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

Research & Collections Center Events

Dickson Mounds Events

Lockport Gallery Events
Sep 23 2017 -
9:00am to 4:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
The Illinois State Museum will open its doors free of charge as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the US open their doors for free to those who download a ticket.
Drone program
Sep 23 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
The Nature Conservancy’s Doug Blodgett will share some basic information about drones and weather permitting, demonstrate a few of their capabilities for collecting aerial imagery.
Pets
Sep 23 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Domestic animals, and especially pets, have played an important role in human history. Come learn about pets in the past and how you and your pets can contribute to the health of the planet in the present and future.