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  • Jurassic World Premiere

    (Theater - From Thursday, June 11, 2015 until Sunday, July 5, 2015)

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    Jurassic World

    Regular showings: June 12-July 11

    Giant Screen Theater

    TICKETS

    2D : $10 adult  |  $9 senior or student  |  $8 youth (up to 17)

    3D : $14 adult  |  $13 senior or student  |  $12 youth (up to 17)

    Buy your tickets online now, click here!

    Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on characters created by Michael Crichton. The screenplay is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Trevorrow & Derek Connolly, and the story is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.

    The story unfolds 22 years after the events of "Jurassic Park," in a fully functional resort on Isla Nublar that sees more than 20,000 visitors a day. Guests arrive by boat from Costa Rica, and the new park includes a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park type setting. The island also contains a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife, and golf. And, of course, unprecedented up-close access to real, living dinosaurs - the full execution of John Hammond's dream. But humanity's continuing efforts to dominate nature generate unexpected, and dangerous, results.

    Rating: PG-13  |  Runtime: 2h 4m

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  • 4th of July Backyard BBQ 2015

    (General - Saturday, July 4, 2015)

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    4th of July Backyard BBQ 2015

    Sat, July 4 | 6-10:30 pm

    ALL YOU CAN EAT!  THE BEST SEAT IN TOWN!

    • Cracked Pepper all-you-can-eat buffet
    • Cash bar, Emack & Bolio’s ice cream & snacks
    • WMBD radio live remote broadcast with Greg Batton!
    • “Summer of Dinosaurs” family activities
    • Dome Planetarium shows & wacky science experiments
    • Indoor plumbing, climate controlled

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    MEMBERS*: adults $35 | children (3-12) $17
    PUBLIC: adults $45 | children (3-12) $22

    *MEMBER BONUS: Bring your family & friends! Purchase up to 4 guest tickets per household at the member rate.

    We sold out last year - get your tickets today!

    309.686.7000 | events@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

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    Thank you to our July 4th Backyard BBQ sponsors!

    Advanced Medical Transport (AMT)

    Vonachen Services Inc. (VSI)

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  • Laser Light Night - Laser Floyd

    (Planetarium - Saturday, July 11, 2015)

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    LASER LIGHT NIGHTS: BEATLES & ZEPPELIN

    Sat, July 11
    6 pm - Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
    7 pm - Laser Floyd: The Wall

    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.)

    TICKETS
    Members: free  |  Public: $5 one show, $8 both shows (available at the front desk or by calling 686.7000)

    LASER LIGHT NIGHTS SCHEDULE

    Sat, Aug 22
    6 pm - Laser Zeppelin
    7 pm - Laser Metallica

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  • Dinosaurs in Motion Exhibition Opens!

    (Exhibit - From Saturday, July 11, 2015 until Sunday, October 4, 2015)

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    EXHIBITION OPENS SAT JULY 11!

    14 DINO SCULPTURES THAT YOU CONTROL!  44-FOOT T-REX!  MOST INTERACTIVE TOURING DINO EXHIBIT!

    Dinosaurs in Motion is an interactive exhibition for visitors of all ages. This amazing blend of art, science and innovation features 14 fully interactive, recycled metal dinosaur sculptures with exposed mechanics inspired by actual fossils. You control the action of the dinosaurs, including a 44-foot T-rex!

    The kinetic life-size sculptures in Dinosaurs in Motion reveal art, science and innovation with steel skeletons and exposed mechanics like you’ve never seen before! The most interactive dinosaur exhibition to ever tour engages with:

    ART: Sketch, draw & sculpt to explore your inner creativity!

    SCIENCE: Learn kinetics, biomechanics & robotics while moving the dinosaurs with pulleys, levers & remote controls!

    INNOVATION: Observe & experiment with your own prehistoric, recycled creations!

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  • Monarch Butterflies & Other Pollinators

    (General - Saturday, July 11, 2015)

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    Monarch Butterflies and Other Pollinators - Family Day!

    Museum Lobby  |  Sun Plaza  |  River Classroom

    Sat July 11  |  12-4 pm

    Monarch butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, oh my! Learn what you can do to help save the pollinators in this educational and fun Family Day. Local organizations will have living and preserved pollinators on display, teach about native plants, and much more. This event is co-sponsored by the Heart of Illinois Sierra Club.

