Mission, Vision, Values

Ray Bradbury Experience Museum in Waukegan, Illinois


Our mission is to inspire imagination and foster
free-thinking and creativity through engagement in the
universal themes and timeless works of Ray Bradbury.


We will honor Ray Bradbury with an experiential museum
that goes beyond conventional practices and spaces,
anchored in his hometown of Waukegan, Illinois, his
celebrated “Green Town.” We will interpret the creative
work of Ray Bradbury with integrity and innovation
through interactive, immersive, transformative
experiences. Our programming will educate the public
on Ray Bradbury’s roots in Waukegan, his role in shaping
the 20th century, and his vision for a better future.

Core Values

We are committed to: 

Integrity Respect
Cooperation Creativity
Inclusion Historic Preservation
Care and Preservation of Artifacts Economic Development of our Community

Core Strengths

The core strengths that make us successful are:  

Ray Bradbury, his works, his legacy, and our passion for them.
Our hometown connection to Waukegan, the Carnegie Library, and other local Bradbury sites.
Our strong partnerships with civic, community, professional, and academic individuals and organizations.
Our location within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.
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