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 tree planting.
Apr 22 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
In celebration of Earth Day, pick-up and plant a free native Illinois tree seedling in your own yard as part of a community-wide event.
girls working at long tables in a radium factory
Apr 27 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
The young women who worked at the Radium Dial Company in the 1920s were told that the radium they were using was harmless. Dive into this fascinating and tragic tale of the brave factory workers whose quest for justice forever changed US Labor laws.
Setting the Foundation speaker headshots
Apr 29 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Global Conversations on the Return of Cultural Heritage Series
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Join Indigenous peoples, museum professionals, and human rights experts from across the globe for a series of conversations regarding repatriation and the return of cultural tangible and intangible heritage.