    Activities are free. Regular admission applies to museum galleries.

    Contact Renae Kerrigan at 309-863-3030 or rkerrigan@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org for more information.

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  • Pluto Party

    (General - Tuesday, July 14, 2015)

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    Pluto Party

    Tuesday, July 14  |  activities free with admission

    Pluto, the much celebrated dwarf planet, will finally be visited by a spacecraft this July! New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft yet built, will have its closest approach to Pluto July 14, after flying 9.5 years. Drop in to the Pluto Party at Dome Planetarium to learn all about Pluto, its moons, the spacecraft, and see the latest images!

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  • LEGO® Robotics Workshop: Advanced

    (General - Saturday, July 18, 2015)

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    LEGO® Robotics Workshops 

    Saturday, July 18, 1 - 4 pm, Advanced Workshop

    Members of the FIRST Robotics Team 1736 will be at the museum again to lead two workshops that will introduce participants to building and programming robots using LEGO® Mindstorm's NXT Robotics Kits. This will be a fun, educational programming and computer skills. Advanced participants will even get to experiment with special features like ultrasonic light and touch sensors! All materials are provided; students may sign up for one or both workshops. Spots are limited, so be sure to register early!

    Ages 8-14

    $20 Members | $25 Public

    Participants attending either of the museum's LEGO® & K'NEX® Camps this summer will receive a $10 discount on their workshop registration.

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  • Wine & Art Night with Jana Maxwell

    (General - Saturday, July 18, 2015)

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    Wine & Art Night with Jana Maxwell

    July 18, 7-9 pm

    Wine & Art Nights have quickly become a Museum favorite! Each workshop features a local artist or teacher, a selection of wines, and of course a beautiful piece of art to recreate! Join artist and teacher Jana Maxwell as she leads you in creating a mixed media piece. Grab a few friends or plan to make new ones. All materials and wine are included. Call 309.863.3034 to register.

    $30 Members  |  $33 Public  |  Ages 21+

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  • Super Saturday: Butterflies!

    (General - Saturday, July 18, 2015)

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    Super Saturday: Infrared Light!

    Sat, Jul 18  |  1-2 pm

    You may be feeling the heat, but at the museum you can SEE it too! We'll be using our infrared camera to see otherwise invisible light waves that reveal relative temperatures. Learn about how night vision goggles work and how you can hide in plain sight! Call 309.686.7000 for more information.

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Dinosaur Egg Hunt!

    (General - Sunday, July 19, 2015)

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    Dinosaur Egg Hunt! 

    Sun, Jul 19  |  1-3 pm

    Join us in celebrating our newest exhibition, Dinosaurs in Motion with a very special Dinosaur Hunt! Families are welcome to search the Sun Plaza for dinosaur eggs, and then become paleontologists as you work together to excavate the treasure inside! A donation of any size is encouraged to participate in this event, proceeds will go towards funding similar programs at the Riverfront Museum.

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  • Night at the Riverfront Museum

    (General - From Saturday, July 25, 2015 until Sunday, July 26, 2015)

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    Night at the Riverfront Museum
    Saturday, July 25th at 6:30 p.m. - Sunday, July 26th at 8 a.m.

    Don’t let the kids have all the fun this summer; adults like sleepovers too!

    For the first time ever, the Riverfront Museum will host an adults-only sleepover event! In this late-night adventure, you’ll enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, spectacular science demonstrations, a stellar Planetarium show, The Great Gallery Challenge, and much more as you roam our five galleries after-hours. Best of all, when the activities are done, you’ll get to settle down in the spot of your choice to spend a truly unique night at the Riverfront Museum!

    Click here for more information; ticket prices start at $100!

    Space is limited for this event, so be sure to make your reservations early! Group pricing is available for those purchasing six or more tickets; all participants must be 21 years or older.

    Call or email Lottie at 309-863-3064 or lphillips@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org for more information or to reserve your spot!

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  • Laser Light Night - Zeppelin & Metallica

    (Planetarium - Saturday, August 22, 2015)

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    LASER LIGHT NIGHTS: ZEPPELIN & METALLICA

    Sat, Aug 22
    6 pm - Laser Zeppelin
    7 pm - Laser Metallica

    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.)

    TICKETS
    Members: free  |  Public: $5 one show, $8 both shows (available at the front desk or by calling 686.7000)

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