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

ISM-Research & Collections Center

ISM-Dickson Mounds

ISM-Lockport Gallery

Online Events
Image is of IDNR's Fall Colors poster front.
Oct 1 2021 (All day) to Oct 31 2021 (All day)
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Through the month of October, different points of interest will be highlighted along the trails. This self-guided experience will be available daily...
Image is of Flourite crystal courtesy of the Illinios State Museum.
Oct 16 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
To celebrate Earth Sciences Week, kids are welcome to pick-up a FREE Rocks, Minerals & Fossils activity bag on Saturday, October 16th from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Oct 26 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Join History Curator Erika Holst to learn about historic clothing through the lens of an 1800s women's lifespan.