Events

  • Chemistry Demonstrations

    (General - Saturday, December 3, 2016)

    Chem Demos Dec Web Banner

    Chemistry Demonstrations

    Sat, Dec 3 | 1-2 PM

    Lobby

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

    Free to members and with regular paid admission.

    Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

    Chem Demos Dec Web Banner
  • Messy Mondays: Session II

    (General - Monday, December 5, 2016)

    Messy Mondays Sign

    Messy Mondays

    Mon, Dec 5 & 12 | 9:45-10:15 am

    Classrooms 1 & 2

    Explore art from a pint-sized point of view! Whether learning how to paint with marbles or making a bouncy ball, you and your child are sure to have a fabulous time in this creative class! Each session offers new activities so you can enjoy this class over and over again. You will get messy, so wear old clothes! Caregivers must stay with children. This class is perfect for grandparents.

    Ages 3-5

    $10 Members | $13 Public (per two-week session)

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies are provided for classes unless otherwise noted. All classes require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

    Messy Mondays Sign
  • Holiday Luncheon 2016

    (General - Monday, December 5, 2016)

    Holiday Luncheon Web Banner 2016 1604x813px 01

    17th Annual Holiday Luncheon Fundraiser

    Holiday Luncheon 2016

    Mon, Dec 5  | 12-1 pm

    11 am-12 pm  |  Social Hour, Raffle & Silent Auction
    12 pm  | Lunch

    Take a break and enjoy a fabulous lunch, raffle, silent auction and shopping in the Museum Store with friends as we kick off the holiday season and support Museum programming.

    Menu

    Roasted Salmon & Rice Pilaf or Vegetable Stuffed Zucchini
    Lunch provided by Barrack’s Cater Inn

    Raffle Prizes

    •  Riverfront Museum 4th of July Backyard BBQ VIP package for 20 guests ($1500 value)
    •  Hearth & Patio $1000 gift certificate
    •  Jones Bros. Jewelers $500 gift certificate
    •  Apple 16GB iPad Mini 4 from The Digital Stores ($480 value)

    Raffle Tickets: 1 for $15, 5 for $6010 for $100

    Silent Auction

    Bid on baskets of food, products and entertainment from around Central Illinois!

    $50 per person | $400 per table of 8 | $600 per sponsor table of 8

    Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Monday, November 21.

    For more info email events@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or call 309.863.3060

    Holiday Luncheon Web Banner 2016 1604x813px 01
  • Science is for Girls: Session II

    (General - Tuesday, December 6, 2016)

    Science Is For Girls Generic Web Banner

    Science is for Girls

    Tues, Dec 6 & 13 | 5-6 pm

    Too often, science is represented as a male activity, but we know that science is for girls too! Each week we will learn about a different female scientist, and do an experiment or activity related to her scientific accomplishments. Whether you're already passionate about science or if you just love learning new things, this class is sure to teach you that science is for everyone! Past students are welcome to take the class again, as lessons will be different each season.
    Renae Kerrigan: Planetarium Curator and Museum Educator

    Ages 8-12

    $12 Members | $15 Public (per two-week session)

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone at: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies provided for children's classes unless otherwise noted. Ages 8-12. All classes require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

    Science Is For Girls Generic Web Banner
  • Sensational Senses: Session II

    (General - Wednesday, December 7, 2016)

    Sensational Senses Generic Web Banner

    Sensational Senses

    Wed, Dec 7 & 14 | 2-2:45 pm

    Little learners will love exploring the world around them using all five of their senses: sight, smell, sound, touch, and taste! Each week will include a new activity and take home project that will stimulate a different sense, while encouraging the development of cognitive, creative, and social skills. Many classes are messy, so please wear old clothes. Return students are welcome as activities will be different. Caregivers must stay with children.
    Taylor Stef: Museum School Coordinator

    Ages 2-5

    $12 Members | $15 Public (per two week session)

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies are provided for classes unless otherwise noted. All classes require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

    Sensational Senses Generic Web Banner
  • Space is the Place: Session II

    (General - Thursday, December 8, 2016)

    Space Is The Place Generic Web Banner

    Space is the Place

    Thurs, December 8 & 15 | 4:30-5:30 pm

    If you love space, you'll love this class! We'll meet in the Dome Planetarium every week for a unique hands-on experience where students will get to fly through space using an Xbox controller, learn about awesome missions to other planets, and much more!
    Nick Rae: Museum Educator

    Ages 8-12

    $12 Members | $15 Public (per two-week session)

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies provided for children's classes unless otherwise noted. All classes require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

    Space Is The Place Generic Web Banner
  • Winter Stargazing

    (General - Friday, December 9, 2016)

    Winter Stargazing Generic Web Banner

    Winter Stargazing
    Designed for Homeschoolers!

