History museums let you gaze in awe at the progress of society and stare in wonder at the relatively few advancements that seem to have been made in exit signs. Check it out with this Groupon.
Choose From Three Options
- $6 for admission for two (up to a $12 value)
- $12 for admission for four (up to a $24 value)
- $22 for an annual family membership (up to a $45 value)
Membership benefits include unlimited free museum admission for a year, a 10% discount in the gift shop, subscription to a quarterly newsletter, reduced program fees, and priority program registration.
Joliet Area Historical Museum
By highlighting the goings-on in the community of Joliet, The Joliet Area Historical Museum scans the entirety of American history from the perspective of the town's inhabitants. Housed inside the former Ottawa Street Methodist Church, multimedia exhibits artfully assembled from audio-visual displays, touch screens, and life-size models illustrate the stories plucked from the eventful timelines of the town and its people. Occupying two full stories, permanent exhibit The Soaring Achievements of John C. Houbolt honors the life and work of former resident Dr. Houbolt, who had a primary role in NASA's race to the moon. The exhibit's life-size Lunar Lander even allows guests to step inside and glimpse the accommodations and controls, revealing a control panel more complicated than a single button labeled "Go to Moon." In addition to its permanent collection, the museum also keeps an active calendar full of special events; check the schedule for a complete list of programming.