Expand Your Horizons

Did you know Abraham Lincoln tried and lost his first murder trial in Champaign County? Have you ever experienced Chado, the Way of Tea in a traditional Japanese setting? Gazing out at the stars, have you ever wondered how vast is the universe?

We invite you to expand your horizons at our various museums and cultural centers. Discover our world’s shared humanity at Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois. Play a veterinarian at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum’s Animal Clinic, teaching kids compassion and respect toward animals. Go beyond the exhibits and engage in the many events that enhance your experience. Participate in a tea ceremony at the Japan House or learn the art of Ikebana. Attend lectures on Lincoln history at the Museum of the Grand Prairie or get lost in the stars at the William M. Staerkel Planetarium as local musicians occasionally add to the wonder of our universe.

William M. Staerkel Planetarium

2400 W. Bradley Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821


(217) 351-2568  PHONE

Champaign County History Museum at the ...

102 E. University Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820


(217) 356-1010  PHONE

Japan House

2000 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801


(217) 244-9934  PHONE

Museum of the Grand Prairie

950 N. Lombard
Mahomet, IL 61853


(217) 586-2612  PHONE

National Museum of Ship Models and Sea ...

201 S. Market St.
Sadorus, IL 61872


(217) 352-1672  PHONE

Orpheum Children's Science Museum

346 N. Neil St.
Champaign, IL 61820


(217) 352-5895  PHONE

Spurlock Museum

600 S. Gregory St.
Urbana, IL 61801


(217) 333-2360  PHONE