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Hours and Admission



Gallery Hours

Tuesday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm. First and Third Thursday Nights: open until 8 pm on the first and third Thursdays of every month with free admission after 5 pm. Free admission sponsored by USG
Sundays 12–5 pm 
Mondays Closed. Exceptions: open 10 am–5pm Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, March 23, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and December 28.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day. 

General Admission

Resident Nonresident  
$6 $10 Adults
$3 $6 Seniors ages 62 and up. Free admission during the month of October.
$3 $6 Youth ages 4–17 (limit 10 youth per adult), students ages 18–25 (with proper identification)
FREE FREE Children ages 3 and under
FREE FREE Active U.S. military and up to five family members, mid-May–early September, as part of the Blue Star Museums program (valid military ID required)
FREE  FREE  First and Third Thursday Nights: open until 8 pm on the first and third Thursdays of every month with free admission after 5 pm. Free admission sponsored by USG

Discount Tuesdays

Resident Nonresident  
$3 $5 Adults
$1.50 $3 Seniors ages 62 and up
$1.50 $3 Youth ages 4–17 (with five to 10 youth per adult), students ages 18–25 (with proper identification)
FREE FREE Youth ages 4–17 (limit four youth per adult)
FREE  FREE  Children ages 3 and under

Visitor Loyalty Program

Earn FREE admission on future visits to the Dunn Museum.

How it works:

  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

Site Maps

View Gallery map » and Parking map »

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

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