November marks our 25th birthday and we want to celebrate with YOU! Since opening our doors in 1993 in 5,000-square-feet of donated space, the Museum has grown into a premiere institution recognized nationally for award-winning exhibits, programs and expansive community outreach initiatives. Let's celebrate these achievements together.

Kick off the Party

Join us November 17 or November 18 for our Ultimate Birthday Bash, a party 25 years in the making!  Explore the traditions behind birthday celebrations around the world, from candles to gifts and party food. Activities will also explore the color silver’s connection to the number 25 and the night sky’s role as a birthday calendar. Discover the accomplishments of a 25-year-old Nobel Laureate, and work alongside visual artists Mica Angela Hendricks and Brooks Frederick to create a 25-square-foot collaborative painting.

Jugglers, clowns, cultural music, and GRAMMY winner Danny Weinkauf and the Red Pants Band will make appearances. Visit the face painting station to add some flair before hitting the dance floor where DJ Mike will be spinning some birthday favorites. Enjoy cake and birthday treats to cap off the party! Get tickets now.

What's to Come

Get ready for 25 weeks of special events, themed workshops and deals and discounts highlighting the Museum’s 25-year history. View the complete schedule of activities to plan your visits..

List of sponsors for 25th Birthday activities

Community support makes all of our birthday activities possible. Much thanks to the individuals, businesses and foundations that have supported LICM this year ... and every year.

Share Your History

Whether you came to see us in the 90s, 00s or the current decade, show us your photos and tell your story. Use #licm25 on Facebook and Instagram, and we will include some of what we see in our 25 weeks of celebrations. Post photos of "now and then" from 1993 and beyond with #licm25 to Facebook or Instagram and we'll feature you on our own pages! Not on social media? Include a description of your picture and send it to Melissa Sorvillo at