There are many ways to experience the Spurlock Museum. Explore our permanent galleries, temporary exhibits spaces, and cultural gardens. Enjoy a performance or talk in the Knight Auditorium. Make a craft in the Zahn Learning Center. Borrow artifacts for educational use.Floor Plan (PDF)
The Knight Auditorium is the venue for a wide variety of culture-based performances, lectures, and presentations. The Auditorium, as well as other public Museum spaces, can be rented by outside organizations.Events
Collaboration and Community Gallery
The Community and Collaboration Gallery (CCG) is a multipurpose educational space designed to support hands-on learning labs and community gatherings.
Educational Resource Center
The Educational Resource Center has artifacts and related resources available for loan to central Illinois educational organizations.
Zahn Learning Center
The Zahn Learning Center is a multipurpose educational space designed to support independent learning as well as engaging group activities.
Five feature galleries and the Central Core gallery cover the Americas, the Ancient Mediterranean, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania, Europe, Africa, Ancient Mesopotamia, and Ancient Egypt.
The Dr. Allan C. and Marlene S. Campbell Gallery holds changing exhibits that enable the Museum to display collections normally in storage or traveling exhibits that complement the themes and cultures presented in the other galleries.
Artifact Preservation Center
The Artifact Preservation Center houses nearly 40,000 artifacts being cared for by museum staff. Artifacts are available for research/study by university students and professors, visiting scholars, and community members.Collections
Heiligenstein and Spurlock Museum Guild Gardens
Cultural exploration extends to our landscape. The Museum’s outdoor spaces include 4 gardens representing cultures from 3 continents: a French geometric garden, an American Indian medicinal garden, a Prairie Terrace, and a Japanese rock and sand garden.