Events

  • Be the Astronaut Thru Oct 16

    (Exhibit - From Saturday, June 18, 2016 until Sunday, October 16, 2016)

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    Be the Astronaut Exhibition

    Now open through October 16!

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    DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ASTRONAUT? 

    Lead missions into deep space! Drive a planetary rover using NASA data! interface with giant robots!

    Download the Summer of Space poster! (Click here for pdf.)

    Be the Astronaut is a world-class exhibit experience for all ages that teaches STEM-based content via a fusion of physical exhibitry, state-of-the-art video game technology and simulators, and actual NASA reconnaissance data. 

    Scientifically verified by experts at NASA for accuracy and feasibility, the exhibit teaches visitors about the concepts, challenges, and excitement of spaceflight, through the use of touch-screen stations, artifacts, and interactive simulator pods built to look like space capsules. 

    Visitors will have their own crew of virtual content experts throughout every stage of the exhibit. These digital characters will help visitors learn what’s needed to fly a spaceship, pilot a lander, and drive a surface rover — and will be there as visitors climb into the simulators to perform these feats, in a thrilling narrative adventure that spans the solar system.

    In each space capsule, a massive 70-in. monitor serves as the ‘windshield,’ giving visitors a first-person view of their adventures. Touchscreens and a industrial-quality joysticks put visitors in command. During missions, the entire cockpit comes alive with animated lighting effects, game visuals, and sounds that make visitors believe they ARE astronauts.

    Visitors each receive a magnetic swipe ID card that they can use to track their progress through the exhibition’s missions. Each card can be used over multiple visits, so that visitors can continue where they left off on a previous adventure.

    Also on display inside the exhibition are a 3-D printer – space missions use them to print tools as needed, vintage space toys, and a collection of authentic space suits and artifacts from NASA missions and US Apollo and USSR space programs.

    Special companion robots will move about the hall and interact with visitors.

    A “Summer of Space” programming at the museum accompanies the exhibit.

    Learn more about the exhibit - click here

    See the video - click here.

    For more information call 309.686.7000.

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  • Visit Riverfront Museum PokéStops - Get $5 Off 'Be the Astronaut'!

    (General - From Thursday, July 14, 2016 until Sunday, September 11, 2016)

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    Riverfront Museum is infested with Pokémon! 

    Screen capture one for $5 off "Be The Astronaut" admission! Plus we'll be dropping lures at all 6 Museum PokéStops !

    All Pokémon Trainers are invited to head down to Riverfront Museum and take advantage of the SIX PokéStops on the Museum campus.

    Take a screenshot of any Pokémon next to one of the stops and bring it to the front desk to get $5 off* your admission to the "Be the Astronaut" exhibit - and continue your gaming fun with deep space NASA style simulations. 

    PLUS: keep an eye on our Facebook page as we will be dropping lures on all 6 stops to attract tons of Pokémon to our location! With our proximity to the river, you can stock up on all the Magikarp you need to get that Gyrados!

    *Limit one screenshot redemption per visitor. Good through Sept. 11.

    DID YOU KNOW? Pokémon inventor Satoshi Tajiri got his inspiration for the game from his hobby of collecting insects as a boy. Riverfront Museum also has an insect collection, part of which we feature in our Natural History Collections display cases near the planetarium.

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  • Art-spiration: Ice Cream Paint!

    (General - Saturday, August 27, 2016)

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    Art-spiration: Ice Cream Paint!

    Sat, Aug 27 | 1:30-2:30 pm

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    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.

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  • Bubble Blast! Aug 27

    (General - Saturday, August 27, 2016)

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    Bubble Blast! 

    Sat, Aug 27 | 11-11:30 am

    Sun Plaza (rain location: Dave Ransburg Family Plaza, Washington St. side)

    Pop on by for a unique family-oriented demonstration all about bubbles! Although geared towards our pre-school guests, all ages will be dazzled by the awesome potential of a single bubble! The show will conclude at 11:30 am, but guests will be welcome to experiment with bubbles for the rest of the hour. All shows will take place on the Sun Plaza, weather permitting.

    A $2 donation per child is encouraged.

