All public tours are FREE with Museum admission.
MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
This tour is designed to give visitors a taste of the range and depth of exhibitions that our Museum has to offer, including our permanent Holocaust Exhibition, Take A Stand Center, Special Exhibitions, and Make A Difference! The Harvey L. Miller Family Youth Exhibition.
This 60-90 minute drop-in tour begins on weekdays (except Wednesdays) at 2 PM, and at 11 AM & 2 PM on weekends.
You may sign up at the information desk upon arrival.
Space is limited and is first-come, first-serve. Tours can fill to capacity, particularly on our free admission day on the 10th of each month.
NOTORIOUS RBG TOURS
Drop-in tours of our newest special exhibition, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg will take place every Sunday at 12:30 pm through the run of the exhibition.
HOLOCAUST EXHIBITION TOUR
Hear the stories behind our permanent exhibition’s 500 artifacts, including personal items, photographs, and identification cards. Public tours of our permanent Holocaust exhibition take place every Wednesday at 2 PM and last approximately 90 minutes.
Holocaust Exhibition Tours also take place at 2 PM on the 2nd Sunday and last Saturday of each month:
- March 28
- April 12 & 25
- May 10 & 30
- June 14 & 27
- July 12 & 25
- August 9 & 29
- September 13 & 26
- October 11 & 31
- November 8 & 28
- December 13 & 26
In our desire to keep our visitors, volunteers & staff safe from COVID-19, we are taking a cautionary step and temporarily discontinuing use of Museum-provided headphones and audio guide devices.
We encourage you to utilize our audio guide by downloading our app on your personal device:
- Open the App Store or Google Play app.
- Search for “Illinois Holocaust Museum.”
- Download the Museum app.
- Open the Museum app and download your desired tour.
- Begin your tour of our permanent Holocaust Exhibition or Take A Stand Center.
There is FREE WiFi available in the Museum.
You may download the app before your visit, or when you arrive. Please remember to bring your headphones or earbuds to the Museum. Our Information Desk volunteers are able to assist with any questions you may have.
Our audio tour presents the personal stories of local Holocaust Survivors through compelling spoken narrative. The audio tour is available for both our permanent Holocaust exhibition and the Take a Stand Center.