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  • Summer Classes for Teens & Adults

    (General - From Tuesday, July 29, 2014 until Tuesday, August 19, 2014)

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    Pursue your talent this summer!

    Tuesdays, Jul 29 - Aug 19

    Learn from talented local artist, Nana Ekow, in a special four-week class! Classes are capped at ten students to allow for individual instruction, so be sure to claim your spot!

    for teens: Drawing with Nana Ekow
    1-3pm | $48 Members | $52 Public

    for adults: Painting & Drawing with Nana Ekow
    7-9 pm | $64 Members | $70 Public

    Call 309.863.3034 to register

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  • Summer Sizzlers: Batman (89)

    (Theater - From Friday, August 1, 2014 until Saturday, August 2, 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!

    Batman (1989) (PG-13)

    Fri & Sat, Aug 1 & 2 at 7 pm

    $7 adults | $5 children | $6 seniors

    Synapsis: The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. Starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson. Rated PG-13.

    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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  • Don't Believe Your Eyes! Workshop for Adults

    (General - Friday, August 1, 2014)

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    August 1, 6:30-7:30pm

    $10 members | $12 Public

    Learn how to impress your kids and coworkers, all while enjoying a free beverage of your choice! Participants will master a variety of deceptive brain-teasers and illusions, and tour parts of The Science Behind Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® exhibit. 

     Ages 21 and up are welcome!

    Call 309-863-3034 to register.

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  • Pedal Peoria: Garden Ride

    (General - Wednesday, August 6, 2014)

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    Explore Peoria’s art, science, nature & history by bicycle!
    May through August | Wednesdays at 6 pm

    Pedal Peoria: Garden Ride 

    Wed, Aug 6 | 6 pm
    Ride starts at Luthy Botanical Gardens, Glen Oak Park

    Ride highlights: explore Luthy Botanical Gardens and select city gardens.

    • Rides start at 6 pm & last approx 2 hrs
    • All are welcome!
    • All rides are designed for the casual rider - 10-14 miles (1 or 2 steep hills)
    • No fee or registration
    • Sponsored by Peoria Riverfront Museum & the Illinois Valley Wheelm'n

    Click here for details.

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  • Bubble Blast!

    (General - Friday, August 8, 2014)

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    Bubble Blast! Show
    The Art & Science of Blowing Bubbles

    Fri, Aug 8, 11-12 pm
    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; preregistration is not necessary.

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

    Call 309-863-3034 for more information.

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  • Ripley's Bizarre Buying Bazaar

    (General - From Friday, August 8, 2014 until Saturday, August 9, 2014)

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    Ripley's Bizarre Buying Bazaar

    Fri & Sat, Aug 8 & 9, 10 am - 6 pm

    FREE event | Open to the public!
    Plus - Free admission to Museum & RIpley's when you bring in an item for an odd-prasial!

    Believe it or not, Ripley's wants to buy your weird stuff! Search your closets, attics, basements, and garages for oddities large or small, including collections!

    Edward Meyer, longtime Ripley’s curator, will bring his Bizarre Buying Bazaar to the Museum, Aug 8 & 9 to conduct oddness-appraisals and possibly purchase your items for the Ripley’s permanent collection. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to show-off your own oddities of any shape or size to Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

    Call 309-863-3028 for more information.

    Check out Ripley's WTF (Weird True Facts) collections blog.

    Read Ripley's Bizarre press release!

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    Lecture by Ripley’s Curator, Edward Meyer

    Sun, Aug 10, 2pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    $7 members | $10 public | $5 children (children under 6 free)

    Believe it or not, you can meet the man behind Ripley's collections in person!

    Discover the secrets behind the oddities from Edward Meyer, VP and longtime curator of Ripley’s collections, as he lectures on Ripley's Believe it or Not!

    Call 309-686-7000 for reservations.

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  • Summer Sizzlers: National Lampoon's Vacation

    (Theater - From Friday, August 8, 2014 until Saturday, August 9, 2014)

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

    National Lampoon's Vacation (R)

    Fri & Sat, Aug 8 & 9 at 7 pm

    $7 adults | $5 children | $6 seniors

    Synapsis: The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated. Starring Chevy Chase. Rated R.

    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.

  • Workshop of the Unexpected for Adults!

    (General - Friday, August 8, 2014)

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    August 8, 6:30-7:30pm

    $10 members | $12 public

    Leave your paint brushes at home! Impress your kids and coworkers by tapping into your creative side and indulging in some weird and wacky art! Oh, and you’ll get to enjoy a free beverage of your choice while you work. We’ll take a closer look at some of the unexpected artwork in the Science Behind Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® exhibit, and then head to the studio. How awesome is that? 

     Ages 21 and up are welcome.

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  • Ripley's Ed Meyer Lecture

    (Theater - Sunday, August 10, 2014)

    Lecture by Ripley’s Curator, Edward Meyer

    Sun, Aug 10, 2pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    $7 members | $10 public | $5 children (children under 6 free)

    Believe it or not, you can meet the man behind Ripley's collections in person! 

    Discover the secrets behind the oddities from Edward Meyer, VP and longtime curator of Ripley’s collections, as he lectures on Ripley's Believe it or Not!

    Call 309-686-7000 for reservations.

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  • Pedal Peoria: Springdale Cemetery Ride

    (General - Wednesday, August 13, 2014)

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    Explore Peoria’s art, science, nature & history by bicycle!
    May through August | Wednesdays at 6 pm

    Pedal Peoria: Springdale Cemetery Ride 

    Wed, Aug 13 | 6 pm
    Peoria Riverfront Museum | Water St. entrance

    Ride highlights : explore this huge, historic cemetery and the gems of Peoria's past hidden within as we ride ALL of the loops.

    • Rides start at 6 pm & last approx 2 hrs
    • All are welcome!
    • All rides are designed for the casual rider - 10-14 miles (1 or 2 steep hills)
    • No fee or registration
    • Sponsored by Peoria Riverfront Museum & the Illinois Valley Wheelm'n

    Click here for details.

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  • Laser Light Nights: Laser Vinyl & Zeppelin

    (Planetarium - Friday, August 15, 2014)

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    Laser Light Nights: Laser Vinyl & Zeppelin

    Fri, Aug 15
    Dome Planetarium

    6:30 pm - Laser Vinyl (Classic Rock)
    7:30 pm - Laser Zeppelin

    Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Enjoy your favorite rock music 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!

    Laser shows included with regular admission.

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  • Summer Sizzlers: Gandhi

    (Theater - From Friday, August 15, 2014 until Saturday, August 16, 2014)

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

    Gandhi (PG)

    Fri & Sat, Aug 15 & 16 at 7 pm

    $7 adults | $5 children | $6 seniors

    Synapsis: Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest. Starring Ben Kingsley. 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.

  • Summer Sizzlers: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    (Theater - From Friday, August 22, 2014 until Saturday, August 23, 2014)

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

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (PG)

    Fri & Sat, Aug. 22 & 23 at 7 pm

    $7 adults | $5 children | $6 seniors

    Synapsis: King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles. Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle. 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.

  • Museum School Summer Exhibition

    (General - Saturday, August 23, 2014)

    Museum School Summer Exhibition

    Sat, Aug 23 | 11-1 pm

    FREE!* Open to public!

    Come enjoy hands-on demonstrations from talented museum school instructors, admire the work of the Summer Session’s students, and learn about upcoming classes and workshops!

    Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

    *Does not include admission to galleries, planetarium, or theater.

  • Summer Sizzlers: Casablanca

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

    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.