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Museums

  • This one-stop arts, science and humanities complex is home to several museums and galleries including the Discovery Center Museum, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford Dance Company, Storefront Cinema, Roc...
  • Spread over 155-acres of greenery, this botanical garden consists of several rare, unusual trees, plants and shrubs alongside a 1.5-mile long trail. It maintains a meditatively quiet and thoughtfull...
  • One of the best museums in Midwest, Burpee beholds the young T. Rex dinosaur skeleton which was found by researchers in the badlands of Montana. Cited as one of the ten most important dinosaur disco...
  • With 26 Victorian buildings spread around 137-acres of the village, this excellent living history museum is an extremely interesting place for fun and education. Featuring a general store, hardware ...
  • Located in downtown Normal, it is a great museum with lots of fun activities housed in a brand new building with three-levels. This charming place with a clean and lively environment is loved by the...
  • Located at Heartland Community College, this center provides hands-on real world interactive educational learning programs like simulated space missions for the students of central Illinois schools....
  • Located at the East Empire Street, PAM was set up with a mission to educate, entertain and inspire through preservation, collection and display of aircrafts, artifacts and memorabilia related to avi...
  • Tracing its way back to 1892, when the McLean County Historical Society was founded, it is presently housed within the Old McLean County Courthouse building. This history museum originally opened fo...
  • Located on the East University Avenue, this museum is dedicated to collecting and preserving pictures, documents and artifacts relating to the history of Champaign County. The permanent holdings at ...
  • Located on the campus of the University of Illinois, KAM was established in 1961 providing a permanent home for the University’s existing collection of fine art. The Kinkaid Pavilion, a new wing was...
  • With a mission to inspire, engage and educate children through exploration of science and arts, this museum located in downtown Champaign is widely loved by the kids who relish every moment they get...
  • Irrespective of your age-group, everyone seems to enjoy the display of stars and planets at this second largest planetarium of Illinois. It offers a variety of shows and programs which are amazing a...
  • Located on the South Spring Street, this museum was originally founded in 1877. As a natural history museum, it showcases outstanding geological and biological collections, including items from pre-...
  • Located within the historic downtown Springfield region, it finely documents the life of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. President and the course of the American Civil War. Operated by the Illinois H...
  • Although it is housed in a single hall, this is a small, niche museum which displays the history of funerals in the U.S. in a very tasteful manner. This is a highly educational self-guided tour cont...
  • Located just south of the Abraham Lincoln Home, this historical museum provides an opportunity to view several significant Civil War era items. It pays a befitting tribute to the Civil War Union vet...
  • Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, this significant historic railway station cast in Stick-style at Elizabeth was built in 1877-78. Located in a mixed-commercial district to th...
  • Originally founded in 1822 by John Furlong, an Irish soldier, this typical lead mine of this region from that era, passed down through successive generations to Mark Furlong, the great-great-great g...
  • It seats 135 people in an extremely attractive inside setting of an old-fashioned riverboat offering regular scheduled shows which are educational, fun and entertainment for people of all ages. More...
  • Housed within the 6,000 square feet exhibit space of the historic ‘Barrows House’ that was originally built in 1858, this museum displays over 10,000 artifacts relentlessly collected since 1938. Thi...
  • Galleries at this culturally rich heritage showcase vast collections of award-winning photography, paintings, sculptures and other works by African-Americans along with original slave documents and ...
  • It houses one of the finest art collections in the world spanning centuries of human creativity, including many popular Rembrandt masterpieces to recent works by numerous lesser known artists. Art b...
  • It is an indoor aquatic world home to over 650 species of fishes, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds and mammals from all across the globe. Nestled at the coast of Lake Michigan it exhib...

  • Imagine spending time in a 16-foot heart while we learn how exactly our hearts work. Then watch action packed movies on a giant screen Omnimax Theatre, or take a ride down the coal mine. This museum...