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

ISM-Research & Collections Center

ISM-Dickson Mounds

ISM-Lockport Gallery
Online Events
Holiday Fest in red text with green square boarder, holy in the lower corners
Dec 7 2022 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Join in the holiday spirit at the Illinois State Museum. Celebrate Hanukkah by making a Hanukkah sign or paper menorah.
Holiday Fest in red text with green square boarder, holy in the lower corners
Dec 10 2022 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Candy canes, marzipan, gingerbread-oh my! Discover the land of the sweets as we decorate gingerbread candy cane people.
Desserts with the Sugar Plum Fairy logo
Dec 10 2022 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Make crafts and have sweet treats with the Sugar Plum Fairy!