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  • Summer Sizzlers: Casablanca

    (Theater - From Friday, August 29, 2014 until Saturday, August 30, 2014)

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    Join us at 7 pm every Friday and Saturday through mid July & August for a fantastic favorite summer movie on the Giant Screen!

    Casablanca (PG)

    Fri & Sat, Aug 29 & 30 at 7 pm

    $7 adults | $5 children | $6 seniors

    Synapsis: Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. Rated PG.

    Summer Sizzlers Series

    Jul 18 & 19 - The Big Lebowski (R)

    Jul 25 & 26 - Back to the Future (PG)

    Aug 1 & 2 - Batman (1989) (PG-13)

    Aug 8 & 9 - National Lampoon's Vacation (R)

    Aug 15 & 16 - Gandhi (PG)

    Aug 22 & 23 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail (PG)

    Aug 29 & 30 - Casablanca (PG)

    Click here to buy tickets.

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  • Ken Burns: The Roosevelts (Free Screening)

    (Theater - Friday, September 5, 2014)

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    Riverfront Museum & WTVP present

    "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History"

    A new PBS documentary by Ken Burns
    FREE Public Screening 

    Fri, Sept 5, 7 pm
    Giant Screen Theater

    Enjoy a special FREE sneak peak of Ken Burns’ upcoming PBS documentary, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," presented by the Museum and WTVP 47, Peoria Public Television. 

    The show will air Sun, Sept 14th on most PBS stations. Click here for more info from PBS.

    The event is free, but seating is limited. Please call ahead to reserve a ticket: 309-686-7000.

    WTVP website info, click here .

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  • Bubble Blast!

    (General - Saturday, September 6, 2014)

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    Bubble Blast! 

    The Art & Science of Blowing Bubbles

    Sat, Sept 6, 11-11:30 am

    Sun Plaza

    Bubbles are everywhere; in fact, they're around all the time. But what are they exactly? Pop on by for a unique family oriented demonstration all about the art and science of blowing bubbles! Although geared towards our preschool guests, "kids" of all ages will be dazzled by the awesome potential of a single bubble. All shows will take place on the Sun Plaza, weather permitting.

    Families welcome! Adults must stay with children. $2 donation per participating child welcomed.

    No preregistration necessary. For more information, call: 309-686-7000.

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  • Grandparents Day Celebration: Collecting Oral Histories

    (General - Sunday, September 7, 2014)

    Grandparents Day Celebration: Collecting Oral Histories

    Sun, Sept 7, 1-3 pm
    Story Studio - The Street exhibit

    Celebrate Grandparents Day at the Museum. Record an oral history with an older adult - or tell us the story of an older adult (grandparent, friend, mentor, nursing home resident, et al.). What were their hopes and goals through their life? How they achieve goals and overcome obstacles? How did their dreams may have changed along the way?

    The Museum will provide a table with card-making supplies so that visitors may create a special note for a beloved older person in their lives.

    Free to members and with general admission. No preregistration necessary. For more information, call: 309-686-7000.

  • LAST DAY! The Science of Ripley's Believe it or Not! Exhibit

    (General - Sunday, September 7, 2014)
  • Art Club (Sept)

    (General - Tuesday, September 9, 2014)

    Art Club

    Tues, Sept 9, 1-2 pm

    Just like book club, but without the homework! Join a casual discussion about a different art topic each month.

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. For more information, call: 309-863-3028.

  • Senior Morning: Peoria Women

    (General - Wednesday, September 10, 2014)

    Senior Morning: Peoria Women

    Wed, Sept 10
    10 am - coffee & snacks
    10:30 am - program begins

    Seniors FREE!

    Learn about the history of Peoria women with Bernie Drake of the Peoria Historical Society, and then explore The Street history gallery. 

    For more information, call: 309-686-7000.

  • Super Saturday: Electricity & Magnetism

    (General - Saturday, September 13, 2014)

    Super Saturday: Electricity & Magnetism

    Sat, Sept 13, 1-2 pm

    Explore the connection between electricity and magnets, including how electricity can make magnets move, and how moving magnets can create electricity. Experiment with simple circuit boards, a Van de Graaff generator, and a simple electric motor.

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. No preregistration necessary. For more information, call: 309-686-7000.

  • Bradley Chemistry Demos!

    (General - Saturday, September 20, 2014)

    Bradley Chemistry Demos!

    Sat, Sept 20, 1-2 pm

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

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. For more information, call: 309-686-7000.

  • Wine & Art Night: Printmaking

    (General - Saturday, September 20, 2014)

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    Wine & Art Night: Printmaking

    Sat, Sept 20, 7-9 pm

    Featured artist: Eugene Maison

    $30 Members | $33 Public

    Join us as we explore a variety of art forms and techniques this fall, all while enjoying a sampling of three different wines! This month, participants will learn about printmaking with artist Eugene Maison, and create a beautiful, completed piece of art to take home and show off to family and friends! All materials are provided.

    Seating is limited. Advance registration requested. To register, call: 309-863-3034.

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  • Celebrate Autumnal Equinox!

    (General - Sunday, September 21, 2014)

    Celebrate Autumnal Equinox!

