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
Apr 24 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Learn about the history of brewing and distilling in Illinois from beer and spirits to tea and coffee.
Bugs
May 2 2020 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Learn about these amazing creatures, both tiny and huge, through activities, games, and crafts.
May 6 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
The Civil War brought many northern whites into contact with enslaved African Americans for the first time. For many of those northerners, one of the most startling aspects of that interaction was hearing actual African American songs.