Weekdays 10 AM – 5 PM
Thursday evenings until 8 PM
Weekends 10 AM – 5 PM
We welcome our last visitors of the day ONE HOUR before closing. Last visitors are admitted at 4:00 pm when the Museum closes at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm when Museum closes at 8:00 pm.
The Museum is currently in peak season for school field trips. We proudly welcome over 65,000 students annually to our facilities. To ensure that you can enjoy all the features of our exhibits during your visit, we recommend planning to arrive at the Museum around or after 12:00 PM, after the majority of our school field trip tours have concluded for the day.
The Museum will be closed on the following holidays in 2019:
Rosh Hashanah (closed Monday, September 30, 2019)
Yom Kippur (closed Wednesday, October 9, 2019)
Thanksgiving (closed Thursday, November 28, 2019)
Christmas (close at 2pm Tuesday, December 24, 2019; closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2019)
New Year’s (close at 2pm Tuesday, December 31, 2019; open Wednesday, January 1, 2020)
Programs partially supported by
the Illinois Arts Council Agency