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Family Activities

Family activities are offered to the Illinois State community with the intention to foster family connectedness and enrich relationships between colleagues across campus. Family activities are free of charge and require registration prior to attending.

Reserve space for the activities below via our online registration system.

Family Swims

Family swims are now held at the Student Fitness Center pool. Pool time is free and available for faculty, staff, students, retirees, and their family members. Registration is required and participants affiliated with the university must bring their ISU ID to swipe in at the Student Fitness Center front desk. Lifeguards are provided and parents/guardians must remain in the pool area with their children. Bring your own floatation devices and towels. Family swims and climbs are offered twice per month from September-April. An extra swim and climb slot has been added in May.

  • Saturday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Sunday, February 10 from Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Sunday, March 3 from Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Sunday, April 7 from Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Sunday, May 5 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Family Climbs

We are now excited to offer Family Climbs in conjunction with Family Swims! Family Climbs are held in the Student Fitness Center at their rock wall. Please note that in order to participate, children must securely fit in Campus Recreation's harness or bring a harness to be approved for use by Campus Recreation staff. Parents/guardians are required to remain in the area while children climb. For a complete list of climbing wall policies, click here. For specific questions, please contact Andrew at amorrea@ilstu.edu.

**PLEASE NOTE: due to a limitation with our online registration system, participants are not able to register for both Family Swims and Family Climbs on the same date. However, you are able to attend both events! Please just email Michelle at mlstar2@ilstu.edu and let her know that you plan to attend both. Thank you for your patience!**

  • Saturday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Sunday, February 10 from Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Sunday, March 3 from Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Sunday, April 7 from Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Sunday, May 5 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Family Bowling

Saturday, February 2, 2019
Four 60-minute time slots at 1, 2, 3, & 4 p.m. 
Bowling at the Illinois State Bowling and Billiards Center is held during the fall and spring semesters. This family activity is free of charge and families may register for 1 lane/ time frame. Time frame for bowling is offered in 60 minute increments between the hours of 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. on the scheduled date. Registration required. If registration is full, please call (309) 438-WELL (9355) to be placed on the wait list. 

Family Day at the Children's Discovery Museum

Each spring, we are excited to invite you and your immediate family members to share an afternoon at the Children's Discovery Museum in Uptown Normal. This family activity is held during spring semester each year and the first 125 participants to register may enter free of charge.
Sunday, March 10, 2019
1-5 p.m.
This is a free event. Registration required and space is limited.

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