    Fri, Dec 9 & 16 | 1:15-2:15 pm

    In this quick two-session class, students will learn how to use a star map, and locate several winter constellations including Orion the Hunter, the Gemini Twins, and Taurus the Bull. To top it off, we’ll even delve into some of the mythology surrounding those constellations! This class is perfect for those looking for an introduction to backyard star gazing, or those looking to continue refining their skills.
    Renae Kerrigan: Planetarium Curator and Museum Educator

    Ages 8-14

    $12 Members | $15 Public

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies provided for children's classes unless otherwise noted. All classes require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

    Winter Stargazing Generic Web Banner
  • PreK Pottery

    (General - Friday, December 9, 2016)

    Pre K Pottery Generic Web Banner

    PreK Pottery

    Fri, Dec 9 & 16 | 9:30-10:30 am

    Little hands will love squishing and molding, painting and creating their own ceramic figurines! Each session will begin with a story and finish with building something that relates to what we’ve read. Children will be able to take home at least two completed pieces (glazed and fired) at the end of each session!

    Ages 2-5

    $14 Members | $17 Public

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies are provided for classes unless otherwise noted. All classes require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

    Pre K Pottery Generic Web Banner
  • Laser Light Night | Laseropolis & Metallica

    (Planetarium - Saturday, December 10, 2016)

    Laser Light Nights Dec Web Banner

    LASER LIGHT NIGHTS: LASEROPOLIS & METALLICA

    Sat, Dec 10
    6 pm - Laser Laseropolis (mix of music from 70s-2000s)
    7 pm - Laser Metallica

    Planetarium

    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.)

    Members: $5 one show, $8 both shows | Public: $7 one show, $12 both shows (to get combo price tickets call 309.686.7000 or visit the ticket desk in person)

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

    To view the full Laser Light Nights Schedule - click here

    For more information or questions calling 309.686.7000

    Laser Light Nights Dec Web Banner
  • Cabernet & Clay | Wheel Thrown Pottery

    (General - Saturday, December 10, 2016)

    Cab&Clay Web Banner Dec

    Cabernet & Clay | Wheel Thrown Pottery

    Sat, Dec 10 | 6:30-9 pm

    Studio 1

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy the simple pleasure of making something with your own two hands. Local teacher and artist, Al Corpuz, will lead you in a variety of ceramic techniques, including glazing, wheel throwing, and hand-building! Best of all, once you’ve created it, we’ll fire and glaze it for you! All events will include a variety of wine and light snacks, and finished pieces will be ready for pickup within 10 business days.

    $30 members | $33 public

    Buy tickets now - click here.
    Tickers & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Ages 21 and over only. All materials are included. This program is conditional upon minimum participation. If you are interested in scheduling a private Cabernet & Clay for a special occasion or for your organization, contact Taylor at 309.863.3034.

    Cab&Clay Web Banner Dec
  • Advanced Zentangle®: Meditative Drawing

    (General - Saturday, December 10, 2016)

    Zentangle Oct2015 Web Banner

    Advanced Zentangle®: Meditative Drawing

    Sat, Dec 10 & 17 | 1:30-3:30 pm 

    Zentangle® combines the art of meditation with the beauty of free-form drawing. No previous artistic ability is needed to create these unique patterns, called tangles. In this class, we will delve into more advanced tangles all while fostering a clear, focused state of mind. Materials fee of $8 is due to the instructor on the first day of class.

    $25 Members | $30 Public

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All materials included. Teen & Adults are welcome!

    Zentangle Oct2015 Web Banner
  • Art-spiration: Snowman Snow Globes!

    (General - Saturday, December 17, 2016)

    Artspiration Snow Web Banner Sat

    Art-spiration: Snowman Snow Globes!

    Sat, Dec 17 | 1:30-2:30 pm

    Lobby

    Looking for a little art-spiration? Stop by the lobby for a free family-friendly art workshop that encourages teamwork, investigation and imagination!

