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
Dentalium (tusk shell) necklaces that will be returned to the Bardi Jawi
Oct 23 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
During 2020, Australia will mark the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first voyage to the east coast of Australia. The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies is seeking the return of Indigenous cultural heritage.
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Oct 24 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Join us on the fourth Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m., April-October, to walk in nature and learn about our local environment. Fun wildlife stories and facts are sure to be plentiful!
Oct 25 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Operation Picnic Table!