Don't miss this opportunity to spend time with your student at this Redbird tradition. No registration is required to attend Family Weekend; however, some individual events require preregistration and/or an admission fee. The schedule of events and ticket information will be updated as events are added.
Time: 9 -11 a.m.
Location: Horton Field House
The ISU Legacy Brunch recognizes families for their continued generational support. An Illinois State University legacy is a student or alumnus who has a parent, guardian, grandparent, or sibling who is a graduate of ISU. President will speak at the brunch, and all first time attendees will receive a Legacy lapel pin to help “State their Legacy.”
Register online before October 19, 2018 or by calling Alumni Engagement at (309) 438-2586.
Alumni Engagement is also seeking legacy family photos to share at the brunch. Please submit a legacy photo of all of the Redbirds in your family by October 22.
Times: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Location: ISU Planetarium (white domed building at the end of Felmley Hall of Science, corner of College Avenue and School Street); Free parking is available in parking lot F-67, located on the east side of School Street
Narrated by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seeing! Is a fascinating planetarium show based on the PBS documentary Sight – The Story of Vision. Seeing! Explores the science, technology, and medicine allowing us to understand how sight works, cure diseases of the eye and correct vision. After each program, we will explore the highlights found in the current evening sky including the bright stars, constellations, and planets visible from Central Illinois.
Tickets may be purchased in the Planetarium Gift Shop, next to the Planetarium, beginning 20 minutes before the show. Seating is limited and is first come, first served. Cash and personal checks only; no debit or credit cards. Admission is $4 for adults; $3 for children ages 5-12, ISU students (with ID), and seniors; and $2 for Preschoolers ages 3 - 4. Children under 3 are free. For more information, please call the Planetarium's Skyline at (309) 438-5007.
Time: Noon - 4 p.m.
Location: University Galleries, 11 Uptown Circle, Suite 103, Normal; Free parking is available for one hour in the parking deck directly above University Galleries
On exhibition at University Galleries during Family Weekend is Basim Magdy: To Hypnotize Them With Forgetfulness.
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: The Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) Theatre
This 2 p.m. performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a Sensory Friendly Performance. Sensory Friendly Performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to families with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities.
The winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Play, this story follows fifteen-year-old Christopher as he sets out to uncover who murdered his neighbor's dog, Wellington. Christopher knows every prime number up to 7,057, but is ill-equipped to deal with the sounds and interactions of life outside of his home. His detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that turns his whole world upside down. Based on the bestselling novel.
Tickets are available at the Center for the Performing Arts Box Office (open Monday-Friday) at 309-438-2535 and at ticketmaster.com. Mention the code "FAMILY" when ordering for discounted tickets: Students $10, Adults $15.