Events

  • Yoga Under the Stars

    (General - Friday, August 12, 2022)

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    Yoga Under the Stars 

    Enjoy a beautiful evening of yoga practice under a starry sky, without worrying about mosquitoes or rain! This evening will feature a 15 minute star talk, showing off our summer constellations. Then Heather will lead a one hour yoga practice, with beautiful stars, nebula and planets dazzling on the dome above.

    Heather Capperrune has been teaching yoga and curating unique experiences with movement in Peoria for seven years.

    Participants are asked to bring their own mats.

    Each session will be an hour and 15 minutes long.

    Fri, Aug 12th | 6 PM 
    Doors open at 5:45, Event starts at 6 PM

    Purchase tickets here.

    $20 Members | $25 Public

    All sessions are an hour and 15 minutes in length.

    Limited mats are available, please bring a mat and a light blanket. Doors open at 5:45 pm. 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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  • BREWSTERS MILLIONS | Richard Pryor Film Festival

    (General - Saturday, August 13, 2022)

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    RICHARD PRYOR FILM FESTIVAL 

    August 13 & 20, 2022

    Peoria Riverfront Museum
    Giant Screen Theater

    In partnership with The George Washington Carver Community Center, celebrating 100 years! Did you know? Legendary comedian & Peoria native Richard Pryor got his start in comedy at The Carver Center! See the films that made Pryor famous on Illinois' Largest Movie Screen, the way they were meant to be seen!

    All proceeds of the Richard Pryor Film Festival benefit the George Washington Carver Community Center.

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    BREWSTER'S MILLIONS

    AUG 13 | 1 PM | RATED PG
    Purchase ticket HERE

    After losing his position as a minor-league pitcher, Montgomery Brewster (Richard Pryor) learns his great-uncle has left him $300 million. To inherit it, Brewster must spend $30 million in 30 days under a complicated set of rules that forbid him from donating too much to charity or retaining any new assets when the period is up. Unable to share details about the will's odd conditions with anyone, Brewster sets out to spend his money under the stern eye of paralegal Angela Drake (Lonette McKee).

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    SILVER STREAK

    AUG 13 | 4 PM | RATED PG
    Purchase tickets HERE

    HARLEM NIGHTS

    AUG 13 | 8 PM | RATED R
    Purchase tickets HERE

    JO JO DANCER, YOUR LIFE IS CALLING

    AUG 20 | 4 PM | RATED R
    Purchase tickets HERE

    RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP

    Aug 20 | 8 PM | RATED R
    Purchase tickets HERE

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    Download flyer (pdf) HERE

    Tickets may also be purchased by calling 309.686.7000 or at the museum's front desk.

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    Sponsored by Film Society.

    Special thanks to AdCo for promotional assistance.

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  • SILVER STREAK | Richard Pryor Film Festival

    (General - Saturday, August 13, 2022)

    Prm Carver Richard Pryor Film Festival Webrev

    RICHARD PRYOR FILM FESTIVAL 

    August 13 & 20, 2022

    Peoria Riverfront Museum
    Giant Screen Theater

    In partnership with The George Washington Carver Community Center, celebrating 100 years! Did you know? Legendary comedian & Peoria native Richard Pryor got his start in comedy at The Carver Center! See the films that made Pryor famous on Illinois' Largest Movie Screen, the way they were meant to be seen!

    All proceeds of the Richard Pryor Film Festival benefit the George Washington Carver Community Center.

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    SILVER STREAK

    AUG 13 | 4 PM | RATED PG
    Purchase tickets HERE

    While on a cross-country train ride, overworked book editor George Caldwell (Gene Wilder) begins an unexpected romance with an enigmatic woman named Hilly Burns (Jill Clayburgh). His vacation is interrupted, however, when he witnesses a murder for which he is then accused. The true villains kidnap Hilly and eject Caldwell from the moving train. Desperate, Caldwell teams up with car thief Grover Muldoon (Richard Pryor), and together they must save Hilly while avoiding the police.

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    HARLEM NIGHTS

    AUG 13 | 8 PM | RATED R
    Purchase tickets HERE

    JO JO DANCER, YOUR LIFE IS CALLING

    AUG 20 | 4 PM | RATED R
    Purchase tickets HERE

    RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP

    Aug 20 | 8 PM | RATED R
    Purchase tickets HERE

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    Download flyer (pdf) HERE

    Tickets may also be purchased by calling 309.686.7000 or at the museum's front desk.

