Musical Entertainment by Peoria Players

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Musical Entertainment by Peoria Players

Grand Lobby

Sat, Nov 10 | this event has been canceled
Sat, Dec 8 | Lee Wenger with Denise Adams accompanying
Sat, Jan 12 | The Cast of "Show Tunes Sing-Along" - Peoria Players show from June 2018

Experience live musical performances in the Museum's Lobby! 

Free for Members & with General Admission

  • Story Time in the Galleries | November

    (Exhibit - Thursday, November 15, 2018)

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    Story Time in the Galleries

    Thu, Nov 15 | 10:30-11:15 am

    Lobby

    Join in the fantastic fun this summer with a local librarian reading a story in the museum's galleries! Come hear a story that relates to an object in the Museum, and then hear more about the gallery from a museum educator. Families should meet in the lobby and will travel together to the gallery.
    Program is intended for younger audiences.

    Free for members & with paid general admission.

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  • Fantastic Beasts | The Crimes of Grindelwald

    (Theater - Thursday, November 15, 2018)

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    Fantastic Beasts | The Crimes of Grindelwald Premiere
    Runs through December 6

    Thu, Nov | 2D - 5 pm, 3D - 8 pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided world.

    PG-13 | 2h 14m

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Return to Hogwarts | Dinner & A Movie - SOLD OUT

    (Theater - From Friday, November 16, 2018 until Sunday, November 18, 2018)

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    Return to Hogwarts: Dinner & A Movie

    Fri, Nov 16 | SOLD OUT

    Sat, Nov 17 | SOLD OUT

    Sun, Nov 18 | SOLD OUT

    Grand Lobby & Giant Screen Theater

    Did you get our owl? Come one, come all to be sorted into your houses in the Grand Lobby at the Riverfront Museum! Return home to the magic of Hogwarts where you’ll enjoy a catered dinner, butter beer straight from the Three Broomsticks, and a screening of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” in the Giant Screen Theater. Take home a souvenir photograph, house scarf and wand! Guests will be pleased to note that we’re following all Ministry regulations regarding House Elves, who are paid as equals to the witches and wizards.

    • Doors Open at 6 pm
    • Dinner is served at 6:30 pm
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  • Wine & Art | "Sunflowers" by Van Gogh

    (General - Saturday, November 17, 2018)

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    Wine & Art | Sunflowers by Van Gogh

    Sat, Nov 17 | 7-9 pm

    Studio 2

    Spend the evening relaxing and creating at one of our Wine & Art Night events! Eugene Nana Ekow Maison, local artist, will guide you in creating you own unique version of Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers to take home with you! All materials, wine and light snacks are provided. Seating is limited, so register early!

    Ages 21+

    $30 members | $36 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required. If you are interested in scheduling a private Cabernet & Clay for a special occasion or for your organization, contact Shelby at 309.863.3015.

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  • Cabernet & Clay | Hand Built Ceramics

    (General - Saturday, November 17, 2018)

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    Cabernet & Clay | Hand Built Ceramics

    Sat, Nov 17 | 6:30-9 pm

    Studio 1

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy the simple pleasure of making something with your own two hands. Local teacher and artist, Al Corpuz, will lead you in a variety of ceramic techniques, including glazing, wheel throwing, and hand-building! Best of all, once you’ve created it, we’ll fire and glaze it for you! All events will include a variety of wine and light snacks, and finished pieces will be ready for pickup within 10 business days.

    Ages 21+

    $30 members | $36 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required. If you are interested in scheduling a private Cabernet & Clay for a special occasion or for your organization, contact Shelby at 309.863.3015.

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  • Curator's Tour: Featuring Bill Heidrich, Nov 17

    (Exhibit - Saturday, November 17, 2018)

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    RODIN: CAST IN BRONZE: The Work of Many Hands

    Sat, Nov 17 | 2 pm

    Grand Lobby

    Join the curator of the exhibition on a special tour filled with background stories about the works!

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Our Mouse, A Birthday Celebration

    (General - Sunday, November 18, 2018)

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    Our Mouse, a Birthday Celebration

    Sun, Nov 18 | 1-3 pm

    Lobby

    Join the Riverfront Museum for a special birthday celebration in the Lobby and learn to draw a mouse to take home with you! 

    Free for Members & with General Admission

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000. 

