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  Events on Monday, May 26, 2014, ISM Springfield   

Summer Museum Passport Program
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, May 26, 2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

This program will run through August 17.

The Summer Museum Passport program is back! These fun search activities will help you look closer at the Museum’s exhibitions than you have before.

A new search will be available every two weeks. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, ISM Springfield   

Winter Holiday Search
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - Monday, January 05, 2015, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Available December 20 - January 5
8:30am-5pm Monday-Saturday, Noon-5pm Sunday

Looking for something to do over winter break? The Museum has a new Winter Holiday Search activity that will challenge your child to find winter and holiday symbols in the Museum's exhibitions. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Blubber Glove
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, January 03, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Erosion of the Land and Erosion of the People: Illinois in the Great Depression
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 07, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A Documentary Video and Photo Exhibit

Donald Luman, Ryan Domier, and Joel Dexter
Illinois State Geological Survey and Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

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Satur-Play! Fossil Finds
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Icy Illinois
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sixteen thousand years ago, Illinois was covered by ice and snow. Huge beasts like American Mastodonts and Saber-toothed cats roamed the earth as glaciers carved the landscape. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: A Mammoth
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, January 12, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Once upon a time, giant beasts roamed Illinois. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: The Gray Fossil Site and Beyond
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Blaine Schubert, Director of the Center of Excellence in Paleontology, East Tennessee State University

Begin the New Year by learning about something really old!

The Gray Fossil Site is located near the community of Gray in northeastern Tennessee and has revealed the largest and best-preserved terrestrial localities known in the U.S. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Integrated Feral Swine Damage Management in Illinois
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Melissa Hutmacher, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services

Feral swine (Sus scrofa) are an invasive species that now occur throughout much of the United States and cause significant damage to property, agricultural crops, and natural resources. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Snowman
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, January 17, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Presented by Dr. Jonathan E. Reyman, Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Reyman will present "I've Seen the Elephant": A Parson's Perspective on the 150th Anniversary Re-enactment of the Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Mississippi

Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Snow Art
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: ANOTHER OPEINING, ANOTHER SHOW: KOCH'S BONES PARTIE ET FINALE
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jeffrey Saunders, Ph.D., Curator of Geology, Illinois State Museum

Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Glaciers
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Remembering Lincoln
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Sunday, February 01, 2015, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Remembering Lincoln

Sponsored by: Illinois State Museum and 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition
Sunday, February 1, 2015, at 2 p.m. Find out more ...


Night at the Museum Children's Overnight Camp-in
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, February 06, 2015 - Saturday, February 07, 2015, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please note that the times above are incorrect. The camp-in will take place from
6:00pm Saturday, February 6 to 8:00am Saturday, February 7

Grades 3-5

Early Registration (January 25): $40 members/$45 non-members
Registration: $45 members/$50 non-members
$5 sibling discount

Try crazy science experiments, make beautiful art work, and go on a flashlight scavenger hunt in the Museum's exhibitions. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Bubble Snakes
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 07, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Catch the Beat
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, February 09, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

In recognition of Black History Month, the February 9 program will feature jazz musician Mark McKnight reading Charlie Parker Played Be Bop by Christopher Raschka. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Jenkins Lot 2014 Excavations: Digging in Lincoln's Neighborhood
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dennis Naglich, Research Associate in Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

Last June, archaeologists from the Illinois State Museum excavated an additional 2.5 square meters of area in the northwestern corner of the Jameson Jenkins lot at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: North in the Night: The Underground Railroad
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Underground Railroad was used by many slaves fleeing slavery. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Pumping Heart
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Junior Collector's Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Explore the collections of area children and teens. Collections include rocks and minerals, coins, toys, and more. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Recycled Art Sculpture
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Tornado Tubes
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Satur-Play!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 07, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Wonderful You
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, March 09, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Everyone has special talents that they can use to better the world. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events on Monday, May 26, 2014, Dickson Mounds   

Federal Junior Duck Stamp Display
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum and the Illinois River National Wildlife and Fish Refuges Complexes are pleased to bring this display to Dickson Mounds now through June 13, 2014.

A king eider will appear on the 2014-2015 Federal Junior Duck Stamp, the U.S. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, Dickson Mounds   

Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture CANCELLED
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, January 07, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Due to the threat of severe cold weather forecast for Wednesday, January 7, 2015, the monthly IVAS meeting at Dickson Mounds is cancelled. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, January 08, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be “Magic”. Find out more ...


