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
Aug 11 2018 - 10:00pm to Aug 12 2018 - 5:00am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Families may enjoy viewing meteors zip through the sky throughout the night into the pre-dawn hours from the comfort of the Museum’s Observation Deck.
George Godfrey
Aug 15 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Research & Collections Center, Springfield
In the early 1800s, the presence of the Potawatomi tribe and its desire to maintain control of ancestral lands, was seen as an impediment to growth by the newly-minted State of Illinois.
Aug 18 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Enjoy performances by Bill Robinson and Amelia Sweet Bluebird Stamsta.