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Illinois State Museum-Springfield
502 S. Spring St.
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-7386

Admission: FREE

Hours:  Mon-Sat: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sun: Noon - 4:30 p.m.

MacLean Play Museum for Children 
Mon-Sat: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Sun: Noon - 3:30 p.m.

Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas

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Welcome to ISM-Springfield

Visitors to the Illinois State Museum System headquarters 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.

What's Happening at the ISM-Springfield...

Check out the new Presidential Illinois exhibit!

This exhibit celebrates all things “kidz” from the collection of the Illinois State Museum.  Visitors will see children’s clothing, toys, and objects from the 1840s-1990s, as well as artwork featuring children.

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