Welcome to ISM-Springfield

PUBLIC NOTICE

In response to Illinois’ Tier 3 resurgence mitigations, the Illinois State Museum System will temporarily close our flagship facility and Research and Collections Center in Springfield, the Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, and the Lockport Gallery effective Friday, November 20, 2020. All locations will remain closed until further notice.

This decision is the best course of action to ensure the safety of our patrons and dedicated staff. We will continue to offer virtual opportunities so you can experience all the Museum has to offer from the safety of your home.

Visitors to the museum in Springfield are treated to world-renowned natural history exhibits and a wonderful view of the arts within and beyond Illinois. Educational programs enhance the changing exhibitions.

Visitor Information
502 South Spring Street
Springfield (217) 782-7386
Admission: Free
Museum: Tues-Sat: 10-4:00
MacLean Play Museum: Closed unitl Further Notice
All Facilities Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
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Membership Benefits
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News
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