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  • Collector's Tour: Featuring Steve Spain, Nov 18

    (Exhibit - Sunday, November 18, 2018)

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    The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain

    Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 16, Jan 6, Jan 13*, Jan 20 | All tours begin at 3 pm (*tour begins at 4 pm)

    Grand Lobby

    Join the collector of the exhibition on a special tour filled with background stories about the works!

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Drama Day Camp with Peoria Players Theatre

    (General - Wednesday, November 21, 2018)

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    Drama Day Camp with Peoria Players Theatre | After Care Available

    Wed, Nov 21 | 8 am-4 pm

    Join the Riverfront Museum on Thanksgiving Break at Drama Camp with Peoria Players Theater! Students will watch America's Musical Journey 3D in the Giant Screen Theater! Students will enjoy acting lessons with local teacher and actress Pat White!* They will create a stop motion animation, learn to draw animations, and learn to make movies on the green screen! They will also explore the museum galleries including The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain and Peoria Players Theater: 100 Years!
    After care is available for $4 and runs from 4-5:30 pm. Please provide your student(s) with a nut-free sack lunch.

    *Pat White - Pat received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in speech and theatre from IWU and her Master’s degree from Bradley. An accomplished actress, singer and dancer, Pat has performed, choreographed and directed on many central Illinois stages. She brings her charismatic presence and talents to audiences in leading roles such as Once Upon A Mattress, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Sweet Charity, Annie, Gypsy and Hello, Dolly. A certified teacher in English, speech and theatre arts at Bergan High School/Peoria Notre Dame, Pat developed dance and drama programs for Jump Start Gymnastics Academy, Peoria Ballet, Roosevelt Magnet School, Washington Middle School and River City Youth Fitness Center.

    Ages 5-12

    $50 Members | $60 Public

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    If you need to further customize your camp experience, or if you are looking to apply the Caterpillar, Inc. discount (applicable to non-museum-members only), please call 309-863-3015 for assistance. All supplies provided for classes, workshops, and programs unless otherwise noted. All paid classes, workshops, and programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Space Family Night: NASA's New Robot on Mars!

    (Planetarium - Saturday, November 24, 2018)

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    Space Family Night: NASA's New Robot on Mars!

    Sat, Nov 24 | 6-7:30 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Bring the family to the planetarium for this special space night devoted to NASA’s newest mission to the planets, InSight, a robot that lands on Mars on November 26. Learn about the history of Mars exploration, the other robots currently exploring the Red Planet, and how you can follow along with InSight’s mission and the 7 Minutes of Terror during its landing attempt. You can also snack, ask space questions to planetarium people, and take home Mars-related activities. Fun for everyone!

    Free for Members (please reserve free seats) | $4 per person public | $10 per family (immediate family only)

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Wizard Day

    (General - Sunday, November 25, 2018)

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    Wizard Day

    Sun, Nov 25 | 1-4 pm

    Auditorium

    Join us for a day of spells, potions, magical astronomy, and fantastic crafts! Get sorted into your house and earn house points! Try your hand at potions and charms, chart constellations, and transfigure your own magical beasts to take home, and more!

    Free for Members (show your member ID card at the door) | $4 Per Person Public

    Buy tickets online - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Wine & Cheese Under the Stars

    (Planetarium - Friday, November 30, 2018)

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    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars

    Fri, Nov 30 | 7-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Relax and enjoy a variety of local wine, gourmet cheese and crackers under a spectacular full-dome night sky. Enjoy the latest news from space and take a real-time Uniview tour across the Universe with an astronomy expert as your guide. Guests will receive up to three glasses of wine or soda, and a variety of cheese & crackers with paid admission. Doors open at 6:50 pm. 

    $30 members | $36 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Ages 21+. Up to 3 glasses of wine included in ticket. 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.

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  • Bubbly & Bows

    (General - Saturday, December 1, 2018)

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    Bubbly & Bows

    Sat, Dec 1 | 10-11:30 am

    Studio 2

    Ever wanted to know how to tie beautiful bows for your holiday gifts and tree toppers? Join in for a morning of bubbly and bows. Enjoy a mimosa and refreshments while you learn bow tying techniques and some wrapping tips to make your holiday gifts sparkle this year. This fun, casual event is lead by Peoria resident Lori LaFond, who has been wrapping gifts for other busy families for over a decade.
    Ages 21+

    $30 Members | $36 Public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Must be age 21+. Pre-registration required. To schedule a private workshop, and or Wine & Art Night, call Shelby Lessen at 309.863.3015. All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date.

