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
Collage photographic image of the white tailed deer--fawn, doe, and buck.
Dec 1 2022 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
This month’s program will focus on the Illinois state animal, the white-tailed deer.
Holiday Fest in red text with green square boarder, holy in the lower corners
Dec 3 2022 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Happy New Year from the Illinois State Museum! Join us as we start the celebration for the year of the rabbit a little early.
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.