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
Image of painting, Philip Juras, Beadles Barrens, Edwards County, IL, 2022, oil on canvas
Aug 20 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Join artist Philip Juras for a presentation about the Museum’s latest temporary exhibit, “The Long view: Prairie Paintings from Illinois Nature Preserves.”
Photographic image of second floor People of the Valley exhibit.
Aug 25 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Economics
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Join Curator of Anthropology Logan Pappenfort as he illustrates the various lifeways of the people who once inhabited the Central Illinois River Valley.
Aug 25 2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
The Illinois State Museum is excited to welcome educators back in person to our annual Teacher Appreciation Event in partnership with Horace Mann and Springfield Public Schools Foundation.