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
Image is of Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout badge.
Oct 30 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the new trailhead kiosks on the Museum’s grounds and to recognize local Havana resident and Eagle Scout candidate Karac Henderson...
Clipart image of farm animals, including cow, pig, goat, and rooster
Nov 4 2021 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Tara Ricker, owner of Within Walking Distance Homestead of Little America (Fulton Co.) will make her annual visit to Tot Time with a variety of farm animals.
Your Creative Nature Logo
Nov 6 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Humans and nature are tied together. Explore how nature and humans affect each other, all inspired by our art exhibit Human|Nature.