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Don't miss the 4th Annual Corkscrew Gala Wine Tasting at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, benefiting the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, to be held on September 14, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
The warm autumn evening will make the perfect setting for sampling more than 200 offerings by some 35 vendors featuring select vineyards from around the world. Area food vendors will provide a light fare as David Howie returns to fill the air with the gentle strains of his acoustic guitar. Wine preorders will be available at the event. A percentage of wine sales as well as all other proceeds directly benefit our community through funding programs at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum.
You’ll also enjoy a silent and live auction bidding on hand-selected auction items that come from both wine vendors and many of your favorite local establishments. Unique and original items available for auction only at the gala including an event rental in the Orpheum Theatre and a Night at the Museum birthday package. Don't miss the live auction for our big ticket items!
Want to enjoy food, music and wine before the crowds arrive and get more one on one time with the vendors? Get VIP access, doors open early at 4:30 PM for those who purchase VIP tickets on sale for $30 .
Purchase your tickets at the door, in advance at the Museum, or Corkscrew (cash or checks) Please note that you must be 21 years or older to enter.
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Orpheum Children's Science Museum
The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum is a regional, non-profit, children’s organization developed to inspire, engage, and educate children through exploration of science and the arts. As part of this, we are committed being an inclusive organization, reaching out to share our resources with those in the community who have the fewest opportunities. The Orpheum serves more than 25,000 visitors annually, encouraging learning and imagination through play and experimentation.
Located in the heart of downtown Champaign, the 9400 square feet that comprise the Museum’ building are made up of hands-on, discovery-based exhibits that reveal fundamentals in mechanics, navigation, anatomy, hydrology, paleontology, and more as well as an historic theater. The Museum’s collection of more than 20 permanent exhibits, which appeal primarily to children ages 2-10, is dynamic and growing.
Our theater is an historic community treasure that the Museum is rescuing. As a community based, volunteer organization, we rely on the active involvement of members, donors, foundations, and volunteers. The vitality of our organization is a testament to the strength of these community partnerships. The Orpheum serves local schools by providing field trips and exhibits that are aligned with Illinois State Science curriculum standards. Additionally, we provide camps, clubs, special events, after school, and weekend programs on a variety of topics .