Upcoming Events

The Illinois State Museum offers a wide range of public programs throughout the year for all ages. Most events are free with admission to the Museum. Please see the event listings for details.

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All ISM Events
Aug 2 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
John Martin will discuss the University of Illinois Springfield Barber Astronomical Observatory’s on-going survey of luminous stars in two nearby galaxies which will soon publish its first four years
Hairy Who & the Chicago Imagists
Aug 3 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Film Screening
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
In conjunction with the current exhibition Kings & Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago, the Illinois State Museum will hold a special screening of the award winning film Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists.
Aug 5 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Where does our food come from? Children can harvest “corn,” learn where hamburgers come from, and make agriculture art. Hot Air Creations will also be making balloon farm animals for visitors to take home!