    Free public event. Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • National Parks Adventure 3D Premiere

    (Theater - Saturday, August 27, 2016)

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    Sat, Aug 27
    11 am | 1:30 pm | 4 pm

    Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

    Adult $7.50 | Child $5.50 | Senior $6.50 | Members $5

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

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

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  • Docent Led Gallery Walk | Aug 27

    (Exhibit - Saturday, August 27, 2016)

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    Docent Led Gallery Walk

    Sat, Aug 27 | 2 pm

    Folk Art Gallery

    Join a knowledgeable Museum docent on an exhibition tour of Changing Perspectives: The Landscapes of Harold Gregor located in the Folk Art Gallery.

    For the full schedule of docent led gallery tours - click here.

    Free tour with general admission.

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  • Meteorites: Touch Another World | Free Lecture with Brian Poelker

    (General - Sunday, August 28, 2016)

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    FREE LECTURE!

    "Meteorites: Touch Another World"

    Featuring Science Educator & Meteorite Expert, Brian Poelker

    Sun, Aug 28  |  2 pm

    Auditorium

    Join us as we learn how to tell meteorites from "meteorwrongs"! We will explore the types and characteristics of meteorites displayed in conjunction with the Be the Astronaut exhibit. Pieces of the asteroid belt will be on hand to hold. 

    Featured speaker: Brian Poelker, Science Methods Eastern Illinois University Retired Distinguished Colleague Illinois Science Teachers Association.

    Note: See Brian Poelker's amazing collection of meteorites on display in our natural history case near the Dome Planetarium.

    Free & Open to the Public!

    For more information call 309.686.7000. 

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  • Drop-in Drawing | Aug 28

    (Exhibit - Sunday, August 28, 2016)

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    Drop-in Drawing

    Sun, Aug 28 | 12-5 pm

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    New Program! Supplies provided with ID (or bring your own)!

    Escape the chaos of life and relax while sketching in the Museum's galleries. Learn the way the masters did and draw inspiration from original works of art while giving yourself a much needed break. Stay for thirty minutes or three hours, sketching a piece or two to take home with you.

    Check out supplies at the front desk (folding stool, sketching paper, a clipboard, and a pencil) - or bring your own sketchbook and pencils. (There is no cost to borrow supplies, but we ask that you leave a driver's license, library card, or similar as a security deposit.)

    All ages welcome (ages 16 and under require an adult in attendance). Free for members and with general admission.
    Pencils only in the galleries, please!

    To see upcoming dates - click here.

    For more information call 309.686.7000

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  • FREE Day! Science Rocks!

    (General - Saturday, September 3, 2016)

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    Science Rocks! FREE DAY

    Sat, Sept 3, free admission 10-7
    Activities 11-2

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    Meet chemists and other scientists who will bring cool activities for you to enjoy.
    All activities, galleries, and public planetarium shows will be free and open to the public. Activities will be held in the Museum Lobby from 11-2.

    More info on the Illinois Heartland section of the ACS (American Chemical Society). – click here. For more info on the Ag lab (USDA-ARS National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR)). - click here.

    Free and open to the public
    The Giant Screen Theater is not included in the free day.

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

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  • Girl Scout Workshop: Entertainment Technology

    (General - Saturday, September 3, 2016)

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    Girl Scout Workshop: Entertainment Technology

    Sat, Sep 3 | 12 pm - 4 pm

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    Girl Scout juniors can earn their Entertainment Technology patch and have fun learning how to make movies and video games. Workshop ticket includes admission to the galleries.

    While this workshop is intended for juniors to earn their Home Scientist patch, it is open to scouts and family members of all ages. For more information, please visit our Scouting page or contact Jack Daleske at 309.863.3048.

    $20 per Scout | Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Please register by Wed, Aug 31. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more.

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  • Scouting at the Museum: Space Exploration

    (General - Sunday, September 4, 2016)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Space Exploration

    Sun, Sep 4 | 12 pm – 4 pm

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    Using the latest visualization technology in the dome planetarium, Scouts will explore the past, present and future of space exploration in the Dome Planetarium. This workshop will fly through the solar system and learn about Sputnik, Apollo 11, the International Space Station and more!

    Scouts will not be able to fulfill requirement #3 at the museum (build and launch a model rocket).

    This workshop includes admission to the museum galleries including Be the Astronaut! While this workshop intended for Boy Scouts to earn their Space Exploration badge, it is open to scouts and family members of all ages. For more information, please visit our Scouting page or contact Jack Daleske at 309.863.3048.

    $20 per Scout | Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Please register by Wed, Aug 31. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more.

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  • Drop-in Drawing | Sept 4

    (Exhibit - Sunday, September 4, 2016)

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    Drop-in Drawing

    Sun, Aug 21 | 12-5 pm

    Folk Art Gallery

    New Program! Supplies provided with ID (or bring your own)!

