Exhibition Related Programming

Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years in the Land of Lincoln 

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Illinois Lecture Series

Illinois Presidents: Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, and Obama
A panel discussion featuring Dr. James Cornelius, Dr. Jamel Wright, Secretary Ray LaHood, and Ian Hunt 
Sun, Feb 11 | 2 pm

Peoria Women in Science by Dr. Martha Vaughan
Sun, Mar 11 | 2 pm
Auditorium
Free for Members & with General Admission

Peorians who Changed the World: A Panel Discussion
A panel discussion on Comedian Richard Pryor, Bishop Fulton Sheen, Journalist Betty Friedan, Susan G. Komen founder Nancy Brinker, Microbiologist Andrew J. Moyer, PhD (mass-production of penicillin inventor), Senator Everett Dirksen & Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian 
Moderated by Dennis Anderson, Executive Editor,
Journal Star
Thu, Mar 29 | 6 pm
Giant Screen Theater
FREE & open to the public  |  Sponsored by Journal Star

Illinois and the Underground Railroad by Owen Muelder
Sun, Apr 15 | 2 pm
Auditorium
Free for Members & with General Admission

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Panel Discussion: History of Labor in Illinois
Sun, May 6 | 2 pm
Free for Mmbers & with General Admission

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Our Planetary Experiment by Dr. Daniel P. Schrag
DOME Planetarium
Wed, May 9 | 7:30 pm
Free for Members | $4 per person Public

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Illinois and the Civil War by Bernie Drake
Sat, May 19 | 2 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

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From Hubble to Pluto: Astronomy in Illinois
Tue, May 22 | 6:30 pm
Free for Members | $4 per person Public

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Giant Screen Theater

America’s Musical Journey Premieres
Sat, Feb 17
$5 Members |$10.50 Adult, $9.50 Senior, $8.50 Child

Illinois Classic Film Series
Members: $8.50 Adult, $7.50 Senior, $6.50 Child
Public: $10.50 Adult, $9.50 Senior, $8.50 Child

The Blues Brothers
Thu, Apr 5 | 6 pm

The Breakfast Club
Thu, Apr 12 | 6 pm

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Thu, Apr 19 | 6 pm

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Sixteen Candles
Thu, Apr 26 | 6 pm

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Family Events

Celebrate Illinois Family Day
Sat, Feb 3 | 11 am-2 pm

Super Saturday: America’s Musical Journey
Sat, Feb 17 | 1:30 pm

Art-spiration: Foil Printed Moons
Sat, Feb 17 | 1:30 pm

Top Hats & Bonnets: A Truly History Tea Party - CANCELLED 
Sun, Feb 25 | 11 am-1 pm

Super Saturday: Van De Graaff + Electricity
Sat, Mar 10 | 1:30-2:30 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

Art-spiration: Corner Bookmarks for National Reading Month
Sat, Mar 17 | 1:30 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

Pollinator Family Day
Sat, Apr 7 | 11 am-2 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

Kids Night at the Museum: Journey Through America
Sat, Apr 14 | 6-9 pm
$25 per child

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A Conversation with Mr. Lincoln
Sat, Apr 21 | 1 pm
Free for members with reserved seat | $8 public

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Learn It, Try It!
Sun, May 6 | 1-4 pm
Free Event!

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Super Saturday: Scattering Germs
Sat, May 12 | 1:30-2:30 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

Armed Forces Appreciation Day
Sat, May 19 | 10 am–5 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission – Films not included in free events

Art-spiration: Cherry Blossoms
Sat, May 26 | 1:30 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

Adult Events

Educator Open House
Tue, Feb 13 | 6-8 pm

Bicentennial Speakeasy: Whiskey Tutorial & Tasting - SOLD OUT!
Featuring Hugh Higgins, owner of Hearth Restaurant & Whiskey Aficionado
Sat, Mar 31 | 2-4 pm
$30 Members | $33 Public | 21+

Art Club: Illinois Artists
Tue, Mar 13 | 1 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

Senior Morning: Celebrate Illinois Exhibition
Wed, Mar 14 | 10 am
Free for seniors

Museum After Dark: Murder Mystery
Friday, April 6 | 7-9 pm
$30 Members | $33 Public | 21+

Celebrate Illinois Bicentennial Bash
Sat, Apr 21 | 6-9 pm

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Classes & Camps

Homeschool Class: History of the Chicago World’s Fair
Wednesdays, Mar 7-28 | 2-3 pm
$30 Members | $33 Public | Ages 10-18

PRM Day Camp - President’s Day | A Day in the DOME | After Care Available
Monday, February 19 | 8 am-4 pm
$50 Members | $55 Public | Ages 6-14

PRM Day Camp - Casimir Pulaski Day | Movie Magic | After Care Available
Mon, Mar 5 | 8 am-4 pm
$50 Members | $55 Public | Ages 6-14

Homeschool Class | 200 Years of Illinois: Bicentennial Class - CANCELLED 
Fridays, Apr 13-May 4 | 2:30-3:30 pm
$25 Members | $30 Public | Ages 11-16

All supplies provided for programs unless otherwise noted. All paid programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.