Group Tours and Group Visits

A must-see destination.

The third-largest Holocaust museum in the world, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center provides a world-class museum and education experience, honoring memories and inspiring individuals, regardless of age, to stand up for what they believe in. The Museum offers a wide-array of docent-led tours for groups of 15 or more.

Contact our Group Tours Team: email or call 847.967.4849.




What to see.  What to do.  What you can learn.

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom
Through September 12, 2021

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom traces the history of the fight against apartheid in South Africa, with Nelson Mandela as one of its central figures. With immersive environments, Mandela promotes human rights with a clear message: all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. (TIME: 60 MINUTES)


They Shall Be Counted: The Theresienstadt Ghetto Art of Erich Lichtblau-Leskly
Through June 27, 2021

They Shall Be Counted is a gallery of original paintings and drawings by Erich Lichtblau-Leskly. While imprisoned in Theresienstadt (Terezin) Ghetto, he artistically depicted the daily lives of its residents, poignantly capturing the complications and ironies of ghetto life. (TIME: 60 MINUTES)


Karkomi Holocaust ExhibitionKarkomi Permanent Exhibition
Ongoing Exhibition

The Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition seamlessly weaves Survivor narratives, personal belongings, photographs, and videos into a moving and responsive experience. (TIME: 90–120 MINUTES)


Women in the Holocaust Tour

This enhanced and highly focused tour of the Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition explores the changing and evolving roles of women before, during, and as a result of the Holocaust. (TIME: 90 MINUTES)



Symbolic by Design Architectural Tourpritzker-hall-of-reflection

This tour begins with an exploration of the Museum’s striking exterior (weather permitting) and continues within, resulting in an in-depth understanding and appreciation of award-winning Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman’s use of design, symbolism, and light to tell the story of the Holocaust. (TIME: 60 MINUTES)


interactive survivor - PinchasInteractive Survivor Experience
Stories for Generations to Come…

Illinois Holocaust Museum is the world’s first museum to feature groundbreaking interactive voice recognition technology enabling visitors to engage in conversation with a three-dimensional, strikingly life-like image of an actual Holocaust Survivor. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions and hear the answers and stories in the Survivor’s own voice. (TIME: 30 MINUTES)


What You Should Know

Parking is FREE | Free Wi-Fi available | Conveniently located near Old Orchard Shopping Center | ADA compliant | Photography is allowed & encouraged in designated areas | The Museum is available for private meetings and events 

Reservations are required for group rates and docent-led tours no less than three weeks in advance.

Museum membership does not include the cost of participating in a group tour.

Groups receive a 10% discount on Museum Legacy Shop purchases on their tour day.

If you are visiting the Museum as an individual, we offer a variety of drop-in tours that do not require advance registration. Click here to see all of our public tours.

If you are an educator, Girl Scout or Boy Scout Troop looking to book a field trip for 3rd – 12th grade, click here.

For more information, email or call 847.967.4849.


Deli Box Lunch/Supper Available

Whether your group is coming from another venue, spending most of the day at the Museum, or on a tight schedule, add to the authentic experience by dining on original Chicago deli food.
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Group Tour Rates

Adults age 23-64 | Seniors age 65+ | Youth age 12-22

DOCENT-GUIDED TOUR (min. 15 participants)

Includes: Private Docent-Guided Tour
Adults $15 per person | Seniors $12 per person | Youth $10 per person*


Includes: Private Docent-Guided Tour and Survivor Speaker Session
Adults $22 per person | Seniors $19 per person | Youth $17 per person*


















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