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
Photo: Aerial view of snow geese by Jacob Randa/USFWS
Feb 23 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
View the large flocks of migrating snow geese from the 100-foot tall observation tower at Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge!
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Feb 24 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Join us for an afternoon with Kevin Wright, one of the photographers of the Museum’s latest temporary exhibit, “The Wandering Flatlanders – A Photographic Journey for Illinois Wildlife.”
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Mar 2 2019 (All day) to Mar 3 2019 (All day)
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
View flint knapping demonstrations during the Museum’s Fourth Annual Weekend Knap-In.