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
James Stanlaw, Professor of Anthropology, Illinois State University
Feb 5 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
The mandolin orchestra was very popular at the turn of the 20th century. This presentation and demonstration will be about its rise and fall—and rise again—in popularity, as well as the Illinois roots of musical virtuoso and acoustic engineer, Lloyd Loar.
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Feb 6 2020 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Get an up close look at live Birds of Prey from Wildlife Prairie Park.
Night at the Museum
Feb 7 2020 - 6:30pm to Feb 8 2020 - 8:00am
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Ever wonder what happens in the Museum after everyone has gone home? A Night at the Museum Overnight is a rare opportunity for you to visit the Museum after dark.