This is a great museum for adults and kids. We go at least once every year. The new children's area in the basement. My little kids love it.
The Illinois State Museum is a system of museums and galleries that has been serving the people of Illinois since 1877. It promotes discovery, learning, and an appreciation of Illinois' natural, cultural, and artistic heritage. The museum s permanent and transitional exhibitions feature a variety of collectives, as well as educational programs that offer information on art, Native American heritage, history and geography of Illinois. Its publishing program serves a variety of audiences, including scholars and researchers. The museum publication includes natural history, archaeology, anthropology, botany, zoology, geology, history, decorative arts, material culture and paleontology books. The Illinois State Museum is located in Springfield, Ill.
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