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The Polish Museum of America
984 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642-4101
Telephone: (773) 384-3352
Fax: (773) 384-3799

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Museum & Gift Shop

Friday-Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Last admission at 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday: 11 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Last admission at 6:15 p.m.

Thursday: CLOSED



Monday-Tuesday & Friday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Thursday & Sunday: CLOSED



General office hours

Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED


how to get there & parking




All departments of the PMA are CLOSED to the general public on Thursday.

Unscheduled visitors will NOT be admitted.


In the event of special events or severe weather, we may experience an unscheduled closure.

Please check the home page for closure notices, or call ahead: (773) 384-3352.


2014 Holidays and Other Scheduled Closures

February 17 – Presidents Day

March 3 – Pulaski Day

April 18 – Good Friday

April 20 – Easter

May 26 – Memorial Day

July 4 – Independence Day

September 1 – Labor Day

October 13 – Columbus Day

November 27 & 28 – Thanksgiving

December 24 & 25 – Christmas

January 1, 2015 – New Year’s Day


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Admission tickets are purchased in the first floor Museum Gift Shop when you arrive.



Adults — $7.00

Seniors* — $6.00

Students** — $6.00

PMA members*** — $5.00



(exhibit runs from October 19, 2014 - January 11, 2015)

Adults — $10.00

Seniors* — $9.00

Students** — $9.00

PMA members*** — $8.00


*over 62 years

**over 9 years

***must present PMA membership card



VISITING TIPS & guidelines


Here are some suggestions for maximizing your enjoyment of the Museum:


     - Please allow at least one hour for your visit.

     - Feel free to ask questions of the tour guides!

They have a great deal of knowledge, particularly about the Polish-American community, as well as the exhibits in the Museum. The tour guides can give you information about getting around Chicago, and direct you to the Polish neighborhoods, Polish Catholic churches, and Polish restaurants. If you are visiting for a school assignment, please let the tour guide know when you arrive. We are always happy to tell you about the history of the Museum.


Accessibility The PMA entrance and public areas are wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair is also available on-site. Service animals are permitted. Please inform the tour guide if additional assistance is required.



Guidelines Our guidelines help protect the museum’s collections and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Please follow tour guide instructions and remember that touching works of art and items on exhibit is strictly prohibited.


The PMA asks that all visitors:

     - Do not bring in any pets.

     - Do not leave children unattended.

     - Take photographs in the SPL Great Hall only. Photography is prohibited in all other areas.


The building closes promptly at 4:00 p.m., Fridays-Tuesdays, and at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. For security reasons, no visitors are allowed to stay beyond that time.

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Mission Statement

The Mission of The Polish Museum of America, an integral part of the dynamic mosaic of Polish life in Chicago, is to promulgate the rich cultural history of the Polish people by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and displaying materials related to this heritage; and to integrate these resources into appropriate programs, activities, and exhibitions that enrich the intellectual and artistic lives of all members of society.

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Chicago Cultural Alliance
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