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  • Chemistry Demonstrations | Dec

    (General - Saturday, December 1, 2018)

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    Chemistry Demonstrations

    Sat, Dec 1 | 1-2 pm

    Lobby

    Stand back, watch out, and enjoy chemistry in action! Bradley University Chemistry Club students provide activities and perform chemistry demonstrations.

    Free to members and with general admission.

    More info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Collector's Tour: Featuring Steve Spain, Dec 2

    (Exhibit - Sunday, December 2, 2018)

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    The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain

    Dec 2, Dec 16, Jan 6, Jan 13*, Jan 20 | All tours begin at 3 pm (*tour begins at 4 pm)

    Grand Lobby

    Join the collector of the exhibition on a special tour filled with background stories about the works!

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Elementary Pottery | Snowman!

    (General - Wednesday, December 5, 2018)

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    Elementary Pottery | Snowman
    Mini Session

    Wed, Dec 5 & 12 | 4:30-5:30 pm

    Studio 1

    Students will explore the artistic medium of clay through creating a hand built snowman using multiple techniques. Students will build the snowman the first class and glaze during the second class. Pieces can be picked up on December 19. Students will walk away with a better understanding of the building, firing, and glazing processes. No previous experience is necessary. 
    Ages 6-10

    $15 Members | $18 Public

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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

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  • Wine & Wrap

    (General - Wednesday, December 5, 2018)

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    Wine & Wrap

    Wed, Dec 5 | 6:30-8 pm

    Studio 2

    Grab a friend and join in the holiday fun! You will learn some wrapping, paper folding, and bow making techniques just in time to put your gifts under the tree. Bring a boxed gift of your own to the workshop to wrap and use for inspiration for future wrapping. This workshop is led by Lori LaFond, a local gift wrapper and crafter who has professionally wrapped others' gifts for over a decade.
    Ages 21+

    $30 Members | $36 Public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Must be age 21+. Pre-registration required. To schedule a private workshop, and or Wine & Art Night, call Shelby Lessen at 309.863.3015. All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date.

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  • Relax Under the Stars | December

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, December 5, 2018)

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    Relax Under the Stars  |  FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Dec 5 | 12-1 pm
    First Wednesday of every month, 12-1 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Stressed at work? Need a break from your hectic day? Come to Dome Planetarium and calm down. Enjoy a short star talk, then let your tension float away under starry skies with soothing background music. First Wednesday of every month at noon.

    Free parking in the museum's parking garage. If you arrive past Noon, it will be dark in the Dome. Please pause for a few minutes to allow your eyes to adjust to the dark. Food and drink welcome in the Dome.

    Please note that all are welcome, but this program may not be suitable for young children. It is designed to give people a quiet time to relax, and periods of long sitting can be difficult for some young ones.

    Upcoming Dates: January 2, February 6, March 6

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Hour of Code

    (General - Saturday, December 8, 2018)

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    Hour of Code

    Sat, Dec 8 | Noon-1 pm

    Lobby

    Hour of Code is a free event where kids of all ages learn computer programming using Scratch, Dash, and Bee Bots in the lobby. Education institutions all over the world are taking part in this one-hour introduction to computer programming.

    There’s more info on this website: https://hourofcode.com/us/promote/resources

    Free & Open to the Public | Does not include admission to the Museum's Galleries, Planetarium, or Giant Screen Theater

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Musical Entertainment by Peoria Players | Dec

    (General - Saturday, December 8, 2018)

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    Musical Entertainment by Peoria Players

    Sat, Dec 8 | 2 pm

    Lobby

    Experience live performances in the Museum's Lobby featuring Lee Wenger on vocals, accompanied by Denise Adams.

    Upcoming Performance
    Sat, Jan 12

    Free for Members & with General Admission

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • 3D Ornaments

    (General - Saturday, December 8, 2018)

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    3D Ornaments

    Sat, Dec 8 | 2-4 pm

    Studio 3

    Design and create your own 3D printed ornaments from snowflakes to snowmen! No experience required! Participants will have one week to pick-up final printed projects, starting on Saturday, December 15 at the ticket desk.
    Ages 10-17

    $20 members | $25 public

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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

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  • Cabernet & Clay | Wheel Thrown Pottery - SOLD OUT!

