Visitor Information

Directions & Parking


Group Visits

The Museum is not currently taking large group reservations at this time in order to provide for the safety of our guests.  

Group Guidelines

  • Adult chaperones are required to stay with their youth groups at all times.
  • Please bring at least one adult for every 5 members of your youth group.
  • All visitors (over age two who can medically tolerate a mask) will be required to wear a face covering at all times.
    All masks must be made from a solid material, preferably with more than one layer, and cannot have exhalation valves or vents.
  • All visitors have their temperature taken (contactless) and answer a few health questions.
  • Visitors are asked to distance themselves at least 6 feet from those in other parties and to refrain from touching surfaces wherever possible.
  • No food, beverages (other than water in a sealed container), gum or candy are allowed in the museum.
  • Backpacks are not allowed in the galleries.
  • Photographs may be taken in all areas except the Art Gallery (depending on the exhibition).
  • The Museum does not have food or eating facilities. Water fountains are not available due to COVID-19 precautions.

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.
Illinois State Museum-Springfield

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

Museum Hours

Tue-Sat: 10-4:00
Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Mary Ann MacLean
Play Museum Hours

Closed until February 2, 2022.
Information: (217)782-5993