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Group Tours

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center provides a world-class experience that inspires its visitors, regardless of age, to stand up for what they believe in.

Private adult group tours are custom-designed for groups of 15 or more and include a full range of Museum experiences. Available on-site and virtual group tours are described below.

Group Tour Options

  • On-Site
  • Virtual
  • Special Exhibition
  • Holocaust
  • Family

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom traces the history of the fight against apartheid in South Africa, with Nelson Mandela as one of its central figures. With immersive environments, Mandela promotes human rights with a clear message: all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

Time: 60 Minutes

Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust

Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust sheds light on a lesser-known moment in Holocaust history: European Jews who had been shut out of country after country while trying to escape Nazi persecution found a beacon of hope in an unlikely place: Shanghai, China.

Time: 60 Minutes

Zev & Shifra Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition

The Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition seamlessly weaves Survivor narratives, personal belongings, photographs, and videos into a moving 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

Interactive Survivor Experience

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 a Holocaust Survivor. What will you ask them?

Time: 30-45 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 as he symbolically augments the story of the Holocaust through our building.

Time: 90-120 Minutes

Inspired To Act

This adult group tour features an overview of the Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition and the Take a Stand Center. After the tour, a docent facilitates a conversation and assists the group in preparing an action plan for positive change in their communities.

Time: 60-120 Minutes

Family Tour

Tour the Museum together! While adult group members tour the Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition, youth 12 and under tour our Take a Stand Center and Make a Difference! The Harvey L. Miller Family Youth Exhibition. After the tour, all members reconnect for a shared experience of your choosing.

Time: 90 Minutes

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement explores the June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn as the flashpoint that ignited the modern gay rights movement in the United States.

Open October 17, 2021.

Time: 60 Minutes

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