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  • Docent Led Gallery Walk, Mar 7

    (General - Saturday, March 7, 2015)

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    Docent-led Gallery Walk (exhibit tour)
    Sat, Mar 7  |  1 pm & 2:30 pm

    Free for members and with regular paid admission.

    Docent gallery walks provide an excellent opportunity for visitors to learn more about the Museum's exhibits through an informative guided tour. Join us for a docent-led tour of our newest exhibit, STUFF! The Art of Collecting, which explores the history of collecting and features several local collections. Tours start at 1 pm & 2:30 pm.

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  • Basket Weaving: Rustic Footstool

    (General - Sunday, March 8, 2015)

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    Basket Weaving: Rustic Footstool
    Sunday, Mar 8 | 1pm

    Beautiful, hand woven baskets have long been part of the American tradition! Join us as we learn more about the art of basket weaving from local instructor, Ann Frank. Come create a beautiful, functional footstool that you can use every day!
    Ann Frank: Museum Instructor
    $28 Members | $30 Public
    Seating is limited, so register early!

    Call 309-863-3034 to register!

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  • Docent Led Gallery Walk, Mar 8

    (General - Sunday, March 8, 2015)

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    Docent-led Gallery Walk (exhibit tour)
    Sun, Mar 8 | 1 pm & 2:30 pm

    Free for members and with regular paid admission.

    Docent gallery walks provide an excellent opportunity for visitors to learn more about the Museum's exhibits through an informative guided tour. Join us for a docent-led tour of our newest exhibit, STUFF! The Art of Collecting, which explores the history of collecting and features several local collections. Tours start at 1 pm & 2:30 pm.

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  • Astronomy in the Dome

    (Planetarium - Thursday, March 12, 2015)

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    Check out our newest four-week class for adults!

    ASTRONOMY IN THE DOME

    Explore the Universe with Nick Rae!

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

    $10 members  |  $12 public

    Take part in humanity’s most epic adventure: the quest to understand the Universe. Explore "The Big Picture."  Bring your questions and curiosity! It's a lot of fun.

    Register for individual classes or sign up for all: call 309-863-3034.

    Drop-ins welcome! FREE PARKING!

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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 Mackinaw Valley Winery and delicious cheese 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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  • Super Saturday: Precipitation

    (General - Saturday, March 14, 2015)

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    Super Saturday: Precipitation

    Sat, Mar 21  |  1-2 pm

    Free to members and with regular paid admission.

    Why so blue, March? Stop by the lobby and find out why March is traditionally such a stormy, rainy month. You'll learn all about precipitation and even make it rain indoors!

    Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Not Your High Schooler's Scrapbooking Class: Preserving Family Photos

    (General - Saturday, March 14, 2015)

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    Not Your High Schooler's Scrapbooking Class: Preserving Family Photos

    Mar 14  |  1-3 PM

    Bring in those precious memories and learn how to properly preserve them for generations to come! Taught by museum curator, Kristan McKinsey, this workshop will include a brief tour through our newest exhibit, Stuff: The Art of Collecting, which explores the history of collecting. All materials (except for photos to be preserved) are included.

    Call 309.863.3034 to register.

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  • Docent Led Gallery Walk, Mar 14

    (General - Saturday, March 14, 2015)

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    Docent-led Gallery Walk (exhibit tour)
    Sat, Mar 14  |  1 pm & 2:30 pm

    Free for members and with regular paid admission.

    Docent gallery walks provide an excellent opportunity for visitors to learn more about the Museum's exhibits through an informative guided tour. Join us for a docent-led tour of our newest exhibit, STUFF! The Art of Collecting, which explores the history of collecting and features several local collections. Tours start at 1 pm & 2:30 pm.

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  • Docent Led Gallery Walk, Mar 15

    (General - Sunday, March 15, 2015)

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    Docent-led Gallery Walk (exhibit tour)
    Sun, Mar 15  | 1  pm & 2:30 pm

    Free for members and with regular paid admission.

    Docent gallery walks provide an excellent opportunity for visitors to learn more about the Museum's exhibits through an informative guided tour. Join us for a docent-led tour of our newest exhibit, STUFF! The Art of Collecting, which explores the history of collecting and features several local collections. Tours start at 1 pm & 2:30 pm.

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  • Wine & Art Night: Painting with Kayla Phillips

    (General - Saturday, March 21, 2015)

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    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 and method before creating a beautiful completed piece of art to take home and show off to family and friends. This month, local graphic designer and artist Kayla Phillips will lead participants in recreating Franz Kline's abstract expressionist piece, Provincetown II. 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)

    Members: free  |  Public: $5 one show, $8 both shows

    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.)

