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Dunn Museum

Plan Your Visit


We continue to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 and work in close coordination with the Lake County Health Department and other local partners.

Gallery Hours

Tuesday: 10 am–4:30 pm

Note: The Museum will be open with shortened hours on December 12 from 2–4:30 pm.

Thursday: 10 am–4:30 pm

On the first and third Thursdays of every month, enjoy FREE programs and admission from 5–8 pm. Sponsored by USG. View Programs»

Saturday: 10 am–4:30 pm
Sunday: 12–4:30 pm


Holiday Hours

December 22–25: Christmas Closed
December 26–31: Winter Break 10 am–4:30 pm
January 1: New Year's Day Closed

General Admission

Age Resident   Nonresident    
Seniors 62+ $3 $6  
Adults 18+ $6 $10  
Students 18–25    $3 $6 *With student ID
Youth 4–17 $3 $6 *Limit 10 per adult
3 & Under     FREE FREE  

Half off admission on Tuesdays and up to four FREE youth per adult!




Dinosaurs: Fossils Exposed
Open in-person and virtually | October 7, 2023–January 15, 2024
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Upcoming Special Exhibition

Managing Healthy Landscapes
Open in-person | February 10–April 7, 2024
Learn More»

Visitor Loyalty Program

Earn FREE admission on future visits to the Dunn Museum. To secure your future free admission:

  1. Complete a sign-up card at the Museum to activate your loyalty account
  2. Earn one FREE admission for every four regularly priced Adult/Senior admissions purchased
  3. Rewards are redeemable on your next visit

Getting Here

The Dunn Museum is located in the General Offices of the Lake County Forest Preserves at 1899 West Winchester Road between Route 45 and Butterfield Road in Libertyville. The entrance is on the south side of the building. Once you turn south onto Technology Way, follow signs to Dunn Museum. 


Gift Shop

The Dunn Museum Gift Shop offers a selection of items inspired by the history and culture of Lake County, including books, posters, notecards, photos, jewelry, apparel and other custom products. Items created by local artisans are also featured in the shop.

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Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 West Winchester Road | Libertyville IL 60048
847-968-3400 | 847-526-0024 fax