PUBLIC NOTICE: The well-being of our staff, volunteers, guests and their families is our highest priority. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Illinois State Museum system has temporarily closed all locations – Springfield, Lewistown, and Lockport – effective Saturday, March 14, 2020. All special events and programming are also canceled. Please continue to visit our website for future updates..
Visitors to the main museum in Springfield are treated to world renowned natural history exhibits and a wonderful view of the arts within and beyond Illinois' borders. Educational programs, films, and special events enhance the changing exhibitions.
Springfield (217) 782-7386
Admission: Adults (19-64) $5.00,
Kids, Seniors, Veterans, & Members Free
Museum: Mon-Sat: 9-4:30, Sun: 12-4:30
MacLean Play Museum: Mon-Sat: 10-4, Sun: 1-4:30
All Facilities Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.