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  • Wine & Cheese Under the Stars - Kickapoo Creek

    (Planetarium - Friday, October 24, 2014)

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    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.

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  • Dan Fogelberg Tribute Concert - Souvenirs Live

    (Theater - Saturday, October 25, 2014)

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    5th Annual  Dan Fogelberg Celebration - Souvenirs Tribute Concert

    Featuring "Souvenirs" performed live by musicians from across the US!

    Sat, Oct 25, 7 pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    Fogelberg Foundation of Peoria presents the 5th annual Dan Fogelberg Celebration! Join with Fogelberg fans everywhere in honoring the 40th anniversary of "Souvenirs" - the seminal album that skyrocketed Fogelberg's career. The concert features live performances of the entire album, followed by more of Fogelberg's iconic music. Please join us for this special tribute to Peoria's own Dan Fogelberg.

    Musicians: Sheldon Felich, Tim Jessup, Jay Hennessy, Eric Mills, Tim Harr, Stephanie Weatherford, Bryan Chrisman, Tamara Anderson

    Tickets: $35 

    Tickets may be purchased at the Museum or online here.

    Limited seating.

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  • Spooky Zentangle

    (General - Saturday, October 25, 2014)

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    Spooky Zentangle

    Sat, Oct 25 | 2:30 pm

    Zentangle® combines the art of meditation and relaxation with the beauty of freeform drawing. No previous artistic ability is needed to create these unique patterns, called tangles. Once practiced this technique can be used to decorate and accentuate a variety of things, all while fostering a clear, focused, and relaxed mind. Come experience the newest art craze to sweep the nation!

    $12 members ($24 family max) | $14 public ($28 family max) | Ages 15+

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

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  • Gallery Walk with Kristan McKinsey

    (General - Sunday, October 26, 2014)

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    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.

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  • International Chillers - Pan's Labyrinth

    (General - Sunday, October 26, 2014)

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    Pan's Labyrinth | El Laberinto del fauno - Mexico

    Sun, Oct 26 | 7 pm

    In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

    Join us every evening during Halloween week and freak yourself out with scary films from around the world. You'll discover that fear is universal ...

    Click here to purchase tickets.

    All International Chillers are rated R and are not suitable for children.

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  • International Chillers - The Descent

    (General - Tuesday, October 28, 2014)

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    The Descent - United Kingdom

    Tues, Oct 28 | 7 pm

    A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

    Join us every evening during Halloween week and freak yourself out with scary films from around the world. You'll discover that fear is universal ...

    Click here to purchase tickets.

    All International Chillers are rated R and are not suitable for children.

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  • International Chillers - Let the Right One In

    (General - Wednesday, October 29, 2014)

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    Let the Right One In | Låt den rätte komma in - Sweden

    Wed, Oct 29 | 7 pm

    Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

    Join us every evening during Halloween week and freak yourself out with scary films from around the world. You'll discover that fear is universal ...

    Click here to purchase tickets.

    All International Chillers are rated R and are not suitable for children.

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  • International Chillers - The Blair Witch Project

    (General - Thursday, October 30, 2014)

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    The Blair Witch Project - United States

    Thurs, Oct 30 | 7 pm

    Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

    Join us every evening during Halloween week and freak yourself out with scary films from around the world. You'll discover that fear is universal ...

    Click here to purchase tickets.

    All International Chillers are rated R and are not suitable for children.

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  • International Chillers - The Orphanage

    (General - Friday, October 31, 2014)

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    The Orphanage | El Orphanato - Spain

    Fri, Oct 31 | 7 pm

    A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.

    Join us every evening during Halloween week and freak yourself out with scary films from around the world. You'll discover that fear is universal ...

    Click here to purchase tickets.

    All International Chillers are rated R and are not suitable for children.

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  • Spook-tacular Science Show!

    (General - Saturday, November 1, 2014)

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    Spook-tacular Science Show!

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

    $5 per person  |   children 4 and under free

    Join Nick Rae, our very own Mad Scientist for a post-Halloween 'wrap-up' of mysteriously spooky science experiments. Learn the science behind oozing pumpkins, glowing drinks, bubbling potions and dancing ghosts. The show will feature dry ice, liquid nitrogen, real pumpkins, and our electrifying Van de Graaff generator. 

    Join us as we conjure up the factual magic behind the unexplained! Children of all ages and families welcome!

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

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  • International Chillers - Thirst

    (General - Saturday, November 1, 2014)

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    Thirst | Bakjwi - Korea

    Sat, Nov 1 | 7 pm

    Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.

    Join us every evening during Halloween week and freak yourself out with scary films from around the world. You'll discover that fear is universal ...

    Click here to purchase tickets.

    All International Chillers are rated R and are not suitable for children.

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  • Laser Light Nights - Classic & Metallica

    (Planetarium - Saturday, November 15, 2014)

    Laser Light Nights - Classic & Metallica

    Sat, Nov 15 

    6 pm - Laser Vinyl (Classic Rock)
    7 pm - Laser Metallica

    Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to your favorite music - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, U2, Metallica, and others 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.

    Coming Sat, Dec 6!

    6 pm - Laser Beatles
    7 pm - Laser Zeppelin

    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 - Beatles & Zeppelin

    (Planetarium - Saturday, December 6, 2014)

    Laser Light Nights - Beatles & Zeppelin

    Sat, Dec 6

    6 pm - Laser Beatles
    7 pm - Laser Zeppelin

    Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to your favorite music - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, U2, Metallica, and others 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.

    Don't miss the last Laser Light Night of the year!

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