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History Education & Outreach

The North Shore Gas Education Classroom is home base for our school field trips and education programs. In summer, it hosts camps, scout programs, lectures, public programs and events. The 1,600-square-foot facility is a flexible space, which can accommodate up to 48 students. Smart technology allows for interactive teaching and presentations. Gallery map » Parking map »

School Field Trips and Group Tours

Field trips provide school and scout groups interactive programs that encourage group work and critical thinking. Our school field trips are available for ages 4–grade 8. School field trips are designed to address Illinois Learning Standards and can be customized to fit your needs. They offer hands-on learning incorporating history and language arts, and feature experts and local historians. Email or call 847-968-3422 to book a school field trip. Guided and self-guided group tours are also available year-round. 

School Programs     Scout Programs

In-School Programs

If your classroom can’t make the trip to the Dunn Museum, our education staff can come to your school. Our in-school programs and educators are packed and ready to travel. Programs are designed to address Illinois Learning Standards and can be customized to fit your needs. Programs offer hands-on learning incorporating history and language arts, and feature experts and local historians. Programs are economically priced and designed for one classroom of students. Special discounts available for multiple programs booked in a single day. Email or call 847-968-3422 to book an in-school program.

School Programs

Teacher Training and Open House

Our educators offer a Teacher Open House in the fall and trainings throughout the year. Learn about programs and educational resources for your class, and take part in teacher training sessions with our education staff. Up to two Teaching Training Hours available. Check our calendar for open house date or subscribe to our educator email list for updates.

Public Programs

Programming for adults, children and families includes hands-on workshops, storytelling, guided tours, lectures and seasonal events. Check our calendar for available programs. On the first and third Thursdays of every month, admission, and educational programs for adults and families are offered for free after 5 pm, through a donation by USG.

Public Programs

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