Galatea's 21st Birthday

Sept. 17, 2017 - Sept. 17, 2017

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

In Fall 1996 newsletter, the Orpheum Children's Science Museum (then called the Discovery Place) highlighted the "new life forms" recently added to the museum -- Galatea, the Chilean rose-haired tarantula (Grammostola rosea), was among them. Check out this excerpt from the newsletter: "Galatea is the museum's first Chilean rose-haired tarantula (Grammostola gala). When she's not spinning webs or devouring crickets, you can often find Galatea perched upon her hollowed cork log, resting." In her 21 years, not much has changed. This year, however, we will change that and throw her the best birthday celebration that she has ever received. Please come by the museum to wish her happy birthday, play spider games, and learn about the amazing biology of tarantulas, spiders, and her arachnid relatives. General admission rates apply.

Total-ish Eclipse

Aug. 21, 2017 - Aug. 21, 2017

noon - 2 p.m.

Don't miss this once in a lifetime phenomenon: the Total Eclipse! Kinda... That's why we are calling it the Total-ish Eclipse. Take your lunch break late and bring your kids to the Orpheum Children's Science Museum to learn about eclipses, make bracelets that change colors in ultraviolet light, and witness the nearly total eclipse. We will be opening our doors for this special spectacle. General admission rates apply.

Royal Princess Party

Sept. 9, 2017 - Sept. 9, 2017

10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Here ye, here ye. You are invited to Her Majesty’s royal court at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum. Princesses from across the land are welcome to attend this exclusive party. Why you are here, enjoy decadent pastries and refreshments, make a crown, play games and most importantly, have FUN! It is proper etiquette to register because thrones are limited. Register for one of the two morning time slots (cap at 30 kids; no cap for adults). Tickets are $10 per person or $8 for members. Farewell, and see you at the party! Register here:

Orpheum's Beautification Day

Aug. 30, 2017 - Aug. 30, 2017

2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Join us for a day of service and fun. This is the perfect opportunity for you to show how great you are at cleaning, building, repairing, and organizing. We can also sign off on volunteer hours and provide a letter if need be. Your hard work will be rewarded with a free meal at the end of the day. Please register by visiting:! We are also asking for charitable donations of supplies for cleaning, landscaping, building, painting, exhibits, and more. Look for our wish list for more details: All donated items is 100% tax-deductible and greatly appreciated!