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Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield

  Events on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, ISM Springfield   

Brownbag Lectures: A Farm, a Fort, and an Island: Recent Activities in Zooarchaeology
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Terrance J. Martin, Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

This presentation will discuss recent activities involving zooarchaeological research at the ISM including the ongoing analysis of the Upper Mississippian Hoxie Farm site south of Chicago, participation in the Fort St. 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

 

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

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!
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!
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!
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!
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.

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