Events

  • A Conversation with Luke Jerram: MOON Artist

    (Theater - Sunday, October 20, 2019)

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    A Conversation with Luke Jerram: MOON Artist

    Sun, Oct 20 | 12:30 pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    Join us for a one-of-a-kind virtual lecture with famed UK artist, Luke Jerram, the creative mind behind the custom-designed Moon artwork featured in our current exhibition, MOON! Luke made the 13ft./4m. Moon, lit from within, using exacting hi-res imagery from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. It's the only one of its size in the world!

    Creating artwork inspired by science for more than 20 years, Jerram has designed 80+ exhibitions in 25 countries in 2019 alone! His amazing Moon artwork has been experienced by 4 million people worldwide. 

    Learn about Jerram's other public projects - the 300-ft. water slide he installed down his local high street, his talking engagement ring, and the 2000 street pianos he’s installed across around the world for the people to enjoy. Luke's adventures in art and science will expand your horizons and stretch your imagination!

    Curator of Science and Planetarium Director, Renae Kerrigan, will speak about the MOON exhibition before the talk.

    Free for Members & with General Admission | $4 lecture 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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  • Museum After Dark | Stranger 80s

    (General - Saturday, October 26, 2019)

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    Museum After Dark | Stranger 80s

    Sat, Oct 26 | 7-10 pm

    Just in time for Halloween, Things are going to get a little Strange at Peoria Riverfront Museum at Museum After Dark | Stranger 80s.

    Participate in the museum-wide scavenger hunt, check out our strange science demos, try some supernatural hands-on activities, and so much more! Our Dungeon Master is planning a short one-shot D&D campaign for you and your squad (we promise it won’t take 10 hours). Beginners welcome, we can teach you!

    Costumes are very much encouraged, dress up as your favorite character from Hawkins, IN or throw on your best 80s duds and tease your hair up high. Jam to the best tunes from the 1980s, and snack on Eleven’s favorite food with a build-your-own waffle bar. If the supernatural leaves you a little parched, a cash bar will be available with beer and wine, plus a Strange signature drink – The Upside Down!

    Additionally, we will be showing Laser Stranger Things in the Dome Planetarium, included with Museum After Dark admission! Don’t forget to take advantage of after-hours, kid-free access to all of our exhibitions, including MOON and Vantage Points: Contemporary Photography | Whitney Museum of American Art.

    Ages 21+

    $10 for members | $15 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.868.7000. 

    All paid programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date.

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  • Chemistry Demonstrations | October

    (General - Saturday, October 26, 2019)

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    Chemistry Demonstrations

    Sat, Oct 26 | 1-2 pm

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

    Free to members and with general admission.

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

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  • Wine & Art | Henri Matisse

    (General - Saturday, October 26, 2019)

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    Wine & Art | Henri Matisse, La danse

    Sat, Oct 26 | 7-9 pm

    Studio 2

    Spend the evening relaxing and creating at one of our Wine & Art Night events! Local artist, Eugene Nana Ekow Maison, will guide you in creating your own unique version of Henri Matisse's La danse! All materials, wine and light snacks are provided. Seating is limited, so register early.

    Ages 21+

    $30 Members | $36 Public

    Register online now - click here.
    Registration & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required. If you are interested in scheduling a private Wine & Art for a special occasion or for your organization, contact Heather at 309.863.3046.

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  • Music Under the MOON | October 27

    (General - Sunday, October 27, 2019)

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    Music Under the MOON

    Sun, Oct 27 | 1-2 pm

    Join us for light background music in "MOON" performed by Dr. Richard Knight of Bradley University!

    Free for members and with general admission.

    Upcoming Dates: Nov 9

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

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  • Peoria Inventions that Changed the World: A Journal Star Panel

    (Exhibit - Wednesday, October 30, 2019)

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    Free & Open to the Public!

    Peoria Inventions that Changed the World: A Journal Star Panel Discussion

    Wed, Oct 30, 6 pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    Moderated by Dennis Anderson, Executive Editor, Peoria Journal Star

    PANELISTS

    Chris Kaergard, Associate Editor  |  Caterpillar R&D

    Phil Luciano, News Columnist  |  Penicillin mass production

    Steve Tarter, News Reporter, ret.  |  Distilleries

    Mike Rucker, Duryea Historian  |  Duryea car

    Free & open to the public! Secure your seat by registering ahead - click here!

    Join us for a special evening with our greatest keepers of history and storytellers, our journalists, as they discuss the remarkable, life-changing inventions from Peoria that changed the world.

