Summer fun at Spurlock Museum

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The Spurlock Museum celebrates our shared humanity by collecting, preserving, documenting, exhibiting, and studying objects of cultural heritage.

The Museum holds more than 50,000 artifacts from six continents from throughout human history and
serves over 50,000 visitors each year.


Visiting the museum is always free. This summer we are providing new, free ways to explore the galleries and histories told in the museum with Spurlock Summer Sundays. Spurlock Summer Sundays will run from Memorial Day through Labor Day and will rotate among three free series: Cultural Celebrations, Spurlock Time Machine, and Sunday Splash.

The family-friendly Cultural Celebrations Performance Series highlights music, dance and storytelling from around the world on the fourth Sunday of the month from 1:00–1:45pm. The Spurlock Time Machine will have activities for all ages that squeeze thousands of years of history into your summer as it invites you to get wrapped up in Ancient Egypt (June 11), sift through history with archeologists (July 9), and step back into historic Urbana (August 13) on the second Sunday of the month from 1:00–3:30pm.

Sunday Splash is geared towards participants 18 and over and will be held on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month (June 4–September 3) from 1:30–3:30pm. This event allows you to wade into world culture with mini-tours of special artifacts and exhibits, dip your toe into some new multicultural board games, and create a splash with a themed art project. Sample projects include Indonesian batik watercolors, Chinese brush painting, Roman mosaics, and global constellation art.

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