• Macramé + Mimosas | Plant Hanger - CANCELED

    (General - From Sunday, March 29, 2020 until Sunday, April 5, 2020)

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    Macramé + Mimosas

    Sun, Mar 29 | 1-3 pm  | CANCELED

    Sun, Apr 5 | 1-3 pm | CANCELED

    Studio 2

    Brand new program! Join us for an afternoon of macramé, treats and refreshments. Sip mimosas and try something new with local artist, Lyndsey Taylor. Learn some macramé basics while making your very own macramé piece using 100% natural cotton cord! All materials, drinks and light snacks are included in ticket price.

    Includes one small succulent, a clay pot, soil, rocks, macramé materials, mimosas, and treats!

    Seating is limited, so register early. Ages 21+.

    Lyndsey Taylor is a fiber artist currently living and working in Peoria, IL. She specializes in macrame, and loves creating custom pieces for her clients. She is the owner and artist of Lyndsey Morgan Design.

    To schedule a private workshop or Macramé + Mimosas session, call 309.863.3046. All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be canceled two business days prior to the start date. Preregistration required.

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  • Relax Under the Stars | April | CANCELED

    (General - Wednesday, April 1, 2020)

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    Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event! | CANCELED

    Wed, Apr 1 | Noon-1 pm
    First Wednesday of every month, Noon-1 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    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.

    Free parking in the museum's parking garage. If you arrive past Noon, it will be dark in the Dome. Please pause for a few moments to allow your eyes to adjust to the dark. Someone will help you find your seats. Food and drink welcome in the Dome.

    Please note that all are welcome, but this program may not be suitable for young children. It is designed to give people a quiet time to relax, and periods of long sitting can be difficult for some young ones.

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Chemistry Demonstrations | Apr | CANCELED

    (General - Saturday, April 4, 2020)

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    Chemistry Demonstrations | CANCELED

    Sat, Apr 4 | 1-2 pm


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

    Free for members & with general admission.

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  • Music Mondays LIVE SESSIONS | Mindy Watkins & Sam Wyman

    (General - Monday, April 6, 2020)

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    Music Mondays | LIVE SESSIONS

    Mindy Watkins & Sam Wyman LIVE

    Mon, April 6, 5 pm

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    Join us for Music Mondays | LIVE SESSIONS on Peoria Riverfront Museum's Facebook page, as Peoria natives and accomplished guitar musicians Mindy Watkins and Sam Wyman come to your living room with a live concert!

    Post-concert videos will be posted on our YouTube channel in our "Music at the Museum | Year of the Guitar" playlist!

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  • Art Club | Apr - CANCELED

    (General - Tuesday, April 7, 2020)

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    Art Club | Ken Hoffman

    Tue, Apr 7 | 1 pm


    Art Club is a monthly meeting of people who love art. Each month we hear about a different artist or topic. We encourage artists to come talk about their own work, a style they love, or another artist they admire. Enjoy a casual discussion (with PowerPoint slides) accompanied by coffee and light treats. Participants are encouraged, though not required, to submit discussion suggestions of art that is related to the topic.

    Coffee and light treats are served. Please bring your own coffee cup!

    Free for Members & with General Admission.

    If you would like to present at Art Club on your own work, discuss an artist, a style, or an art movement, please email:

    For more info or upcoming dates - click here.

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  • Pub Night Under the Stars | Apollo 13 | CANCELED

    (General - Friday, April 17, 2020)

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    Pub Night Under the Stars | Apollo 13

    Sat, Apr 17 | 7-9 pm


    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the safe return of the crew of Apollo 13, while enjoying beer and Italian beef sliders in the dome! Two days into the flight of Apollo 13, an explosion crippled the spaceship, leaving the vehicle without its main engine. Learn how the crew and the tireless teams at NASA Flight Control overcame tremendous odds to return the Apollo 13 crew home safely to Earth. Plus, tour the night sky, and fly to the edge of space and back again. Enjoy Italian Beef Sliders in the Dome!

    Guests will receive 3 tokens, redeemable for up to 3 craft beers or soda, and Pulled Pork Sliders included in ticket price. Doors open at 6:50 pm. Please inquire for a vegetarian option at 309.863.3030.

    Ages 21+

    $30 Members l $36 Public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies provided for programs unless otherwise noted. All paid programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Yom HaShoah | Holocaust Remembrance Day - MUSEUM EVENT CANCELED

    (General - Wednesday, April 22, 2020)

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    Yom HaShoah | Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Eric Blaustein, Holocaust Survivor
    Guest Speaker

    Born in Germany in 1926, Blaustein was 12 years old when German officers arrested thousands of Jews, including his father, and sent them to concentration camps.

    The date was November 9, 1938, a night that would become known as “Kristallnacht” or the Night of Broken Glass. Blaustein managed to avoid Nazi authorities until December 1944, but at 17 he was sent to Buchenwald.

    In the Camp, he assumed the identity of a dead Italian prisoner and was able to survive until American forces arrived.

    In Partnership with the Jewish Federation of Peoria & Peoria Holocaust Memorial.

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  • Space Family Night | Happy Birthday Hubble! | CANCELED

    (General - Friday, April 24, 2020)

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    Space Family Night | Happy Birthday Hubble!

    Fri, Apr 24 | 6 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    The Hubble Space Telescope was launched 30 years ago - come and celebrate its birthday in the planetarium! We'll look at and learn about Hubble's gorgeous pictures of planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies - as well as the new 30th anniversary picture that will be released to the public on this day. 

    Light refreshments will be provided.

    $2 Members | $8 Member Family (immediate family only)
    $5 Public | $12 Public Family (immediate family only)

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Friday: Viva la Viva

    (Theater - From Friday, May 8, 2020 until Sunday, May 10, 2020)

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    Frida: Viva la Vida

    Fri, May 8 | 6 pm
    Sat, May 9 | 6 pm
    Sun, May 10 | 3 pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    The two sides of Frida Kahlo's spirit: on one side the revolutionary, pioneering artist of contemporary feminism and on the other, the human being, victim of her tortured body and a tormented relationship.

    Members: Adult $8.50, Senior $7.50, Child $6.50 | Public: Adult $10.50, Senior $9.50, Child $8.50

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Summer Camp at the Museum!

    (General - From Monday, June 8, 2020 until Friday, August 7, 2020)

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    Summer Camp at the Museum

    Riverfront Museum Summer Camp 2020 is right around the corner, and you won't want to miss out on any of our SEVEN exciting weeks! Join us as we build bridges, explore the depths of the earth, travel to the farthest reaches of space, dabble in ooey-gooey science, refine our artistic sensibilities, create our own video games and much more!

    June 8-12 | "Creatures of Light" - Ready, Set, Glow!
    June 15-19 | Engineering Marvels, Now + Then
    June 22-26 | Game On!
    July 13-17 | Science of Pop Culture
    July 20-24 | Color Olympics
    July 27-31 | Curate Your Own Exhibit!
    August 3-7 | Forensic Science - The Verdict Is In! Teens Week!

    For more info & online registration - click here

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