Send your Illinois State students’ siblings to campus to check out all of the fun activities available during Sibling Weekend at ISU! We have activities planned for all age groups! More events will be added to the list prior to the dates. Please check back for more information.
Please join us for the annual Gamma Phi Circus Spring Shows, a Sibling Weekend tradition that features performances by the oldest collegiate circus in the nation. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of Gamma Phi at Illinois State University in 1929 by Clifford "Pop" Horton. So the circus is bringing out all the stops with this year's "Celebration" theme.
Student Alumni Council welcomes you to its seventh annual pre-show Sibling’s Carnival on the Redbird Arena Concourse, beginning at noon prior to the 1 p.m. Saturday matinee show of Gamma Phi. This popular Sibling Weekend tradition is kid-approved and open to everyone that has a youth ticket to the matinee show. The carnival includes a variety of games, face painters, prizes, and fun for kids of all ages.
Take in a show at the Illinois State Planetarium (located next to Felmley Hall of Science Annex) with “Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins.” Bring your siblings for a 7:30 p.m. showing on Friday, April 12 or Saturday, April 13. Admission for Illinois State students and children 5-12 is $3. Adults are $4. Tickets can be purchased 20 minutes before the show with limited seating.
Run or walk on Saturday morning (9 a.m.) around the Illinois State Quad with your siblings! Habitat for Humanity ISU chapter will be holding a color fun run with a face painting, henna tattoos and an appearance by the Illinois State pep band. Registration is $10 student and $15 for adults. T-shirts are $5. Check-in will begin at 8:!5 a.m. All proceeds will go toward the 25th Habitat for Humanity collegiate home in Normal. Register online. Day-of registration will increase by $5 with cash preferred.
University Program Board is getting siblings ready for the Saturday Redbird baseball game. We're talking boom sticks, foam fingers, and a lot of Redbird spirit! Stop by the lawn outside of Tri-Towers from 12:30-2 p.m. for free stadium food, games, crafts, shirts, and giveaways.
Redbird baseball takes on Missouri State all weekend. Take your siblings to Duffy Bass Field over by Tri-Towers to root for our team. Games are Friday at 5 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and are free!
Redbird softball is also taking on Missouri State Saturday and Sunday. Take your siblings to Marian Kneer Softball Stadium to root for our team. Games are Saturday at noon and 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. and are free!
Head to Uptown Normal with your siblings to learn through the power of play at the Children’s Discovery Museum. A discount on tickets is being offered for all Illinois State students. Show your current ISU ID during Sibling Weekend and receive $1 off the ticket prices.
Those interested in submitting a program/event for Sibling Weekend or with questions can contact Julia Gramont.