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    Sponsored by Film Society.

    Special thanks to AdCo for promotional assistance.

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  • HARLEM NIGHTS | Richard Pryor Film Festival

    (General - Saturday, August 13, 2022)

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    RICHARD PRYOR FILM FESTIVAL 

    August 13 & 20, 2022

    Peoria Riverfront Museum
    Giant Screen Theater

    In partnership with The George Washington Carver Community Center, celebrating 100 years! Did you know? Legendary comedian & Peoria native Richard Pryor got his start in comedy at The Carver Center! See the films that made Pryor famous on Illinois' Largest Movie Screen, the way they were meant to be seen!

    All proceeds of the Richard Pryor Film Festival benefit the George Washington Carver Community Center.

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    HARLEM NIGHTS

    AUG 13 | 8 PM | RATED R
    Purchase tickets HERE

    In the waning days of Prohibition, Sugar Ray (Richard Pryor) and his adopted son, Quick (Eddie Murphy), run a speakeasy called Club Sugar Ray. When gangster Bugsy Calhoune (Michael Lerner) learns that Sugar Ray's place is pulling in more money than his own establishment, the Pitty Pat Club, he pays corrupt cop Phil Cantone (Danny Aiello) to close Club Sugar Ray down. Quick doesn't exactly help the situation when he falls for Calhoune's gun moll, Miss Dominique La Rue (Jasmine Guy).

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    JO JO DANCER, YOUR LIFE IS CALLING

    AUG 20 | 4 PM | RATED R
    Purchase tickets HERE

    RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP

    Aug 20 | 8 PM | RATED R
    Purchase tickets HERE

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    Download flyer (pdf) HERE

    Tickets may also be purchased by calling 309.686.7000 or at the museum's front desk.

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    Sponsored by Film Society.

    Special thanks to AdCo for promotional assistance.

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  • Laser Light Night | The Beatles, Lady Gaga & Jimmy Hendrix

    (General - Friday, August 19, 2022)

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    Laser Light Night: The Beatles, Lady Gaga & Jimmy Hendrix

    Dome Planetarium 

    Fri. Aug 19

    6:00 pm | Laser Beatles: Sgt. Pepper
    7:15 pm | Laser Lady Gaga
    8:30 pm | Laser Hendrix 

    Sit back, relax and rock out with our new laser light system from "the worldwide leader in planetarium laser light shows," Laser Fantasy! Experience the full 3D excitement! The system features a graphics laser projector with special effects, a haze machine & a new beam projector, plus a fresh playlist of 20+ performances, from Beyoncé to The Beatles! Pick up show-enhancing spectrum glasses and refreshments at concessions!

    $7 Members | $10 Public

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

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

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  • Wine & Cheese Under the Stars | James Webb Space Telescope First Images

    (General - Saturday, August 20, 2022)

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    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars

    First Images from the James Webb Space Telescope 

    Sat, Aug 20 | 7-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Join us for an evening of delicious food, wine and the latest news from space in our newly updated planetarium with "the world's most advanced" planetarium system! This evening, we will share the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, the largest and most advanced telescope ever sent to space. Plus, enjoy a tour of the night sky, a trip through our solar system, and a flight out to the edge of space and back.

    Each guest receives an individual Canterbury Creations charcuterie box featuring cheeses, fruits, nuts & more; up to three glasses of wine; and an entertaining evening under the stars.

    Doors open at 6:45 PM

    The program will be in two parts, allowing time to socialize and refill your wine glass between the shows.

    Ages 21+

    $45 members | $55 public

    Tickets can be purchased here.

    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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  • JO JO DANCER, YOUR LIFE IS CALLING | Richard Pryor Film Festival

    (General - Saturday, August 20, 2022)

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    RICHARD PRYOR FILM FESTIVAL 

    August 13 & 20, 2022

    Peoria Riverfront Museum
    Giant Screen Theater

    In partnership with The George Washington Carver Community Center, celebrating 100 years! Did you know? Legendary comedian & Peoria native Richard Pryor got his start in comedy at The Carver Center! See the films that made Pryor famous on Illinois' Largest Movie Screen, the way they were meant to be seen!

    All proceeds of the Richard Pryor Film Festival benefit the George Washington Carver Community Center.

