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  • Classic International Chillers on the Giant Screen

    (Theater - From Sunday, October 26, 2014 until Saturday, November 1, 2014)

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    Halloween week! Sun Oct 26, Tues Oct 28 - Sat Nov 1

    Tickets: $5 members, $7 adults, $6 seniors (age 60+)

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    All International Chillers are rated R and are not suitable for children.

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  • Spook-tacular Science Show!

    (General - Saturday, November 1, 2014)

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    Spook-tacular Science Show!

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

    $5 per person  |   children 4 and under free

    Join Nick Rae, our very own Mad Scientist for a post-Halloween 'wrap-up' of mysteriously spooky science experiments. Learn the science behind oozing pumpkins, glowing drinks, bubbling potions and dancing ghosts. The show will feature dry ice, liquid nitrogen, real pumpkins, and our electrifying Van de Graaff generator. 

    Join us as we conjure up the factual magic behind the unexplained! Children of all ages and families welcome!

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

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  • International Chillers - Thirst

    (General - Saturday, November 1, 2014)

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    Thirst | Bakjwi - Korea

    Sat, Nov 1 | 7 pm

    Tickets: $7 adults, $6 seniors (age 60+)

    Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.

    Join us every evening during Halloween week and freak yourself out with scary films from around the world. You'll discover that fear is universal ...

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    All International Chillers are rated R and are not suitable for children.

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  • Starship Troopers

    (General - Wednesday, November 5, 2014)

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    Starship Troopers

    Wed, Nov 5  |  7 pm

    Tickets: $7 adults, $6 seniors (age 60+)

    In the distant future high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military. What they don't know is that they'll soon be engaged in a full scale war against a planet of alien insects. The fight is on to ensure the safety of humanity.

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    This film is rated R and is not suitable for children.

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  • Super Saturday: Painting with Minerals

    (General - Saturday, November 8, 2014)

    Super Saturday: Painting with Minerals

    Saturday, Nov 8  |  1-2 pm

    Free to members and with regular paid admission.

    Since prehistoric times, minerals have been widely used for the manufacture of pigments. Come explore a variety of minerals, and then grind up your own mineral paint for a lovey picture you can take home! No preregistration necessary.

    Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

  • Basket Weaving: Weaving History

    (General - Saturday, November 8, 2014)


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    Saturday, Nov 8 | 1-4 p.m.
    $28 Members | $30 Public
    Ages 15 and up

    Beautiful, hand woven baskets have long been part of the American tradition! Join us as we learn more about the art of basket weaving from local instructor, Ann Frank.  Ann's passion for weaving melds perfectly with her love of history, adding depth and meaning into each project.  Join us and learn how to make a beautiful Native American inspired footstool that you can use everyday!  No experience is necessary to walk away with a wonderful, completed footstool.

    This workshop is dependent on a minimum number of registrants determined 7 days in advance, so please register your spot early.
    Call 309-863-3034 to register.

  • Free Movie for Vets! D-Day: Normandy 1944 (3D)

    (Theater - Tuesday, November 11, 2014)

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    Free Movie for Veterans! D-Day: Normandy 1944 (3D)

    Tues, Nov 11

    12 pm, 1:30 pm & 3 pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    Veterans, please join us as special and honored guests for this award-winning movie which pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom.

    Free pizza and drinks during the 12 pm showing!

    Note: movie is free for veterans and a guest. The general public is welcome with paid theater admission.

    About D-Day: Normandy 1944

    Narrated by Tom Brokaw. Original music score performed by London Symphony Orchestra.

    June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, “D-Day: Normandy 1944” brings this monumental event to the world’s largest screens for the first time ever. Audiences of all ages, including new generations, will discover from a new perspective how this landing changed the world. Exploring history, military strategy, science, technology and human values, the film will educate and appeal to all.

    Advance free ticket reservations available at the Museum or by phone. For more information or to reserve a ticket, call 309.686.7000.

    Note: "D-Day: Normandy 1944" 3D is currently available only to school groups and only by reservation. After Veterans Day film will open to the public for regularly scheduled showings May 2015.

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  • Senior Morning: Impressionism into Modernism

    (General - Wednesday, November 12, 2014)

    Wednesday, Nov 12, 10:00 a.m. for coffee and snacks; program begins at 10:30 a.m.
    Free to Seniors

    American painters in the late 1800s and early 1900s created beautiful Impressionist paintings. Learn about this group of artists through a short presentation, and then visit the museum's new art exhibit Impressionism Into Modernism: A Paradigm Shift in American Art to see some examples of this genre. Join us before the presentation for coffee and snacks at 10:00 a.m.; the program itself will begin at 10:30 a.m.

    Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

  • Laser Light Nights - Classic & Metallica

    (Planetarium - Saturday, November 15, 2014)

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    Laser Light Nights - Classic & Metallica

    Sat, Nov 15 

    6 pm - Laser Vinyl (Classic Rock)
    7 pm - Laser Metallica

    Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to your favorite music - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, U2, Metallica, and others 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.

