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.By using our Springfield online trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Illinois State Museum and other attractions in Springfield.
Illinois State Museum reviews
That is the first time that I went there and I liked the museum and it was very informative and it had some cool displays. Then it talked about the history of Illinois and it's a good place to go to. more »
This gem is a nice spot for kids as well as adults with captivating displays. Check out the paperweights! more »
They have renovated and do now charge a minor admission fee. Veterans get in free. I like the museum it is a great place for folks of all ages. Being it is neatly free and the state gives it little funding it lacks some exhibits, but what they have is great and I look forward to new additions.
I was impressed with the quality of the exhibits here. I only saw the first floor (natural history), but still felt there was more to see than i had time for. Great information and displays, and very reasonable. Great value for what you get!
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