    Peoria, founded in 1680, is Illinois' oldest settlement. It's also home to some of the world's greatest minds and inventions: the first gasoline-powered automobile, invented by the Charles and Frank Duryea; the first diesel-powered engine, invented at Caterpillar; the mass-production of penicillin, invented at the Ag Lab (USDA National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR)); the myriad inventions spawned by Peoria distilleries; the game-changing medical education work by Jump Simulation & Education Center, the White Cane for the Blind, invented by Lions Clubs International member George A. Bonham, and many others. 

    Moderated by Journal Star Executive Editor Dennis Anderson, our panel of Journal Star journalists, including Chris Kaergard, Phil Luciano, and Steve Tarter, along with historian Mike Rucker, will focus on four of Peoria's most important innovators and inventions.

    Free & open to the public! Secure your seat by registering ahead - click here!

    You may also register in person at the front desk or call 309.686.7000.

    Sponsored by the Journal Star & the Visionary Society

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  • "A Universe of Surprises" by Dr. Chris Lintott+ Dr. Laura Trouille

    (Planetarium - Friday, November 1, 2019)

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    "A Universe of Surprises" Presented by Dr. Laura Trouille & Dr. Chris Lintott
    Kavli Lecture with Adler Planetarium 

    Fri, Nov 1 | 7:30-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Universe is full of surprises, from ghost remnants of black hole jets to exotic planets around distant stars to Boyajian’s star, the most mysterious star in our galaxy. Drs. Chris Lintott and Laura Trouille will use these unexpected discoveries to explore what we know—and what we don’t—about our dynamic Universe. They’ll examine how scientists cope with surprises, reveal what it’s like to think you might have found aliens, and explain how you too might make a remarkable discovery from the comfort of your home. With future telescopes, scanning the sky night after night, set to provide astronomers with a dynamic view of the Universe for the first time, there’s never been a better time to look up at the night sky—and be surprised!

    Chris Lintott is a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford. He is involved in a number of popular science projects aimed at bringing astronomy to a wider audience, including as main presenter of the BBC TV series, The Sky At Night. 

    Laura Trouille is Vice President of Citizen Science at the Adler Planetarium and a Research Associate at Northwestern University. Together, Chris and Laura lead Zooniverse, the largest online citizen science platform, with 1.8 million participants worldwide.

    Free for members (reserved seating requested) | $4 per person, public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.863.3046.

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  • Hidden Pacific 3D | Member + Public Premiere

    (Theater - From Friday, November 1, 2019 until Saturday, November 2, 2019)

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    Hidden Pacific 3D

    Member Preview
    Fri, Nov 1 | 6 PM

    Public Premiere
    Sat, Nov 2 | 11 am, 1:30 pm, 4 pm

    Hidden Pacific 3D is a pioneering film that profiles some of the Pacific Ocean's most beautiful islands and marine national monuments — breathtaking places that will leave audiences with a deep-felt appreciation for the beauty of nature untouched by civilization. The storied histories of Palmyra, Midway and other atolls – from the WWII Pacific Theater to their present environmental recovery and ecological research initiatives – provide the platform from which the film explores a diversity of science and human stories. Hidden Pacific is produced by Tandem Stills + Motion, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and affiliated organizations, which provided the filmmakers with unprecedented access to the bio-secure zones of the marine monuments.

    Member Preview
    Free for Visionary Society Members | $5 Members

    Public Preview
    Free for Visionary Society Members | $5 Members | Public Adult $7.50, Child $5.50, Senior (60+) $6.50

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

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  • Curator Tour | MOON, Nov 2

    (Exhibit - Saturday, November 2, 2019)

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    Curator Tour | MOON

    Sat, Nov 2 | 1 pm

    Permanent Collections Gallery

    Join Science Curator + Director of the Planetarium, Renae Kerrigan, for a special tour of the MOON exhibition!

    Upcoming Date: Nov 10

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

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  • Revival! Red Carpet Premiere + Public Screenings

    (Theater - From Saturday, November 2, 2019 until Sunday, November 3, 2019)

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    Revival!

    Meet actor & film writer Harry Lennix!

    "Revival!" espouses a message of love and courage, something that can help comfort all of us as we process the chaos of daily life.
    - Harry Lennix, Writer of "Revival!"

    About Revival!