    Escape the chaos of life and relax while sketching in the Museum's galleries. Learn the way the masters did and draw inspiration from original works of art while giving yourself a much needed break. Stay for thirty minutes or three hours, sketching a piece or two to take home with you.

    Check out supplies at the front desk (folding stool, sketching paper, a clipboard, and a pencil) - or bring your own sketchbook and pencils. (There is no cost to borrow supplies, but we ask that you leave a driver's license, library card, or similar as a security deposit.)

    All ages welcome (ages 16 and under require an adult in attendance). Free for members and with general admission.
    Pencils only in the galleries, please!

    To see upcoming dates - click here.

    For more information call 309.686.7000

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  • Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event!

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, September 7, 2016)

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    Relax Under the Stars  |  FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Sept 7 | 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: Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7

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

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  • Dinner & Lecture Featuring Astronaut Scott Altman

    (General - Friday, September 9, 2016)

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    Dinner & Lecture Featuring Astronaut Scott Altman

    Fri, Sep 9   |  5:30-8:30 pm

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    Meet former NASA astronaut Capt. Scott Douglas "Scooter" Altman (Captain, USN, Ret.), a veteran of four Space Shuttle missions, a Central Illinois native and a University of Illinois alumnus. (Scott was born in Lincoln and grew up in Pekin.) Join us for cocktails (cash bar) in the lobby where you’ll have a chance to meet and greet Scott. A plated dinner catered by Cracked Pepper will be served at 6:15 pm. After dinner, Scott will speak in the Giant Screen Theater (7:30 pm). Registration deadline September 4, 2016

    Schedule

    • Cocktails at 5:30 pm (cash bar)
    • Dinner served 6:15 pm
    • Lecture in the Giant Screen Theater at 7:30 pm

    "Reach for the Stars" Lecture with Scott Altman 

    Astronaut Capt. Scott Altman will share his experiences as a NASA pilot and commander, and a veteran of four Space Shuttle missions. His flights on the Space Shuttles Columbia and Atlantis included several servicing EVAs (Extravehicular Activity) that occurred during his missions in 2002 and 2009 to the Hubble Space Telescope. During his presentations, he will talk about those spaceflights and some of the trials the crew experienced during the space walks.

    Dinner Menu by Cracked Pepper*

    • Orange Citrus Chicken (inspired by, but much better than Tang!)
    • Martian Mashed Potatoes 
    • Parisian Carrots and Peas 
    • Tossed House Salad
    • Dinner Rolls with Butter

    Please call 309.863.3028 by September 2 for special dietary requests

    Dessert & Coffee Bar in the Giant Screen Theater Lobby

    $50 members  |  $55 non-members

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

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  • Reach for the Stars: Lecture Featuring Astronaut Scott Altman - FREE EVENT!

    (General - Saturday, September 10, 2016)

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    Reach for the Stars: Lecture Featuring Astronaut Scott Altman - FREE EVENT!

    Sat, Sep 10 | 2 pm

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    This event is open to the public and admission is free of charge (donations welcome). Seating is limited and is first come first serve.

    Reach for the Stars - Lecture with Scott Altman
    Join the Riverfront Museum on September 9 and 10 for two special lectures featuring Pekin native Scott Altman! Captain Scott Altman, a retired NASA astronaut, is a veteran of four spaceflights and will be at the Museum sharing his experiences as a NASA pilot and commander of Space Shuttle missions. His flights on the Space Shuttles Columbia and Atlantis included several servicing EVAs (Extravehicular Activity) that occurred during his missions in 2002 and 2009 to the Hubble Space Telescope. During his presentations, he will share his experiences from those spaceflights and some of the trials the crew experienced during the space walks.

    Free and open to the public

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

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  • Cool Chemistry Demonstrations

    (General - Saturday, September 10, 2016)

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    Cool Chemistry Demonstrations

    Sat, Sept 10  |  1-2 pm

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    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!

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

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  • Docent Led Gallery Walk | Sept 11

    (Exhibit - Sunday, September 11, 2016)

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    Docent Led Gallery Walk

    Sun, Sept 11 | 2 pm

    Folk Art Gallery

    Join a knowledgeable Museum docent on an exhibition tour of Changing Perspectives: The Landscapes of Harold Gregor located in the Folk Art Gallery.

    For the full schedule of docent led gallery tours - click here.

    Free tour with general admission.

