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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

Periscope Educational Activity
Great Lakes Naval Museum invites military and civilian families to attend a free educational activity
Up Periscope
on September 19, 2015 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm in the Museum Theatre.

Periscopes are an iconic Naval instrument, but how do they work?  Students in this class will learn about simple lenses, laws of reflection, and optics.  Students will have a chance to build their own periscope to take home.  This event is free 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.

cemetary silhouette Great Lakes Naval Museum invites military and civilian families to attend our annual Great Lakes Cemetery Tour
October 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

Experience the history of Naval Station Great Lakes as you venture through one of the Navy’s most private cemeteries. Included in this tour will be a visit to the gravesite of Joseph Wallace Gregg, the first recruit to graduate from Naval Station Great Lakes in 1911. The tour, which involves walking and standing, starts at the Great Lakes Naval Museum and will last one to one-and-a-half hours. This tour is open to the public, but registration must be made in advance by contacting (847) 688-3154 or glnm@navy.mil.

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

Haunted Halloween scene Holiday Event
Great Lakes Naval Museum invites military and civilian families to attend our annual
Haunted Halloween event
October 24, 2015 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.

At the celebration, children will have an opportunity to decorate their own sailor’s white hat, get their face painted, receive special Halloween treats, decorate their own mini-pumpkin, and play exciting games. At 2:00pm, the Flying Fox Conservation Fund will be conducting a presentation featuring ten animals including a tarantula and a fruit bat. All children are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costume.
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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