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

ISM-Research & Collections Center

ISM-Dickson Mounds

ISM-Lockport Gallery

Online Events
tree half with leave half without on a baron landscape
May 26 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Join Lincoln Land Community College Geology Professor Samantha Rief as she explores how the climate changed naturally in the past and how the current change is different.
Photo of Forbes Biological Station's Director Auriel Fournier holding two redhead waterfowl.
Jun 2 2022 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Forbes Biological Station’s Director Auriel Fournier will present this month’s program and share information about waterfowl and current research projects.
Art hanging on a pink wall
Jun 3 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Take a guided tour of Illinois State Museum's fascinating art and history exhibitions. Hear and discuss stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things.