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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


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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Soap Scrimshaw Children's Activities:
Great Lakes Naval Museum hosts
Soap Scrimshaw

November 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Children will learn about the history of scrimshaw and make their own scrimshaw on a bar of soap. This event is free and open to the public. All craft supplies are provided.

Art Exhibit: Ameircan Flag with only 4 stars and artisticcolors Great Lakes Naval Museum will  host the opening reception of the art exhibition,
"Flagship: An Art Exhibition Created by the Students at LEARN Charter School"
November 22, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

In conjunction with the Navy's 239th Birthday, students from LEARN Charter School have created an art program which highlights the theme of this year's celebration, "Thanking Those Who Support Us." This opening reception will feature over 200 original works of art and will include an art workshop presented by the staff of the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago. Admission to this exhibition is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Soap Scrimshaw Great Lakes Naval Museum will host a free Holiday concert with Naval Station Great Lakes own
"Brass Ambassadors Quintet"
December 12, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Come hear all of your holiday favorites and enjoy some hot cocoa and Holiday cookies as you listen. This event is free and open to the public.

Ornament Decorating image Children's Activities:
Great Lakes Naval Museum hosts its annual Decorate a Nautical Ornament
December 13, 2014 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Join us at the Great Lakes Naval Museum to create nautical-themed holiday ornament. All craft supplies will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, please contact the Great Lakes Naval Museum at 847-688-3154 or glnm@navy.mil

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