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Skip the Line: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Ticket, Skokie

Skip the Line: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Ticket

Skip the Line: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Ticket
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Dedicated to teaching the universal lessons of the Holocaust, the Museum inspires all ages to take a stand against hatred, prejudice, and indifference, today, and for generations to come. Recognized as the third largest Holocaust Museum in the world, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is an award-winning attraction offering memorable experiences that are not to be missed. Travel through history as you explore life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Step into an authentic German rail car, visit impressive galleries and contemplative spaces, both indoors and out. Leave inspired to make a difference and take a stand for humanity. Welcome back! The Museum is fully open to the public with the following hours: Wednesdays - Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm, with last entry at 4:00 pm.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 67262P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Audio guides are free to visitors
  • Entrance to the Survivor Stories Experience is free with admission. Reserve a time upon entering.
  • Entry/Admission - Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Exclusions
  • None
  • ($1.00 per ticket fee on Viator and Trip Advisor)
Duration
2–4 hours
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged 7 and under
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Audio guides are free to visitors
  • Entrance to the Survivor Stories Experience is free with admission. Reserve a time upon entering.
  • Entry/Admission - Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Exclusions
  • None
  • ($1.00 per ticket fee on Viator and Trip Advisor)
Duration
2–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged 7 and under
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 27 Jul 2020
A note from Skip the Line: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Ticket
Museum safety procedures and entry protocol: https://bit.ly/2X3iCDD
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,270 contributions
Preserving the legacy of the Holocaust
Apr 2021
In this day and age, when there are radicals or others who continue to deny that millions of Jews were killed by Nazi atrocities during World War II, I would highly recommend that anyone who still has doubts or has never been there before make a visit to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Illinois. Located at 9603 Woods Drive in Chicago's near north suburb, off the Edens Expressway (I-94), near Old Orchard Shopping Center. its mission is to "Remember the Past" and "Transform the Future" while preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those were who lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The museum, which was established in 1981 and opened at its current site in 2009, was established as a response to a Neo-Nazi group's attempt march through Skokie, where many Holocaust survivors had settled after the war. The Holocaust exhibition occupies the first floor while the upper floor contains the remembrance area with stories by Holocaust survivors and an art gallery. One of the most sobering objects in the museum is a railroad car, which was filled with Jews on their way to the death camps. The unique Take A Stand Center employs a new technology that allows visitors to interact with speaking holographic images of Holocaust survivors. One of the newest exhibits tells the life of the late Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. All very informative and thought-provoking.
Written 22 April 2021
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tosl
Jersey City, NJ512 contributions
Powerful museum on the Final Solution
Apr 2021
Other than DC, this is the most powerful and comprehensive museum I have seen on the Holocaust outside of visiting the camps themselves. An easy 20-minute drive from Chicago, this should not be near the top of any itinerary, this should be the top site. Excellent job to the curator and staff - very moving.
Written 6 April 2021
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Buick1_36758
Sycamore, IL137 contributions
Museum
Mar 2021
I went here in March of 2021. The only way to purchase a ticket is online and then they scan your phone. You do have to go through metal detector to enter. I was allowed to leave for lunch and come back later. This museum is very professionally done and the entrance fee is $15. The main floor is where you will spend most of your time. If you read everything and watch all of the videos, you will be there for a number of hours. The upper floor was mostly paintings and I did not spend much time there. The lower floor had a holographic theater and a special display area. In the holographic theater, they had a presentation and then you could ask a question which would be transmitted to a library of stored answers. While some were fascinated by this, this piece of it wasn't that thrilling to me. If you do want to do the theater, I would make sure you get a ticket early since they were limiting the number of people in it.
Written 13 March 2021
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Annemarie K
Ypsilanti, MI26 contributions
One of the best Holocaust museums
Aug 2020
Amazing displays on Holocaust history, very detailed and captivating. One of the finest Holocaust museums. If you visit Chicago, this tour should be a must.
Also a fabulous exhibit on the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Thank you for this experience!!
Written 23 August 2020
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53Ruta_R
Chicago, IL397 contributions
First day of reopening (due to Covid 19)
Jul 2020
For this visit, it was required that patrons purchase tickets prior to the visit. The Museum had been closed due to covid-19 and had just reopened. Social distancing in place, masks required, temperature checked once entering, and traffic moved in one direction.

