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Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield

  Events on Monday, April 14, 2014, ISM Springfield   

Story Time at the Museum: Our Earth
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, April 14, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Listen to stories about our special planet in honor of Earth Day.

Join us each month for a program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


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

  Events, ISM Springfield   

Story Time at the Museum: Our Earth
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, April 14, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Listen to stories about our special planet in honor of Earth Day.

Join us each month for a program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Fragile Relations: Art + Nature + Environment
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jane Stevens, Associate Curator & Gallery Administrator, Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery

Hear Jane Stevens, curator of the "Fragile Relations" exhibition, provide commentary on this exciting new exhibition at the Illinois State Museum. Find out more ...


Recycled Play Day!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Illinois State Museum invites you to come and play on Saturday, April 19 from 1:00 to 3:00PM in honor of Earth Day. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Travels in Tanzania: A travelogue of four Tanzanian National Parks
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Tracy Evans, ISM Research Associate in Zoology

Tracy Evans and her husband Andrzej Bartke recently went on a photo safari that included a three day wilderness hike. Find out more ...


Reuse & Rediscover
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Illinois State Museum invites you to come and play at “Reuse & Rediscover” on Saturday, April 26 from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Aircraft, Archaeology and Ancient Places
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Alan Harn, Department of Anthropology, Dickson Mounds Museum

Archaeologists have long employed a variety of innovative techniques to better analyze and understand the lifeways of Illinois' earliest inhabitants. Find out more ...


First Friday Fiesta
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, May 02, 2014, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Feel like there’s nowhere to DANCE when you get off work? Join us for a Latin-themed First Friday at the Illinois State Museum! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Are We So Different? Teaching About "Race" in an Anthropology Class
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by
Dr. Lynn Fisher
Adjunct Research Associate, Anthropology, Illinois State Museum
Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology Department
University of Illinois at Springfield

This presentation discusses insights from two decades of teaching about misconceptions associated with "race" in college anthropology courses. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Mimic the Masters
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Master Artist? Be inspired to create your own masterpieces at the Illinois State Museum on May 10, 2014 from 11a.m. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Visiting the Museum
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, May 12, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A trip to a museum is cause for excitement. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Modern Paleoparasitology for the Ancient World
ISM Research & Collections Center
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please note: Brown Bag will be held on TUESDAY, May 13 instead of the usual Wednesday.

Presented by
Angela Perri
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6, Leipzig, Germany

Archaeological paleoparasitology identifies parasitic remains (primarily eggs) excavated from archaeological contexts. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Purging for Purity: Black Drink Ceremonialism at 12th Century Cahokia
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Thomas E. Emerson, Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Black Drink is one of many caffeine-containing beverages consumed by people around the world.  Made from the parched leaves and stems of the yaupon holly, it was drunk in formal and ceremonial contexts by native societies across the southeastern United States. Find out more ...


"Satur-Play!"
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Introducing 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 too! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Ancestral Pueblo Architecture: Lessons for Today and Tomorrow
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Find out more ...


"Satur-Play!"
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Introducing 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 too! Find out more ...


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 ...


Brownbag Lectures: A Lake in the Middle of the Ocean: Interpreting Past Tropical Pacific Climate Variability from Galápagos Lake Sediments
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Jessica Conroy, Assistant Professor, Departments of Geology and Plant Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Find out more ...


"Satur-Play!"
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Introducing 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 too! Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Growing Up Wild: It's a Hoot — Explore the world of raptors, from the fastest animal, the falcon, to eagles and owls.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Growing Up Wild: It's a Hoot — Explore the world of raptors, from the fastest animal, the falcon, to eagles and owls.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Coiled Art
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, June 07, 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 ...


Story Time at the Museum: Healthy You!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, June 09, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sometimes making healthy choices is hard. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Magic School Bus Flexes its Muscles — Join Ms. Frizzle and the gang for an exciting exploration through the Ralphiebot Robot to learn about bones, joints, and muscles.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Magic School Bus Flexes its Muscles — Join Ms. Frizzle and the gang for an exciting exploration through the Ralphiebot Robot to learn about bones, joints, and muscles.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Recent Investigations at Kincaid Mounds—2003 to 2013
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Brian Butler (Past Director, Center for Archaeological Investigations/Emeritus Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale)

Kincaid is the largest Mississippian mound center in the Ohio Valley. Find out more ...


The Bone Zone Science Workshop
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9:00 am to Noon
Grades (completed): 3-5
Early registration (by May 26): $35 members, $45 for non-members
Late registration (after May 26): $40 members, $50 for non-members
Register at bit.ly/bnzone3-5 by June 8

Explore skeletons of Illinois animals. Find out more ...


The Bone Zone Science Workshop
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Grades (completed): 1-2
Early registration (by May 26): $35 members, $45 for non-members
Late registration (after May 26): $40 members, $50 for non-members
Register at bit.ly/bnzone1-2 by June 8

Explore skeletons of Illinois animals. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: On the Road Again! Capturing Travel Memories
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Whether you’ve traveled to faraway lands, or the other side of Springfield, travel memories can be great sources of artistic inspiration. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Backyard Safari: Dinosaurs — Join Celia and her friends as they search for clues to the mysteries of dinosaurs.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Backyard Safari: Dinosaurs — Join Celia and her friends as they search for clues to the mysteries of dinosaurs.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Stomp Rockets
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, June 21, 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 ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Magic School Bus: Taking Flight — Wanda and the rest of the class discover how wings and moving air cause flight as they are shrunk inside Tim's model airplane.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Magic School Bus: Taking Flight — Wanda and the rest of the class discover how wings and moving air cause flight as they are shrunk inside Tim's model airplane.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Amazing Agriculture Family Event
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Amazing Agriculture

Now, more than ever, it’s important for kids and families to understand not only what they are eating, but where their food comes from. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Magic Milk
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, June 28, 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 ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Reading Rainbow: Chickens Aren't the Only Ones — Birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even a couple of mammals lay eggs. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Reading Rainbow: Chickens Aren't the Only Ones — Birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even a couple of mammals lay eggs. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Bugs
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, July 05, 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 ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Growing Up Wild: Frontier Friends — Bison and prairie dogs, marmots, and mountain goats-they're animals living in some unfriendly places.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Growing Up Wild: Frontier Friends — Bison and prairie dogs, marmots, and mountain goats-they're animals living in some unfriendly places.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July 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.

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