Neil-Washington St. parking lot will be closed Thu., Oct. 3 through Sun., Oct. 6. Free parking for museum patrons is available in 21 E Washington (gravel lot) north of the museum. Parking is also free during the weekend at metered spaces and other lots throughout downtown.


Registration open for Fall Clubs

Join us for our seasonal LEGO clubs - a great opportunity for out-of-school learning and fun! Each club is every other Saturday starting Sep. 7 through Nov. 16 (6 total sessions). This fall, we will be offering Jr. Robotics (K-1st Grade, 2nd-4th Grade), Exploring Robotics (3rd-6th Grade), and Imagination City (K-5th Grade)!

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Fall Intersession Camps

If your kid is at a balanced calendar school or homeschool, then sign up for our STEAM camps! Camps run Mon., Oct. 7 through Fri., Oct. 11. Each day there will be a different theme from water to robotics.

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Out of School Camps

Fun, educational activities continue at the Orpheum even when school is out of session. Register for our Out of School Day Camps on Mon., Sep. 30 and Mon., Oct. 14! Both days will have plenty of fun science and arts activities like messy chemistry experiments!

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Special Events

Robot Day

Join us on Sat., Oct. 19, 1 to 5 pm for our 1st annual Robot Day sponsored by iRobotics at UIUC. This event is free to the public and will feature "Design, Print, Destroy" mini-battlebot tournament and loads of robot-themed activities.

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Night at the Museum

Sign up for out monthly drop-off program for 4- to 12-yo kids! This program is Sat., Oct. 19, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Parents can enjoy a night out while your kids can have fun at the museum with staff-led activities. Pizza is also provided.

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Halloween Spooktacular

Our annual Halloween Spooktacular event returns Sat., Oct. 26 from 1 to 4 pm. In celebration of National Chemistry Week, we will feature spooky and fun activities from the R.E.A.C.T Chemistry Program and other special guests.

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Volunteer with us!

Volunteers are always welcome! Whether you are looking to help once or a lot, there are plenty of opportunities for you. We will work with you by providing ample community service hours, internships and professional experience, and fulfillment.

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Donate Today

Support the mission of the Orpheum Children's Science Museum so that we may continue our 20+ year mission of serving diverse children of all ages in the community!

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