On to the museum itself. Very informative and a lot of information/history. It was a Weekday morning and spent about an hour and a half there. I could have spent more time, however some sections were intentionally closed or had no activity .
Written 15 July 2020
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Rosemarie C
Webster, NY75 contributions
Interesting and well-done experience - very informative
Nov 2019
The exhibits are very informative and thought-provoking. They are a good combination of visuals, artifacts, and written information. The hologram experience is particularly well-done - the combination of survivor stories and technology/artificial intelligence is really impressive. Takes several hours to see everything; you will leave feeling overwhelmed and saddened, but more knowledgeable about this horrific time in history.
Written 10 December 2019
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Traveldiive
San Felipe del Agua, Mexico297 contributions
make sure you leave enough time to see everything
Nov 2019
Excellent museum. I have visited the Holocaust museums in Washington D.C. and Israel and the Illinois museum if excellent too. Make sure you have enough time to see all the exhibits.
Written 3 December 2019
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Howard H
Chicago, IL18 contributions
A very important visit.
Dec 2019
I've put off visiting this museum since it opened because, well, it's not the most fun way to spend a day. However, I just got around attending with my wife and 12 y/o daughter, and I am so glad I did. The museum was excellent and extremely informative -- it is laid out in a way that educates the visitor about the Holocaust in a very logical, timeline fashion -- from pre-Holocaust Jewish life in Europe to post-Holocaust life, and everything in between. We elected to go on a docent-led tour -- the docent-led tours do not allow the visitor time to look/read every single artifact and signage, but the docent, as you walk through the museum, tells the story of the Holocaust and points out some of the more important parts -- having a 12 y/o daughter that isn't self-motivated to read museum signage, this was the best way for us to visit the museum -- one could always go back after the tour and view exhibits in greater detail. I also highly recommend the hologram exhibit -- it is amazing -- it is like the survivor is sitting right there with you. I will absolutely be back with my other children.
Written 2 December 2019
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Ana Maria L
Caguas, Puerto Rico54 contributions
Educational Afternoon.
I spent an unforgettable afternoon at this museum. Not for the faint of heart, but a must for everyone who wants to honor the victims and try to understand the atrocities committed against them. Will definitely fuel one's resolve to never be passive in the face of bigotry and hate.
Written 26 November 2019
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kelley65
Chicago, IL193 contributions
Overwhelming
Sep 2019
This museum really struck a chord with me. The sadness and torment that is captured in almost every single picture and paragraph is completely overwhelming. What I would do to go back in time to rid the world of this atrocity. Many donations of the survivors, and very interesting hologram presentation!
Written 18 November 2019
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By: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
painterladysf
painterladysf
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Excellent, well thought-out museum
The Illinois Holocaust Museum has a comprehensive exhibit describing the origins of Nazism and the Holocaust itself
Annemarie K
Annemarie K
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One of the finest
Worth taking the train and visiting this outstanding museum. It’s both detailed and experimental and painstakingly
debbieaY1939IB
debbieaY1939IB
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Exhibits That Are Deeply Moving
We went to the museum largely because we wanted to see the Ruth Bader Ginsburg exhibit. Although that was a nice e
KimmyKit
KimmyKit
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A Great Museum Experience
I’ll admit that I was hesitant to visit with younger kids, but the entire second floor is kid-friendly with interes
betsysnyder17
betsysnyder17
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Great museum
Many interesting and thought provoking things to see. We did not have enough time and will have to go back. We happ
SMLeek69
SMLeek69
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Eveyrone Should Visit The IHM&EC.
I have visited the Dacahu concentration Center Memorial near Munich, Germany on 2 occasions. Thoes visits prepared
David S
David S
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Solemn and educational
I had a few hours to use before an event and this was walkable from my hotel so I went to check it out. What a gem.
Stanley G
Stanley G
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Sad But Worthy Experience
If you think man can't hate a race, culture or religion; think again. The exhibits and interviews will shake your s
Keith032
Keith032
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A Moving and Educational Experience
Your first impression of the Center is arriving at the back of the building and looking for the entrance. Follow th
shawnam808
shawnam808
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School Trip
Very impressive musuem, much more detailed & thoughtfully laid out than anticipated. Only critique- they jammed way
mandyo178
mandyo178
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More Than Meets The Eye
When we first got there it felt like it wasn't going to be much or worth it but it was definitely worth it. I learn
ESHKM
ESHKM
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Highly recommended.
I feel very grateful that I had the chance to visit this museum with my family (including 7 & 13 yo). On the day we
sebasterneus
sebasterneus
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Nice museum to visit
The design of the museum is amazing. There are lots of things to see. Make sure you have at least 2 hours available
John F
John F
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Do Do The Docent Tour
Excellent museum for understanding world wars I & II and impact on citizens of Jewish persuasion. Powerful display
Stan K
Stan K
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Went to see New Halogram Survivor Exhibit
Modern technology at work. Imagine asking questions of a survivor of the Holocaust questions. At the exhibit at the
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