Camps

While the Orpheum Children's Science Museum is closed its legacy will live on through the Orpheum Legacy Summer camps in 2021. This year we will be partnering with the CS+X Foundation and camps will be hosted in 15 main, the former News-Gazette building.

All camps are open to K-5th grade students. All camps will have a maximum capacity of 20 students. If you register after all spots have been filled, you will be added to a waiting list in case of withdraws.

All camps will practice social distancing when possible and masks will be required for all indoor activities. All students must bring a lunch and two snacks. It is highly recommended they send a water bottle as well.

 

Summer Camp Costs

Camp

9am-3pm

$200

Early Drop off (Starting at 8am)

$25

Late Pick Up (up to 5:30pm)

$50

All costs per student and per week

Time Travel Adventure

June 7-11

Ever wanted to travel through time? Go on an adventure with dinosaurs? See what your backyard looked like a million years ago? Join us on a time travel adventure where we’ll look at the history of Earth from the first rocks forming, to ancient animals and dinosaurs, and then to the first humans to live here, right up through today! Along the way we’ll make sure to stop right here in Illinois to see how much it's changed.

Robotics

June 14-18 and July 12-16

Ever had a chance to build your very own robot? Join us as we learn how robots are designed, built, and programmed. Throughout the week you’ll have the chance to build your very own robot with one of our LEGO robotics kits! You may even find yourselves in a friendly competition with your fellow campers! We have two varieties of kits that will be useful to all ages and experience levels so don’t be shy. This camp is suited for beginners and experienced builders alike!

Engineers Save the World

June 21-25

Everyday we use tools, structures, and vehicles all designed by engineers. Without these inventions we might not be able to survive. Throughout history, engineers have been solving problems and overcoming challenges to make our world a better place. In this camp we’ll learn how engineers problem solve to make a better tool, stronger house, or taller building.

Creative Science

July 5-9

In this camp students will learn the scientific method and practice a wide variety of experiments throughout the week. Each one will hep students understand how to ask questions, make hypotheses, and plan experiments.  At the end of the week students will be able to unleash their creativity and create their very own experiment to be conducted on Friday.

Master Builders

July 19-23

Do you love LEGO? Whether you're a master builder already or just breaking into the LEGO world, we'd love to help you harness your creativity and skills! Join us for a week of imagination and building! We’ll have building challenges, make LEGO art, and even make and play games all using LEGO!

Register Here!

All payments must be cash or check and will be collected the Monday of each week of camp. Keep an eye out for emails asking to confirm your registration!

Please be sure to review our photo and video disclaimer as well as our refund policy.

*The Orpheum and its programs are not licensed or regulated by DCFS.


Wondering just what a day at camp might look like?

Robotics

June 14-18 / July 12-16

Ever had a chance to build your very own robot? Join us as we learn how robots are designed, built, and programmed. Throughout the week you’ll have the chance to build your very own robot with one of our LEGO robotics kits! You may even find yourselves in a friendly competition with your fellow campers! We have two varieties of kits that will be useful to all ages and experience levels so don’t be shy. This camp is suited for beginners and experienced builders alike!