Ray Bradbury was a reader. His favorites were Buck Rogers, Tarzan, Dickens, Twain, and more. He filled his hungry imagination in his hometown library, the historic Waukegan Carnegie Library at 1 N. Genesee. Then he went on to a lifetime of writing with joy, gusto, love, and fun.

It was his imagination that produced Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine, and dozens of other stories, screenplays, and dramas that are enshrined forever in American culture.

The Ray Bradbury Museum will offer the world the opportunity to enter into Ray Bradbury’s imagination through interactive experiences with space exploration, creativity, freedom of expression, fantasy, and more.


Ray Bradbury published more than five hundred short stories, novels, plays, screenplays, television scripts, verse, and comics. His timeless words touch the hearts of audiences young and old.

Ray Bradbury was a recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation. Bradbury's long life ended on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91.

Ray Bradbury's Works

"Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down." - Ray Bradbury