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
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.
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Feb 8 2020 (All day)
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Learn how to play the game of chess and acquire basic strategies. If you already know how to play Chess, this is a great opportunity to find your match and hone your skills.
Mike Anderson
Feb 11 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
What do the Ugly Duckling, Little Red Riding Hood, and Anansi the Spider have in common? They are all characters in folktales.