The Aurora Regional Fire Museum is a non-profit, educational center which focuses on sharing the history of fire-fighting, from a local and national level, through artifacts, exhibits, hands-on activities, and special events. If you have a history enthusiast, or a child who’s interested in fire trucks or firefighting, a visit to this museum is a must!
The museum is open to visitors Thursday-Saturday and provides fun and interesting experiences that seek to teach and entertain, making it the perfect family weekend outing! Their exhibits change often, but the quality stays the same. Currently, they’re showcasing tools and technology used to fight fires in an exhibit titled “Getting There, Getting Water, Getting Rescued”. Visitors can pass a leather bucket from the 1800s, touch various hoses and nozzles, watch vintage film clips of firefighters in action, and observe smoke masks, air horns, sirens, and more! Visit their website for additional details about what the museum has to offer now, and check back often as there’s always something new to see! The museum also welcomes larger groups, making it an affordable outing for schools and clubs, and there is often seasonal fun happening too!
We hope you check out this gem of suburban Chicago, and when you do, use the hashtag #outandaboutwithcompass on Instagram to share your experiences with us! Have fun!