Imagine where Ray Bradbury’s stories come alive in Ray’s hometown: Waukegan, IL.

Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes.

A journey through the mind of a great American writer: Ray Bradbury.

THE FUTURE We’re building an interactive museum that immerses visitors in Ray Bradbury’s imagination and stories, anchored in his hometown of Waukegan, IL, his celebrated “Green Town.”

NOW RBEM opened for visitors with preview exhibits. New exhibits are underway. Watch for news of RBEM’s re- opening after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Plan your visit today!

Walk-in Visits

          Wauke-Con, Saturday, October 16 noon –                 6pm, Sunday October 17 noon – 6pm                    Saturday, October 23, 2021, 1-4pm                        Saturday, October 30, 2021, A Very Bradbury Halloween 4:00 – 5:30 pm, Everyone                                         Invited!

13 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085


Masks required. Suggested donation: $5.00.

To request a reservation for a different day:
Email: info@raybradburymuseum.org
Phone: 224-285-7180


Wauke-Con! Waukegan’s First Comic Book Convention!

Buy tickets in advance at Waukecon.Wordpress.com. Or purchase them at the door.

Raffle! Click here for your chance to win a signed Ray Bradbury Comic Book!

Saturday October 16,  12-8 PM

Sunday, October 17,  12-6 PM

Ray Bradbury Experience Museum

13 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085

At Wauke-Con you’ll find comic book vendors, as well as local artists and authors. Check out the list of Exhibitors: WaukeCon2021 Exhibitors.docx

It’s no secret Ray Bradbury loved comics. He faithfully attended Comic Con from its very beginning and then every year for almost the rest of his life. What better way to honor him than by having a comic book convention in his hometown?

Join Bradbury fans in Green Town at Wauke-Con! You’ll be supporting Ray Bradbury’s hometown museum at the same time.

Volunteers needed! Email info@raybradburymuseum.org!

Be Scared @
“A Very Bradbury Halloween”
Live readings performed! Free! All ages!
The Halloween Tree   Something Wicked This Way Comes     Dandelion Wine
Be in the audience for Ray Bradbury’s classic Halloween stories. The surreal, spooky Mr. Moundshroud, the terrified Lavinia, the malevolent Mr. Dark and more Bradbury characters will come to life!
Costumes encouraged. Receive an ornament to hang on the Halloween Tree in Waukegan. Masks required.

Ray’s 101st Birthday Celebration in Green Town!

Old-fashioned lime-vanilla ice cream, boys playing in the ravine, Joe Mantegna, cake and more for Ray's 101st birthday. We welcomed visitors who came from near and far, including fans from California and Virginia, as together we joined in diving into Ray’s imagination on his101st birthday in Green Town....


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