Tours and Group Visits
The Illinois Holocaust Museum offers a wide-array of docent-led tours for groups of 15 or more.
If you are visiting the Museum as an individual, we offer drop-in tours of our permanent Holocaust exhibition at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. every day. The drop-in tour lasts 90 minutes, and you may sign up at the information desk upon arrival.
Reservations are required for group rates and docent-led tours no less than three weeks in advance.
Groups receive a 10% discount on Museum Legacy Shop purchases on their tour day.
Membership does not include the cost of participating in a group tour.
Contact our Group Tour Team: email email@example.com or call 847.967.4849.
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.
What to see. What to do. What to learn.
Karkomi Holocaust 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 Tour
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 Experience
Stories for Generations to Come…
What will happen when the Holocaust Survivors are no longer here to tell their stories? 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)
Special Exhibitions and Galleries
Three rotating special exhibitions and galleries offer new perspectives on relevant contemporary issues such as race, refugees, ethics, and culture. (TIME: 60 MINUTES)
Ask us about our upcoming exhibition, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (open February 2020)!
Group Tour and Program
Offer includes one hour private, docent-guided tour of the permanent Holocaust exhibition -OR- Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross; boxed dinner, catered by Pinstripes; and admission to program.
Adults $32; Seniors (65+) $29; Youth (12-22) $27. Minimum 15 per tour.
Program options include:
- 10/23 – Never Again? Confronting Global Antisemitism (Tour at 5:00 pm; Dinner at 6:00 pm; Program at 7:00 pm)
- 11/17 – Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America (Lunch at 12:00 pm; Tour at 1:00 pm; Program at 2:00 pm)
- 12/5 – Propaganda, Power, and Persuasion: Creating, Defining, & Targeting “The Enemy” (Tour at 4:30 pm; Dinner at 5:30 pm; Program at 6:30 pm)
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
What You Should Know
Parking is FREE | Free Wi-Fi available | Conveniently located near Old Orchard Shopping Center | The Museum is ADA compliant | Photography is allowed in designated areas | The Museum is available for private meetings and events
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*
Enhanced Tour: Add a Survivor Speaker Session, $100 per Group
DOCENT-GUIDED TOUR & SURVIVOR SPEAKER (min. 20 participants)
Includes: Private Docent-Guided Tour and Survivor Speaker Session
Adults $20 per person | Seniors $17 per person | Youth $15 per person*
*For adults of 21 or more, the Museum may add extra docents at no additional charge.