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

    Artspiration Snow Web Banner Sat
  • Scouting at the Museum: Game Design

    (General - Saturday, December 17, 2016)

    Scouting Web Banner4

    Scouting at the Museum: Game Design

    Sat, Dec 17th | 12-3 pm

    Studio 2

    Learn how to create your own video game with Scratch—a visual, easy to learn, programming code designed for elementary students. Scouts will learn the basics of coding from variables to loops. Scouts will have discuss the principles of game design and what makes a game fun to play.

    There will be a short snack break, Scouts are encouraged to bring a snack or money for the concession stand.

    While this workshop is intended for Webelos to earn their game design elective adventure, it is open to any Scouts and family members with an interest in creating video games.

    Scouts $25 | Chaperones $5.50
    Buy tickets online now - click here. 

    Please register by Wednesday, Dec 14. Group rates are available for groups of 5 or more and include 1 chaperone per 5 scouts. For group rates and more info, please contact Jack Daleske at 309.863.3048.

    Scouting Web Banner4
  • Space Cantina: Pub Night in a Galaxy Far, Far Away | Dec 17

    (Planetarium - Saturday, December 17, 2016)

    Space Cantina Web

    Space Cantina: Pub Night in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    Sat, Dec 17 | 7-9 PM

    Dome Planetarium 

    Enjoy a variety of beer and a taco bar as we fly through the galaxy in the Dome Planetarium. We will explore a few of the 3,000+ exoplanets discovered around alien suns. Can these worlds be as strange and exotic as planets in the Star Wars Universe? Is the Death Star still lurking near the Forrest Moon of Endor? Discover new worlds with Planetarium Curator Renae Kerrigan as your guide.

    *Up to 3 beers, food, and non-alcoholic beverages included in ticket price.

    $30 Members l $33 Public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Upcoming Dates:

    Sat, Jan 14 | 7-9 pm
    For more info and tickets - click here.

    Space Cantina Web
  • Scouting at the Museum: Painting

    (General - Sunday, December 18, 2016)

    Girl Scouting Web Banner6

    Scouting at the Museum: Painting

    Sun, Dec 18 | 12-3 pm

    Studio 2

    Grab a smock and join us in the museum studio! Girl Scout brownies can earn their Painting patch and have fun learning different styles of making art. 

    No supplies required. While smocks will be provided, Scouts should wear an outfit that is OK to get paint on. There will be short snack break. Scouts are encouraged to bring a snack or money for the concession stand.

    While this workshop is intended for Brownies to earn their painting patch, it is open to any Scouts and family members of all ages.

    Scouts $25 | Chaperones $5.50
    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Please register by Wednesday, Dec 14. Group rates are available for groups of 5 or more and include 1 free chaperone per 5 scouts. For group rates and more info, please contact Jack Daleske at 309.863.3048.

    Girl Scouting Web Banner6
  • Holiday Boredom Busters!

    (General - From Monday, December 26, 2016 until Saturday, January 7, 2017)

    Holiday Boredom Web Banner

    Holiday Boredom Busters!

    December 26-30, 1:30-2:30 pm
    January 2-7, 1:30-2:30 pm

    Museum Lobby

    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 activities and 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!

    See the Full Schedule - click here!

    Free to members and with regular paid admission.

    Holiday Boredom Web Banner
  • Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event!

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, January 4, 2017)

    Relax Web Banner Generic

    Relax Under the Stars  |  FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Jan 4 | 12-1 pm
    First Wednesday of every month, 12-1 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    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.

    Free parking in the museum's parking garage, just bring in your ticket to be validated at the Front Desk. If you arrive past Noon, it will be dark in the Dome. Please pause for a few moments to allow your eyes to adjust to the dark. Someone will help you find your seats. Food and drink welcome in the Dome.

    Please note that all are welcome, but this program may not be suitable for young children. It is designed to give people a quiet time to relax, and periods of long sitting can be difficult for some young ones.

    Upcoming Dates: Feb 1

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Relax Web Banner Generic
  • The Wreck of the Columbia | Free Lecture Featuring Ken Zurski

    (General - Thursday, January 5, 2017)

    The Wreck of the Columbia: A Broken Boat, A Town's Sorrow and the End of the Steamboat Era on the Illinois River
    Featuring Ken Zurski

    Thur, Jan 5 | 6 pm

    Auditorium

    On the night of July 5, 1918, a steamboat named Columbia, returning from a moonlight excursion, collapsed and sank in the middle of the Illinois River. Of the nearly 500 passengers on board that night, most were from the town of Pekin. Eighty-seven people lost their lives in the disaster. The rest were left to tell their stories of fortitude and survival. The worst maritime accident in the history of the Illinois River, the wreck of the Columbia is a mostly forgotten tragedy today.

