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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...  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 »
  • 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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