Museum to close temporarily for Illinois’ Tier 3 Mitigation efforts


Governor Pritzker has announced that he is moving Illinois to Tier 3 Mitigation status as of Friday, November 20, which includes closing museums while we work together to flatten the pandemic curve.

The Museum will close at 5 PM on Thursday, November 19, and will remain closed to the public until the Governor permits us to reopen. At that time, we will throw open our doors, welcome back visitors, and resume safe operations. Since we reopened on July 15 after a four-month spring closure, we have implemented numerous safety protocols that have kept our visitors, staff, and volunteers safe. We can’t wait to resume public operations.

In the meantime, please visit our Virtual Museum, and join us for our robust slate of virtual public programs, exhibition tours, field trips, student leadership days, trainings for educators and law enforcement, and our online store.

Stay safe, and thank you for your support.


The Museum Team

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