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Welcome to the Illinois State Museum

The Illinois State Museum System is open! Free admission will continue across all locations. Hours of operations are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Research and Collections Center is by appointment only Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Illinois State Museum inspires exploration of Illinois' past and present to inform and enrich everyday life and to promote stewardship of cultural and natural resources for the future. The Museum's extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs that tell the story of the land, life, people, and art of Illinois.  The Illinois State Museum is headquartered in Springfield with branch facilities near Lewistown and Lockport. 

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Click here to go to the ISM-Springfield landing page.
Illinois State Museum
502 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-7386
Tue-Sat: 10-4:00 p.m.

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Dickson Mounds
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd.
Lewistown, IL 61542
(309) 547-3721
Tue-Sat: 10-4:00 p.m.

human / nature: the weight of our actions on the natural world

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Lockport Gallery
201 West 10th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 838-7400
Tue-Sat: 10-4:00 p.m.