Noon Day Drop

Dec. 31, 2015

10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Come and ring in the New Year with the Orpheum family! The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum is hosting its annual “Noon Day Drop” event on December 31, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Family-fun activities will include arts & crafts, noise makers, crazy hats, music, and a countdown to the big event - a drop of more than 4000 balloons at high noon! The event will be held at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 346 North Neil Street, in downtown Champaign. Admission is $6 for members, $8 nonmembers, or a family 4-pack for $28. For more information on Orpheum events, please visit

Genome Day

Nov. 14, 2015

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Presented by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Genome Day is an opportunity to educate the community about genomes, genes, DNA, and evolution. Although primarily for children of grade-school age, all members of the community are welcome to attend. Exhibits and activities are designed to present energy use and production, environmental, health, and other fundamental research at the IGB in an approachable manner for all ages. Admission to the event and museum will be free, with activities running continuously in an open house format.

Snow Globe

Nov. 28, 2015 - Dec. 19, 2015

Times vary

Please join us for the annual After the Parade of Lights Celebration at the Orpheum where the merriment of storytelling, sledding, and crafting continues. Spend an enchanted time in a winter wonderland inside the Orpheum Theatre’s own snow globe, featuring indoor sledding, snowball throwing, and more winter wonderland activities! Enjoy holiday treats, and crafts - $5 admission on opening night. Stop by the museum for pre-parade kid activities at 5 PM! The Champaign Center Partnership will host this event full of arts and crafts, glitter and tattoos for parade goers. Snow Globe Saturdays: December 5, 12, and 19, from 1-5 PM – Admission is $8 for individuals or $28 for Family Four Packs.