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
Summer Passports
Jun 1 2018 - 9:00am to Aug 5 2018 - 4:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
The Museum Passport Series is back! This series of 5 search activities will enable families to take a closer look at the exhibits that they love.
Mike Matejka
Jul 15 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Beginning with 1850s railroad construction, Illinois boomed as an agricultural and industrial powerhouse. Familiar brand names, from Wrigley chewing gum to Swift and Armour meat products, covered the nation.
Jul 17 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
In this school bus series film, the class turns into mussels for a lesson about ocean tides and the plants and animals that live in tidal zones.