Educational Programs

PUBLIC NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois State Museum is not offering onsite field trips at this time. Groups are limited to 10 people with 1 adult for every 5 children. See our Visitor Information Page for the latest details and reservations

The museums and galleries in the Illinois State Museum system offer school and group programs tailored to their exhibits, events, and communities. To learn more about these programs visit the following pages for ISM in Springfield, Dickson Mounds Museum, and the Lockport Gallery.

Department of Natural Resources Biodiversity Field Trip Grants are available to support the costs of your field trip. 

Check out our Educator's Webpage with virtual exhibits, information, activities, and resources for educators. Our Family Fun Site also offers activities that can be adapted to the classroom. 

We also have a variety of online resources designed for K-12 teachers that covers a variety of subjects.