Hours, Admission, and Location

Museum Hours During the Academic Year

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday -  Sunday Closed

Please note: The center is closed on Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays observed by the University. Irregular hours may be held during University term breaks.  Please call (630) 844-7843 to confirm hours of operation.

Group tours are by appointment. Please see the Educational Resources page for more information regarding tours for adults and young adults.

Museum Holiday Hours

The museum will be closed:

November 23-27

December 19-February 6

Admission

Admission is free - but donations are welcome!

The following is a list of our suggested donations.  Your admission donations help us to provide services, exhibits, and programs to the larger community.

Adults $3.00 donation
Children under 12 $1.00 donation
Students and seniors $2.00 donation
Family $7.00 maximum donation

The Schingoethe Center is located inside the Hill Welcome Center on the Aurora University main campus.

View the AU Campus Map to see parking facilities and campus details.

Directions to the Museum

From the Southern Suburbs:

  1. Take 294-North to the East-West Tollway (I-88).
  2. Take Orchard Road exit.
  3. Turn left (south) onto Orchard Road.
  4. In about 4 miles, turn left (east) onto Prairie Street.
  5. The museum is located at 1315 Prairie Street (on the corner of Prairie Street and University Parkway/Calumet Avenue).

From the Northern and Northwestern Suburbs:

  1. Take either 294-South, Route 59, or Route 53/I-355-South to the East-West Tollway (I-88).
  2. Take Orchard Road exit.
  3. Turn left (south) on Orchard Road.
  4. In about 4 miles, turn left (east) onto Prairie Street.
  5. The museum is located at 1315 Prairie Street (on the corner of Prairie Street and University Parkway/Calumet Avenue).

From Southern and Central Illinois:

  1. Take Route 47-North through Yorkville and turn right at Prairie Street.
  2. In about 2 miles, take another right to stay on Prairie Street.
  3. The museum is located at 1315 Prairie Street (on the corner of Prairie Street and University Parkway/Calumet Avenue).

Still having trouble finding us? Call us at (630) 844-7843 and a staff member will direct you!