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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Opens in 25 min: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Touring this facility is well worth your time and entrance price! Try to get a docent to take you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
stoogeg3
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Suamico, Wisconsin
Amazing VR experience

I was fortunate to experience the new VR experience in the museum. You get a tour of Meidanec and... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2018
ECfromTA
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Champaign, Illinois
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Designed by renowned architect Stanley Tigerman, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is one of Chicagoland's premier attractions. The Museum uses lessons from the Holocaust to focus attention on contemporary issues of genocide...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077-1095
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Touring this facility is well worth your time and entrance price! Try to get a docent to take you on a very informative tour before you walk through the museum on your own. Very interesting and something every child and adult should learn from.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. Very powerful experience. Well designed building and exhibits. Historical and personal. Very important for anyone and everyone to experience. Highly recommended and easy to get to and parking is also convenient and free. Look on Groupon for deals.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hesitated to go and visit this museum especially that we had a 4 years old girl with us and we were afraid if it will be too much for her. And I think it was. But for us adults who have seen many of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

I was fortunate to experience the new VR experience in the museum. You get a tour of Meidanec and a personal story of one of the survivors. The quality is amazing. You really feel like you are walking in the death camp. The museum staff...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Thomas J, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you! We are glad you got the experience The Last Goodbye. It is only open through January 27 so tell your friends and family they can't miss it! We appreciate your feedback and welcome you back soon.

Reviewed November 14, 2018

I am the oldest son of a late World War II veteran who was a member of the Big Red One, the famed 1st Infantry Division, that landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day and fought across France and Belgium and into Germany. He kept a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Thomas J, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2018

Taylor, huge thanks for your thoughtful review. We are glad that you are able to make it every year, and we urge you to keep up-to-date on our rotating schedule of special exhibitions. Right now, on the second floor, we have "The Last Goodbye," the...More

Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

My wife & I visited the Illinois Holocoust Museum because we needed to know why hate flourished in Germany during WWII & the possible connections with hate today. The museum is a maze of rooms with artifacts including an actual boxcar that carried up to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Thomas J, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you, Henry, for your thoughtful words. You are welcome to come back any time, as we have a rotating group of Survivor holograms to meet.

Reviewed October 10, 2018

This is a beautiful museum dedicated to a time in history that people would rather forget or admit that it ever happened. Every teacher, no matter what subject you teach, should bring one of your classes here every year. It is a thought provoking experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Thomas J, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you, Pat, for your kind words about our Museum. By having thousands of students and teachers come through every year, our goal is to create and empower Upstanders (not bystanders) through education about the Holocaust. We welcome you back any time.

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Meticulously detailed chronology of holocaust and anti-semitism. You'll be saddened, angered, inspired and motivated. The museum is spacious and well layed out. Check schedule of the excellent exhibits from USC's Shoah Foundation - featuring hologram and VR technology. 300-500 school kids tour the museum every...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Thomas J, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to write this thoughtful review. We are so glad you made the most of your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed September 29, 2018

For me I found the museum kinda boring, as I've spent many years studying ww2 and knew everything already. To children or the uneducated it would be worth a look as it was fairly educational. The artifacts were kinda meh, while there were a few...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Thomas J, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thank you for coming to visit, and we appreciate your feedback. We encourage you to return and see the holographic Survivor Stories Experience when you can!

Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

I visited the Holocaust Museum this morning/afternoon. I saw the hologram and went through the exhibits. I thought it would just depress me. Not at all! I mean much of it was very depressing but I knew what happened. This puts faces (and voices) to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Thomas J, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you for visiting! We're glad you enjoyed your Survivor Stories experience. The Last Goodbye (virtual reality experience) is limited to 12 people per day based on limited time and only one headset. You can reserve a time in advance on our website or at...More

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katb28
November 3, 2016|
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Response from JCMcG47 | Reviewed this property |
$10 for seniors.
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Stephanie2274
September 11, 2015|
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Dear Stephanie, Of course please bring your loved ones to the Museum. We welcome everyone. -Anne, Illinois Holocaust Museum
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