    Sun, Sept 21, 1-2:30 pm

    Come on down to the main lobby of the museum for some table top activities that are related to the autumnal equinox. Create a sun dial, learn how equinoxes are celebrated in other cultures, and debunk the myth that eggs can only be balanced on the equinox. Afterward, watch a special 2:30 pm “Stars Over Peoria” show on the autumnal equinox at Dome Planetarium!

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. For more information, call: 309-686-7000.

  • Sunday Fun Day! The Rainbow Fish

    (General - Sunday, September 21, 2014)

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    Sunday Fun Day! The Rainbow Fish

    Sun, Sept 21, 2-2:45 pm

    $3 per child 

    Sunday Fun Day is one more way to learn and play alongside your child at the Museum! Listen to the book The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister, learn about some of the fish in the Illinois River, and make a fishy craft to take home. 

    General admission not required. No preregistration necessary. For more information or to register, call: 309-686-7000.

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  • Museum Day Live! Smithsonian Free Day

    (General - Saturday, September 27, 2014)

    Museum Day Live! Smithsonian Free Day

    Sat, Sept 27, 10-5 pm

    Free Museum entry for two with Smithsonian ticket (see below)

    The Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Ticket provides free admission for two people. In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a “Museum Day Live!” ticket, for free! To print your free ticket, visit: smithsonianmag.com/museumday

    For more information, call: 309-686-7000.

  • Super Saturday: Creepy Creatures!

    (General - Saturday, October 4, 2014)

    Super Saturday: Creepy Creatures!

    Sat, Oct 4, 1-2 pm

    Come explore a variety of “creepy” creatures that are often misunderstood. We will have various specimens on display, including a bat, snake skeleton, scorpion, giant thorny phasmid, and more! 

     Free to members and with regular paid admission. No preregistration necessary. For more information, call: 309-686-7000.

  • Bradley Chemistry Demos II!

    (General - Saturday, October 11, 2014)

    Bradley Chemistry Demos II!

    Sat, Oct 11, 1-2 pm

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

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. For more information, call: 309-686-7000.

  • Art Club (Oct)

    (General - Tuesday, October 14, 2014)

    Art Club

    Tue, Oct 14, 1-2 pm

    Just like book club, but without the homework! Join a casual discussion about a different art topic each month. 

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. For more information, call: 309-863-3028.

  • ACS Science Rocks!

    (General - Saturday, October 18, 2014)

    ACS Science Rocks!

    Sat, Oct 18, 11-4 pm

    The Illinois Heartland Local Section of the American Chemical Society, other local chemistry clubs, and NCAUR will lead hands-on activity in the lobby and other locations around the Museum. Learn about what chemists do at work and try some fun activities yourself! 

     Free to members and with regular paid admission. For more information, call: 309-686-7000.

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  • Wine & Art Night: Painting

    (General - Saturday, October 18, 2014)

    Wine & Art Night: Painting

    Sat, Oct 18, 7-9 pm

    Featured artist: Kayla Phillips

    $30 members | $33 public

    Join us as we explore a variety of art forms and techniques this fall, all while enjoying a sampling of three different wines! This month, participants will focus on painting with artist Kayla Phillips, and create a beautiful, completed piece of art to take home and show off to family and friends! All materials are provided.

    Seating is limited. Advance registration requested. To register, call: 309-863-3034.

  • Sunday Fun Day! Why Do Leaves Change Colors?

    (General - Sunday, October 19, 2014)

    Sunday Fun Day! Why Do Leaves Change Colors?

    Sun, Oct 19, 2-2:45 pm

    $3 per child

    Sunday Fun Day is one more way to learn and play alongside your child at the museum! Listen to Why Do Leaves Change Colors? by Betsy Maestro, learn a little about fall, and make a lovely leafy project to take home.

    General admission not required. No preregistration necessary. For more information or to register, call: 309-686-7000.

  • Wine & Cheese Under the Stars - Kickapoo Creek

    (Planetarium - Friday, October 24, 2014)

    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars

    Fri, Oct 24, 7-9 pm

    Featured winery: Kickapoo Creek

    $25 members | $30 public

    Relax with local wines as Renae Kerrigan, Planetarium Curator, shares the latest news from Space and takes you on a guided tour of the Universe using the state-of-the-art Zeiss planetarium equipment. Wines from Kickapoo Creek Winery will be featured. Catering by The Creek on State.

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

  • Gallery Walk with Kristan McKinsey

    (General - Sunday, October 26, 2014)

    Gallery Walk with Kristan McKinsey

    Sun, Oct 26, 2 pm

    Join the Museum’s Curator, Kristan McKinsey, for a special gallery walk of our newest art exhibit, “Impressionism Into Modernism: A Paradigm Shift in American Art.” Explore the various avant-garde art styles from the late 1880s to the 1950s, and learn about how the artists were responding to the historical and political events of their day.

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. No preregistration necessary. For more information, call: 309-686-7000.

  • Spook-tacular Science Show!

    (General - Saturday, November 1, 2014)

    Spook-tacular Science Show!

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

    $5 per person | children 4 and under free

    Come watch a variety of Halloween themed science experiments sure to be a scary good time! From oozing pumpkins and glowing drinks, to bubbling potions and dancing ghosts, this is a fun event for the whole family.

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