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

Research & Collections Center Events

Dickson Mounds Events

Lockport Gallery Events
It's a Gift Super Saturday logo
Dec 2 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Winter has been a season of celebration and gift-giving for much of history. Learn about the history of winter holidays in Illinois and create a gift or two to give away.
Illinois State Museum Zoology collections
Dec 3 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Research & Collections Center, Springfield
The public is invited to the ISM Research & Collections Center from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for a behind-the-scenes, sneak peek at some of these objects. Visitors will be admitted to the Museum’s collection areas and speak with Museum staff.
Illinois State Museum Geology collection
Dec 3 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Research & Collections Center, Springfield
Illinois State Museum Society Members are welcome to tour the ISM Research & Collections Center after the public open house earlier in the afternoon.