Illinois State Museum and Branches Temporarily Closed Until Further Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Illinois State Museum (ISM) system has temporarily closed all locations – Springfield, Lewistown, and Lockport – until further notice to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. All special events and programming are also canceled through April 30. Read our press release and visit our ISM Newsroom for more information.

Please contact ISM Advancement Director, Jamila Wicks, via mobile at (706) 207-7836 or email at should you have any questions. 

Welcome to the Illinois State Museum

The Illinois State Museum inspires discovery and caring about Illinois' cultural and natural resources and heritage. The Museum’s extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs that tell the story of the land, life, people, and art of Illinois.

The Illinois State Museum is headquartered in Springfield with branch facilities near Lewistown and in Lockport. 


Click here to go to the ISM-Springfield landing page.
Illinois State Museum
502 South Spring Street
(217) 782-7386
Mon-Sat: 9-4:30, Sun: 12-4:30
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Dickson Mounds
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd.
(309) 547-3721
Daily: 9:00-4:30
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Lockport Gallery
201 West 10th Street
(815) 838-7400
Wed-Fri: 9-5, Sat: 10-5, Sun: 11-5

Click here to go to the ISM-Research and Collections Center landing page.

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