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
Museum After Hours: Rockin’ Halloween
Oct 25 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Come celebrate Halloween and the opening of two new art exhibitions at the Museum.
Nov 2 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
The bison became the National Mammal in 2016 because of their historical significance and their present day impact. Of course bison have been and are again becoming a big part of Illinois culture and landscape.
Supernovae
Nov 6 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Learn about the basics about supernova, how their light curves and spectra have been interpreted to reveal their nature and more.