Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Trips & Socials

Chicago Field Museum and Adler Planetarium

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Adler PlanetariumJoin us for an exciting and educational day at two of Chicago's must-see museums! 

The first stop will be at The Field Museum where you can come face to face with Sue, the largest T. rex ever found, descend into an ancient Egyptian tomb or shrink to the size of a bug. The museum has been inspiring curiosity about life on Earth for more than a century. With 4.6 billion years under one roof, the Field Museum is your passport to travel around the world and back in time.

Then in the afternoon enjoy a trip to the cosmos at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum. Upon arriving at the planetarium, we'll have a tasty lunch in Café Galileo's with the best view of the Chicago Skyline.

NOTE: The museum and planetarium are handicap accessible and have elevators between floors.
Depart: Rock Valley College at 7:45am
Return: Rock Valley College about 5:15pm
Cost: (Includes museum & planetarium admission, show, lunch,and transportation))
$75 for Center members
$90 for non-members

For more information and to register, download the official form.


Lyric Opera of Chicago Backstage Tour

Journey into the Heart of Opera

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Lyric Opera of ChicagoWe are so pleased to offer a rare backstage tour of the Lyric Opera. These backstage tours are offered only three days a year when no performance is scheduled. Journey into the recesses of opera production as you take an excursion behind the curtain of Lyric Opera of Chicago. On our Backstage Tour, you'll gain deep insight into how the stunning beauty and enthralling music of an opera performance is brought to life on stage for the enchantment of audiences.

Your two-and-one-half hour tour will be guided by professional staff and trained volunteers and peppered with interesting discussion and demonstrations by experts in our various staging areas.

NOTE: All of the areas are handicap accessible, however, there is no seating available during the tour. Expect walking and standing for long periods with no place to rest.
Depart: Rock Valley College at 8:45 am
Return: Rock Valley College by 6:00 pm
Cost: (Includes backstage tour, box lunch and transportation)
$80 for Center members
$95 for non-members

For more information download the trip flyer.

To register for this trip, download the official registration form.