908 Maple Hill Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: (309) 834-4700
Fax: (309) 834-4701
908 Maple Hill Rd., Bloomington, IL, US, 61704
- Phone: (309) 834-4700
- Fax: (309) 834-4701
Arts & Museums
The McLean County Arts Center is a non-profit community art resource. Comprised of two art galleries, three classrooms and a gift gallery, it is one of the oldest arts organizations in the Midwest. Annually, it hosts fourteen art exhibitions, including an annual amateur art competition and the Holiday Treasures exhibition and sale.
The McLean County Museum of History traces it roots back to 1892, the year the McLean County Historical Society was founded. The original Museum opened in 1904 when Historical Society members had collected enough material, in the form of presented papers, transcribed reminiscences, and donated objects, to share the collection with the public.
Enjoy a self guided tour through history.
When you visit downtown Normal, it would be impossible to miss this three story museum. The first floor contains hands-on exhibits and experiences and the second floor contains even more exhibits and is where you can board the two-story Luckey Climber. The third floor offers a world centered on the arts.
20 annual exhibitions.
Experience aviation technology and history.
Continues a mission of engaging students in science, math and technology and fostering in them an interest to pursue careers in those fields.
Here you can see a Lindbergh display, revolving aviation exhibits & memoribilia, a mini-theatre, world famous aircraft models and more.
Located near the historic home of the illustrious Lafayette Funk is the Funk Gem and Mineral Museum. It was built between 1973 and 1974 and showcases one of the largest collections of rare gems, minerals, fossils and Indian artifacts by one person. Many of these unique items are not even with the Smithsonian’s and are mostly in their natural state, though there are a few scattered polished ones. Get enthralled by these precious jewels and minerals in the huge hall. Next to the hall are exhibits of the fossils, arts, seashells, corals and saddles. Don't miss out on fluorescent mineral rooms which glows eerily under UV light. Appointments are required to visit the museum.