Choose from 4 Options
- $7 for One Adult Admission ($12 value)
- $11 for One Adult and Child or Student Admission with valid ID ($20 value)
- $21 for One Individual Membership ($40 value)
- $38 for One Family Membership ($75 value)
Children aged 5–11 are regularly admitted for $6. The price of admission includes all exhibition spaces and programs during that day. Docent-led tours of the Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition happen at 2 p.m. every day, while Survivors speakers and museum architecture tours take place every second Sunday and last Saturday of each month. Every Saturday except the last Saturday of month, visitors can experience new interactive technology featuring a recorded Holocaust Survivor who answers questions as if the audience member is in the room.
- Women Hold Up Half the Sky: a beautifully-designed exhibition that identifies one of the central moral challenges of the 21st century: full equality for the world’s women. Inspired by the book Half the Sky by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the exhibition challenges visitors to take action to improve the lives of women and girls locally and globally. Closes January 22, 2017.
- Lost Stories, Found Images: Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam by Annemie Wolff: the Midwest premiere of this profound photography exhibition features portraits taken during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands at the height of the deportations of Jews to concentration camps. While most of the subjects depicted in this exhibit survived, these images represent the last trace of many others who regrettably perished. Closes February 26, 2017
- How It Is, But How It Should Be: An Imagined Life Outside Of Gurs: While imprisoned in Camp de Gurs in unoccupied France in 1941, a young artist named Trudl Besag made an illustrated booklet and gave it to a fellow prisoner, Rosa Hirschbruch, for her 65th birthday. The booklet, entitled “So ist es, aber, so soll’s sein” (How it is, but how it should be), vividly illuminates the daily life in Gurs, presents an artful and hopeful response to imprisonment, and captures the will of these prisoners to continue to dream of another life. Closes May 20, 2017
- The Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition: tells a personal story of the Holocaust through multimedia; artifacts; and local survivors’ stories of courage, resilience and inspiration. Recommended for visitors 12 and older.
- Make A Difference! The Harvey L. Miller Family Youth Exhibition: an interactive space designed for younger visitors ages 8–12 that helps kids learn how to recognize and accept differences, and use their voice to stand up for others.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
It was the late 1970s, and neo-Nazis were threatening to march in Skokie. Chicago-area Survivors and their supporters, reacting to the situation, came together to create the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois. This initiative evolved into the Museum which was built to honor the memory of Holocaust victims; educate visitors; and combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference in local communities and throughout the world.