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
Dec 25 2019 (All day)
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
All Museum facilities will be closed on Wednesday, December 25. Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, December 26.
Beach
Jan 4 2020 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Leave the January cold behind and join us on Illinois' prehistoric and modern beaches.
Jan 8 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
In 1972 the U.S. Congress voted to adopt an Equal Rights Constitutional Amendment. By 1973 thirty states had passed the amendment, but it had already gone down to defeat in the Illinois legislature. Learn the long history of the ERA fight in Illinois.