Illinois State Museum

The state museum for Illinois history has exhibit galleries about the state’s environment, Native American artifacts and dioramas, and objects and stories from pioneer life, the Industrial Revolution, and the 20th century. Compelling exhibits walk visitors through hundreds of years of change in both household life the physical geography of Illinois.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-4:30PM, Sun. 12-4:30PM.

School

Students can explore the state’s cultural history through hands-on activities: they can study the lifestyle changes of Native Americans and examine reproduction artifacts, or use tools from nature to create and decorate their own ceramic pot. They can explore six time periods at the museum, from 1700 to 1990, while focusing on specific artifacts. Natural history programs cover topics such as fossils, the prairie, and the Illinois River and its relation to plants and animals.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Science.

topics covered:
Native Americans, Culture, Pioneers, Industrial Revolution, 20th Century, Fossils, Geography.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

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Illinois State Museum

The state museum for Illinois history has exhibit galleries about the state’s environment, Native American artifacts and dioramas, and objects and stories from pioneer life, the Industrial Revolution, and the 20th century. Compelling exhibits walk visitors through hundreds of years of change in both household life the physical geography of Illinois.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-4:30PM, Sun. 12-4:30PM.

Camp

Campers can explore the state’s cultural history through hands-on activities: they can study the lifestyle changes of Native Americans and examine reproduction artifacts, or use tools from nature to create and decorate their own ceramic pot. They can explore six time periods at the museum, from 1700 to 1990, while focusing on specific artifacts. Natural history programs cover topics such as fossils, the prairie, and the Illinois River and its relation to plants and animals.

topics covered:
Native Americans, Culture, Pioneers, Industrial Revolution, 20th Century, Fossils, Geography.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

Illinois State Museum

The state museum for Illinois history has exhibit galleries about the state’s environment, Native American artifacts and dioramas, and objects and stories from pioneer life, the Industrial Revolution, and the 20th century. Compelling exhibits walk visitors through hundreds of years of change in both household life the physical geography of Illinois.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-4:30PM, Sun. 12-4:30PM.

Home School

Students can explore the state’s cultural history through hands-on activities: they can study the lifestyle changes of Native Americans and examine reproduction artifacts, or use tools from nature to create and decorate their own ceramic pot. They can explore six time periods at the museum, from 1700 to 1990, while focusing on specific artifacts. Natural history programs cover topics such as fossils, the prairie, and the Illinois River and its relation to plants and animals.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Science.

topics covered:
Native Americans, Culture, Pioneers, Industrial Revolution, 20th Century, Fossils, Geography.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

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