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
Marshal Fields Decorations
Dec 20 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Research & Collections Center, Springfield
For nearly a century, Marshall Field's flagship store in Chicago dazzled visitors at Christmas time with its holiday window displays, a giant tree in the Walnut Room, and whimsical decorations.
Dec 31 2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Celebrate the end of 2018 and early kick off to 2019!
Lockport Gallery, Lockport
Hosted by ISM Lockport partners Embers Tap House Reservations (815) 532-3031
Dr. Glen Freimuth
Jan 2 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Dendrochronology, commonly known as tree ring dating, has been in use since the 1920’s.