333 S. Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661
333 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661
|Tuesday - Wednesday||11 AM - 5 PM|
|Thursday||11 AM - 8 PM|
|Sunday, Friday - Saturday||11 AM - 5 PM|
Students : $8
Children (3-12): $7
Children under 3: Free
Special Event Rental
Stephanie A. Vlahakis, President
Kimberly Smith, Marketing and Development Assistant
The National Hellenic Museum is the second oldest American institution dedicated to displaying and celebrating the cultural contributions of Greeks and Greek-Americans.
Discover how the Greek journey has contributed to your own story in the National Hellenic Museum’s permanent and special exhibits. From the myths of Ancient Greece to the latest temporary exhibit, you’ll find something for everyone in these engaging, interactive environments.
The National Hellenic Museum's mission is to preserve and explore Hellenism and to chronicle the Greek American journey through exhibitions, oral histories, archival collections and education programs. Our purpose is to inspire in people of all backgrounds a curiosity for their own story through a greater connection to Greek history, culture and the arts.
The National Hellenic Museum's collection spans thousands of years from 1200 BCE to today. The Museum has approximately 7,000 items in categories that are comprised of antiquities, folk and immigrant artifacts, and modern art. Its collection includes ancient Cypriot ceramics, vintage photographs, housewares, handmade textiles, traditional costumes, musical instruments, documents, immigrant artifacts, and more.
The non-circulating research library is an integral part of the Museum and its educational and custodial mission. The Library's collection is focused primarily on two areas:
- Greek Immigrant history and experience in the United States
- Artistic and literary work of Hellenic people and the celebration of the Hellenic heritage
- The Library primarily collects original source and out-of-print materials.
The Library serves researchers exploring the Greek immigrant experience in the U.S., including Chicago, students of all ages and backgrounds and those interested in seeking information on Hellenic heritage.
Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members
Appointment required: No
Whether it’s a holiday party, a wedding or a business meeting, the National Hellenic Museum provides unparalleled views, quality and comfort.
The Museum’s signature Rooftop Terrace features a spectacular panoramic view of Greektown and Chicago’s iconic skyline. The 3,600-square-foot terrace is home to three gardens, including an Illinois prairie garden with plant species native to Northeastern Illinois.
Inside the Museum, the John P. Calamos, Sr. Great Hall provides 5,300-square-feet of multi-purpose space capable of hosting intimate parties, as well as larger events. The Dr. Mary Dochios Kamberos Special Events Hall features state-of-the-art lighting and technology for a range of presentations, performances, lectures, film screenings and private receptions. The hall provides 1,700-square-feet of flexible event space.
Birthday Party Packages
Do you have a Percy Jackson fan in your family? Is your child mad about mythology? Celebrate your child’s birthday with a party at the Museum! Whether its a 1st, 5th or 12th birthday, we know that birthdays should be something special! We now offer spectacular packages to make your child’s birthday fun and memorable, including a museum guide and a variety of add-on activities, such as crafts and a Museum gift bag.
Cost varies with size and additional activities. Reservations are required.
Special Event Rental
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