Visitor Information

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Directions & Parking


Group Visits

The Illinois State Museum welcomes groups of all sizes.  You will find additional information to help plan your group visit below.  For additional information for school groups and field trips please click here.  For additional information please contact us by email or (217) 782-5949.

Bus Parking

  • Bus unloading and pickup is on westbound Edwards Street in front of the Museum.
  • Bus parking is available in the Visitor Center Parking Area accessed by Edwards Street.

Group Guidelines

  • In addition to the items above, groups should check in with the receptionist upon arrival.
  • Adult chaperones are required to stay with their youth groups at all times.
  • Please bring at least one adult for every ten members of your youth group.

Illinois State Museum-Springfield
502 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-7386

Museum Hours
Mon-Sat: 9-4:30, Sun: 12-4:30
Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Mary Ann MacLean
Play Museum Hours
Mon-Sat: 10-4, Sun: 1-4:30

Adults (19-64) $5.00
Children Free
Seniors & Veterans Free
Museum Society Members Free