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 of Smooth Aster (Symphyotrichum laeve) Photo © Illinois Department of Natural Resources
May 6 2021 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Each tot will receive a native plant and fun craft to take home.
Hazel Biggs Palmer with her collection
May 6 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Starting in the late 1800s the Oliver S. Biggs' family passed the knowledge of taxidermy from one generation to the next, with Oliver’s daughter Hazel creating a natural history museum and library from the families collection.
Image is of map
May 8 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
We will visit the present and former locations of several important earthworks located in the Lewistown-Havana area and discuss what is known about them.