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
Curious Encounters with the Natural World: From Grumpy Siders to Hidden Tigers
Sep 21 2017 - 4:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Join us for a celebration of a new book by Michael Jeffords and Susan Post: "Curious Encounters with the Natural World: From Grumpy Spiders to Hidden Tigers".
Sep 23 2017 -
9:00am to 4:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
The Illinois State Museum will open its doors free of charge as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the US open their doors for free to those who download a ticket.
Pets
Sep 23 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Domestic animals, and especially pets, have played an important role in human history. Come learn about pets in the past and how you and your pets can contribute to the health of the planet in the present and future.