There are two ticketing options for the Museum
General Admission Tickets
A general ticketing option that allows you to choose additional experiences when you arrive at the museum. This is a great option if you want a flexible museum experience.
General Admission + The Abe & Ida Cooper Survivor Story Experience
Using groundbreaking interactive technology, Holocaust survival stories are told by the very people who lived through them.
Member Admission – Members receive unlimited free admissions to all exhibitions.
Public tours of our permanent Holocaust exhibition are available to Museum visitors on a drop-in basis. Hear the stories behind 500 artifacts, including personal items, photographs, and identification cards. The drop-in tour begins at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. every day, and lasts 90 minutes. You may sign up at the information desk upon arrival.
For groups of 15 or more, contact Group Sales at 847.967.4849 for group rates. Learn more about group rates >
Adult Admission*: $15.00
Senior (65+): $10.00
Student (12-22): $8.00
Child (5-11): $6.00
Retired/active Military personnel & up to 5 family members: 50% Off
Disabled visitors (with Federal ID) – 50% off
The Museum will not deny entry for visitors unable to pay admission rates.
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.
June 8, 15, 22, and 29
Jump on a bus in downtown Chicago and spend the day visiting two premier attractions on the North Shore.
The first stop is the Museum, where a docent will lead you on a tour of the Karkomim Holocaust Exhibition, which seamlessly weaves history with local Survivor narratives. Through August, see Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808-1865, a special exhibition that tells the stories of those whose lives were bought and sold. Following the tour, you will visit the award-winning Survivor Stories Experience Theater where you will have a “conversation” with a 3D Interactive Survivor Hologram.
(Survivor Stories Experience features Dimensions in Testimony, developed by USC Shoah Foundation in association with Illinois Holocaust Museum.)
After being amazed by these moving stories told through innovative technology, you will travel 15 minutes to the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, where you will grab lunch and stroll 27 gardens and four natural areas, including the renowned Bonsai collection.
Pick-up at 2 downtown locations
9:30 am: Chicago Water Tower | 806 Michigan Ave.
9:40 am: Chicago Cultural Center | 78 E. Washington St.
10:30 am – 12:45 pm: Docent-guided tour at Illinois
12 noon: 3D interactive hologram
12:45 pm: Depart for Chicago Botanic Garden
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Lunch and exploration of Chicago Botanic Garden
3:15 pm: Return to city
NEW! Audio Tour of the Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition
We are so excited about the launch of our new free audio tour! Hear personal stories of local Holocaust Survivors in a new and captivating way. Available on site and through the app store.
Wheelchairs are available at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis. They are located in the coat check on the main level.
We offer elevators that access all three public levels of the Museum.
Accessible restrooms are available on every level of the Museum.
Museum marketing programming developed in cooperation with Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity/Illinois Office of Tourism.