4th of July Backyard BBQ

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4th of July Backyard BBQ

6 to 10:30 pm

All you can eat! Best seats in town!

Save your spot for the Riverfront Museum's Summer Fundraiser ! Purchase tickets online today - click here.

  • Cracked Pepper all-you-can-eat buffet! 
  • Cash bar, Emack & Bolio’s ice cream, popcorn & snacks!
  • WIRL live remote broadcast with Deejay CJ!
  • “Playing with Light” exhibition, Dome Planetarium & all galleries open
  • $5 educational films on the Giant Screen
  • Kids' goodie bag & family programming
  • Green Screen Photo Booth – sponsored by Advanced Medical Transport
  • Great riverfront viewing from outside or inside
  • Indoor facilities, climate controlled comfort
  • FREE water & lemonade

MEMBERS: Adults $35  |  Children (3-12) $17

Member Bonus: Bring your family & friends - purchase up to 4 guest tickets per household at the member rate!

PUBLIC : adults $45, children (3-12) $22

Purchase tickets online at RiverfrontMuseum.org - click here(Tickets are nonrefundable.)

For more information or to purchase tickets by phone call: 309.686.7000

Please bring your own seating.

  • Laser Light Night | Beatles & U2

    (Planetarium - Saturday, June 24, 2017)

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    Dome Planetarium 

    Sat, Jun 24
    6 pm - Laser Beatles
    7 pm - Laser U2

    Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to your favorite music from The Beatles and U2 - 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, $8 both shows | Public: $7 one show, $12 both shows (to get combo price tickets call 309.686.7000 or visit the ticket desk in person)

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    For more information call 309.686.7000.

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  • FREE Day! Robo Rumble

    (General - Saturday, June 24, 2017)

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    Robo Rumble - FREE DAY!

     Sat, Jun 24 | 12-5 pm

    Lobby, Sun Plaza, Auditorium

    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?

    All activities, galleries, and planetarium shows will be free and open to the public. Giant Screen Theater is not included. 

    Thank you to our Robo Rumble Free Day sponsor Best Buy Foundation!

    For more info call 309.686.7000.

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  • Drop-in Drawing | Jun 25

    (General - Sunday, June 25, 2017)

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    Drop-in Drawing

    Sun, Jun 25 | 12-5 pm

    Permanent Collection Gallery

    Supplies provided with ID (or bring your own)!

    Escape the chaos of life and relax while sketching in the Museum's galleries. Learn the way the masters did and draw inspiration from original works of art while giving yourself a much needed break. Stay for thirty minutes or three hours, sketching a piece or two to take home with you.

    Check out supplies at the front desk (folding stool, sketching paper, a clipboard, and a pencil) - or bring your own sketchbook and pencils. (There is no cost to borrow supplies, but we ask that you leave a driver's license, library card, or similar as a security deposit.)

    All ages welcome (ages 16 and under require an adult in attendance). Free for members and with general admission.
    Pencils only in the galleries, please!

    To see upcoming dates - click here.

    For more information call 309.686.7000

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  • Asteroid Day

    (General - Friday, June 30, 2017)

    Asteroid Day

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    Museum Lobby and Dome Planetarium

    Fri, June 30 l 1:15-4 pm

    Learn about Near Earth Asteroids and why they matter on International Asteroid Day! Check out meteorites that fell from space at an activity station from 1:15 to 2:15, and learn all about asteroids in a special planetarium show at 3:30.

    Uniview: Asteroids!
    There are millions of asteroids in our Solar System. Asteroid impacts have dramatically shaped our planet in the past, and could do so again at any moment. Fly through the asteroid belt with us in this live and interactive show. 30 min.

    Activities are included with regular museum admission.

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  • Silver Screen Saturdays - The Dark Knight

    (Theater - Saturday, July 1, 2017)

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    Silver Screen Saturdays - The Dark Knight 

    Sat, July 1 | 7 PM

    Giant Screen Theater

    Prepare for Christopher Nolan’s ’Dunkirk’ with three of the visionary director’s most iconic films!

