2nd Annual Orpheum Children's Archaeology Day
Saturday, July 28th, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
The Orpheum Children's Science Museum is excited to once again host the 2nd Annual Orpheum Children's Archaeology Day. This celebration marks the anniversary of the Archaeology Field Station and Excavation Unit while also provides C-U families with the opportunity to learn about ancient peoples and cultures, experience real artifacts, and learn how to be amateur archaeologists. Orpheum Kid's Archaeology Day is brought to you by the Spurlock Museum, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, and Archaeology Student Society!
Flower pot reconstruction
Animals and artifacts
This program is open to all ages and is included as part of admission to the museum: $5 general admission and free for members. Free/reduced admission available for military families, seniors, children under 2-yo, ASTC/ACM reciprocal members, and income-eligible families. Visit www.orpheumkids.com/contact/ for more pricing details.
Science For All: Dr. Jacob Skousen
Saturday, July 28th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
"Science For All” a regular speaker series for adults, both young and old, wanting to learn more about research in the sciences, humanities, and arts from experts in the field. This month, Science For All is featuring Dr. Jacob Skousen, Visiting Research Archaeologist from the Illinois State Archaeological Survey on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The talk is sponsored by the Illinois State Archaeological Survey and Allerton Park and Retreat Center. Science For All is free to the public.
Dr. Skousen’s talk is titled, “Recent Archaeological Investigations at Robert Allerton Park.” Dr. Skousen will discuss the little-known pre-Columbian history of the Sangamon River valley in central Illinois. Recently, Dr. Sousen has led archaeological investigations at Robert Allerton Park and Retreat Center as part of a long-term collaborative project between the Illinois State Archaeological Survey and Parkland College. These investigations have revealed that Native Americans have lived in or visited the valley for millennia. His talk focuses on what has been learned about Late Woodland (~400-1000 A.D.) groups in the area. The ongoing investigations aim to shed more light on these Late Woodland groups as well as identify, interpret, and preserve archaeological sites and artifacts within Allerton Park and continue to help reconstruct the history of the Sangamon River valley.
Summer Playdate presented by Christie Clinic and Chambanamoms.com
Sunday, August 12th, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Join us on Sunday, August 12th from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Orpheum Science Children's Museum for our last summer playdate of the 2018 series. Be sure to stop by and help us say farewell to summer and kick off the school year with one last day of fun. Be sure to also stop by and say hi to the new faces behind Lodgic Champaign, a new way to work and play coming to Champaign-Urbana this summer!