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
last known Indian Trail Oak in Illinois
Oct 4 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
The story of what probably was the last known Indian Trail Oak in Illinois, as an example of trail marker trees once found throughout much of North America.
pumpkin patch
Oct 7 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Ninety-five percent of pumpkins processed in the United States are grown in Illinois. Learn more about this amazing crop through games, activities and crafts.
native american pottery
Nov 4 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
People have lived in Illinois for thousands of years. Learn about the lives of ancient Illinoisans and how scientists discover clues to what their lives were like.