    (General - Saturday, December 8, 2018)

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    Cabernet & Clay | Wheel Thrown Pottery - SOLD OUT!

    Sat, Dec 8  |  6:30-9 pm

    Studio 1

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy the simple pleasure of making something with your own two hands. Local teacher and artist, Al Corpuz, will lead you in a variety of ceramic techniques, including glazing, wheel throwing, and hand-building! Best of all, once you’ve created it, we’ll fire and glaze it for you! All events will include a variety of wine and light snacks, and finished pieces will be ready for pickup within 10 business days.

    $30 members | $36 public

    Ages 21+. All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required. If you are interested in scheduling a private Cabernet & Clay for a special occasion or for your organization, contact Shelby at 309.863.3015.

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  • Ceramic Holiday Ornaments

    (General - Tuesday, December 11, 2018)

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    Ceramic Holiday Ornaments

    Tue, Dec 11 | 5:30-6:30 pm

    Come create your perfect holiday ornament with us and learn some techniques while working with clay! Create up to 8 ornaments, up to 4 may be pre-made and ready for you to glaze. Best of all, we fire and glaze your masterpieces for pick up on December 18.

    All ages are welcome, but children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult helper.
    *Must pre-register at least 3 days prior to event date, Sat, Dec 8.

    $10 member | $12 public

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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

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  • Laser Light Night | Laser Floyd

    (Planetarium - Saturday, December 15, 2018)

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    LASER LIGHT NIGHT | Laser Floyd

    Sat, Dec 15
    6 pm  |  Laser Floyd: The Wall
    7 pm  |  Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

    Dome Planetarium

    Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to your favorite music - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, U2, and more - while being dazzled by the multicolored laser light show on the Dome. Enhance your experience - pick up spectrum glasses and refreshments from our concession stand and enjoy the show! 35-50 min. (Note: These shows contain lyrics to popular songs and some may not be suitable for all ages.)

    Members: $5 one show, $8 both shows | Public: $7 one show, $12 both shows
    To get combo price tickets call 309.686.7000 or visit the ticket desk in person

    For the full Laser Light Nights schedule - click here!

    Buy tickets online now - click here

    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Prince & Princess Day

    (General - Saturday, December 15, 2018)

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    Prince & Princess Day

    Sat, Dec 15 | 11 am-2 pm

    Auditorium

    Dress up in your favorite outfit and have a royally good time creating a unique prince or princess, a creative castle all your own, designing a prince or princess hat, and making Chameleon and Hawaiian Piggy friends to go on all sorts of adventures with!

    Free for Members | $4 per person - fee applies to anyone participating in the event's activities.

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Does not include admission to the Museum's Galleries, Planetarium, or Giant Screen Theater.

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  • Collector's Tour: Featuring Steve Spain, Dec 16

    (General - Sunday, December 16, 2018)

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    Collector's Tour: Featuring Steve Spain
    The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain

    Dec 16, Jan 6, Jan 13*, Jan 20 | All tours begin at 3 pm (*tour begins at 4 pm)

    Grand Lobby

    Join the collector of the exhibition on a special tour filled with background stories about the works!

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Story Time in the Galleries | December

    (General - Thursday, December 20, 2018)

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    Story Time in the Galleries

    Thu, Dec 20 | 10:30-11:15 am

    Lobby

    Join in the fantastic fun this summer with a local librarian reading a story in the museum's galleries! Come hear a story that relates to an object in the Museum, and then hear more about the gallery from a museum educator. Families should meet in the lobby and will travel together to the gallery.
    Program is intended for younger audiences.

    Free for members & with paid general admission.

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  • In Pursuit of Beauty: Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Stained-Glass | Catherine Shotick

    (General - Thursday, December 20, 2018)

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    In Pursuit of Beauty: Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Stained-Glass
    Featuring Catherine Shotick, Curator at The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

    Thu, Dec 20 | 6 pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    Louis Comfort Tiffany, one of the most original and prolific designers of the late 19th-century, declared that his life-long goal was “the pursuit of beauty.” Although Tiffany worked in a variety of media, from blown glass and ceramics to jewelry and metalwork, it was his stained-glass designs that brought him the greatest recognition. Through years of experimentation—and competition with his early rival John La Farge—Tiffany revolutionized the look of stained glass, which had remained essentially unchanged since medieval times.

