Special Events

Science For All: A Few Things Everyone Should Know about Ants

Thursday, February 1st, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Orpheum Children's Science Museum presents "Science For All: A Few Things Everyone Should Know About Ants" with Dr. Andy Suarez, Professor at the Animal Biology Department and Department of Entomology at UIUC. Admission is $3 for Orpheum members, $4 for students and teachers, and $5 for everyone else. Children under 12 years old are FREE and can play freely in the museum during the event with supervision from our staff.

Science For All: Changing the Conversation about Plants

Tuesday, February 13th, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Orpheum Children's Science Museum presents "Science For All: Changing the Conversation about Plants" with Matt Candeias, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Plant Biology at UIUC and creator of the blog, "In Defense of Plants." Admission is $3 for Orpheum members, $4 for students and teachers, and $5 for everyone else. Children under 12 years old are FREE and can play freely in the museum during the event with supervision from our staff.

Night at the Museum: Chemistry <3

Saturday, February 17th, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The "Night at the Museum" is a drop-off event for children ages 4-12 years old. Parents can enjoy an evening out while children get to spend time after-hours at the museum, playing in their favorite exhibits and enjoying staff-led activities. We will have CHEMISTRY-themed activities! A pizza dinner will be provided to your child.
 
*Pre-registration is required -- space is limited to 25 kids. Once you fill out the form, please call the museum to pay to secure your spot. $25 admission per kid ($20 for Orpheum members). Additional charges may apply for late pick-up.

TASTINGS: Food + Wine + Beer

Friday, March 2nd, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TASTINGS is the best spring event for local foodies, aspiring sommeliers, and brew fans alike. Taste and pair a selection of fine food and drinks from across Champaign County all under one roof. Throw in a live performance from Mank & Sass for zest and you end up with a special night only at the Orpheum . Stay tuned for more information... All proceeds benefit the Orpheum Children's Science Museum.