Illinois State Museum Upcoming Events

The Illinois State Museum offers a wide range of public programs throughout the year at all of its facilities. Most events are free to the public, though some at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield may require paying admission to the Museum. Click on the event listing for details.

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Illinois State Museum Events

Research & Collections Center Events

Dickson Mounds Events

Lockport Gallery Events

Online Events
Image is of male bluegill.
Jun 18 2021 - 10:00am to Jun 19 2021 - 4:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
The free fishing gear will be available on a first come, first served basis on Friday, June 18th and Saturday, June 19th in the Museum’s lobby from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m..
Ida B. Wells
Jun 22 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Ida B. Wells-Barnett was an investigative journalist, civil rights activist, and suffragist who dedicated her life to fighting for equality despite racial and sexist prejudice.
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple strips to make up the Pride Flag with a black media triangle symbol in the middle
Jun 23 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Springfield
Join us as we celebrate Pride Month. Our June media club will focus on LGBTQ+ authors and issues. Participants will view a poetic performance and photos of Chicago Pride together and discuss what it reveals about our past and present.