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
Image is of Northern Cardinal ©IllinoisDepartmentofNaturalResources.2017.BiodiversityofIllinois.Unlessotherwisenoted,photosandimages©IllinoisDepartmentofNaturalResources
Mar 4 2021 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Pick up an activity bag for your tot and join the Museum on Facebook to learn more about birds in your backyard.
Tales from the Vault: Pandemics Through the Ages
Mar 4 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Springfield
As we mark one year of the COVID-19 pandemic, ALPLM Chief of Acquisitions Ian Hunt takes us back in time for a closer look at previous pandemics, epidemics and other major health crises, including the "Black Plague," 1918 pandemic, and the AIDS epidemic.
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Mar 6 2021 (All day) to Mar 7 2021 (All day)
Springfield
Join us online to see the collections of other youth and learn how to start, store, and care for a collection of your own.