CCMN Virtual Visit Challenge
The Champaign County Museums Network invites you to participate in our online trivia contest, "The Virtual Visit Challenge." This challenge will be held from January 17-February 7, 2021.
Using member institution websites listed below and any other digital resources available (social media, web searches, etc.), explore local museums, science centers, nature centers, and archives virtually in order to answer the trivia questions below.
Correct answers and high-scoring groups/individuals will be announced online no later than February 12, with prize drawings to follow. Prizes include posters, toys, sweets, art supplies, books, and more from each of the participating venues.
or follow the Champaign County Museums Network on social media for further details.
Which of the following is NOT the name of a live educational animal at the Anita Purves Nature Center?
True or False. The Anita Purves Nature Center is in Meadowbrook Park.
Approximately how many photographs does the Champaign County Historical Archives have in their collections?
What is the earliest year that Champaign County Historical Archives has birth records for?
The Champaign County History Museum has in its collections a picture of a famous baseball player standing in front of its iconic popcorn wagon. Who is it?
What is the historical significance of the Cattle Bank, the Champaign County History Museum's current home?
It is Champaign County's oldest documented commercial structure
It was once robbed by John Dillinger
Abraham Lincoln once worked in the grocery store that operated there
It served as a bank building for over 100 years
Think spring! The Champaign County Forest Preserve’s YouTube channel has a video on early spring flowers that bloom near the Homer Lake Interpretive Center. (
) Name one of the flowers shown in the video.
What is the name of the self-guided trail that starts outside the Homer Lake Interpretive Center?
Exploring the Illinois Distributed Museum online, which innovation was created in Champaign-Urbana?
Aerosol Whipped Cream
Mosaic Web Browser
All of the Above
Continuing your exploration of the Illinois Distributed Museum online, why did Marianne Ferber, an early feminist economics professor, move to the United States?
Name this art installation at Krannert Art Museum. (Bonus point if you can name the artists!)
Krannert Art Museum's collection spans 6 millennia of art from around the globe. Which of these is NOT a gallery at KAM?
Moore Gallery of Decorative Arts
Encounters: The Arts of Africa
Art Since 1898
Arts of the Ancient Andes
"How Long Must Women Wait? Woman Suffrage and Women's Rights in Champaign County" is the Museum of the Grand Prairie's current special exhibit. In what year were women allowed to vote for President and local officials in Illinois?
Each year, the Museum of the Grand Prairie has a celebration called Harvest Fest. The 2020 event was held virtually. One of the favorite activities was recorded in this video:
. What is the activity?
Fill in the blank: About __________ of the diet consumed by people around the world is the result of the pollinator-plant interaction.
The U of I Pollinatarium encourages you to become a beespotter. Exploring the Pollinatairum website linked below, what other website should you visit if you want to sign up to be a local beespotter?
In 2013, the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music launched the Urbana-Champaign Local Music Preservation Initiative to better document the community’s vital music heritage. Name one of the nationally recognized musical artists/groups listed who call the community “home.”
Fill in the blank. One of the featured items of the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music is the James Edward Myers World War I Sheet Music Collection. On the page that describes the collection, there is an image of sheet music for "Let Lovelight Be Always Shining ________________________."
In the Spurlock Museum’s online exhibit "Blues Dancing and Its African American Roots," Museum Educator Monica Scott talks about a style of hip hop she encountered while going to college in New Orleans. What is it called?
Spurlock Museum Educator Kim Sheahan Sanford does a Facebook Live storytelling program on Wednesdays. (
) What country’s stories were featured in the December 16, 2020 program? (While there, have fun listening to the stories.)
Near the William M. Staerkel Planetarium is the Campus Solar System at Parkland College. It is a scale model of our solar system reproduced around Parkland’s perimeter drive. All of the planets are scaled to the correct size and distance from the Sun. How far do you have to walk to get from the Sun to the Earth in the model?
Fill in the blank. The William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College offers a virtual sky show on many Friday nights. The name of the show is ____________ Skies.
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