logging into Explore More Illinois, please contact your home library. Make your reservation and print or download your pass shortly before your visit. You can have three active reservations per library card. Please cancel your reservation(s) if unable to attend, otherwise the reservation will count as being used. Remember that once you print or download your pass you cannot cancel your reservation.

Explore More Illinois users must be 18 years or older. Attractions may require a photo ID in addition to the reservation.

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Museum Adventure Pass

What is Museum Adventure Pass?

Museum Adventure Pass is a free service provided by the Aurora Public Library District that provides access to free and discounted tickets.

How do I get a pass?

  • Check out a Museum Adventure Pass from your Library in person.
  • Check current pass availability at APLD.  If passes are available, visit your nearest APLD library where staff will be able to issue passes to you.
  • Be certain to bring your library card for identification.

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Ravinia Presents: Words & Music

What is Ravinia Presents: Words & Music?

We're once again joining with the Ravinia Festival to offer the Words and Music Program. This program allows anyone with a valid Aurora Public Library Disctrict card access to free lawn admission tickets to concerts this summer at Ravinia including:

  • Wednesday 6/14 @ 7:30 p.m. - Michael Feinstein & Jean-Yves Thibaudet
  • Wednesday 6/28 @ 7:30 p.m. - Jorge Federico Osorio (piano)
  • Thursday 6/29 @ 7:30 p.m. - Calidore String Quartet
  • Saturday 7/15 @ 7:30 p.m. - CSO, Marin Alsop (conductor) and Miriam Fried (violin)
  • Wednesday 7/19 @ 8 p.m. - CSO, Marin Alsop (conductor) and Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano)
  • Friday 7/21 @ 8 p.m. - CSO and Chorus, Marin Alsop (conductor), Valentina Peleggi (conductor), and Gabriela Montero (piano)
  • Thursday 7/27 @ 7:30 p.m. - Danish String Quartet
  • Saturday 8/5 @ 7:30 p.m. - CSO, Marin Alsop (conductor) and Yunchan Lim (piano)
  • Wednesday 8/9 @ 8 p.m. - CSO, Jonathan Heyward (conductor) and Benjamin Beilman (violin)
  • Thursday 8/10 @ 8 p.m. - CSO, Teddy Abrams (conductor) and Jeffrey Kahane (piano)
  • Tuesday 8/15 @ 7:30 p.m. - Ailyn Pérez (soprano) and Kevin Murphy (piano)
  • Thursday 8/17 @ 8 p.m. - CSO, Joshua Weilerstein (conductor) and Alisa Weilerstein (cello)
  • Tuesday, 9/5 @ 7:30 p.m. - Music of the Baroque, Dame Jane Glover (conductor) and James Ehnes (violin)
  • Friday 9/8 @ 7:30 p.m. - RSMI Jazz Directors

How do I get a pass?

  • Available exclusively at your APLD library, while supplies last! For more information, call 630-264-4117 or stop by any Adult Services desk.