    "Revival!" is an unique visual and musical experience based on the Gospel of John. Originally a Passion play, it freely blends elements of stage and cinema, creating a fresh take on this well known story. Featuring a cast of Grammy nominated artists led by Mali Music and Chaka Khan and arrangements by Gospel great Donald Lawrence, "Revival!" is truly a musical treasure. It also stars an incredible array of talent including Harry Lennix (NBC's "The Blacklist," "The Five Heartbeats," "The Matrix"), Wendy Raquel Robinson ("The Game:) and Roland Buck III (NBC's "Chicago Med"). Rated PG. 1h 45m.

    Presented by Peoria Riverfront Museum, the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce & Givsco.

    Revival! Red Carpet Premiere 

    Sat, Nov 2  |  6-10 PM

    Buy tickets online now - click here!

    PREMIERE SCHEDULE

    6 PM |  hors d'oeuvres and cash bar  |  Grand Lobby

    7 PM  |  "Revival!: film screening  |  Giant Screen Theater

    9 PM  |  Q&A with writer, producer & actor Harry Lennix (NBC's "The Blacklist," "Man of Steel," "The Matrix")  |  Giant Screen Theater

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    Revival! Screenings 

    Sun, Nov 3 | 2 PM & 6 PM 

    Giant Screen Theater

    Buy tickets online now - click here!

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    Thank you to our presenting sponsors, the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce & GIVSCO Construction, and our sponsors, Illinois American Water & IDG Architects.

  • Wine & Cheese Under the Stars | Apollo 12

    (Planetarium - Saturday, November 2, 2019)

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    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars | Apollo 12

    Sat, Nov 2 | 7-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    November of 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 12 mission – the second landing on the Moon. Explore the Apollo landing sites, see pictures from the missions, and learn about the past, current, and future exploration of the Moon while enjoying cheese and wine.

    Enjoy a variety of wines, and cheese & crackers under our spectacular night sky. Enjoy the latest news from space and take a real-time Uniview tour across the Universe with an astronomy expert as your guide. Guests will receive up to three glasses of wine or soda, and a variety of cheese & crackers with paid admission. Doors open at 6:50 pm. 

    Ages 21+

    $30 members | $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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  • Moonshot Mentality, Making It Possible Together

    (Planetarium - Sunday, November 3, 2019)

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    Moonshot Mentality, Making It Possible Together
    Presented by Dr. Michelle Larson

    Sun Nov 3 | 5 pm

    MOON Exhibition, Planetarium

    Join us in welcoming Dr. Michelle Larson, President and CEO of The Adler Planetarium, to Peoria for a special presentation in the MOON exhibition with a reception to follow in the Planetarium.

    The 50 year anniversary of walking on the moon has given us great cause to celebrate how moonshots are made possible through teamwork. In this talk, we will meet some of the people who brought America's first planetarium to Chicago, who launched this nation to the moon, and who continue to inspire us all to make it possible - together.

    For more info - click here

    Free for Members (reserve your free spot) & with General Admission | $4 Public

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

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  • Relax Under the Stars | November

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, November 6, 2019)

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    Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Nov 6 | 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, just bring in your ticket to be validated at the Front Desk. 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.

    Upcoming Dates: December 4

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

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  • Marc Eliot’s Art of Film: John Ford, Hollywood’s Poet Laureate

    (Theater - From Thursday, November 7, 2019 until Sunday, November 10, 2019)

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    Marc Eliot’s Art of Film | John Ford, Hollywood’s Poet Laureate

    Thu, Nov 7, 6 PM | Stagecoach 

    Fri, Nov 8, 6 PM | The Searchers 

    Sat, Nov 9, 6 PM | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    Sun, Nov 10, 6 PM | High Noon 

    The Peoria Riverfront Museum proudly presents "Marc Eliot's Art of Film," a once-in-a-lifetime classic film festival with four of the legendary films of all-time like you've never seen them never before on the Giant Screen. 

    Internationally known bestselling Hollywood author, film auteur and historian Marc Eliot returns to Peoria Riverfront Museum to continue his fascinating insights on the Art of Film. For this program, he will examine, in detail, the masterworks of John Ford, America’s preeminent filmmaker, and the work of Fred Zinnemann. Eliot will contrast the film’s directorial hand to show how stylistic differences can tell the same stories in strikingly different ways.

    See the legendary performances that made screen icons John Wayne and Gary Cooper. Discover amazing insights about one of the greatest directors of all time, John Ford, from renowned Hollywood biographer and film festival curator Marc Eliot. 

    Join us! Please bring your fellow film lovers! Get your tickets now before they are sold out.

    Buy tickets online now - click here!