    With the help of allies Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman (Christian Bale) has been able to keep a tight lid on crime in Gotham City. But when a vile young criminal calling himself the Joker (Heath Ledger) suddenly throws the town into chaos, the caped Crusader begins to tread a fine line between heroism and vigilantism.

    Arrive early for a special pre-show presentation by Kevin Kizer!

    Buy tickets online now - click here

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  • Wine & Art Night | Star Wars

    (General - Saturday, July 1, 2017)

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    Wine & Art Night | Star Wars

    Sat, Jul 1 | 7-9 pm

    Studio 2

    Spend the evening relaxing and creating at one of our Wine & Art Night events! A local artist will guide you in creating a unique piece of art that is perfect for you to keep or give away as a one of a kind gift. All materials, wine and light snacks are provided. Seating is limited, so register early!

    $30 Members | $33 Public

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

    All materials are included, Must be 21 or older only. To schedule a private workshop, and or Wine & Art Night, call Taylor Stef at 309.863.3034. This program requires at least 3 participants to run.

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  • Drop-in Drawing | Jul 2

    (General - Sunday, July 2, 2017)

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    Drop-in Drawing

    Sun, Jun 4 | 12-5 pm

    Permanent Collection Gallery

    Supplies provided with ID (or bring your own)!

    Escape the chaos of life and relax while sketching in the Museum's galleries. Learn the way the masters did and draw inspiration from original works of art while giving yourself a much needed break. Stay for thirty minutes or three hours, sketching a piece or two to take home with you.

    Check out supplies at the front desk (folding stool, sketching paper, a clipboard, and a pencil) - or bring your own sketchbook and pencils. (There is no cost to borrow supplies, but we ask that you leave a driver's license, library card, or similar as a security deposit.)

    All ages welcome (ages 16 and under require an adult in attendance). Free for members and with general admission.
    Pencils only in the galleries, please!

    To see upcoming dates - click here.

    For more information call 309.686.7000

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  • 4th of July Backyard BBQ Fundraiser

    (General - Tuesday, July 4, 2017)

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    4th of July Backyard BBQ

    6 to 10:30 pm

    All you can eat! Best seats in town!

    Save your spot for the Riverfront Museum's Summer Fundraiser ! Purchase tickets online today - click here.

    • Cracked Pepper all-you-can-eat buffet! 
    • Cash bar, Emack & Bolio’s ice cream, popcorn & snacks!
    • WIRL live remote broadcast with Deejay CJ!
    • “Playing with Light” exhibition, Dome Planetarium & all galleries open
    • $5 educational films on the Giant Screen
    • Kids' goodie bag & family programming
    • Green Screen Photo Booth – sponsored by Advanced Medical Transport
    • Great riverfront viewing from outside or inside
    • Indoor facilities, climate controlled comfort
    • FREE water & lemonade

    MEMBERS: Adults $35  |  Children (3-12) $17

    Member Bonus: Bring your family & friends - purchase up to 4 guest tickets per household at the member rate!

    PUBLIC : adults $45, children (3-12) $22

    Purchase tickets online at RiverfrontMuseum.org - click here(Tickets are nonrefundable.)

    For more information or to purchase tickets by phone call: 309.686.7000

    Please bring your own seating.

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  • Silver Screen Saturdays - Inception

    (Theater - Saturday, July 8, 2017)

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    Silver Screen Saturdays - Inception

    Sat, July 8 | 7 PM

    Giant Screen Theater

    Prepare for Christopher Nolan’s ’Dunkirk’ with three of the visionary director’s most iconic films!

    Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a thief with the rare ability to enter people's dreams and steal their secrets from their subconscious. His skill has made him a hot commodity in the world of corporate espionage but has also cost him everything he loves. Cobb gets a chance at redemption when he is offered a seemingly impossible task: Plant an idea in someone's mind. If he succeeds, it will be the perfect crime, but a dangerous enemy anticipates Cobb's every move.

    Buy tickets online now - click here

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  • Drop-in Drawing | Jul 9

    (General - Sunday, July 9, 2017)

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    Drop-in Drawing

    Sun, Jul 9 | 12-5 pm

    Permanent Collection Gallery

    Supplies provided with ID (or bring your own)!

