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
broken plate
Sep 5 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Research & Collections Center, Springfield
In the 19th century, it was common practice for people to discard unwanted objects into their outhouses. Today they are treasure troves of artifacts to historians and archaeologists.
fall into fall image
Sep 7 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Fall represents a shift in seasons bringing cooler weather, changing leaves, and shorter days.
Sep 10 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
From making new friends to learning new things going off to school brings so many fun things. Enjoy stories and a craft to celebrate a new school year.