Orpheum Children's Science Museum

Resources...to grow your mind.

Lots of links to local treasures:

So much to see and hear in Champaign-Urbana, so little time!

  • The Staerkel Planetarium: Even when the Illinois weather is dreary, the sky sparkles something brilliant on the dome of the Staerkel Planetarium.
  • Skylights: Jim Kaler, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy, University of Illinois
  • The Physics Van: Find out why science is fun and worthwhile for people who wonder about why the world acts the way it does.
  • The UIUC Whys Guy: Mats Selen can be seen on WCIA's morning show every Wednesday morning.


Check out these great books from local authors on the shelves of your local library - Champaign Public Library or the Urbana Free Library.

  • Carnivores in the Food Chain, by Alice McGinty
  • Stella Brite and the Dark Mateter Mystery, by Sara Latta
  • Chal To Yinilo Frog Brings Rain, by Patricia Hruby Powell