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  • Drop-in Drawing | Sept 11

    (Exhibit - Sunday, September 11, 2016)

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    Drop-in Drawing

    Sun, Aug 28 | 12-5 pm

    Folk Art Gallery

    New Program! Supplies provided with ID (or bring your own)!

    Escape the chaos of life and relax while sketching in the Museum's galleries. Learn the way the masters did and draw inspiration from original works of art while giving yourself a much needed break. Stay for thirty minutes or three hours, sketching a piece or two to take home with you.

    Check out supplies at the front desk (folding stool, sketching paper, a clipboard, and a pencil) - or bring your own sketchbook and pencils. (There is no cost to borrow supplies, but we ask that you leave a driver's license, library card, or similar as a security deposit.)

    All ages welcome (ages 16 and under require an adult in attendance). Free for members and with general admission.
    Pencils only in the galleries, please!

    To see upcoming dates - click here.

    For more information call 309.686.7000

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  • Laser Light Night | Beatles & Pop

    (Planetarium - Saturday, September 17, 2016)

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    LASER LIGHT NIGHTS  |  Beatles & U2

    Sat, Sept 17 
    6 pm - Laser Beatles
    7 pm - Laser Pop (mix of popular music across the decades)

    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 or questions calling 309.686.7000.

    Click Here for the full Laser Light Nights Schedule

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  • Cabernet & Clay | Wheel Thrown Pottery

    (General - Saturday, September 17, 2016)

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    Cabernet & Clay | Wheel Thrown Pottery

    Sat, Sept 17 | 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.

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  • Docent Led Gallery Walk | Sept 18

    (Exhibit - Sunday, September 18, 2016)

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    Docent Led Gallery Walk

    Sun, Sept 18 | 2 pm

    Folk Art Gallery

    Join a knowledgeable Museum docent on an exhibition tour of Changing Perspectives: The Landscapes of Harold Gregor located in the Folk Art Gallery.

    For the full schedule of docent led gallery tours - click here.

    Free tour with general admission.

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  • Engineering Challenge: Simple Robotics

    (General - Tuesday, September 20, 2016)

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    Engineering Challenge: Simple Robotics | Ozobots

    Tues, Sept 20 | 5-6 pm

    What is an Ozobot, how does it work, and what can it do? Working in groups, students will investigate these questions and more in this unique workshop. They’ll even learn how to program the Ozobots, small, color-sensing robots, to follow simple commands and solve problems. This is a perfect introduction to simple robotics.

    Ages 7-10

    $10 Members | $12 Public

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

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  • Pub Night in the Dome

    (Planetarium - Friday, September 23, 2016)

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    Pub Night in the Dome
    Featuring Barracks Pizza!

    Fri, Sept 23  |  7-9 pm 

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    Learn the latest news from Space while you enjoy local craft beer and food under the stars! A Planetarium Operator will take you on a tour of the Universe using our remarkable Uniview software. 3 Beers included in ticket price, pizza from Barracks Catering.

    $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&^. 

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  • Docent Led Gallery Walk | Sept 25

    (Exhibit - Sunday, September 25, 2016)

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    Docent Led Gallery Walk

    Sat, Sept 25 | 2 pm

    Folk Art Gallery

    Join a knowledgeable Museum docent on an exhibition tour of Changing Perspectives: The Landscapes of Harold Gregor located in the Folk Art Gallery.

    For the full schedule of docent led gallery tours - click here.

    Free tour with general admission.

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  • Space Graffiti

    (General - Saturday, October 1, 2016)

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    Space Graffiti

    Sat, Oct 1 | 10-11:30 am

    Studio 3 

    Come imagine and create your own amazing solar system full of planets, moons, and stars! We'll review the different types of planets, terrains, and moons in our own solar system to use as inspiration. Next we'll learn some spray painting techniques and tricks and create each participants unique space scene!
    *safety equipment provided, limit of 20 participants.
    *Ages 12^&

    $12 Members | $15 Public

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

    All materials are included. Must be 12 & ^. Advanced registration requested.

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  • 48-hour Filmmaker Fest

    (General - From Friday, October 7, 2016 until Saturday, October 15, 2016)

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    48-hour Filmmaker Fest

    Filming | Sat, Oct 7-Oct 9

    Film Screenings & Awards | Sat, Oct 15  

    WHAT IS IT? HOW DOES IT WORK?

