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
Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask book cover
Nov 9 2021 - 4:00pm to Dec 7 2021 - 6:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Calling all teachers! Learn more about Indigenous people through a study circle using Anton Treuer’s book Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Young Readers Edition.
Cartoon image of Hugo Kringle and a reindeer.
Dec 2 2021 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Tots and their caretakers may enjoy a visit with Santa’s brother Hugo Kringle.
red mittens with white snowflakes and white fir trim. The title Warm Winter Super Saturday written below the mittens.
Dec 4 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Winter is more than just the cold! Explore Illinois winter trends and traditions that keep us warm inside and out.