    Ken Zurski is a longtime broadcaster and author of The Wreck of the Columbia. A native of Chicagoland, where he was a radio personality for many years, Ken now works in Peoria and resides in Morton with his wife Connie and two children, Sam and Nora.

    Both of Ken’s books, The Wreck of the Columbia and Peoria Stories are part of the permanent collection at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Ken has a website of forgotten history stories: www.unremberedhistory.com

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000. 

  • Super Saturday: Snow Science!

    (General - Saturday, January 7, 2017)

    Snow Science Web Banner

    Super Saturday: Snow Science

    Sat, Jan 7 | 1:30-2:30 pm

    Lobby

    Join knowledgeable Museum staff and volunteers as we explore the science behind snow!

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

    Snow Science Web Banner
  • Wine & Art Night | Star Wars

    (General - Saturday, January 7, 2017)

    Star Wars Art

    Wine & Art Night | Star Wars

    Sat, Jan 7 | 7-9 pm

    Studio 2

    Celebrate the all-new epic Star Wars adventure, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with this unique Wine & Art Night! Museum staff member, Jack Daleske, will lead participants in creating a Star Wars logo painting while they enjoy a variety of wine throughout the event. 

    $30 members | $33 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Tickets & more info are available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All materials are included, Must be 21 or older only. To schedule a private workshop, and or Wine & Art Night, call Taylor Stef at 309.863.3034. This program requires at least 3 participants to run.

    Star Wars Art
  • Space Cantina: Pub Night in a Galaxy Far, Far Away | Jan 14

    (Planetarium - Saturday, January 14, 2017)

    Space Cantina Web

    Space Cantina: Pub Night in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    Sat, Jan 14  |  7-9 pm 

    Dome Planetarium

    Enjoy a variety of beer and food as we fly through the galaxy in the Dome Planetarium. We will explore a few of the 3,000+ exoplanets discovered around alien suns. Can these worlds be as strange and exotic as planets in the Star Wars Universe? Is the Death Star still lurking near the Forrest Moon of Endor? Discover new worlds with Planetarium Curator Renae Kerrigan as your guide.  

    $30 members  |  $33 public

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

    Three drink tickets are included with admission. Must be 21&^. 


    Space Cantina Web
  • Cool Chemistry Demonstrations

    (General - Saturday, January 14, 2017)

    Chem Demos Jan Web Banner

    Chemistry Demonstrations 

    Sat, Jan 14 | 1-2 pm

    Lobby

    Stand back, watch out, and enjoy chemistry in action! Bradley University Chemistry Club students provide activities and perform chemistry demonstrations. Free to members and with regular paid admission.

    Chem Demos Jan Web Banner
  • High Tea on the High Seas

    (General - Saturday, January 14, 2017)

    High Tea on the High Seas

    Sat, Jan 14 | 11-1 pm

    All aboard Preschool kiddos and their families are invited to join us for a uniquely nautical tea party! Guests will enjoy sweet treats, tea and cocoa, a special story time, sea-inspired crafts and icy demonstrations, and a one-of-a-kind photo booth. You’ll even have the chance to build your own baking soda and vinegar powered boat! This event is geared towards children ages 3-5, but all children are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required.

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    For more information call 309-863-3040.

  • Yoga Under the Stars | Slow Flow

    (Planetarium - Saturday, January 21, 2017)

    Yoga Web Banner Jan

    Yoga Under the Stars | Slow Flow

    Sat, Jan 21 | 8 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Enjoy the healing benefits of a slower, more restorative paced yoga, while gazing toward the stars. Great for beginners, or those who prefer a gentle meditative practice.

    $20 members | $25 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Limited mats are available, please bring a mat and a light blanket. Advanced tickets required. Purchase tickets in person at the ticket desk, online, or by phone at 309.686.7000. All sessions are an hour and 30 minutes in length.

    Yoga Web Banner Jan
  • Yoga Under the Stars | Energetic Flow

    (Planetarium - Saturday, January 21, 2017)

    Yoga Web Banner Jan

    Yoga Under the Stars | Energetic Flow

    Sat, Jan 21 | 6 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Active Energetic Flow
    Let your mind go as we connect movements in an energetically paced flow under the stars. We'll move at a quicker pace to build heat and strength, while maintaining sound alignment. Some yoga experience is beneficial.

