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
Bicentennial project seal
May 20 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
In Illinois, as in most places, people and communities have sought to connect with other places through nodes of transportation and communication for cultural, economic and political reasons.
Susan Weininger photograph
May 23 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Gertrude Abercrombie: Portrait of the Artists and a Landscape Exhibition
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Join us for an engaging tour of the exhibition led by Susan Weininger, the leading scholar and author of multiple comprehensive essays on Gertrude Abercrombie’s art and life.
May 26 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Enjoy learning about fungi's role in our lives and ecosystem.