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.