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
Museum Day
Sep 22 2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Download coupon for free admission for two adults at smithsonian.com/museumday
Biodiversity Live
Sep 22 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Learn about the diverse plants and animals of Illinois, with crafts, games, and live animals. Live animal programs at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.
Sep 23 2018 (All day) to Sep 24 2018 (All day)
Meet the Poet Samuel Love and participate in the Lockport Poetry Project Workshop
Lockport Gallery, Lockport
Poet Samuel Love appearance is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts "Our Town" Grant through The Gaylord Building-A Site of The National Trust for Historic Preservation