The North Shore Celebrates Museum Month
April is Museum Month on Chicago's North Shore, meaning it’s the perfect time to revisit a favorite museum in order to check out a new exhibit or discover a new museum entirely (especially on those inevitable rainy spring days!). Throughout the month, local museums will be offering special deals and gifts — all you have to do is show the museum this page on your phone. And don’t forget to show us all the fun you’re having by using #NSMM19 on social media.
Here are just a few of the awesome offers you'll find during Museum Month. For all the Museum Month offers, click here.
American Toby Jug Museum
910 Chicago Ave., Evanston
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more unique museum not only on the North Shore, but in the country. In fact, this museum is home to the largest collection of Toby and character jugs in the entire world (more than 8,000!). Here you'll find jugs from the 18th century in addition to those depicting present-day pop culture icons. Admission is free, and during Museum Month you can enjoy 10 percent off at the gift store.
Halim Time & Glass Museum
1560 Oak Ave., Evanston
When you visit this museum during April, you'll receive a zodiac dome eraser with paid admission. The museum houses more than 1,100 timepieces and more than 30 stained glass windows, all part of the Halim family's own collection. Guided and non-guided group tours are available, and you can even bring your own timepieces here for repair and restoration.
American Toby Jug Museum, Evanston
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
The Illinois Holocaust Museum is a moving tribute to those who lost their lives during the Holocaust, as well as an education center working to combat hatred in all forms around the world today. The groundbreaking Take a Stand Center gives visitors the opportunity to talk with holograms of Holocaust survivors, and current special exhibits include "Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865" and "Activists and Icons: The Photographs of Steve Schapiro." During Museum Month, the Illinois Holocaust Museum is offering 50 percent off admission with code NORTHSHORE.
Halim Time & Glass Museum, Evanston
Kohl Children's Museum
2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview
Parents, rejoice! This is the perfect spot for keeping kiddos entertained all season long thanks to 17 permanent exhibits and a stellar rotation of temporary exhibits. Kids can play doctor in the Baby Nursery, build skyscrapers in City on the Move, create a melody in Ravinia Festival Music Makers, build a car in the SpotHero Car Garage, pick fruits and veggies for the Whole Foods Market, and more. Plus, visitors can enjoy 2 for 1 admission during Museum Month.
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie
Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive, Northwestern University, Evanston
Admission to this museum is always free, but mention Museum Month when you visit and you'll receive a free tote bag. The Block Museum's permanent collection includes almost 5,000 works of art — everything from drawings to sculptures — from the 15th century to the present day. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits, including the current "Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa," and screens a variety of films.
Kohl Children's Museum, Glenview
Find a complete list of participating museums and offers here.
The Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston
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