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
press photo for The Guardians
Apr 3 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
A visually dazzling meditation on the delicate balance between human and nature, “The Guardians” elegantly interweaves the lives of the iconic monarch butterfly with an indigenous community in Mexico.
Image is of event flyer.  Text is listed as it is in the web site event posting.
Apr 4 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Tots and their caretakers may enjoy helping to plant several native Illinois trees on the Museum's grounds. Participants will also receive a tree to plant in their own backyard!
Recycled Play Day
Apr 6 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Kick off Earth Month with engaging activities centered on reducing, reusing, and recycling.