    $20 members | $25 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Limited mats are available, please bring a mat and a light blanket. Advanced tickets required. Purchase tickets in person at the ticket desk, online, or by phone at 309.686.7000. All sessions are an hour and 30 minutes in length.

    Yoga Web Banner Jan
  • Titanic Trivia Night in the Dome

    (Planetarium - Friday, January 27, 2017)

    Titanic Trivia Night in the Dome

    Fri, Jan 27 | 7-9 pm

    Come experience a unique pub trivia night like never before in the Dome Planetarium! You'll entertain trivia questions from both the historic Titanic, the film Titanic, as well as astronomy and more! The winning team will get a fabulous prize from our gift shop. Included with admission is a free drink and food buffet. A cash bar will be available. Organize a team and buy your tickets today!

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

  • Art-spiration: Melting Snowmen

    (General - Saturday, January 28, 2017)

    Art-spiration: Melting Snowmen

    Sat, Jan 28 | 1:30-2:30 pm

    Lobby

    Looking for a little art-spiration? Stop by the lobby for a free family-friendly workshop that encourages teamwork, investigation and imagination!

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

  • Laser Light Night | Vinyl & Metallica

    (Planetarium - Saturday, February 4, 2017)

    Laser Light Nights Feb Web Banner

    LASER LIGHT NIGHT  |  Vinyl & Metallica

    Sat, Feb 4 
    6 pm | Laser Vinyl (Hits from the 70’s and 80’s such as AC/DC, Van Halen, Queen, and Kansas)
    7 pm | Laser Metallica

    Dome Planetarium

    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.)

    Members: $5 one show, $8 both shows | Public: $7 one show, $12 both shows (to get combo price tickets call 309.686.7000 or visit the ticket desk in person)

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    For more information call 309.686.7000

    Click Here for the full Laser Light Nights Schedule

    Laser Light Nights Feb Web Banner
  • Museum After Dark: Titanic Date Night

    (General - Saturday, February 11, 2017)

    Titanic Date Night Rev

    Museum After Dark: Titanic Date Night

    Sat, Feb 11 | 7-9 pm

    Looking for a unique way to spend an evening with your significant other? Come to the Riverfront Museum for a couples date night to remember, featuring an after hours walk through of "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition", a planetarium show, and a couples challenge in IHSA!
    Light snacks and a cash bar will be available in the lobby.

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.700.

    All materials included. Must be 21+.

    Titanic Date Night Rev
  • Romance Under the Stars | Feb 12

    (Planetarium - Sunday, February 12, 2017)

    Romance2015 Web Banner

    Romance Under the Stars

    Sun, Feb 12 | 8-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium 

    This Valentine’s Day, join us for a romantic tour of the Cosmos in the Dome Planetarium. We will explore the romantic constellations in the current night sky, and visit some of the most break taking places in our Universe using our remarkable Uniview Software. Each guest will receive a complimentary glass of wine and a small bag of chocolates.

    $15 Members | $20 Public

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

    Upcoming Dates:
    Tues, Feb 14 | 8-9 pm: For more info & tickets - click here.

    Ages 21+. All materials included.  

    Romance2015 Web Banner
  • Romance Under the Stars | Feb 14

    (Planetarium - Tuesday, February 14, 2017)

    Romance2015 Web Banner

    Romance Under the Stars

    Sat, Feb 14 | 8-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    This Valentine’s Day, join us for a romantic tour of the Cosmos in the Dome Planetarium. We will explore the romantic constellations in the current night sky, and visit some of the most break taking places in our Universe using our remarkable Uniview Software. Each guest will receive a complimentary glass of wine and a small bag of chocolates.

    $15 Members | $20 Public

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

    Ages 21+. All materials included.

    Romance2015 Web Banner
  • ASCE Engineers Week Bridge Contest

    (General - Sunday, February 19, 2017)

    26th Annual Bridge Contest

    6th, 7th, and 8th grade students! It's time to test your imagination and your technical skill! The Illinois Valley Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers is sponsoring the 26th Annual Bridge Contest.

    THE OBJECTIVE:
    Design and construct a bridge using standard 3” x 5” (176 mm x 127mm) index cards. The winning team will be judged based on team participation, conformance to the design and construction requirements, a written report, and finally, the performance of the bridge under a dead load.

    Important Dates:
    Wednesday February 1: Registration deadline
    Saturday February 18: Drop off your bridge at the Peoria Riverfront Museum
    Sunday February 19: Contest and awards at the Peoria Riverfront Museum (part of Engineering Day)

    For registration application, click here .
    For rules, click here