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  Events, ISM Springfield   

Brownbag Lectures: Brown Bag Series: Illinois Raptor Center
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, December 03, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jacques Nuzzo Program Director, Founding Member Illinois Raptor Center, Decatur, IL

The Illinois Raptor Center continues to be hugely successful in educating the public on how to live with wildlife. Find out more ...


Handmade for the Holidays
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, December 06, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Still need to go on a holiday shopping spree? This year, make it an Art Spree at the ISM!

WHAT:
Handmade for the Holidays

Illinois Artisan Art Spree

Free Admission & Parking

WHEN:
Saturday, Dec. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Bird Feeder Ornament
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, December 06, 2014, 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 ...


Handmade for the Holidays
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Sunday, December 07, 2014, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Still need to go on a holiday shopping spree? This year, make it an Art Spree at the ISM!

WHAT:
Handmade for the Holidays

Illinois Artisan Art Spree

Free Admission & Parking

WHEN:
Saturday, Dec. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Who? Who? Owls!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, December 08, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn about owls with stories and songs.

Join us the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Freshwater Mussels of the Illinois River Basin: Community Variation and Change
Presented by: Dr. Robert Warren
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Historically, the streams and lakes of Illinois housed a rich fauna of freshwater mussels. Biologists have documented 79 species in the state, and mussel populations were formerly quite large. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: The Emancipation Music Arts & Poetry Project
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by MarK McKnight, University of Illinois

Mapping the stories of our ancestors with music, arts & poetry

The mission of the Emancipation MAP Project is to honor persons who were enslaved in the United States by promoting their identification and history, and their artistic emancipation through original music, arts and poetry. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Celebrations Around the World
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Joyeuses Fêtes! Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Gnomes
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 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: Leaving the Longhouse: Palynological Evidence for Seasonal Mobility and Historical Connections in Priaire Protohistory
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Madeleine McLeester, Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, University of Chicago

This presentation will explore protohistoric life on the Eastern prairies through palynological data from the Oak Forest site in Cook County, Illinois. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Pop-Up Snowflake Cards
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 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 ...


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! Winter Weather Experiment
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, December 27, 2014, 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! 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

 

Find out more ...


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

During the Ice Ages, Illinois was covered by glaciers, snow, and ice. 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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

6:00pm Saturday, February 6 to 8:00am Sunday, February 7

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!
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
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, February 09, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Title and theme to be announced.

Join us the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Find out more ...


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

  Events, ISM Chicago Gallery & Illinois Artisans   

December Feature: Leonard Vitacca
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Monday, December 01, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Leonard Vitacca Find out more ...


Holiday Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - Friday, December 12, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 20 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


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

  Events, Dickson Mounds   

Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, December 04, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 9:30 am, the Tot Time topic will be “Games”. Find out more ...


Family Night at the Museum
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

At Dickson Mounds on Saturday, December 13, 2014, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, families may enjoy an evening of storytelling and a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum. Find out more ...


Cowboy Singer at Hickory Ridge
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cowboy singer Bob Bovee returns to the Hickory Ridge Concert Series Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Dickson Mounds Museum. 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 ...


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 ...


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

Activities include art and poetry competitions, crafts for kids, live raptor programs, and bird watching. 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 ...


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

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 ...


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, 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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