    Coming Sat, Dec 6!

    6 pm - Laser Beatles
    7 pm - Laser Zeppelin

    Laser shows included with regular admission. (Note: These shows contain lyrics to popular songs and some may not be suitable for all ages.)

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  • Wine & Art Night

    (General - Saturday, November 15, 2014)

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    Saturday, Nov 15, 7-9 pm

    What could be better than relaxing with a glass of wine as you create a piece of art - just for you!

    Join us as we explore a variety of art forms and techniques, all while enjoying a sampling of different wines each session! This month, our very own museum curator, Kristan McKinsey will lead participants in creating beautiful pieces of origami. Even if you've never folded so much as a paper airplane before, you'll have a blast learning about this ancient art form and leave the event with several completed pieces! All materials and wine provided.

    Be sure to register early, as seating is limited!

    Ages: 21+ only
    $30 members | $33 public
    Call 309-863-3034 to register

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  • Chemistry Demonstrations

    (General - Saturday, November 15, 2014)

    Saturday, Nov 15 | 1-2 p.m.
    Free to members and with regular paid admission

    Stand back, watch out, and enjoy chemistry in action! Bradley University Chemistry Club students provide activities and perform chemistry demonstrations in the museum lobby.  Safe and fun for the whole family!

    Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

  • Sunday Fun Day: Hibernation

    (General - Sunday, November 16, 2014)

    Sunday, Nov 16 | 2-2:45 p.m.
    $3 per child

    Sunday Fun Day is one more way to learn and play alongside your child at the museum! Come listen to the story Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson, learn about animals that sleep all winter long, and make a fun hibernating bear craft to take home!  Pre-registration is not necessary, but spots are limited.

    Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

  • Educator Open House

    (General - Tuesday, November 18, 2014)

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    Educator Open House

    Tues, Nov 18, 4-7 pm

    All teachers and educators welcome for this FREE session at the Museum!

    • Self-guided tour of all Museum galleries
    • Dome Planetarium previews every 30 minutes
    • Educational workshop demonstrations
    • "Tiny Giants 3D" educational film, 7 pm, Giant Screen Theater (run time 45 min)

    Must present school ID or affiliation. Contact Lottie Phillips at lphillips@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or 309-863-3013

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  • Wine & Cheese Under the Stars

    (General - Friday, November 21, 2014)

    Wine & Cheese Under the StarsFri, Nov 21, 7-9 pmDome Planetarium

    Featured Winery: Willett's Winery
    Catered hors d'oeuvres: The Creek on State

    $25 Members | $30 Public

    Relax under the stars as you sample local wines from Willet's Winery and gourmet hors d'oeuvres from The Creek on State. Planetarium Curator Renae Kerrigan will take you on a guided tour of the Universe and share the latest news from space in our state-of-the-art Zeiss Dome.

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

  • Zentangle®: Art from Doodles

    (General - Saturday, November 22, 2014)

    Saturday, Nov 22 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.
    $12 Members ($24 Family Max) | $14 Public ($28 Family Max)

    Zentangle® combines the art of meditation with the beauty of free-form drawing and is perfect for the whole family!  No previous artistic ability is needed to create these unique patterns, called tangles.  Once practiced, this technique can be used to decorate and accentuate a variety of things, including this lovely holiday greeting cards.  Come experience the newest art-craze to sweep the nation!

    Taught by Bonnie Cox, CZT
    Call 309-863-3034 to register.

  • Gallery Walk

    (General - Sunday, November 23, 2014)

    Gallery Walk with Sam Gappmayer
    Sun, Nov 23 | 2 p.m.

    Join the Museum's President and CEO, Sam Gappmayer, 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.

  • Laser Light Nights - Beatles & Zeppelin

    (Planetarium - Saturday, December 6, 2014)

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    Laser Light Nights - Beatles & Zeppelin

    Sat, Dec 6

    6 pm - Laser Beatles
    7 pm - Laser Zeppelin

    Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to your favorite music - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, U2, Metallica, and others 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.

    Don't miss the last Laser Light Night of the year!

    Laser shows included with regular admission. (Note: These shows contain lyrics to popular songs and some may not be suitable for all ages.)

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  • Holiday Luncheon 2014

    (General - Monday, December 8, 2014)

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    Holiday Luncheon

    Mon, Dec 8   |   11 am -1 pm

    Mark your calendars for this wonderful event which supports Museum programming for the whole community! More information coming soon.

    Ticket $45
    Table of 8 $325
    Sponsor table of 8 $500

    Featuring
    Raffle (raffle tickets 1:$10, 5: $45, 10: $80
    Wine & champagne
    Lunch by Barrack’s Cater Inn

    Thank you to our Holiday Luncheon sponsor, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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