Special Events

FB-PPT - Opening Night w. Busey

SNOW GLOBE - Opening Night

Saturday, November 25th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

The Parade of Lights marks the beginning of our annual Snow Globe. Bring the whole family to partake in holiday festivities in our historic Orpheum Theatre from 6:00 - 9:00 pm on Nov. 25th. Activities include an indoor sledding luge, snowball toss, penguin bowling, a photo booth, special guests, and so much more! Snow Globe continues on Saturday, Dec 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.


FB - Drop & Shop

Drop & Shop

Saturday, December 2nd, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drop & Shop is a revival of our holiday season drop-off event for children ages 4-12 years old. Parents can enjoy a morning out on the town on Saturday, Dec. 2nd from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm while their children get to spend time at the museum, playing in their favorite exhibits and enjoying staff-led activities. Admission is $25 per child or $20 for Orpheum members. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Craft your own Christmas

December Art Workshop

Saturday, December 9th, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

This drop-in family art workshop will take place on December 9th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm where artists will be on hand to help you make Christmas Angel. You’ll end up with a gorgeous handmade decoration that can adorn your home year after year. All tools and materials are provided, all you need to bring is your creativity. Limited to 20 participants per session.

Register here.


Postcard 6x4 - Noon Day Drop 2017


Sunday, December 31st 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Bring your family for the annual Noon Day Drop Celebration at the Orpheum where you and your kids can celebrate the New Year at noon! Everyone will be decked out in party hats and noisemakers as sounds of the season float through the air. Noon Day Drop includes craft activities, music, crazy hats, noisemakers, a countdown to the big event, and a drop of more than 4000 balloons at the strike of noon.

$6 for members
$8 for general admission
$28 for families of four ($7/person)