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
ISM Brown Bag Lecture Series
Jan 17 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Contemporary Olfactory Arts
Research & Collections Center, Springfield
Since the millennium, there has been an increase in the number of artists using smell in their art. Dr. Shiner will present a brief survey of contemporary olfactory art.
Image of an view of the Illinois River Valley.
Jan 20 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Did you know glaciers contributed to the formation of the Illinois River Valley? Learn about how the last Ice Age shaped the present-day landscape.
Photograph of Last Acre
Jan 20 2018 - 7:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Known for their original songs and tight family harmonies rich with the elements of folk, bluegrass, and Americana, Last Acre is the father daughter duo Mark and Molly Mathewson.