Upcoming Events

The Illinois State Museum offers a wide range of public programs throughout the year for all ages. Most events are free with admission to the Museum. Please see the event listings for details.

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All ISM Events
red mittens with white snowflakes and white fir trim. The title Warm Winter Super Saturday written below the mittens.
Dec 4 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Winter is more than just the cold! Explore Illinois winter trends and traditions that keep us warm inside and out.
Holiday Fest Logo
Dec 4 2021 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
The Museum will be home to the Memorial Holiday Fest wreath display and seasonal activities for the whole family including crafts, winter-themed S.T.E.A.M. challenges, a holiday photo-op, and more.
Holiday Fest Logo
Dec 8 2021 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
The Museum will be home to the Memorial Holiday Fest wreath display and seasonal activities for the whole family including crafts, winter-themed S.T.E.A.M. challenges, a holiday photo-op, and more.

Illinois State Museum Online Events

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask book cover
Nov 9 2021 - 4:00pm to Dec 7 2021 - 6:00pm
Calling all teachers! Learn more about Indigenous people through a study circle using Anton Treuer’s book Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Young Readers Edition.