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    JO JO DANCER, YOUR LIFE IS CALLING

    AUG 20 | 4 PM | RATED R
    Purchase tickets HERE

    Although Jo Jo Dancer (Richard Pryor) has achieved success as a stand-up comedian, he hasn't found happiness. After receiving severe burns in a narcotics-related incident, Jo Jo remains in a coma, and, while in this state, he looks back on his life. Drifting off into memories of his troubled childhood, Jo Jo revisits his youth, recalling his eventual rise to fame and the decadence that followed. As he considers his existence, he must decide if he wants to go on living or not.

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    NEXT UP!

    RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP

    Aug 20 | 8 PM | RATED R
    Purchase tickets HERE

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    Download flyer (pdf) HERE

    Tickets may also be purchased by calling 309.686.7000 or at the museum's front desk.

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    Sponsored by Film Society.

    Special thanks to AdCo for promotional assistance.

    Prm Carver Richard Pryor Film Festival Webrev
  • LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP | Richard Pryor Film Festival

    (General - Saturday, August 20, 2022)

    Prm Carver Richard Pryor Film Festival Webrev

    RICHARD PRYOR FILM FESTIVAL 

    August 13 & 20, 2022

    Peoria Riverfront Museum
    Giant Screen Theater

    In partnership with The George Washington Carver Community Center, celebrating 100 years! Did you know? Legendary comedian & Peoria native Richard Pryor got his start in comedy at The Carver Center! See the films that made Pryor famous on Illinois' Largest Movie Screen, the way they were meant to be seen!

    All proceeds of the Richard Pryor Film Festival benefit the George Washington Carver Community Center.

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    RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP

    Aug 20 | 8 PM | RATED R
    Purchase tickets HERE

    Richard Pryor takes the stage at the infamous Hollywood Palladium in one of his first performances after a well-publicized battle with drugs. Older, wiser and funnier than ever, the venerable comic tells outrageous jokes and a number of moving stories about his personal past -- including one about a life-changing trip to Africa. Pryor's trenchant social commentary touches on an array of subjects, from prison and mobsters to hospitals and cocaine.

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    Download flyer (pdf) HERE

    Tickets may also be purchased by calling 309.686.7000 or at the museum's front desk.

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    Sponsored by Film Society.

    Special thanks to AdCo for promotional assistance.

    Prm Carver Richard Pryor Film Festival Webrev
  • Laser Light Night: Beyonce, Queen, Stranger Things

    (General - Friday, September 2, 2022)

    Laser Light Night: Beyonce, Queen, Stranger Things

    Dome Planetarium 

    Fri. Sept 2

    6:00 pm | Laser Beyonce
    7:15 pm | Laser Queen
    8:30 pm | Laser Stranger Things

    Sit back, relax and rock out with our new laser light system from "the worldwide leader in planetarium laser light shows," Laser Fantasy! Experience the full 3D excitement! The system features a graphics laser projector with special effects, a haze machine & a new beam projector, plus a fresh playlist of 20+ performances, from Beyoncé to The Beatles! Pick up show-enhancing spectrum glasses and refreshments at concessions!

    $7 Members | $10 Public

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

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

  • Laser Light Night: Halloween, Stranger Things, Pink Floyd: The Wall

    (General - Friday, October 14, 2022)

    Laser Light Night: Halloween, Stranger Things, Pink Floyd: The Wall

    Dome Planetarium 

    Fri. October 14

    6:00 pm | Laser Halloween
    7:15 pm | Laser Stranger Things
    8:30 pm | Laser Floyd: The Wall

    Sit back, relax and rock out with our new laser light system from "the worldwide leader in planetarium laser light shows," Laser Fantasy! Experience the full 3D excitement! The system features a graphics laser projector with special effects, a haze machine & a new beam projector, plus a fresh playlist of 20+ performances, from Beyoncé to The Beatles! Pick up show-enhancing spectrum glasses and refreshments at concessions!

    $7 Members | $10 Public

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

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

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  • Laser Light Night: Halloween, Stranger Things

    (General - Saturday, October 29, 2022)

    Laser Light Night: Halloween, Stranger Things

    Dome Planetarium 

    Sat. October 29

    6:00 pm | Halloween Spooktacular
    7:15 pm | Laser Halloween
    8:30 pm | Laser Stranger Things

    Sit back, relax and rock out with our new laser light system from "the worldwide leader in planetarium laser light shows," Laser Fantasy! Experience the full 3D excitement! The system features a graphics laser projector with special effects, a haze machine & a new beam projector, plus a fresh playlist of 20+ performances, from Beyoncé to The Beatles! Pick up show-enhancing spectrum glasses and refreshments at concessions!

    $7 Members | $10 Public

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

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