The Baha'i Temple in Wilmette is closed until further notice due to heating system failure. The Welcome Center remains open 10am to 6pm, as usual.

“…. a haven for the deepest contemplation on spiritual reality and foundational questions of life.”

The Baha’i Writings

Breathe, Reflect, Connect

Every one of us has a soul that longs to connect with its Creator and to contribute to a better world. The Baha’i House of Worship stands as a testament to these purposes, offering a quiet and safe space to go inward and revitalize your sense of purpose in the world.

We are located at 100 Linden Ave in Wilmette, Ill. Parking is available on-site. The CTA Purple Line Linden Station is a few blocks away.

Accessibility information

How can we help you?

Please submit this form for special requests, including:

  • Prayer requests
  • Weddings
  • Arranging a group tour
  • Help with a student project
  • Volunteering

See Photography Guidelines for information about taking photographs at the House of Worship.

Admission is always free.

Volunteer Portal

Auditorium

The Temple Auditorium is open to visitors during the following hours:

Every day from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Being mindful in this sacred space

Visitor and photography guidelines.

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center is open to visitors during the following hours:

Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Welcome Center Bookshop is open every day:

  • Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • All other days: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We regret that restrooms are not available on the House of Worship property when the Welcome Center is closed. 

Upcoming Event

Daily Devotional Programs: Brief programs of prayers and readings (about 15 minutes) are shared in the Auditorium at the following times:

  • Daily at 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    • Sundays at 12:30 p.m. – the program is about 30 minutes and includes a capella singing and a written program on a particular theme.

Presentation on the Baha’i Faith: PowerPoint presentation with Q&A Sundays: 1:15 p.m. to about 2:15 p.m. in the lower level of the Welcome Center

Conversations Exploring the Baha’i Faith: Join in an informal discussion: Fridays: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center

Meditation Sessions: First Wednesdays of the month: 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. spend time in personal meditation in the Temple Auditorium then meet at the Welcome Center from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a group session where passages from the Baha’i Writings are shared followed by a 20-minute session of quiet contemplation and then discussion.

Programas Devocionales en Español
1er domingo de cada mes a las 2:00 p.m. en el Auditorio del templo

Seguida por una presentación en Español sobre la Fe Bahá’í a las 2:45 p.m. en el Centro de Bienvenida


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There is no clergy in the Baha’i Faith and no sermons or speeches are given in the Auditorium. Excerpts from scripture are pre-selected by the House of Worship staff and read aloud by local community members.

Man Speaking

People Praying

The Baha’i Faith teaches that every individual can investigate religious and spiritual truth. During your visit, you are free to explore the Baha’i Faith’s unifying teachings, including the oneness of humanity, the common threads among all major religions, and the connection between the human spirit and the betterment of the world.

Man Reading

The Fireside Room

Being Mindful in this Sacred Space

Visitors guidelines: Shoes and shirts are required. Modest dress is recommended. Guide dogs and other service dogs are the only animals permitted. Please secure bicycles to the racks provided before entering the grounds.

Photography guidelines: Group photography requires prior permission. Fashion, modeling or commercial photography is not permitted. Photography of any kind is not permitted in the Auditorium. (see more details)

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