    A brief guided tour of the exhibition, TIFFANY: The Collection of Don Shay, will follow the lecture.

    The Riverfront Museum is pleased to welcome Catherine Shotick, a native of Peoria, IL and past intern at our predecessor museum, Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences back for a special lecture on Louis Comfort Tiffany!

    Catherine Shotick is responsible for all the curatorial activities of the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, including its in-house and traveling exhibitions programs, as well as its permanent collection. She came to the Driehaus from the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, where, as Assistant Curator of Exhibitions, she managed selected exhibitions, and provided general curatorial and collections assistance. Catherine is currently organizing her upcoming exhibition Eternal Light: The Sacred Stained-Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany, which will be on view in September 2019. Catherine holds a B.A. in Art History from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and an M.A. in Art History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

    Free for members (please reserve your seat!) | $4 per person

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Winter Break | STEAM Camp

    (General - Thursday, December 27, 2018)

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    Winter Break | STEAM Camp | After Care Available

    Thu, Dec 27 & Fri, Dec 28 | 8 am-4 pm

    Did you enjoy our summer camp? Your child is sure to love our Day Camps! On days when parents work and school is out, your child can come spend the day learning and having fun at Peoria Riverfront Museum's themed Day Camps! Day camp is available for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. Day Camp is in session from 8 am to 4 pm. Drop off begins at 7:45 am. After care is from 4 pm to 5:30 pm.

    A mid-morning snack is provided each day of camp, and a 30 minute lunch time. Please pack your child a sack lunch.

    Ages 5-12

    $100 Members | $120 Public

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    If you need to further customize your camp experience, or if you are looking to apply the Caterpillar, Inc. discount (applicable to non-museum-members only), please call 309-863-3015 for assistance. All supplies provided for classes, workshops, and programs unless otherwise noted. All paid classes, workshops, and programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • NYE Barrel Bash "Party like it's 1919!"

    (General - From Monday, December 31, 2018 until Tuesday, January 1, 2019)

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    NYE Barrel Bash “Party like it’s 1919!”

    Mon, Dec 31 | 9:30 pm - Tues, Jan 1 | 1:30 am

    With Prohibition set to begin on Jan. 17, 1920, the year of 1919 took on special importance not only around the country but in Peoria in particular, the Whiskey Capital of the World. At its peak, Peoria was producing 18.6 million gallons a year, and 185,000 gallons every 24 hours. The downtown riverfront was lined with distilleries and breweries – 97 of them between 1837 and 1919. And yet that was all about to change.

    With the start of 1919, Peorians were facing their last year to legally imbibe the fruits of their labors. And since they lost the fight against Prohibition and the writing was on the wall, they did the only thing they could really do at that point – they spent 1919 partying. Hard.

    Join us back where it all began on Peoria's Riverfront for a step back in time when the jazz was hot, the parties longer, and the pace faster with a New Year's Eve Party at the Museum.

    -Period dress encouraged
    -Heavy hors d’oeuvres
    -Champagne toast
    -2 drink tickets and cash bar
    -DJ + dance floor
    -Admission to all museum exhibitions
    -CxT Roasting Co. complimentary coffee bar
    -Planetarium shows
    -Live Time Square stream in the Giant Screen Theater

    VIP Tickets - limited availability!
    Exclusive Lounge
    Reserved Parking Spot
    Unlimited Drinks

    Ages 21+

    Members $55 | Public $65
    VIP Members $100 | $120

    Buy tickets online - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Relax Under the Stars | January

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, January 2, 2019)

    Programs Underthe Stars Relax

    Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Jan 2 | Noon-1 pm
    First Wednesday of every month, Noon-1 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Stressed at work? Need a break from your hectic day? Come to Dome Planetarium and calm down. Enjoy a short star talk, then let your tension float away under starry skies with soothing background music. First Wednesday of every month at noon.

    Free parking in the museum's parking garage, just bring in your ticket to be validated at the Front Desk. If you arrive past Noon, it will be dark in the Dome. Please pause for a few moments to allow your eyes to adjust to the dark. Someone will help you find your seats. Food and drink welcome in the Dome.