    TICKETS

    Individual Films: Member $13 | Public $15

    All Access Pass: Member $42 | Public $50

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    STAGECOACH

    A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process. "Stagecoach" won two Academy Awards including Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Thomas Mitchell. Directed by John Ford. Story by Ernest Haycox,  screenplay by Dudley Nichols. Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, and Louise Platt. 1939. B&W. 1h 36min.

    THE SEARCHERS

    An American Civil War veteran (John Wayne) embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches. Directed by John Ford. Screenplayby Frank S. Nugent, based on the novel by Alan Le May. Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, and Natalie Wood. 1956. B&W. 1h 59m.

    THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE

    A senator (James Stewart), who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw (Lee Marvin), returns for the funeral of an old friend (John Wayne) and tells the truth about his deed. Directed by John Ford. Screenplay by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck, adapted from a short story written by Dorothy M. Johnson. Stars: John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin, Vera Miles, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Woody Strode, Strother Martin, and Lee Van Cleef. Paramount Pictures. 1962. B&W. 2h 3min.

    HIGH NOON

    Former marshal Will Kane (Gary Cooper) is preparing to leave the small town of Hadleyville, New Mexico, with new bride, Amy (Grace Kelly), when he learns that a vicious local criminal, Frank Miller (Ian MacDonald), has been set free and is arriving on the noon train to seek revenge on the marshal who turned him in. When Kane tries to recruit deputies to fight Miller, he's discouraged to find that the people of Hadleyville turn cowardly and he must face Miller and his gang alone. Set in "real time," with the story unfolding as it happens, "High Noon" won four Academy Awards including Best Actor, Gary Cooper. Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Screenplay by: Carl Foreman, based on the short story "The Tin Star" by John W. Cunningham. Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Otto Kruger, Lon Chaney Jr., Harry Morgan, Lee Van Cleef, and Ian MacDonald. 1952. B&W. 1h 25min.

  • Laser Light Night | Nov

    (Planetarium - Saturday, November 9, 2019)

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    Laser Light Night

    Sat, Nov 9
    6 pm | Laser Vinyl (Classic Rock mix)
    7 pm | Laser Stranger Things
    8 pm | Laser Queen
    9 pm | Zeppelin

    Planetarium

    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.)

    Members: $5 one show, $17 both shows
    Public: $7 one show, $25 both shows

    (for combo price tickets call 309.686.7000 or visit the ticket desk in person)

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

    To view the full Laser Light Nights Schedule - click here

    For more information or questions calling 309.686.7000

  • Wine & Art | Claude Monet

    (General - Saturday, November 9, 2019)

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    Wine & Art | Claude Monet

    Sat, Nov 9 | 7-9 pm

    Studio 2

    Spend the evening relaxing and creating at one of our Wine & Art Night events! Local artist, Eugene Nana Ekow Maison, will guide you in creating your own unique version of Andy Warhol's Marilyn! All materials, wine and light snacks are provided. Seating is limited, so register early!

    Ages 21+

    $30 Members | $36 Public

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

    All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required. If you are interested in scheduling a private Wine & Art for a special occasion or for your organization, contact Heather at 309.863.3046.

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  • Music Under the MOON | November 9

    (General - Saturday, November 9, 2019)

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    Music Under the MOON

    Sat, Nov 9 | 1-2:30 pm

    Join us for light background music in "MOON" performed by Bradley students under the direction of Dr. Chee Hyeon Choi of Bradley University!

    Free for members and with general admission.

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

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  • Cabernet & Clay | Hand Built Ceramics

    (General - Saturday, November 9, 2019)

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    Cabernet & Clay | Hand Built Ceramics

    Sat, Nov 9 | 6:30-9 pm

    Studio 1

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy the simple pleasure of making something with your own two hands. Local teacher and artist, Al Corpuz, will lead you in a variety of ceramic techniques, including glazing, wheel throwing, and hand-building! Best of all, once you’ve created it, we’ll fire and glaze it for you! All events will include a variety of wine and light snacks, and finished pieces will be ready for pickup within 10 business days.

    Ages 21+

    $30 members | $36 public

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

    All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required. If you are interested in scheduling a private Cabernet & Clay for a special occasion or for your organization, contact Heather at 309.863.3046.

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  • Chemistry Demonstrations | November

    (General - Saturday, November 9, 2019)

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    Chemistry Demonstrations

    Sat, Nov 9 | 1-2 pm

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

    Free to members and with general admission.