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  • Interplanetary 5K Race

    (General - Saturday, March 21, 2015)

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    March 21, 2015

    • A family oriented race/walk for participants of 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

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  • Docent Led Gallery Walk, Mar 21

    (General - Saturday, March 21, 2015)

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    Docent-led Gallery Walk (exhibit tour)
    Sat, Mar 21  |  1 pm & 2:30 pm

    Free for members and with regular paid admission.

    Docent gallery walks provide an excellent opportunity for visitors to learn more about the Museum's exhibits through an informative guided tour. Join us for a docent-led tour of our newest exhibit, STUFF! The Art of Collecting, which explores the history of collecting and features several local collections. Tours start at 1 pm & 2:30 pm.

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  • Docent Led Gallery Walk, Mar 22

    (General - Sunday, March 22, 2015)

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    Docent-led Gallery Walk (exhibit tour)
    Sun, Mar 22  |  1 pm & 2:30 pm

    Free for members and with regular paid admission.

    Docent gallery walks provide an excellent opportunity for visitors to learn more about the Museum's exhibits through an informative guided tour. Join us for a docent-led tour of our newest exhibit, STUFF! The Art of Collecting, which explores the history of collecting and features several local collections. Tours start at 1 pm & 2:30 pm.

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  • Zentangle®: Art from Doodles

    (General - Saturday, March 28, 2015)

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    Zentangle®: Art from Doodles
    Sat, Mar 28  |  1:30-3:30 p.m. 

    Zentangle® combines the art of meditation with the beauty of free-form 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!  Instructor: Bonnie Cox, CZT

    Individuals & Families Welcome!
    $12 Members ($24 member family max)
    $14 Public ($28 public family max)

    Registration is encouraged but not required. Call 309-863-3034 for more information!

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  • Gallery Walk with Preston Jackson

    (General - Sunday, March 29, 2015)

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    Sunday, Mar 29, 2:00 pm, International Feature Gallery

    Preston Jackson is a local artist with a national reputation. Peoria native Joel Ommen has been collecting works by Jackson for decades and has lent some of his favorite pieces for the Stuff! The Art of Collecting exhibition. Ommen appreciates the way Jackson incorporates socially relevant themes into his work, including ones that are particularly significant in today's culture--racism, sexism, and injustice. Even though they were created two decades ago, the drawing and painting on display in Stuff! speak poignantly to the social concerns of today. Preston Jackson will share his personal motivations and perspectives for his work using the pieces on loan from Joel Ommen as a focus.

    Free with gallery admission. Call (309) 863-3028 for more information. 

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  • April Fools Day Camp!

    (General - Wednesday, April 1, 2015)

    April Fools Day Camp!

    Wed, April 1
    9 am - 3 pm
    Ages 7-13

    Add some fun into your Spring Break with our special April Fools Day Camp! We’ll teach you the science behind popular table tricks, try to fool your brain with optical illusions, let you sneak a peak at the world from a Tiny Giant’s point of view in the Giant Screen Theater, explore the mysteries hidden in the stars, and more! Bring a sack lunch with you, or add on a boxed lunch from Cracked Pepper for $6. All activity materials are provided. Pre-registration is required.

    Drop off: 8:45-9 am | Pick up: 3-3:15 pm (Before/After care are not available.)

    $50 Members | $55 Public
    Boxed Lunch: $6

    Call Taylor at 309-863-3034 for more information or to register!

  • 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.

  • Stuffed! A Night of Gastronomic Proportions

    (General - Friday, April 24, 2015)

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    Stuffed! A Night of Gastronomic Proportions

    Friday, April 24  |  6-9 pm 

    Join us for a night of food, music, and games! Get Stuffed! with delicious food from 12 of Peoria’s favorite restaurants, while enjoying music from Cousin Eddie. Vote for your favorite to win the coveted People's Choice Award. There will be raffles, games, and even magic! Take part in our silent auction, where you can bid on a VIP package for our 4th of July Backyard BBQ for up to 20 guests ($600 value), a private dinner for 10 in our Dome planetarium ($1500 value), a women's Maurice LaCroix two-tone watch donated by Udry Jewelers ($1000 value), and more! After the museum’s festivities, the party will continue across the street at Martinis.

    To purchase tickets call 309.863.3060 or click here.

    For more info call Shelly Kerker at 309.863.3060.

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  • Free Day! Robo Rumble 2015

    (General - Saturday, June 27, 2015)

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    Robo Rumble 2015

    Jun 27, 12-5 pm
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    Experience the exciting world of robotics as teams compete for the top ranking in this family-friendly annual event. These robots are ready for battle, are you ready to cheer them on? Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by ATS (Advanced Technology Services).