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  • Super Saturday: Creepy Creatures!

    (General - Saturday, October 4, 2014)

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    Super Saturday: Creepy Creatures!

    Sat, Oct 4, 1-2 pm

    Come explore a variety of “creepy” creatures that are often misunderstood. We will have various specimens on display, including a bat, snake skeleton, scorpion, giant thorny phasmid, and more! 

     Free to members and with regular paid admission. No preregistration necessary. For more information, call: 309-686-7000.

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  • New Class: The Art of Batik

    (General - From Tuesday, October 7, 2014 until Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - and Tuesdays only)

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    NEW CLASS: THE ART OF BATIK

    Tuesdays, Oct 7-28  |  6-7 pm  |  4 week class

    Instructor: Becky Kraut, BA art

    Practiced by a number of cultures, including Nigeria, China, and the Philippines, batik is used to create intricate patterns and designs using the ancient art of wax resist-dyeing. Artists use melted wax to paint or draw on fabric before dyeing. Once the fabric dries, the wax is removed to reveal the pattern beneath. Learn a bit about this beautiful technique from talented instructor, Becky Kraut, while making functional pieces of art.

    Ages 10+ | Adults welcome!

    $40 members | $48 public

    Download a pdf of the class program and registration. Call 309.863.3034 for more info.

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  • New Class: Mask Making

    (General - From Tuesday, October 7, 2014 until Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - and Tuesdays only)

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    NEW CLASS: MASK MAKING

    Tuesdays, Oct 7-Oct 28  |  4:30-5:30 pm  |  4 week class

    Instructor: Becky Kraut, BA art

    Mask making is an important aspect of many cultures around the world. In this special four-week class, students will learn about the historical and cultural significance of masks, and create their own masks out of a variety of materials.

    Ages 8-12

    $40 members | $48 public

    Download a pdf of the class program and registration. Call 309.863.3034 for more info.

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  • New Class: Curious Crafty Creatures

    (General - From Thursday, October 9, 2014 until Thursday, October 30, 2014 - and Thursdays only)

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    NEW CLASS: CURIOUS CRAFTY CREATURES

    Thursdays, Oct 9-30  |  4:30-5 pm  |  4 week class

    Instructor: Dave Grebner, Museum Science Teacher

    From snakes and flamingos to waterbears (tardigrades) and platypuses, the world is filled with animals who move in strange ways, have odd eating habits, and at least in one instance, look like they’ve been assembled by a group of practical jokers! In this class we will learn a bit about the science behind them and make take-home crafts to remind us of these amazing creatures who share our planet. 

    Ages 8-12

    $30 members | $38 public

    Download a pdf of the class program and registration. Call 309.863.3034 for more info.

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  • Bradley Chemistry Demos II!

    (General - Saturday, October 11, 2014)

    BRADLEY CHEMISTRY DEMOS II!

    Sat, Oct 11, 1-2 pm

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

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. For more information, call: 309-686-7000.

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  • Art Club (Oct)

    (General - Tuesday, October 14, 2014)

    Art Club

    Tue, Oct 14, 1-2 pm

    Just like book club, but without the homework! Join a casual discussion about a different art topic each month. 

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. For more information, call: 309-863-3028.

  • ACS Science Rocks!

    (General - Saturday, October 18, 2014)

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    ACS SCIENCE ROCKS!

    Sat, Oct 18, 11-4 pm

    Visit all the stations for a chance to win a drawing! Prize includes museum passes, lab swag, and cool science stuff!

    • Meet chemists!
    • Try science!
    • Learn some lab basics and make slime!
    • Use iodine to test for starch and learn what "amylose" means!
    • Much more!

    The Illinois Heartland Local Section of the American Chemical Society, NCAUR (National Agricultural Utilization Research Center), Bradley University Chemistry Club and other area organizations will lead super-cool chemistry related experiments and hands-on activities in the lobby and other locations around the Museum. 

