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Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield

  Events, ISM Springfield   

Spring Break Search at the Illinois State Museum
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - Sunday, April 12, 2015, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Spring into fun at the Illinois State Museum
Looking for something to do over Spring Break? Visit the Illinois State Museum and complete the Spring Break Search and earn a monarch butterfly temporary tattoo and a packet of milkweed seeds. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: The Last Documented Living Participant in the 4 May 1865 Funeral of President Abraham Lincoln
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 01, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Biology and History of the Lincoln Vault Oak

Presented by Guy Sternberg, Director, Starhill Forest Arboretum of Illinois College

The last documented living participant in the President's Springfield funeral was the tree known as the Lincoln Vault Oak that shaded the funeral choir. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Playing with Packing Peanuts
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 04, 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 ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: There Are Neandertals Among Us!
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 08, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Fred H. Smith, Ph.D., Illinois State University

The debate over the role of Neandertals in the ancestry of modern people is the longest running controversy in human evolutionary studies and one of the oldest in science. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lecture Series
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 08, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"600 Generations There: Changes in the Land and Human Settlement Evolution at the Illinois/Spoon River Confluence Fulton County, Illinois"

Alan Harn (Speaker), Sally McClure, Edwin Hajic, Majorie Schroeder, and Bonnie Styles

In 1930, the University of Chicago ushered in a new era of archaeological innovation with their excavations at the Morton site, now a part of the developing Emiquon Preserve and National Wildlife Refuge at the Illinois/Spoon River confluence. Find out more ...


Second Friday at the Illinois State Museum
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, April 10, 2015, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hot Science, Hot Art, Hot Food.

Experience the Illinois State Museum After Hours!
Meet up with friends for SECOND Friday at the Illinois State Museum! Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: The Earth & Me
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Earth is an incredible planet, and it is our job to protect and preserve it. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Oil Spill
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 11, 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: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, April 13, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Whether you grow flowers, fruits, or vegetables, gardening can be a lot of fun. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Alaska's Inside Passage: September 2014
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jonathan E. Reyman, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

Find out more ...


Text Talks
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

JOIN US AT THE ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM FOR TEXT-TALKS!

Text Talks is a three-part series of gallery discussions by nine artists exhibited in Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Recycled Play Day!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 18, 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: On the Road to China (and Australia)
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Eric Grimm of the State Museum will discuss database workshops and excursions to remote places visited on his trips to China and Australia in late 2014. Find out more ...


Night at the Museum 2 Children's Overnight Camp-In
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, April 24, 2015 - Saturday, April 25, 2015, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please note that the times above are incorrect.
The camp-in will take place from 6:00pm, Friday, April 24 to 8:00am Saturday, April 25.

Grades 3-5

Early Registration (by April 6): $40 members/$45 non-members
Registration (after April 6): $45 members/$50 non-members
$5 off each additional sibling

The first Night at the Museum overnight camp-in was a great success, but registration filled up so quickly that we decided to offer one more 2015 camp-in experience. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Compostable Art
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 25, 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: Preliminary Investigations of an Early 17th-Century Archaeological Site in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Terrance J. Martin, Ph.D., Curator and Chair of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

The unexpected discovery of several iconographic/Jesuit finger rings and glass beads from a remote area, seven miles inland from Lake Superior in Marquette County, Michigan, is providing a unique opportunity to investigate the site of a Proto-Historic habitation site. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Letters to Lincoln
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 02, 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: Art Speaks!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 09, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

For centuries artists have combined text and art to convey stories. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Sticky Letters!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 09, 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: Just Pictures
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, May 11, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sometimes the pictures tell the whole story. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: The End of an Era? Early Holocene Caribou Hunting Strategies in the Upper Great Lakes
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. John M. O’Shea, Curator of Great Lakes Archaeology, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, University of Michigan

With the grudging withdrawal of the continental ice sheets at the end of the Pleistocene, the Great Lakes oscillated between higher and lower water levels before stabilizing at modern elevations. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Fun Flight!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 16, 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 ...


Text Talks
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

JOIN US AT THE ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM FOR TEXT-TALKS!

Text Talks is a three-part series of gallery discussions by nine artists exhibited in Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Art of Kite Making!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 23, 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 ...


Summer Passport Program
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, May 25, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer Passport Program
May 25 - August 16
Free • Recommended for grades K-5

The Summer Museum Passport program is back! Find out more ...


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

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