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

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  • Curator Tour | MOON, Nov 10

    (Exhibit - Sunday, November 10, 2019)

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    Curator Tour | MOON

    Sun, Nov 10 | 1 pm

    Permanent Collections Gallery

    Join Science Curator + Director of the Planetarium, Renae Kerrigan, for a special tour of the MOON exhibition!

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

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  • Transit of Mercury Viewing

    (Planetarium - Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Transit of Mercury Viewing

    Mon, Nov 11 | 10 am-Noon (weather permitting)

    Sun Plaza

    On November 11, the planet Mercury will pass in front of the Sun as viewed from Earth. This rare event is only visible when magnified with a telescope that has been properly shielded from the Sun’s bright light. Stop by the museum’s Sun Plaza on November 11 from 10-Noon to view the event through our powerful telescope. Astronomy experts will be on hand to answer your space questions!
    Please note, if it is cloudy, this event will be cancelled.

    Free for Members & with General Admission

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

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  • Exploring Water | Day Camp

    (General - Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Exploring Water | After Care Available

    Mon, Nov 11 | 8:30 am-4 pm

    Join the Riverfront Museum on Veterans Day to explore water on our planet. Students will love learning about water through hands-on activities, the Stream Table, watch Hidden Pacific 3D on the Giant Screen Theater, go on a River Safari tour in the IL River Encounter, and much more! Students will learn the science of water and make a take home project! They will also explore the museum galleries. 

    After care is available for $4 and runs from 4-5:30 pm. Please provide your student(s) with a nut-free sack lunch. A mid-morning snack is provided each day of camp, and a 30 minute lunch. 

    Kindergarten - 6th Grade

    Registration closes Wed, Nov 6.

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

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

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  • Art Club | Nov

    (General - Tuesday, November 12, 2019)

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    Art Club

    Tue, Nov 12 | 1 pm

    Boardroom

    Art Club is a monthly meeting of people who love art. We select a different topic each month, and enjoy a casual staff-led discussion (with Powerpoint slides) accompanied by coffee and treats. Participants are encouraged, though not required, to submit discussion suggestions of art that is related to the topic. It's like a book club, but without as much homework! 

    This month's topic is William Eggleston.

    If you would like to discuss a piece please email: goden@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.

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

    Free to members & with general admission.

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

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  • Senior Morning Lecture Series | Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

    (General - Wednesday, November 13, 2019)

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    Senior Morning Lecture Series | Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

    Wed, Nov 13 | 10-11 am

    Auditorium, Giant Screen Theater, & Galleries

    This month's topic is Apollo 11: First Steps Edition! This documentary shows the real-life story of what it took to walk on the moon. Enjoy treats and coffee in the auditorium, view the film in the Giant Screen Theater, then you will be able to explore the museum. Free parking in the covered park deck off of Water Street. 

    9:45 am Doors Open
    10:00 am Coffee and danish, muffins, and other light breakfast treats in the Auditorium
    10:30 am Film in the Giant Screen Theater
    11:00 am Gallery visit

    For the full schedule of Senior Morning Lecture Series - click here.

    To learn more about Senior Free Days - click here.

    Registration is not necessary, but groups are encouraged to call ahead so that we will be prepared. Please call Gennifer Oden at 309.863.3016.

    Free event for seniors.

    More information available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Peoria Riverfront Museum gratefully acknowledges our Senior Morning Lecture Series & Senior Free Days sponsor, Kim Blickenstaff.

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  • Tiny Tot Explorers | November

    (General - Thursday, November 21, 2019)

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    Tiny Tot Explorers

    Thu, Nov 21 | 11-11:30 am

    IL River Classroom

    Join us every third Thursday for Tiny Tot Explorers! Preschoolers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a story and hands-on art or science activities related to the book. Each month will have a different theme that correlates to one or more of the museum’s pillars of art, science, history and achievement!

    November is National Novel Writing Month, so our theme will be…Authors!

    Free for members and with general admission.

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  • "Da Vinci – The Genius" featuring the world's exclusive "Secrets of Mona Lisa" Opening

    (Exhibit - Friday, November 22, 2019)

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    Da Vinci – The Genius featuring the world's exclusive Secrets of Mona Lisa Opening!

    The world's most comprehensive exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci, featuring the world’s exclusive Secrets of Mona Lisa!

    Sat, Nov 23, 2019 - Sun, Mar 22, 2020

    Da Vinci – The Genius is the most comprehensive exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci to tour the world. Created with the assistance of the Museo Leonardo da Vinci, Rome, and a number of experts in Italy and France, the exhibition brings to life the genius of Leonardo as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor and philosopher.