    The 48-hour Filmmaker Fest is a competition that gives aspiring filmmakers of all ages the chance to create a 3-5-minute movie in just 48 hours. Each film — from writing and shooting to editing and sound design – must occur between Friday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 9.

    At 5 PM on Oct. 7, we will announce a theme, a line of dialogue and an object that will be needed to be included in each submission, e.g. Autumn winds blowing, “That’s too much” and a cricket bat. Participants will be notified via email. After this announcement is made, filmmakers will have 48 hours to create their 3-5-minute film.

    Filmmakers will submit their finished product by 5 PM on Oct. 9 and, over the next several days, they will be viewed by a panel of judges who will determine the overall winner and runner-up.

    On Saturday, Oct. 15, all submissions will be screened at the Giant Screen Theater, at which time the winner and runner-up will be announced. In addition, a special People’s Choice award will be selected based on audience vote that night.

    WHO CAN ENTER?

    Literally, anyone. All it takes is a passion for filmmaking or storytelling - and a lot of energy to get it all done in 48 hours.

    HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?

    Zero, zip, nada. Just bring your love of filmmaking.

    WHAT WILL I WIN?

    • First Place: trophy, cash prize, Golden Ticket good for two free passes to any/all movies at the Giant Screen Theater for one year
    • Runner-up: trophy, cash prize
    • People's Choice: trophy

    WHO ARE THE JUDGES?

    • Scott Cavanah
    • Doug & Eileen Leunig
    • Alexis Carballido

    For more information - click here

    Register online now - click here.

    Download the official rules - click here.

    For more information call 309.863.3020.

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  • Origami Adventures

    (General - Saturday, October 8, 2016)

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    Origami Adventures

    Sat, Oct 8 | 1:30-2:30 pm

    This hands-on workshop is perfect for little fingers that just can’t keep still! We will begin by reading Fold Me a Poem by Kristine George and talking about all of the amazing things you can make with paper. Students will then get to create several examples of origami animals that they can take home! Caregivers must stay with children 5 years and younger.
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    Ages: 4-9

    $10 Members | $12 Public

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

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  • Docent Led Gallery Walk | Oct 16

    (Exhibit - Sunday, October 16, 2016)

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    Docent Led Gallery Walk

    Sun, Oct16 | 2 pm

    Folk Art Gallery

    Join a knowledgeable Museum docent on an exhibition tour of Changing Perspectives: The Landscapes of Harold Gregor located in the Folk Art Gallery.

    For the full schedule of docent led gallery tours - click here

    Free tour with general admission.

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  • Laser Fright Night | Oct 21

    (Planetarium - Friday, October 21, 2016)

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    LASER FRIGHT NIGHTS | Fright Lights & Vinyl

    Fri, Oct 21 
    6 pm - Laser Fright Lights
    7 pm - Laser Vinyl (classic rock music)

    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 or questions calling 309.686.7000.

    Click Here for the full Laser Light Nights Schedule

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  • Scouting at the Museum: Air of the Wolf

    (General - Saturday, October 29, 2016)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Air of the Wolf

    Sat, Oct 29 | 12 pm – 4 pm

    River Lab

    Learn the science of air and weather in the rive lab! Cub Scouts will experiment with density, temperature, and sound. Scouts will also design airplanes and sailboats. This workshop includes admission to the museum galleries.

    While this workshop is intended Wolf Cub Scouts to earn their Air of the Wolf belt loop, it is open to scouts and family members of all ages. For more information, please visit our Scouting page or contact Jack Daleske at 309.863.3048.

    $20 per Scout. Buy tickets online now - click here .

    Please register by Wed, Oct 26. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more.

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  • Laser Fright Night | Oct 29

    (Planetarium - Saturday, October 29, 2016)

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    LASER FRIGHT NIGHTS | Fright Lights & Beatles

    Sat, Oct 29
    6 pm - Laser Fright Lights
    7 pm - Laser Beatles

    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 or questions calling 309.686.7000.

    Click Here for the full Laser Light Nights Schedule

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  • Scouting at the Museum: Naturalist Sky

    (General - Sunday, October 30, 2016)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Naturalist Sky

    Sun, Oct 30 | 12 pm – 3 pm

    Explore the science of the skies from clouds to constellations! 

    While this workshop is intended for Juniors to earn their Naturalist Sky patch, it is open to scouts and family members of all ages. For more information, please visit our Scouting page or contact Jack Daleske at 309.863.3048

    $20 per Scout | Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Please register by Wed, Oct 26. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more.