Visitor Information

Directions & Parking


Group Visits


Group Guidelines

  • Adult chaperones are required to stay with their youth groups at all times.
  • Please bring at least one adult for every 10 members of your youth group.
  • Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask, but it is not mandatory.
  • No food, beverages (other than water in a sealed container), gum or candy are allowed in the museum.
  • Backpacks are not allowed in the galleries.
  • Photographs may be taken in all areas except the Art Gallery (depending on the exhibition).
  • The Museum does not have food or eating facilities. 

Bus Parking

  • Bus unloading and pickup is on westbound Edwards Street in front of the Museum.
  • Bus parking is available in the Visitor Center Parking Area accessed by Edwards Street.
Illinois State Museum-Springfield

502 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-7386


Museum Hours

Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday: Noon to 4:30 p.m.

Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum Hours

Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 

Sunday: Noon - 3:30 p.m.

Information: (217)782-0979

Admission: Free