Special Events



Saturday, September 22nd, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

The Orpheum Children's Science Museum's annual LEGO Day will have LEGO robotics demonstrations, LEGO art and activities, LEGO creations, and a LEGO building competition with guest judges! Participation in the activities and exhibits is included as part of general admission. To submit creations as part of the contest, please see the contest rules below.
1:00 - 5:00 PM - Activities & Exhibits
1:00 - 2:30 PM - Contest Judging
3:00 - 3:30 PM - Award Ceremony
3:30 - 5:00 PM - Prize Pickup
No building categories...use your imagination!
Fill out an individual entry form (COMING SOON!)
$5 per entry (no limit on the number entries)
Entries must fit on a 32x32 baseplate (~10"x10")
Age groups: Pre-K - K, 1st - 2nd Grade, 3rd - 4th grade, 5th - 8th grade, and adults.
Tue., Sep. 18th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed., Sep. 19th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu., Sep. 20th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri., Sep. 21st, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

PPT - Robot Day

Robot Day

Saturday, October 20th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Join us for a fun afternoon destroying custom-made miniature battlebots in this first-of-its-kind event at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum sponsored by iRobotics at UIUC. Student teams will create, print, and destroy mini-battlebots in this high-stakes tournament. More information coming...

PPT - Halloween Spooktacular 2018

Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday, October 27th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

You are your family can become mad scientists in this chemistry-themed not-so-scary spooktacular event sponsored by the R.E.A.C.T Chemistry. More information coming...