    Note: Science Rocks! is a great opportunity for Scouts to work toward their science badges! To make a group reservation for a Scout troop, callCall 309-863-3013.

     Free to members and with regular paid admission. For more information, call: 309-686-7000.

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  • Wine & Art Night: Painting

    (General - Saturday, October 18, 2014)

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    Wine & Art Night: Painting

    Sat, Oct 18, 7-9 pm

    Featured artist: Kayla Phillips

    $30 members | $33 public

    Join us as we explore a variety of art forms and techniques this fall, all while enjoying a sampling of three different wines! This month, participants will focus on painting with artist Kayla Phillips, and create a beautiful, completed piece of art to take home and show off to family and friends! All materials are provided.

    Seating is limited. Advance registration requested. To register, call: 309-863-3034.

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  • Sunday Fun Day! Why Do Leaves Change Colors?

    (General - Sunday, October 19, 2014)

    Sunday Fun Day! Why Do Leaves Change Colors?

    Sun, Oct 19, 2-2:45 pm

    $3 per child

    Sunday Fun Day is one more way to learn and play alongside your child at the museum! Listen to Why Do Leaves Change Colors? by Betsy Maestro, learn a little about fall, and make a lovely leafy project to take home.

    General admission not required. No preregistration necessary. For more information or to register, call: 309-686-7000.

  • Wine & Cheese Under the Stars - Kickapoo Creek

    (Planetarium - Friday, October 24, 2014)

    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars

    Fri, Oct 24, 7-9 pm

    Featured winery: Kickapoo Creek

    $25 members | $30 public

    Relax with local wines as Renae Kerrigan, Planetarium Curator, shares the latest news from Space and takes you on a guided tour of the Universe using the state-of-the-art Zeiss planetarium equipment. Wines from Kickapoo Creek Winery will be featured. Catering by The Creek on State.

    Advance registration requested. Register in person at the information desk or by phone: 309-686-7000.

  • Dan Fogelberg Tribute Concert - Souvenirs Live

    (Theater - Saturday, October 25, 2014)

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    5th Annual  Dan Fogelberg Celebration - Souvenirs Tribute Concert

    Featuring "Souvenirs" performed live by musicians from across the US!

    Sat, Oct 25, 7 pm

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    Fogelberg Foundation of Peoria presents the 5th annual Dan Fogelberg Celebration! Join with Fogelberg fans everywhere in honoring the 40th anniversary of "Souvenirs" - the seminal album that skyrocketed Fogelberg's career. The concert features live performances of the entire album, followed by more of Fogelberg's iconic music. Please join us for this special tribute to Peoria's own Dan Fogelberg.

    Musicians: Sheldon Felich, Tim Jessup, Jay Hennessy, Eric Mills, Tim Harr, Stephanie Weatherford, Bryan Chrisman, Tamara Anderson

    Tickets: $35 

    Tickets may be purchased at the Museum or online here.

    Limited seating.

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  • Gallery Walk with Kristan McKinsey

    (General - Sunday, October 26, 2014)

    Gallery Walk with Kristan McKinsey

    Sun, Oct 26, 2 pm

    Join the Museum’s Curator, Kristan McKinsey, for a special gallery walk of our newest art exhibit, “Impressionism Into Modernism: A Paradigm Shift in American Art.” Explore the various avant-garde art styles from the late 1880s to the 1950s, and learn about how the artists were responding to the historical and political events of their day.

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. No preregistration necessary. For more information, call: 309-686-7000.

  • Spook-tacular Science Show!

    (General - Saturday, November 1, 2014)

    Spook-tacular Science Show!

    Sat, Nov 1, 1:30-2:15 pm

    $5 per person  |   children 4 and under free

    Come enjoy a post-Halloween wrap-up of mysteriously spooky science experiments - from oozing pumpkins and glowing drinks to bubbling potions and dancing ghosts. The interactive Spook-tacular Science Show conjures up the magic behind the unexplained.

    Maximum cost $20 per family. For more information, call: 309-686-7000.