Illinois State Museum, Springfield

4.2
Specialty Museum · Museum
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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  • 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 »
  • We enjoyed a couple of hours at the museum. Went for the 4 year old and he enjoyed the hands on area, the animal bones and seeing the animals on exhibit. The movie kept him interested. He was ok...  more »
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  • 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!
  • I went here when I was a child on a field trip. This year I took my son on his field trip here! Still really awesome and fun! I love the exhibits and the children's play and exploration area! Such a great adventure to share with family and friends! So glad it's open again!!
  • This museum offers a lot of information, it's very educational, I was really impressed. It's easy to spend a lot of time on each floor. If you like geology and ecology, you will not be disappointed. If you never studied the history of the Earth, you will be amazed. Illinois has a very interesting past. This museum is a must visit for everybody, young and old, residents and visitors.
  • Love this place and hadn't been in many years. I was surprised and saddened to see they no longer have a gift shop. One of the best parts about visiting here so I hope they will bring it back at some point. The exhibit on the second floor was good as well.

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