Private Group Tours

The Illinois Holocaust Museum is pleased to offer a wide-array of docent-led tour options for groups of 10 to 80 guests. Please be sure to review our group tour registration, tour options, availability, policies, and pricing before registering for your visit. Advanced reservations are required for all docent-led group tours. Please make your reservation at least three weeks in advance of your visit. For reservations during peak season (February – June), please call in advance to ensure availability.

Contact our Group Tour Team with any planning questions; email grouptours@ilhmec.org or call 847.967.4849. To learn more download the Group Tours Planning Packet.

Planning Your Visit & Registration

Advanced registrations are required for all docent-led group tours. Please make your reservation at least three weeks in advance of your visit. For reservations during peak season (February-June), please call in advance to ensure availability.

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Group Tour Pricing

General group tour: $15
Senior group tour: $10
Tour escort/Bus driver: Free
Speakers’ Bureau presentation: $100 (additional cost)

TOUR OPTIONS

Please review all available tour options and descriptions before submitting your request.

Karkomi Permanent Exhibition – 80 visitors maximum

Docents provide context and understanding of the Museum’s permanent exhibition which explores pre-war life, ghettos and concentration camps, liberation and resettlement around the world. The exhibition has a special focus on post-war life in Skokie and concludes with a summary film that connects the lessons of the Holocaust with other genocides around the world. The tour is approximately 2 hours in length. One docent per 15-20 visitors is provided.

Special Exhibitions – 60 visitors maximum

Docents add insight to these world-class special exhibitions which explore broad themes related to the mission of the Museum. The tour also includes a walk through and discussion of the Museum’s contemplative spaces and symbolic architecture. The tour is approximately 1 ½ hour in length. One docent per 15-20 visitors is provided.

RACE: Are We So Different? – October 10, 2014 – January 25, 2015

An orientation to the Museum and Karkomi Permanent Exhibition is provided if you wish to visit other sections of the Museum at the conclusion of the tour. These sections will not be docent-led.

Please visit our current exhibition or upcoming exhibition page to learn more about our current and upcoming special exhibitions!

Legacy of Absence Gallery – 40 visitor maximum

Explore this fine art gallery which focuses on contemporary artistic responses to genocides and other atrocities with a trained docent. The tour also includes a walk through and discussion of the Museum’s contemplative spaces and symbolic architecture. The tour is approximately 1 ½ hour in length. One docent per 15-20 visitors is provided.

An orientation to the Museum and Karkomi Permanent Exhibition is provided if you wish to visit other sections of the Museum at the conclusion of the tour. These sections will not be docent-led.

Reservation Confirmation

You will receive an email confirmation within 5-7 business days of completing your registration. If you do not receive your email confirmation within 5 -7 business days, please call 847.967.4849 M-F, 9:00 am-4:30 pm or email grouptours@ilhmec.org as soon as possible.

Review your confirmation carefully including the date and time of your tour, tour option, confirmed number of visitors; and any special requests such as Speakers’ Bureau or dining reservations.

Visit our Group Tour Policies for more information.

 

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