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WELCOME TO THE GREAT LAKES NAVAL MUSEUM

The museum is located at the Naval Station Great Lakes by the Main Gate. Admission and parking are free.

Address: Building 42, 610 Farragut Avenue, Great Lakes, IL 60088

MUSEUM INFORMATION

Hours of Operation

Wednesday 1pm - 5pm
Thursday    1pm - 5pm
Friday       11am - 5pm
Saturday    1pm - 5pm

Guided tours and additional hours by appointment.
Please call 847-688-3154
or email glnm@navy.mil for more information.



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GREAT LAKES NAVAL MUSEUM EVENTS

Rusty Anchor Corrosion Educational Activity
Salt, Water, & Power: Corrosion As Energy
February 20, 2016
from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm in the Museum Theatre

Students in this class will learn and observe how the electrochemical process of corrosion works. The importance of this process to the U.S. Navy (both positive and negative aspects) will be demonstrated to students and this process will also be put into practical use as students will have the opportunity to build a coin batter and power a salt water battery operated car. This event is free and open to the public. All craft supplies will be provided.

Admission and parking are free. Please call (847) 688-3154 or email glnm@navy.mil for more information about this event.

Sports balls Educational Activity
Free-Throw Physics: The Science of Sports
March 19, 2016
from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. in the Museum Theatre

Students in this class will learn about the math and science behind their favorite sports as we discuss the properties of various balls (basketballs, baseballs, tennis balls, golf balls, and hockey pucks). This event is free and open to the public and all craft supplies will be provided.

Admission and parking are free. Please call (847) 688-3154 or email glnm@navy.mil for more information about this event.

Scuba Diver Educational Activity
Underwater Archeology
April 16, 2016
from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. in the Museum Theatre

Students will learn the history and science of underwater archeology through the use of maps, geographic representations, and navigational instruments. Students will also have the opportunity to become archeologists in a simulated underwater recovery scenario. This event is free and open to the public. All craft supplies will be provided.

Admission and parking are free. Please call (847) 688-3154 or email glnm@navy.mil for more information about this event.

Pulleys Educational Activity
Simple Machines: Pulleys
May 21, 2016
from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. in the Museum Theatre

Pulleys are clever devices that allow us to lift and move large amounts of weight with a much smaller force. Students in this class will learn about the types of simple machines and about pulley systems. Students will also have the opportunity to build their own pulley system and move objects of various weight and size. This event is free and open to the public. All craft supplies will be provided.

Admission and parking are free. Please call (847) 688-3154 or email glnm@navy.mil for more information about this event.

Trebuchet Educational Activity
Complex Machines: Trebuchets
June 18, 2016
from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. in the Museum Theatre

Navy aircraft carriers use catapults to launch aircraft off the ship’s deck. Yet, these complex machines have been used throughout history. Students in this class will learn about the history and science of trebuchets and catapults and will have the opportunity to build their own trebuchet. Once the students build their trebuchets, we will take them outside and put them to the test. This event is free and open to the public and all craft supplies will be provided.

Admission and parking are free. Please call (847) 688-3154 or email glnm@navy.mil for more information about this event.

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