Hours and Admission

*The Schingoethe Museum and Art Gallery will be closed Monday, May 6, 2013 until the fall of 2014.*

Aurora University is pleased to announce that the Schingoethe Museum and Art Gallery will be relocated to the new Welcome Center, a 21,000-square-foot building that will serve vital purposes, in the fall of 2014. One wing of the Welcome Center will house the Schingoethe Museum with collections and exhibits oriented around a large central art gallery.

Watch this page for updates!

Questions? Please call 630-844-7843 or email museum@aurora.edu.


Welcome Center

Museum Hours During the Academic Year

During the Fall and Spring semesters, the Schingoethe Museum is open the following hours:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Please note: The center is closed on Mondays, Saturdays 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.

Often, school groups attend docent-led field trips during the morning museum hours.  Please call 630-844-7843 to confirm museum availability.

Group tours are by appointment.  To request a tour, click here to go to our online order form or call 630-844-7843 for more information.

Museum Summer Hours

During the summer, the Schingoethe Museum is open the following hours:

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

Please note: the Museum will be closed the month of August for the installation of new exhibits.

Admission

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

Admission is FREE to:

  • Aurora University students, staff, and faculty
  • American Association of Museums members
  • Friends of the Schingoethe Center members
  • ICOM members
  • Illinois Association of Museums members
  • Association of Midwest Museums members (AMM)
  • Illinois Art Education Association members (IAEA)

Annual Membership

Become a member of the Schingoethe Center and support an organization that helps others gain the same passion you have for the understanding and preservation of the Native American cultural heritage! Your membership also entitles you to a 15% discount in the Museum Store and free admission to the Museum.

Student Membership $ 15.00
Individual Membership
$ 25.00
Family Membership $ 45.00
Patron Membership $ 100.00
Benefactor Membership $ 500.00