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

Online Events
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Feb 4 2021 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Join us on Facebook at Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds for Wildlife Prairie Park’s “Birds of Prey” presentation. Activity bags will be available for curbside pick-up at various locations...
Tales from the Vault: A Peek into the ISM's "Closet"
Feb 4 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Join Curator of History Erika Holst on this behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum's textile storage area to get a sense of the true scope of the Museum's collections.
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Feb 6 2021 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Springfield
The moon and stars are icons of the night sky. They provide light to break the darkness, inspire stories, and are used to navigate the unknown. Gather the family for a fun night camping in your home and learning about the night sky.