Spooktacular family-friendly Halloween event

Oct. 29, 2016 - Oct. 29, 2016

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us for a spooktacular Halloween party inside the historic Orpheum Theatre! Come early for Halloween treats, music and some not-so-spooky themed activities for children. Don't miss a special demonstration by the University of Illinois' REACT Chemistry at 3:30 PM. Come dressed in your favorite costume and party with the Orpheum staff.

Genome Day

Nov. 12, 2016 - Nov. 12, 2016

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

It's back! Genome Day, the IGB's annual event, returns to the Orpheum on November 12th, from 1:00--5:00PM. Primarily intended for children in grades K-4, all members of the community are welcome and will benefit from the day. Exhibits and activities are designed to present concepts about the environment, energy use and production, health, and fundamental research at the IGB in a friendly and engaging manner. Learn about science and experiments in a fun and exciting environment. The annual Genome Day event, hosted by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, provides an opportunity to educate the community about genomes, genes, DNA, and evolution. All activities will be held at the Orpheum Theatre in an open house format. Check out the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1589179911384159/.