Outreach – Schools Groups
Group Size & Location
The Illinois Holocaust Museum requires a minimum of 60 students to schedule an outreach visit. Groups must be located a minimum of 60 miles from the Museum. Groups located less than 60 miles from the Museum should schedule a school field trip, which includes a speaker presentation as indicated in our tour options.
The Illinois Holocaust Museum requests a suggested donation of $4/student to help continue our educational programming.
Schools must reimburse out-of-pocket expenses, including travel costs, meals, and hosting the speaker overnight in a hotel (if requested), if not paid directly by the school.
Payments and reimbursements should be mailed directly to the Museum at 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077, Attn: Speakers’ Bureau. Please note on the check the date of your outreach visit and the name of your speaker.
Schools are required to provide transportation for the speaker to and from the school, unless a speaker indicates otherwise.
Length of Presentation
Speakers’ presentations vary depending on their experiences, your classroom objectives, and your students’ involvement. Generally, our presenters speak for approximately forty-five minutes to one hour, followed by a brief Q&A session.
The Illinois Holocaust Museum will send a member of our Speakers’ Bureau to students in 6th grade and above.
Scheduling Request Information
Please submit an online request form at least one month before your requested date*. A completed request form must be received by our Education Department in order to process and confirm your request. If your form is submitted correctly, you will receive an auto-reply to the email address you provided.