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  • Docent Led Gallery Walk - Dec 20

    (General - Saturday, December 20, 2014)

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    Docent Led Gallery Walk

    Sun, Dec 20, 1 pm & 2:30 pm

    Join one of our talented volunteer docents for a special fun and informative guided tour of our "Impressionism Into Modernism: A Paradigm Shift in American Art" exhibition. 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. Registration not necessary. Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Holiday Boredom Busters

    (General - From Monday, December 22, 2014 until Saturday, January 3, 2015)

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    Stop by the Riverfront Museum to see how you can add a little extra science and a lot more fun to your winter break! We’ll be demonstrating awesome sensory chemistry experiments in the lobby that are perfect for the whole family. Best of all, we’ll give you an instruction sheet so you can recreate the fun at home!

    Holiday Boredome Busters - Class Schedule

    Mon, Dec 22
    1-3 pm | Snow Slime

    Tue, Dec 23
    1-3 pm | Holiday Play Clay

    Wed, Dec. 24
    1-2 pm | Fizzing Snow Balls

    Thu, Dec 25
    Museum Closed

    Fri, Dec 26
    1-3 pm | Chilly Fog & Crystal Balls

    Sat, Dec 27
    1-3 pm | Staff Pick!

    Mon, Dec 29
    1-3 pm | Moon Sand

    Tue, Dec 30
    1-3 pm | Fizzing Snow Balls

    Wed, Dec 31
    1-2 pm | Snow Slime

    Thu, Jan 1
    Museum Closed

    Fri, Jan 2
    1-3 pm | Awesome Hydrophobic Sand

    Sat, Jan 3
    1-3 pm | Staff Pick!

    For more information, call 309-863-3034.

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  • Docent Led Gallery Walk - Dec 28

    (General - Sunday, December 28, 2014)

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    Docent Led Gallery Walk

    Sun, Dec 28, 1 pm & 2:30 pm

    Join one of our talented volunteer docents for a special fun and informative guided tour of our "Impressionism Into Modernism: A Paradigm Shift in American Art" exhibition. 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. Registration not necessary. Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Docent Led Gallery Walks

    (Exhibit - Sunday, January 4, 2015)

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    Docent Led Gallery Walks

    Sun, Jan 4 - 1 & 2:30 pm

    Free to members and with regular paid admission.

    Join one of our talented volunteer docents for a special fun and informative guided tour of our "Impressionism Into Modernism: A Paradigm Shift in American Art" exhibition. 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.

    Upcoming Gallery Walks

    Sat, Jan 10 - 1 & 2:30 pm  (Last tours of Impressionism to Modernism!)

    No registration necessary. Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Relax Under the Stars - FREE Noon Event (Wed Jan 7)

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, January 7, 2015)

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    Relax Under the Stars - First Wednesdays FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Jan 7, 12-1 pm

    Dome Planetarium (use Museum's north side entrance - right at the Dome)

    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.

    NOTE: Please use the north side entrance of the Museum, right at Dome Planetarium - across from Caterpillar Visitors Center.

    Upcoming dates: Wed, Feb 4 & Wed, Mar 4

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  • Docent Led Gallery Walks - Last call!

    (Exhibit - Saturday, January 10, 2015)

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    Docent Led Gallery Walks

    Sat, Jan 10 - 1 & 2:30 pm
    Last tours of Impressionism to Modernism!

    Free to members and with regular paid admission.

    Join one of our talented volunteer docents for a special fun and informative guided tour of our "Impressionism Into Modernism: A Paradigm Shift in American Art" exhibition. 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.

    No registration necessary. Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • FREE ART LECTURE: Modernism and the Art of the New Deal

    (General - Sunday, January 11, 2015)

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    FREE ART LECTURE
    "Modernism and the Art of the New Deal: The Federal Art Project"

    Presented by Dr. Gregory Gilbert, Knox College 

    Sun, Jan 11  |  2-3 pm

    We're saying goodbye to "Impressionism Into Modernism: A Paradigm Shift in American Art" in style! Join us for this fascinating lecture by local expert Dr. Gregory Gilbert, director of the art history program at Knox College. As part of the New Deal government's efforts to provide economic relief to Americans during the Great Depression, a series of federal art programs were established. Dr. Gilbert will explore the largest of these programs, the Federal Art Project (FAP), which employed many of the artists featured in the Impressionism Into Modernism exhibit.

    Lecture is free and open to the public!

    Call 309-686-7000 for more information. (Reservations not necessary.)

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  • Laser Light Night - Laser Floyd

    (Planetarium - Saturday, January 17, 2015)

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    Laser Light Night - Laser Floyd

    Sat, Jan 17
    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. 

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

    Laser Light Nights winter schedule

    Sat, Feb 28
    6 pm - Laser Zeppelin
    7 pm - Laser U2

    Sat, Mar 21
    6 pm - Laser Beatles
    7 pm - Laser Vinyl (Classic Rock)

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  • Wine & Art Night: Pastels with Chris Holbrook

    (General - Saturday, January 17, 2015)

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    Wine & Art Nights:  Pastel Drawing with Chris Holbrook

    Studio 2

    Sat, Jan 17, 7-9 pm

    Join us as we explore a variety of art forms and techniques this fall, all while enjoying a glass or two of wine with good friends! Participants will learn a little about the medium and method before creating a beautiful completed piece of art to take home and show off to family and friends! All materials are provided. Be sure to register your spot early, as seating is limited! Ages 21+

    $25 members | $30 public

    Wine & Art Nights winter schedule

    Sat, Feb 21, 7-9 pm – Bisque Vases with Al Corpuz
    Sat, Mar 21, 7-9 pm – Painting with Kayla Phillips

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  • Super Saturday: Super Cooled Science!