Kid's Day: Winter in Illinois
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a Kid’s Day: Winter in Illinois on Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: The Shanites
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, January 17, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Hickory Ridge Concert Series welcomes the return of the driving sounds of “New Irish” music as The Shanites take the stage Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm. This Bloomington based celtic group has been performing around the state creating an atmosphere reminiscent of a party below deck of the Titanic.

In 2001 The Bloomington Pantograph named The Shanties “Best Local Irish Band”. Find out more ...


Winter Gathering
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Participate in a traditional Native American Winter Gathering. Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations, including storytelling, music, group games and dances, doll making, and beading.

Find out more ...


Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture: An Ancient Cemetery on Kingfisher Hill
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, February 04, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Michael Wiant will present a talk titled: “An Ancient Cemetery on Kingfisher Hill” at the Wednesday, February 4, 2015 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, February 05, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. the Tot Time topic will be “Clay Creations”. Find out more ...


Eagle Day Festival
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, February 07, 2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Family-friendly Eagle Day events will be held at a variety of venues all day in Havana, Lewistown, the Emiquon Preserve, and Dickson Mounds Museum on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Find out more ...


Emiquon Science Conference
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CALL FOR ABSTRACT TO EMIQUON SCIENCE 2015: DUE FEBRUARY 4, 2015

The annual Emiquon Science Conference will be held at Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, Illinois February 19th 2015 from 9 a.m. Find out more ...


Weekend Knap-In
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Sunday, March 01, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The public is welcome to view flintknapping demonstrations during the Museum's Second Annual Weekend Knap-In. Find out more ...


Artifact Identification Day
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, March 01, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Museum staff and other experts will be available to identify your artifacts, rocks, fossils, animal bones, and perhaps anything else you may be curious about. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, March 05, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be "Wild Mammals."

Admission is free and registration is not required. Find out more ...


Kid's Day: Wild about Animals in Illinois
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 07, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Kids hands-on activities and crafts to take home. Learn about various animals. Peoria Park District ZooMobile program featuring live animals at 2:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Dickson Mounds Museum offers Bus Trip: Day of the Drum Festival
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Participate in a day-long bus trip to Champaign-Urbana for the Day of the Drum Festival at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, April 02, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be "Trees."

Admission is free and registration is not required. Find out more ...


Bird Watching at Emiquon
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, April 04, 2015, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Meet at the Emiquon Wetland Observatory for a morning of bird watching. Novice and seasoned birders are welcomed. Find out more ...


Ben's Bubble Show
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for this unique form of family entertainment. See Ben use his bare hands to create beautiful, humorous, and mind boggling soap bubble sculptures. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, ISM Lockport   

An Un-Valentine's Evening
ISM Lockport Gallery
Friday, February 20, 2015, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

After-hours open house. Free and open to the public.

Find out more ...


Curator's Tour
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Art of Description Curator's Tour led by Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art, ISM Chicago Gallery.

Free and open to the public.

Find out more ...


Walking Through the Green Tunnel: My Appalacchian Trail Adventure
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, March 08, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Speaker: Patrick Bredlau

Free and open to the public.

Find out more ...


How'd They Do That?
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Describing Art 101 a primer for art-speak led by Jennifer Jaskowiak, Curator, ISM Lockport Gallery.

Free and open to the public.

Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events on Monday, May 26, 2014, Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center   

Artisans Gallery Exhibition: Expressions in Fiber & Clay
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Sunday, March 09, 2014 - Sunday, June 01, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contemporary art quilts by 16 Illinois Artisans. The exhibition celebrates the abstract use of fabric, exploring themes such as the seasons, power and joy. Find out more ...


Artisan Demonstration: Kris Killman - Watercolor
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Monday, May 26, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Killman is a watercolorist who uses nature as his subject matter.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center   

Artisan Gallery Exhibition: Hearth & Home: Living with Craft
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, November 08, 2014 - Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Illinois Artisan Program presents an exhibit dedicated to 30 years of living with craft. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginner: Watercolor Experiments with David Clelland
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A beginner's watercolor workshop. Explore experimental ways to use watercolors. Bring a basic set of watercolor paints. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginner: Jewelry Workshop with Michelle Tackitt
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A beginning silversmithing workshop. Students will use cold connections to create sterling silver dangle earrings.
Tuition $60, all supplies included, minimum of 6.

All classes must be paid in advance. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

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