1520 Commerce Lane
Joliet, IL 60431
Phone: (815) 730-1111
Fax: (815) 730-0289
Arts & Museums
Featuring changing exhibits focusing on Illinois art and artists.
An American artisian gallery featuring hand-blown glass, functional and decorative pottery, designer jewelry, and fiber art.
This historical house that was erected way back in 1882 is now the P. Seth Magosky Museum of Victorian Life & Joliet History. This museum conserves and displays collection pertaining to the Victorian era and historical heritage of Joliet region. Check website for details.
Gallery 7, established in 2007 as a part of the Rialto Arts District, is a fine art gallery located in the heart of downtown Joliet and features the work of nine local artists.
Established to preserve the ethnic Slovenian heritage and honor the immigrants who settled the area.
Oldest limestone church in Northern Illinois. Featuring special exhibits, ball rental, and the history of Dellwood Park.
Isle a la Cache Museum is a local museum that gives an insight into the trading customs and traditions of the bygone era. Period costumes, mock trading for children where they can actually experience barter system and much more awaits you here. For more details, check website or call ahead.
Built in 1861, the Lemont Methodist Episcopal Church is a historic landmark on Lemont Street in Lemont, Illinois. It holds significance by being a community activities center, and was also used as a recruiting depot during World War I. The architecture of the building finds inspiration in that of New England Churches replete with a bell tower and spire. It was listed on the National Register in 1986.
A 12 acre (4.85 hectares) outdoor history museum in Naperville, Illinois, The Naper Settlement consists of 30 historical buildings and structures, including the Martin Mitchell Mansion, a 12 room house and a schoolhouse. What sets this place apart from other museums is the highly interactive participation here, as guides are dressed in period costumes, even adopting the accents of those times, making the experience a lot more realistic. There are also frequent re-enactments of historical events and battles and other themes like Haunted Nights. The place is a delight for kids, who get to learn while having fun.
Formed in 1906 to preserve and promote the history of Aurora, this museum contains three floors of changing exhibitions, as well as a great collection of photographs, books, maps, and other memorabilia. A museum and gift shop which carries an array of historic and art gifts is also on site.
More than 200 exhibits on light, magnetism, weather, math, physics, and chemistry can be found at this fun and entertaining science museum which encourages people of all ages to explore, discover, and experiment with the exhibits. An outdoor science park is also on site which features a virtual reality experience.
Located in a historic 1894 fire station, the Aurora Regional Fire Museum preserves and promotes the history of fire departments in the city. Artifacts and memorabilia are on display, as well as interactive exhibits that educate and entertain children and adults alike. They also organize workshops in fire safety and prevention. The museum is open for walk-in visitors from Thursdays to Saturdays between 1:00p to 4:00p.