The Illinois State Museum is located at 502 S. Spring St. (the corner of Spring and Edwards Streets) in Springfield, and is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free. Visit our website
- Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Museum Society member. Just $50 for a family membership.
- The Mary Ann Maclean Play Museum is open in the Basement and full of activities for your younger explorer! You won't want to miss this and the new Research Library with cozy cubbies for your kids and you to relax and read.
The Illinois State Museum caters to a large audience of family visitors and takes pride in offering family friendly exhibitions and programs.
The museum promotes discovery, learning and an appreciation of Illinois’ natural, cultural and artistic heritage. The Museum’s extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs that tell the story of the land, life, people and art of Illinois.
- Don't miss our 2013 "Super Saturdays" held monthly with a variety of free and fun activities for the whole family. Schedule here.