    Please note that all are welcome, but this program may not be suitable for young children. It is designed to give people a quiet time to relax, and periods of long sitting can be difficult for some young ones.

    Upcoming Dates: February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Winter Break | Robotics Camp

    (General - From Thursday, January 3, 2019 until Friday, January 4, 2019)

    Programs Day Camp Robotics

    Winter Break | Robotics Camp | After Care Available

    Thu, Jan 3 & Fri, Jan 4 | 8 am-4 pm

    Did you enjoy our summer camp? Your child is sure to love our Day Camps! On days when parents work and school is out, your child can come spend the day learning and having fun at Peoria Riverfront Museum's themed Day Camps! Day camp is available for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. Day Camp is in session from 8 am to 4 pm. Drop off begins at 7:45 am. After care is from 4 pm to 5:30 pm.

    A mid-morning snack is provided each day of camp, and a 30 minute lunch time. Please pack your child a sack lunch.

    Ages 5-12

    $100 Members | $120 Public

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    If you need to further customize your camp experience, or if you are looking to apply the Caterpillar, Inc. discount (applicable to non-museum-members only), please call 309-863-3015 for assistance. All supplies provided for classes, workshops, and programs unless otherwise noted. All paid classes, workshops, and programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

    Programs Day Camp Robotics
  • Collector's Tour: Featuring Steve Spain, Jan 6

    (General - Sunday, January 6, 2019)

    Exhibit Collectors Tour Disney Rev1

    Collector's Tour: Featuring Steve Spain
    The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain

    Jan 6, Jan 13*, Jan 20 | All tours begin at 3 pm (*tour begins at 4 pm)

    Grand Lobby

    Join the collector of the exhibition on a special tour filled with background stories about the works!

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Exhibit Collectors Tour Disney Rev1
  • Pencils, Paint & Pixels - Trailblazing Women of Walt Disney's Animation

    (Exhibit - Sunday, January 13, 2019)

    Programs Lecture Women Dw Animation1

    Pencils, Paint & Pixels - Trailblazing Women of Walt Disney's Animation

    Sun, Jan 13 | 12:30 pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    Ever wondered how the Seven Dwarfs learned to dance? ...how a fairy flew? ...or how a mermaid found her legs? From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to The Little Mermaid, many talented women have helped to make some of our favorite animated Disney films, but no one knows about them, until now. Explore some of these exciting women and learn about their creative process behind some of your early Disney animated favorites!

    This lecture is intended for younger audiences, but all ages are welcome!

    Free for members & with general admission | $4 Public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Programs Lecture Women Dw Animation1
  • An Invisible History - How Women Transformed Walt Disney's Animation

    (Exhibit - Sunday, January 13, 2019)

    Programs Lecture Women Dw Animation

    An Invisible History - How Women Transformed Walt Disney's Animation

    Sun, Jan 13 | 3 pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    From the earliest pioneers of hand-rendered animated films, to the advent of digital technology, women have been at the forefront of the animation medium, yet their extraordinary contributions have largely gone unrecognized. Join Mindy Johnson, author of the landmark volume Ink & Paint - The Women of Walt Disney's Animation, as she raises the celluloid curtain on the remarkable history of women within Disney animation.

    Free for members & with general admission | $4 Public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Programs Lecture Women Dw Animation
  • Collector's Tour: Featuring Steve Spain, Jan 13

    (Exhibit - Sunday, January 13, 2019)

    Exhibit Collectors Tour Disney Rev1

    Collector's Tour: Featuring Steve Spain
    The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain

    Jan 13*, Jan 20 | All tours begin at 3 pm (*tour begins at 4 pm)

    Grand Lobby

    Join the collector of the exhibition on a special tour filled with background stories about the works!

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Exhibit Collectors Tour Disney Rev1
  • Collector's Tour: Featuring Steve Spain, Jan 20

    (General - Sunday, January 20, 2019)

    Exhibit Collectors Tour Disney Rev1

    Collector's Tour: Featuring Steve Spain
    The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain

    Jan 20 | All tours begin at 3 pm

    Grand Lobby

    Join the collector of the exhibition on a special tour filled with background stories about the works!

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Exhibit Collectors Tour Disney Rev1