This weekend is the start of Easter-related activities, as the countdown is on and egg hunts are to be found everywhere between now and then
Families can choose from a myriad of events and activities this week in Champaign-Urbana
Now that we’re in April, we’re looking ahead to all things bunnies, eggs and pastel-colored. Easter is coming up next weekend! We have a list of where to find the Easter Bunny, all the egg hunts we know of in Champaign-Urbana and all kinds of other events to go along with the holiday, as well. Check it out today, as it is a good time to plan for what your next few weeks will look like!
chambanamoms thanks Beckman Institute Open House for presenting this weekend’s planner
Extraordinary science can change the lives of ordinary people. That’s the philosophy at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, where researchers from more than 40 scientific areas work together to ask and answer big questions — about human health and medical imaging, cleaner energy and greener plastics, and even artificial intelligence and insect-inspired robots. The Beckman Institute Open House is an opportunity for Champaign-Urbana community members to encounter the science, meet the people, and experience the impact of world-changing discovery. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate in hands-on demos, complete a science scavenger hunt, and take a commemorative photo at the selfie station.
The event will run on Friday, March 31 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Beckman Institute located at 405 N Mathews Ave, Urbana.
For More Information: Website, Facebook, or Instagram
A few events to check out this weekend
Looking for something to do with your family? You’ve come to the right place! Our events calendar aggregates family-friendly events happening in the Champaign-Urbana metro area. We know you’re busy and looking for a bang for your buck, so we put an emphasis on including free and low-cost events that you can plan to attend on the fly. Please note that events are subject to change without notice.
Remember, as we head into spring outdoor events, that many sporting events and outdoor activities are subject to change without notice or at the last minute. Check with event organizers when in doubt before heading out to an event.
Thank you to OSF HealthCare for presenting the chambanamoms events calendar. For more information, visit OSF here.
Find the complete chambanamoms.com event calendar by clicking here now.
Friday, March 31, 2023
Inaugural Illini Esports Collegiate Invitational
Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
State Farm Center
Spring Prairie Skies
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College
Engineering Open House Presents: Tesla Coil Concert - POSTPONED
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Engineering Open House 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Illinois, Engineering Campus
Bunny Open House
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Douglass Community Center
Teddy Bear Hospital (or any stuffed animal!)
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Champaign Public Library
Engineering Open House Presents: Tesla Coil Concert - RESCHEDULED
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, April 2, 2023
Sinai Temple Passover Showcase
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Illini Women's Tennis vs. Michigan | Pack Atkins, Scout Day and Kids Clinic (Registration required for clinic)
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Atkins Tennis Center
Sensory Friendly Stephens Family YMCA Easter Egg Hunt
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Stephens Family YMCA
Camp of the Week – Indian Acres
Indian Acres Swim Day Camp is known for its excellence in swim instruction. The club meets your child in their current skills and work with them at their level to increase confidence and ability in the water. Indian Acres Swim Day Camp is a traditional outdoor camp that focuses on physical activity and fun!
Dates: May 30 – August 4
Camp hours are 8 – 11:30 a.m.; afternoon day camp option available from 11:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Ages Served: 3-13
Location: Indian Acres Swim Club, 1 Arrow Road, Champaign
For More Information:Website or call (217) 352-9538; Facebook and Instagram
For the complete chambanamoms.com Summer Camp guide, click here.
Saturday, April 1, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Come kick off garden season with a Spring Open House Event at Prairie Gardens! Come out for garden fun on April 1. Come see what’s new, enter to win BIG garden giveaways, shop exclusive specials, enjoy free food sampling, and more. Plus! Grow the love of gardening in your little ones with FREE kids garden craft & activity tables.
At Prairie Gardens
Saturday, April 1 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
3000 W. Springfield Ave, Champaign IL
For more information: Website or Facebook
Stephens Family YMCA – Youth Job Fair
Saturday, April 1, 12 – 2 p.m.
Interested applicants can also pre-fill out an application HERE.