Planning an Interactive Experience

The Ray Bradbury Museum is in the planning stages and will open at 13 N. Genesee St. in downtown Waukegan, IL, Ray's hometown and the inspiration for so much of his writing. Picture an interactive experience where you can be immersed in the themes from his hungry imagination:

  • Space Exploration
  • Time travel and Magic
  • Freedom of expression and the individual
  • Love of books, storytelling and libraries
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Our Mission

  • To celebrate Ray Bradbury's artistic achievements and literary legacy
  • To deepen appreciation for Ray Bradbury's continuing cultural influence
  • To engage visitors in exploring Ray Bradbury's imagination and important themes
  • To educate the public about Ray Bradbury and his writing
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"We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force Experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts." -Ray Bradbury

The Future

As we grow, our goal is to move the museum to the historic Carnegie Library at 1 N. Sheridan Road in Waukegan, where Ray Bradbury spent endless hours during his childhood. The Carnegie Library also featured prominently in many of his works, most notably Something Wicked This Way Comes.