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

Online Events
Moving Forward Together speaker headshots
Jun 10 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Global Conversations on the Return of Cultural Heritage Series
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
This conversation will explore the creation of communities of professional practice across the globe and other actions that can strengthen the work that has been done until now.
Ida B. Wells
Jun 22 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Ida B. Wells-Barnett was an investigative journalist, civil rights activist, and suffragist who dedicated her life to fighting for equality despite racial and sexist prejudice.
Illinois State Museum 2021 Summer camp logo with green test tube surrounded by splashes of color.
Jun 24 2021 - 8:30am to Jun 25 2021 - 12:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Summer camp for youth ages 11-14. Join us this summer as we dive into the art and science of making an exhibit. Go behind the scenes to learn how an exhibit is made and get the chance to create your own.