Geology Exhibits and Events
- Changes: Dynamic Illinois Environments
- Did you know that Illinois was once located south of the Equator? Or that Illinois was once a tropical sea teeming with marine life? Ever wonder what life was like in Illinois millions of years ago? Changes: Dynamic Illinois Environments allows visitors to travel into the past to see how Illinois has changed and how it continues to change today. Find out more ...
- The Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum
- The Play Museum is a free children's area at the Illinois State Museum-Springfield. Hours are Monday-Saturday (9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) and Sunday (1:00 to 5:00 p.m.). Find out more ...
Please note that event dates are subject to change.
- ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM SPECIAL LECTURE
- ISM Research & Collections Center
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Dr. Gary Haynes, Foundation Professor of Anthropology of the University of Nevada-Reno, will present "American Subsistance Choices During the Early Dispersal Era (a.k.a., Clovis and Proto-Clovis)."
Early Dispersal sites with adequate evidence about subsistence and diet during the period are widely scattered and cannot possibly be fair indications of a pan-continental Clovis-era "diet." Yet they do suggest a large-prey preference. Find out more ...
- Nature Track: Geology Tour
- ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about the geology of the Lewistown-Havana area, and how the Illinois River Valley was formed. Find out more ...
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.