Illinois State Museum

502 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL 62706 - United States





Free Everyday

The Illinois State Museum inspires discovery and caring about Illinois' cultural and natural resources and heritage. Visitors to the Museum will enjoy engaging exhibitions covering the natural history, history, and art of Illinois.


Curiosity Week
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 18 & Tuesday, September 21 - Friday, September 24

Get curious at the Illinois State Museum this fall with Curiosity Week. The week will kick off on September 18, with Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! Hands-on activities will be available throughout the galleries. On Saturday and throughout the week, visitors will be able to express their curiosity and wonder throughout the natural history exhibit Changes by posting questions and comments on the exhibit itself. The questions and comments will be gathered by staff and posted on social media throughout the week. Curiosity week will wrap up on Friday, September 24 with the opening of the Museum’s new family art exhibit, Art on the Move. In-gallery activities will be available all day and art curator Robert Sill will be available from 2-3 pm to answer questions about the exhibit.

No registration necessary. Activities are subject to COVID safety precautions. For more information contact [email protected] or 217-782-6044.

Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.