National Hellenic Museum opened in December 2011, and is the first ever National Greek museum in the U.S. The National Hellenic Museum is located in the well known greek-town area, at 333 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL. They provide interaction activities for kids, such as their 12 ft Trojan Horse to climb on, and providing exploration inside their Cyclops Cave. Many things are present at this site like mythological stories, special art, and todays cultural orthodox religions. With the help of the Manhattan’s Childrens Museum they were provided the interaction props.
The new museum, hopes visitors will experience and journey Greece as well as America, to understand their culture, and see how the civilization was shaped into who they are. We can embrace this community by way of appreciating their history. Showing this way of religion, after a long period of myths and stories, which gave history, and rise to the Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago.
The museums hours of operation are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Tuesday additional night-time hours of 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Museum members and children under 3 are free, adults $10, kids (3 – 10) $7, and seniors $8. For special group rates call 312-655-1234 or visit www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org for more information.