    (General - Saturday, January 17, 2015)

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    Super Saturday: Super Cooled Sciece

    Sat, Jan 17  |  1-2 pm

    Free to members and with regular paid admission.

    Join us for some family-friendly, frosty fun as we find out what happens when we cool a balloon, a penny, and a graham cracker down to -320°F! We'll learn about the science behind this super (cooled) element!

    Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Sunday Fun Day: Swedish Fairy Tale

    (General - Sunday, January 18, 2015)

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    Sunday Fun Day: Swedish Fairytale

    Sun, Jan 18 | 2 PM | $3 per child

    Sunday Fun Day is just one more way to laugh and play alongside your child at the Riverfront Museum! Join us as we read "Werewolf," a beloved Swedish folktale, and make a fun Swedish craft to take home.

    Call 309.863.3034 for more information. Pre-registration is not necessary.

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  • Beer & Brats Under the Stars - DESTIHL Brewery

    (Planetarium - Friday, January 23, 2015)

    Beer & Brats Under the Stars

    Fri, Jan 23, 7-9 pm

    Featuring: DESTIHL Brewery - Bloomington, IL

    Enjoy craft beer, brats, and snacks under a spectacular starry sky! Listen to the latest news from space and take a real-time Uniview tour across the Universe - with planetarium curator Renae Kerrigan as your guide.

    $25 members, $30 public

    Wine & Cheese upcoming

    Fri, Mar 13, 7-9 pm
    Wines from: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard - Mackinaw, IL

    Fri, Apr 10, 7-9 pm
    Wine & Cheese - enjoy a varied, local selection.

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

  • Relax Under the Stars - FREE Noon Event (Wed Feb 4)

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, February 4, 2015)

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    Relax Under the Stars - First Wednesdays FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Feb 4, 12-1 pm

    Dome Planetarium (use Museum's north side entrance - right at the Dome)

    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.

    NOTE: Please use the north side entrance of the Museum, right at Dome Planetarium - across from Caterpillar Visitors Center.

    Upcoming date: Wed, Mar 4, 12- 1 pm

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  • Wine & Art Night: Bisque Vases with Al Corpuz

    (General - Saturday, February 21, 2015)

    Wine & Art Night: Bisque Vases with Al Corpuz

    Studio 2

    Sat, Feb 21, 7-9 pm 

    Join us as we explore a variety of art forms and techniques this fall, all while enjoying a glass or two of wine with good friends! Participants will learn a little about the medium and method before creating a beautiful completed piece of art to take home and show off to family and friends! All materials are provided. Be sure to register your spot early, as seating is limited! Ages 21+

    $25 members | $30 public

    Wine & Art Nights winter schedule

    Sat, Mar 21, 7-9 pm – Painting with Kayla Phillips

  • Laser Light Night - Laser Zeppelin & U2

    (Planetarium - Saturday, February 28, 2015)

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    Laser Light Night - Laser Zeppelin & U2

    Sat, Feb 28
    6 pm - Laser Zeppelin
    7 pm - Laser U2

    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.

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

    Laser Light Nights winter schedule

    Sat, Mar 21
    6 pm - Laser Beatles
    7 pm - Laser Vinyl (Classic Rock)

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  • Relax Under the Stars - FREE Noon Event (Wed Mar 4)

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, March 4, 2015)

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    Relax Under the Stars - First Wednesdays FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Mar 4, 12-1 pm

    Dome Planetarium (use Museum's north side entrance - right at the Dome)

    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.

    NOTE: Please use the north side entrance of the Museum, right at Dome Planetarium - across from Caterpillar Visitors Center.

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  • Wine & Cheese Under the Stars - Mackinaw Valley

    (Planetarium - Friday, March 13, 2015)

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    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars - Mackinaw Valley

    Fri, Mar 13, 7-9 pm

    Featuring wine from Mackinaw Valley Vineyard - Mackinaw, IL

    Enjoy craft beer, brats, and snacks under a spectacular starry sky! Listen to the latest news from space and take a real-time Uniview tour across the Universe - with planetarium curator Renae Kerrigan as your guide.

    $25 members, $30 public

    Wine & Cheese upcoming

    Fri, Apr 10, 7-9 pm Wine & Cheese - enjoy a varied, local selection.

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

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  • Wine & Art Night: Painting with Kayla Phillips

    (General - Saturday, March 21, 2015)

    Wine & Art Night: Painting with Kayla Phillips

    Studio 2

    Sat, Mar 21, 7-9 pm

    Join us as we explore a variety of art forms and techniques this fall, all while enjoying a glass or two of wine with good friends! Participants will learn a little about the medium and method before creating a beautiful completed piece of art to take home and show off to family and friends! All materials are provided. Be sure to register your spot early, as seating is limited! Ages 21+

    $25 members | $30 public

  • Laser Light Night - Laser Beatles & Classic Rock

    (Planetarium - Saturday, March 21, 2015)

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    Laser Light Night - Laser Beatles & Classic Rock

    Sat, Mar 21
    6 pm - Laser Beatles
    7 pm - Laser Vinyl (Classic Rock)

    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.

    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 & Cheese Under the Stars

    (Planetarium - Friday, April 10, 2015)

    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars

    Fri, Apr 10, 7-9 pm

    Try a variety of local wines while you experience the spectacular night sky. Enjoy the latest news from space and take a real-time Uniview tour across the Universe - with planetarium curator Renae Kerrigan as your guide.

    $25 members, $30 public

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