We’re excited to safely welcome you back! Click here to read about our new safety procedures & protocols.
Museum admission is FREE on Wednesdays throughout 2020. Tickets are required on free days.
Free days are generously supported by Rodi Glass.
NOW OPEN is the groundbreaking, multi-million dollar Take a Stand Center, one of the Museum’s permanent exhibitions. This innovative exhibition has a forward-looking emphasis on multiple areas of social justice and includes the interactive Survivor Stories Experience theater, featuring Dimensions in Testimony, developed by USC Shoah Foundation in association with Illinois Holocaust Museum. Four interactive galleries guide visitors through contemporary social justice issues, empowering and inspiring our guests with knowledge and tools to stand against hatred in all its forms.
At this time, the Take a Stand Center, which relies on interactive technology, is closed for visitor safety. However, the Survivor Stories Experience holographic theater is OPEN! Holographic theater seating is first-come, first-serve, and reservations are available on-site at the Museum.
WEEKDAYS & WEEKENDS (every hour 11 am – 4 pm), with additional showings on weekends at 10:15 am.
September 1 – 30: Sam Harris
October 1 – 31: Eva Schloss
November 1 – 20: Pinchas Gutter
December 1 – 31: Anita Lasker-Wallfisch
Schedule subject to change.
Named one of the top 12 fall exhibitions in the world by Smithsonian magazine.
How to talk to Holocaust Survivors in the future? In Take a Stand’s holograms, the answer.
“One of the most memorable things we have ever visited on vacation. Emotions were so raw…If I could have hugged Fritzie’s hologram, I would have. Her story will stay with me the rest of my life. Thank you all for creating such a tremendous
EXPLORE FOUR INTERACTIVE GALLERIES
Abe & Ida Cooper Survivor Stories Experience
What can a hologram teach you about the Holocaust?
Immerse yourself into the lives, causes, and actions of over 40 Upstanders.
Take a Stand Lab
The power of change is in your hands.
Act of Art
Artistic response to global genocides.
TOOLS FOR CHANGE
RAISE YOUR VOICE. USE YOUR PEN.
Talk to your elected officials, lead a letter-writing campaign, write a petition
BRING ATTENTION TO A CAUSE.
Create an eye-catching protest sign, learn social media best practices, write a letter to the editor
HELP OTHERS BY DONATING.
Organize a fundraiser, tips for online crowdfunding, launch a donation drive
TAKE DIRECT ACTION.
Organize a demonstration, start an organization, take a volunteer personality quiz
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