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
Night at the Museum
Mar 8 2019 - 6:30pm to Mar 9 2019 - 8:00am
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Ever wonder what happens in the Museum after everyone has gone home? A Night at the Museum Overnight is a rare opportunity for you to visit the Museum after dark.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
Mar 12 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Red Fish, Things One and Two, Fox in Socks, and the Cat in the Hat--Join your favorite Dr. Seuss characters for a celebration of the author’s birthday with stories and a craft.
family history research
Mar 13 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:15pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Join Curator of Art and History Erika Holst for two introductory workshops on family history. Participants can choose to register for either or both workshops, which will be held in the Museum’s classroom.