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Illinois State Museum, Springfield

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The Illinois State Museum features engaging natural history, history, art, and anthropology exhibitions. The Play Museum, a children's exhibition is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00-4:30 pm.
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  • This museum takes the visitor way back in time and has very good displays explaining the development of the rocks, plants, and animals of Illinois. It also explains about the fossils, types of... 
    This museum takes the visitor way back in time and has very good displays explaining the development of the rocks, plants, and animals of Illinois. It also explains about the fossils, types of...  more »
  • This visit was during the Illinois Bridge Phase. The museum was practically empty for an early June weekday visit around lunchtime. Admission to this museum was free, I simply had to provide my zip....  more
    This visit was during the Illinois Bridge Phase. The museum was practically empty for an early June weekday visit around lunchtime. Admission to this museum was free, I simply had to provide my zip....  more »
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  • Good museum. It was free which was a huge plus. Lots of information on the natural history of Illinois. Hands on activities to help make learning more fun. They had a large amount of information and the exhibts were well done. They also had a play area in the basement which my 8 year old really enjoyed. We spent about 1.25 to 1.5 hours here.
  • So cool! Doesn't take more than an hour or so to get through. But it is very well maintained and has a lot of great information. Kiddos had fun, so did the adults! Worth a visit, one of the best maintained museums I have been to

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