Illinois State Museum Upcoming Events

The Illinois State Museum offers a wide range of public programs throughout the year at all of its facilities. Most events are free to the public, though some at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield may require paying admission to the Museum. Click on the event listing for details.

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Illinois State Museum Events

Research & Collections Center Events

Dickson Mounds Events

Lockport Gallery Events
Oct 22 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Bats are an integral part of the ecosystem. Learn about these often misunderstood and feared creatures through a presentation and viewing of live bats by Sharon and Dan Peterson of Incredible Bats.
Grave marker
Nov 1 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
The use of grave markers and burial grounds to understand life in western Illinois
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Hal Hassen and Dawn Cobb will explore how burial grounds and the markers found in them inform us about the social, economic and technological changes that occurred in western Illinois during the mid-nineteenth century.
native american pottery
Nov 4 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
People have lived in Illinois for thousands of years. Learn about the lives of ancient Illinoisans and how scientists discover clues to what their lives were like.