    Working from da Vinci's codices (bound collections of his work), Italian artisans have faithfully crafted interactive and life-size machine inventions. These works include the first concepts of a car, bicycle, helicopter, glider, parachute, SCUBA, submarine, a forerunner to the modern military tank and an ideal city.

    The exhibit also moves far beyond machine inventions alone, featuring facsimiles of da Vinci’s most famous codices, anatomical studies, the Battle of Anghiari drawings and displays of his renaissance art in actual size.

    A high definition recreation of "The Last Supper" at actual size 29 x 14.5-ft (8.8 x 4.6-m) is an impressive display that complements the entertaining and educational animation presentations of the Vitruvian Man and one of da Vinci's most ambitious projects – the Sforza horse sculpture.

    Da Vinci – The Genius also includes the world’s exclusive Secrets of Mona Lisa exhibition – an analysis of the world’s most famous painting, conducted at the Louvre Museum by the renowned scientific engineer, examiner and photographer of fine art, Pascal Cotte.

    Suitable for all ages, this amazing exhibition provides a fascinating insight into not only the mind of a genius, but also into the fundamental scientific and artistic principles that he discovered. Da Vinci – The Genius is an inspiration for the whole family.

    Da Vinci – The Genius and The Secrets of Mona Lisa were created by Grande Exhibitions and Pascal Cotte.

    The Peoria Riverfront Museum gratefully acknowledges our exhibition sponsors, Bielfeldt Foundation, PNC, Illinois Mutual, Dr. Allan & Marlene Campbell, Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust, Oak River Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council.

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  • Art Club | Dec

    (General - Tuesday, December 10, 2019)

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    Art Club

    Tue, Dec 10 | 1-2 pm

    Boardroom

    Art Club is a monthly meeting of people who love art. We select a different topic each month, and enjoy a casual staff-led discussion (with Powerpoint slides) accompanied by coffee and treats. Participants are encouraged, though not required, to submit discussion suggestions of art that is related to the topic. It's like a book club, but without as much homework!

    This month's topic is Leonardo Da Vinci!

    If you would like to discuss a piece please email: goden@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.

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

    Free to members and with general admission.

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

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  • Space Family Night | Robots on the Moon

    (Planetarium - Friday, December 13, 2019)

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    Space Family Night | Robots on the Moon

    Fri, Dec 13 | 6 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    It’s been a long, long time since people landed on the Moon. But did you know that 4 robotic spacecraft landed on our celestial neighbor just this past year (including 2 on the far side), and another crash-landed? We’ll learn about the first robots to explore the Moon before Neil and Buzz got there, the current robots exploring the Moon right now, and plans for future robots to explore the Moon in the coming years. If the weather cooperates, we’ll also take a look at the Moon through our pretty big telescope. Light refreshments will be provided.

    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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  • Laser Light Night | Dec

    (Planetarium - Saturday, December 14, 2019)

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    LASER LIGHT NIGHT

    Sat, Dec 14
    6 pm | Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
    7 pm | Laser Floyd: The Wall
    8 pm | Laser Queen
    9 pm | Laser Stranger Things

    Dome Planetarium

    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.)

    Members: $5 one show, $17 all four shows
    Public: $7 one show, $25 all four shows shows

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    For more information call 309.686.7000

    Click Here for the full Laser Light Nights Schedule

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  • Wine & Art | Georges Seurat

    (General - Saturday, December 14, 2019)

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    Wine & Art | Georges Seurat

    Sat, Dec 14 | 7-9 pm

    Studio 2

    Spend the evening relaxing and creating at one of our Wine & Art Night events! Local artist, Eugene Nana Ekow Maison, will guide you in creating your own unique version of Georges Seurat's "Eiffel Tower"! All materials, wine and light snacks are provided. Seating is limited, so register early!

    Ages 21+

    $30 Members | $36 Public

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

    All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required. If you are interested in scheduling a private Wine & Art for a special occasion or for your organization, contact Heather at 309.863.3046.

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  • Tiny Tot Explorers | December

    (General - Thursday, December 19, 2019)

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    Tiny Tot Explorers

    Thu, Dec 19 | 11-11:30 am

    IL River Classroom

    Join us every third Thursday for Tiny Tot Explorers! Preschoolers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a story and hands-on art or science activities related to the book. Each month will have a different theme that correlates to one or more of the museum’s pillars of art, science, history and achievement!

    December is the month when the winter season starts, so our theme will be …Winter Weather!

    Free for members and with general admission.

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