    Escape the chaos of life and relax while sketching in the Museum's galleries. Learn the way the masters did and draw inspiration from original works of art while giving yourself a much needed break. Stay for thirty minutes or three hours, sketching a piece or two to take home with you.

    Check out supplies at the front desk (folding stool, sketching paper, a clipboard, and a pencil) - or bring your own sketchbook and pencils. (There is no cost to borrow supplies, but we ask that you leave a driver's license, library card, or similar as a security deposit.)

    All ages welcome (ages 16 and under require an adult in attendance). Free for members and with general admission.
    Pencils only in the galleries, please!

    To see upcoming dates - click here

    For more information call 309.686.7000

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  • Teen Night: Revenge of the Nerds

    (General - Thursday, July 13, 2017)

    Teen Night: Revenge of the Nerds

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    Thu, July 13 | 6-8 pm

    Join the Riverfront Museum in a teen night to remember. Explore the galleries after-hours, challenge your friends to Mario Kart in the Giant Screen Theater, experience laser light shows in the Dome Planetarium, and participate in awesome light-related activities in the Lobby!
    Light snacks and soft beverages included in ticket. Minimum Participation Required.

    Must be High School or College Age

    $12 Members | $17 Public

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

    All materials included. Minimum participation required.

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  • Silver Screen Saturdays - Interstellar

    (Theater - Saturday, July 15, 2017)

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    Silver Screen Saturdays - Interstellar

    Sat, July 15 | 7 PM

    Giant Screen Theater

    Prepare for Christopher Nolan’s ’Dunkirk’ with three of the visionary director’s most iconic films!

    In Earth's future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth's population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind's new home.

    Arrive early for a special pre-show presentation about the possibilities of real interstellar space travel!

    Buy tickets online now - click here

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  • 3D Printing Challenge: Fidget Spinner

    (General - Saturday, July 22, 2017)

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    3D Printing Challenge: Make Your Own Fidget Spinner

    Sat, July 1 | 2-4pm


    In this one-day workshop, students will design and print their own fidget spinner. No 3D printing experience required! Students will learn the basics of computer-aided design using Tinkercad. This workshop is intended for ages 8-12.

    The ticket includes all material costs. Due to the length of the printing process, parents will need to pick up the finished print the following week.

    $30 Members | $33 Non-members

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    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

  • Uncovering the World's Secrets: Using Technology for Exploration

    (General - Saturday, August 12, 2017)

    Uncovering the World's Secrets: Using Technology for Exploration

    Sat, Aug 12 | 7 PM

    Giant Screen Theater

    Join National Geographic Innovation Fellow Corey Jaskolski as he shares tales of exploring the world using high tech cameras, laser scanners, and drone systems that he and his team develop. Corey has taken these technologies to some of the world's most amazing places including: underwater caves of Mayan human sacrifice victims, deep in the jungles of Africa, and even the wreck of the Titanic at 12,500' deep.

    Suggested donation of $5. 

    Reserve tickets online now - click here.

    Learn more about Corey Jaskolski - click here.

  • Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

    (General - Monday, August 21, 2017)

    Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

    Sun Plaza

    Mon Aug 21 I 11:30 am - 1:45 pm

    On August 21 there will be a total solar eclipse visible in a narrow path across the United States. In Peoria, the Sun will be 90% eclipsed by the Moon. If you are not able to travel to totality, come watch the partial solar eclipse with us! We'll have solar telescopes set up, fun activities, and pinhole projectors on the museum's Sun Plaza. Bring your eclipse shades or purchase them in the museum store for $1.95. Don't miss this rare astronomical event! 

    Partnering with the Peoria Astronomical Society.

    Free event. Regular admission applies to museum galleries and planetarium shows.

    Contact Renae Kerrigan at  rkerrigan@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or 309-863-3030 for further information.

  • Museum After Dark: Laser & Light Party

    (General - Saturday, August 26, 2017)

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    Museum After Dark: Laser & Light Party

    Sat, Aug 26 | 7-9 PM

    Looking for a unique way to spend an evening? Come explore "Playing With Light" afterhours, an experience in the Dome Planetarium and spectacular light-related activities in the lobby! Drinks, light snacks, and a cash bar will be available.

    21+

    Buy tickets online now - click here

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