Upcoming Events

The Illinois State Museum offers a wide range of public programs throughout the year for all ages. Most events are free with admission to the Museum. Please see the event listings for details.

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All ISM Events
Museum After Hours
Mar 22 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
View the influence of tattoo artists from prehistory to modern times with a special exhibition of objects and artwork from the Museum’s collection.
Dana Thomas House
Mar 23 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Join us for this fast-paced, 90-minute fact-filled journey through the life of Frank Lloyd Wright.
press photo for The Guardians
Apr 3 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
A visually dazzling meditation on the delicate balance between human and nature, “The Guardians” elegantly interweaves the lives of the iconic monarch butterfly with an indigenous community in Mexico.