Illinois State Museum Online Events

In order to promote the safety of our visitors, and in compliance with State guidelines, all in-person special events and programs held inside Illinois State Museum facilities have been canceled. However, online events are being planned and provided. 

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Night Creatures Logo
Oct 2 2020 - 9:00am to Oct 5 2020 - 7:00pm
Whooo’s awake after dark? As we are starting to go to bed, a whole other world is waking up. Learn who’s awake at night and how they have adapted to their nighttime world.
Oct 8 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Social Justice in Museums Series
Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) is the work of many American museums today, but just a few years ago, very few major museums were conscious of the need to be inclusive.
Hector Duarte with work "Como Te Ven Te Tartan (As They See You, They Treat You)"
Oct 14 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Associate Curator of Art Doug Stapleton will facilitate a discussion with artist Hector Duarte in conjunction with the Figurism exhibition currently on view at Aurora University.