Teacher-Led Tours

A successful learning experience at the Illinois Holocaust Museum requires planning and preparation.  Please be sure to review our registration, tour options, availability, policies, and pricing before registering for your visit.

Teacher Led Pre-Visit Packet

Gallery Guide

Lesson Plans and Teaching Aids




Contact our Field Trip Team with any planning questions: education@ilhmec.org

NOTE: To request a self guide experience in the Holographic Theater, please reserve tickets in advance for a scheduled showing.  To arrange tickets for this experience, please contact the Field Trips team at 847-967-4848, or email schoolgroups@ilhmec.org

What is a teacher-led tour?

Teachers may lead their students through the galleries without an Illinois Holocaust Museum docent. Teacher-led tours begin at 10:00 AM

Limit: 60 Students

Please note: Docent-led tours receive preference in scheduling tour times and gallery use. The total number of students in the museum is limited to ensure the best educational experience for everyone. Teacher-led groups must always yield to gallery tours conducted by Illinois Holocaust Museum staff and docents.  Here are some things you can do to prepare yourself and your students for a field trip:

Please note that teacher-led tours do not include a Holocaust Survivor Speaker, and there is no access to the lunch rooms.

Registration for Teacher-Led Tour

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Opportunity Scholarships are available to qualified schools, to assist in subsidizing admission and/or transportation.


You should receive an email confirmation within 10 business days of completing your on-line registration. If you do not receive your email confirmation within 10 business days, please call 847-967-4848 M-F, 9:00 am-4:30pm or email education@ilhmec.org as soon as possible. Review your confirmation carefully including the date and time of your field trip, tour option, confirmed number of students and chaperones; and any special requests such as lunch reservations.

Already scheduled a teacher-led trip?

Pay Online – Submit your $50 deposit (per trip) or pay in full using our online system.

Visit our Field Trip Policies for more information on prices, payment, chaperones, lunch reservations, and more.

Weekend Hours

The Museum opens its doors at 10:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Education Services are supported with generous grants from: Dr. Scholl Foundation; Leah Gutman Education Fund; Harry & Sadie Lasky Foundation; Francis L. Lederer Foundation; Glen and Wendy Miller Family Foundation; Charles & M.R. Shapiro Foundation; and an anonymous foundation.

Additional endowment support is provided by: The Mayor Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Education Fund; The Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation Program Endowment Fund; Teachers Educational Endowment Fund; and Barney & Anita Sidler Educational Endowment.

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