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WELCOME TO THE GREAT LAKES NAVAL MUSEUM

As an official Department of the Navy Museum, the Great Lakes Naval Museum's mission is to select, collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy with particular emphasis on the Navy's only "boot camp" at Naval Station Great Lakes, Great Lakes, Illinois.

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

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

MUSEUM NOTICES

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 e-mail glnm@navy.mil for more information.



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GREAT LAKES MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS

Kite Making icon Children's Activities:
April:  Great Lakes Naval Museum Hosts Kite-Making Activity For Children,
April 5, 2014 at 1:00pm

The Great Lakes Naval Museum will be hosting a free kite-making activity for children on Saturday, 5 April 2014 from 1:00-3:00 pm.  This event is free and open to the public.  Children are encouraged to come and take advantage of the April winds, celebrate national Kite Flying Month and learn about the science behind lift, drag and flight.  Participants will also learn to make a simple, durable kite out of household items.  All craft supplies will be provided.
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Ultra-Violet icon Children's Activities:
May:  :  Great Lakes Naval Museum Hosts "Ultraviolet Light and You!" Activity for Children,
Saturday, 10 May 2014, 1-3pm.

Learn about ultraviolet (UV) light and how it affects museums and you!  This event is free and open to the public.  Simple experiments with UV light, filters and sunscreen help children learn about light.  Conduct UV filter experiments and make/take home a UV bead bracelet!  All supplies will be provided.
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Code Breaking-Top Secret icon Children's Activities:
June: Battle of Midway Code-breaking Activity For Children,
June 14, 2014 at 1:00pm
 

The Great Lakes Naval Museum will be hosting a free Battle of Midway Code-breaking activity for children on Saturday, 14 June 2014 at 1:00pm.  This event is free and open to the public. Children are encouraged to come and learn about the Battle of Midway and the role that cryptology played in securing the American victory.  Participants will also learn to make their own secret code.  All craft supplies will be provided.
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Sailor Events
Our list of events has been updated! Visit our events page and plan your next visit.
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