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  • Citizen Kane on the Giant Screen

    (Theater - From Friday, January 30, 2015 until Sunday, February 1, 2015)

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    Citizen Kane on the Giant Screen - digitally restored in 4K high definition

    ONE WEEKEND ONLY! JAN 30-FEB 1

    Schedule:
    Fri, Jan 30 - 5 pm | 7:30 pm
    Sat, Jan 31 - 5 pm | 7:30 pm
    Sun, Feb 1 - 3:30 pm | 6 pm

    Tickets: Adult $7 | Child $5 | Senior $6 | Student $6

    Buy your tickets online now - click here.

    Considered by many critics, filmmakers, and fans to be the greatest film ever made, "Citizen Kane" was voted the greatest film of all time in five consecutive Sight & Sound polls of critics. It topped the American Film Institute's "100 Years ... 100 Movies" list in 1998. Citizen Kane is praised for its cinematography, music, and narrative structure, which were innovative for its time.

    Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles), who was modeled off of publisher William Randolph Hearst, was a character who had to have everything on his massive Xanadu estate - art, animals, property, and antiques. Upon his passing, the biggest mystery was the identity of "Rosebud" - a name uttered as Kane's last dying word.

    Call 309.686.7000 for more information.

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  • Peoria Astronomical Society Meeting

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, February 4, 2015)

    Peoria Astronomical Society Meeting

    Wed, Feb 4, 7:30-9 pm  |  Free! Public welcome!

    Dome Planetarium

    This month: Katy Shakelford "Out of this World Experience: (Accidentally) Researching and Interning with NASA"

    Come see what's happening in our night sky. Monthly meeting topics vary. Meetings take place the first Wednesday of each month. Free covered parking in Museum garage off Water Street. Enter Museum through parking garage doors; Dome Planetarium is on Washington Street level. All Peoria Astronomical Society meetings are free and open to the public.

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  • 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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  • Educator Open House

    (General - Tuesday, February 10, 2015)

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    Educator Open House

    Tues, Feb 10 | 3:30-6:30 pm

    All teachers and educators are welcome for this FREE session at the Museum!

    • Self-guided tour of all galleries - including "Stuff! The Art of Collecting!"
    • Planetarium previews every 30 minutes - 3:30 pm, 4 pm, 4:30 pm & 6 pm
    • Educational workshop demonstrations in the lobby
    • "Mysteries of the Unseen World" showing at 5:15 pm (runtime 45 minutes)
    • Information on outreach programs like Picture Person & Outreach to Space

    Free covered parking | Must present school ID or affiliation
    For questions, contactLottie Phillips at lphillips@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or 309.863.3013

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  • Astronomy in the Dome

    (Planetarium - Thursday, February 12, 2015)

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    Check out our newest four-week class for adults!

    ASTRONOMY IN THE DOME

    Thursdays, Feb 12, 19, 26 & Mar 12
    6-7 pm

    Spend an hour each week in the Dome Planetarium taking part in humanity’s most epic adventure: the quest to understand the Universe! Register for individual classes, or sign up for all of them for an even better understanding of The Big Picture™. Bring your questions and curiosity!

    Call 309-863-3034 to register.

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  • New! Romance Under the Stars

    (Planetarium - Friday, February 13, 2015)

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    Romance Under the Stars

    Feb 13, 8 pm
    Dome Planetarium

    This Valentine's eve, we hope to make you starry eyed! join us as we take a breathtaking tour of special places in the Cosmos, and explore the romantic constellations in our night sky. Each guest will receive a complimentary glass of wine and mini box of chocolates. (45 minute presentation)

    $20 members | $25 public

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

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  • The Princess Bride

    (Theater - From Friday, February 13, 2015 until Saturday, February 14, 2015)

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    The Princess Bride - on the Giant Screen!

    The original Rob Reiner classic!

    VALENTINE'S DAY WEEKEND! | Feb 13 & 14 at 7 pm

    Tickets: adult $7 | child $5 | senior or student $6 | member $5

    Buy your tickets online now - click here!

    Scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, Battling Rodents of Unusual Size, Facing torture in the Pit of Despair ... A kindly grandfather sits down with his ill grandson and reads him a story. The story is one that has been passed down from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup, engaged to the odious Prince Humperdinck, is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war, It is up to Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) to save her. On the way he meets a thief and his hired helpers, an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become Westley's companions in his quest.

    Call 309.686.7000 for more information.

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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 winter, 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+

    $30 members | $33 public

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    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.)

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    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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  • Tales from the Outer Solar System - FREE Simulcast with Dr. Mike Brown

    (General - Thursday, March 5, 2015)

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    Tales from the Outer Solar System

    FREE Simulcast from Adler Planetarium with Dr. Mike Brown, aka "Pluto Killer!"

    Thu Mar 5  |  7:30 pm

    Join us at Dome Planetarium as we take part in "Tales from the Outer Solar System," presented by "Pluto Killer" Dr. Mike Brown at Adler Planetarium! We'll feature a simulcast lecture by Dr. Brown the beginning of the presentation, then we'll allow our friends at Adler to remotely control our Uniview while the presentation continues. Don't miss this exciting, FREE event!

    "The past decade seen an explosion in the discoveries of Pluto-and near Pluto-sized bodies in the outer solar system, giving rise to a new classification of "dwarf planets." Like Pluto, each of these largest dwarf planets has a unique story to tell about the history and evolution of the solar system. I'll discuss the discoveries of these objects and the new views of giant collisions, stellar encounters, and planetary rearrangement that we are gaining from their study. Finally, I'll show intriguing new evidence that there is an even larger object lurking far beyond these dwarf planets. This object, if we can find it, will finally silence the lingering questions about Pluto and planet-hood, for this object, if we can find it, will be the new rightful 9th planet."

              -Dr. Mike Brown, Pluto Killer!

    Seating is limited! Reserve your spot by calling the front desk at 309.686.7000.

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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 winter, 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+

    $30 members | $33 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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  • Interplanetary 5K Race

    (General - Saturday, March 21, 2015)

    March 21, 2015

    • A family oriented race/walk for participants off all ages. 5K Race for all ages, 1 Mile Fitness Walk, 1/2 Mile Kids' Fun Run
    • Walk or run through portions of the Central Illinois Community Solar System, the world's most complete large scale model of the Solar System.
    • Participants will follow the routes of interplanetary explorers through the Solar System from the Sun, past Mercury, Venus, and Earth, to Mars and back along the Riverfront Trail
    • Meet members of the Midwest Garrison of Star Wars Storm Troopers!
    • It's athletic, it's educational, it's fun... for the whole family!

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    Where: Peoria Riverfront Museum (Check-In and Awards), Gateway Building (Start and Finish Line)

    Course: Entirely on the flat (no hills) along the Riverfront Trail (from Gateway Building to Detweiller Marina)

    Times:

    Friday, March 20: Packet Pickup from Noon-5 PM, at Riverfront Museum

    Saturday, March 21:

    7:30-8:30 AM Race day registration; packet pickup
    9 AM 5K Race start
    9:05 AM 1 Mile Fitness Walk start
    9:30 AM Kids' 1/2 Mile Fun Run start
    Refreshments after 5K race; Awards after the Kids' Fun Run

    Fees:

    5K Race (3.1 miles)    $23 ($28 race day)
    1 Mile Fitness Walk    $20 ($25 race day)
    Kids' Run Run            $15 (includes Terry the Tractor Book)
    Family Fun Run Pricing: After registering 2 children, additional Fun Run participants in the same family pay only $7 each. Must register by mail or in person for special pricing.
    Make checks out to Peoria Riverfront Museum

    Registration

    Please pre-register online HERE. You may also download the registration form HERE and mail the completed form with payment to: Peoria Riverfront Museum Interplanetary Race, 222 SW Washington Street, Peoria IL 61602. You may also stop by the Front Desk at the museum to register in person.

    T-Shirt: All pre-registered race participants will receive a moisture-wicking technical T-shirt. Fun Run participants will receive a cotton T-shirt.

    Awards

    Awards to overall male and female winners, and top male and female 5K runners in each age division. Certificates for kids and fitness walkers. All kids will receive their choice of a Terry the Tractor book, signed by the author and race director, Mick Rucker.

    Divisions

    5K divisions: Overall male and female; 7 and under; 8-10; 11-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75 and up

    Timing: The finish will be chip timed. Awards will be based on gun time/chip time finish. Please return all chips.

    Inquires to Renae Kerrigan at rkerrigan@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or 309-863-3030

  • 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.