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4th of July Backyard BBQ

6 to 10:30 pm

All you can eat! Best seats in town!

Indoor-outdoor viewing & family fun!

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

Take the 4th of July CityLink Shuttle right to the Museum - click here for details!

  • 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.

  • Art-spiration: Fire Breathing Dragons

    (General - Saturday, September 30, 2017)

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    Art-spiration: Fire Breathing Dragons 

    Sat, Sep 30 | 1:30-2:30 pm

    Lobby

    Looking for a little art-spiration? Stop by the lobby for a free family-friendly workshop that encourages teamwork, investigation and imagination!

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Relax Under the Stars | October

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, October 4, 2017)

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    Relax Under the Stars  |  FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Oct 4 | 12-1 pm
    First Wednesday of every month, 12-1 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: November 1, December 6, January 3

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

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  • Messy Mornings II

    (General - Wednesday, October 4, 2017)

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    Messy Mornings

    Wednesdays, Oct 4-25 | 9:30-10:15 am

    Classrooms 2

    Explore art from a pint-sized point of view! Whether learning how to paint with marbles or making a bouncy ball, you and your child are sure to have a fabulous time in this creative class! Each session offers new activities so you can enjoy this class over and over again. You will get messy, so wear old clothes! Caregivers must stay with children. This class is perfect for grandparents.
    Shelby Lessen: Museum Educator

    Ages 2-5

    $30 Members | $35 Public

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

    All supplies are provided for classes unless otherwise noted. All classes require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

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  • Palette and Pencil

    (General - Wednesday, October 4, 2017)

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    Palette and Pencil

    Wednesdays, Oct 4-25 | 6-7:30 pm

    Studio 2

    Pick up a paintbrush and a pencil, and join us in exploring the basic principles of art and color. Local artist and printmaker Nana Ekow will guide students in developing and refining their basic painting and drawing skills, and teach new techniques and styles. Come gain confidence in your abilities, learn a new skill, and explore different media. All skill levels are welcome!
    Eugene Nana Ekow Maison: Museum Instructor, MFA

    $50 Members | $60 Public

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

    All materials included. Advanced registration required.

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  • Intro to Forensic Anthropology | Ages 8-11

    (General - Thursday, October 5, 2017)

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    Intro to Forensic Anthropology

    Thursdays, Oct 5-26 | 10-11 am

    Studio 3

    In this hands-on course, we will focus on the forensic applications of anthropology and the human skeleton. We will begin with bone identification and laying out the skeleton, and we will work toward building a biological profile of the skeleton. Throughout the course, we will also discuss current events in forensic anthropology.
    Kathryn Driscoll: PhD/Biological Anthropology

    Ages 8-11

    $30 Members | $35 Public

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

    All supplies provided for children's classes unless otherwise noted. All classes require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

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  • Intro to Forensic Anthropology | Ages 12-17

    (General - Thursday, October 5, 2017)

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    Intro to Forensic Anthropology

    Thursdays, Oct 5-26 | 11-Noon

    Studio 3

    In this hands-on course, we will focus on the forensic applications of anthropology and the human skeleton. We will begin with bone identification and laying out the skeleton, and we will work toward building a biological profile of the skeleton. Throughout the course, we will also discuss current events in forensic anthropology.
    Kathryn Driscoll: PhD/Biological Anthropology

    Ages 12-17

    $30 Members | $35 Public

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

    All supplies provided for children's classes unless otherwise noted. All classes require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

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  • PreK Pottery

    (General - Friday, October 6, 2017)

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    PreK Pottery

    Fridays, Oct 6-27 | 9:30-10:30 am

    Little hands will love squishing and molding, painting and creating with all things ceramic! Parents will be encouraged to find joy in the child's creativity as unique works of art are created each and every week. Caregivers must stay with children.
    Shelby Lessen: Museum Educator

    Ages 3-6

    $30 Members | $35 Public 

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

    All supplies are provided for classes unless otherwise noted. All classes require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

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  • First Friday at the Museum! | October

    (General - Friday, October 6, 2017)

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    First Friday at the Museum!

    Fri, Oct 6 | 5-9 pm

    Museum Lobby/International Feature Gallery

    The Museum's new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois , in the International Feature Gallery will remain open for First Friday! Come after hours to experience this new exhibition with activities like drawing in the galleries and local artists to speak with!

    Join us for the following First Friday dates: Nov 3, Jan 5.

    Free & Open to the Public

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

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  • Spooky Tangles

    (General - Saturday, October 7, 2017)

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    Spooky Tangles | Zentangle®: Art from Doodles

    Saturdays, October 7-28 | 1-2 pm 

    Studio 2

    Join us for this unique Zentangle© class and create some spooky drawings perfect for Halloween! 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, while fostering a clear, focused and relaxed mind. Materials fee of $8 is due to the instructor on the first day of class.
    Bonnie Cox: CZT 

    Teens & Adults Welcome!

    $25 Members | $30 Public

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

    All materials included. Teen & Adults are welcome!

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  • Super Saturday: Fizzing Colors!

    (General - Saturday, October 7, 2017)

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    Super Saturday: Fizzing Colors!

    Sat, Oct 7 | 1:30-2:30 pm

    Lobby

    Join knowledgeable Museum staff and volunteers exploring science!

    Free to members and with regular paid admission.

    Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Art Club: the Riverfront Museum's Collection

    (General - Tuesday, October 10, 2017)

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    Art Club: the Riverfront Museum's Collection

    Tue, Oct 10 | 1-2 pm

    Auditorium

    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 the Museum's Collection! We will be bringing out a few of our favorite pieces from the museum’s collections. This is a rare opportunity to see some of these works. If you have a piece of art from home which you would like to share please email slessen@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org. We would love to see your favorite piece!

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

    Free with General Admission

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  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival

    (Theater - Friday, October 13, 2017)

    Wild & Scenic Film Festival

    Fri, Oct 13 | 6:30-9 PM

    Giant Screen Theater

    Doors open at 6 PM

    Prairie Rivers Network is excited to bring one of the largest environmental film festivals to central Illinois. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held in Nevada City, CA, now in its 15th year! The festival focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet, and it gives PRN an opportunity to inspire the public to affect environmental change here in Illinois. The festival offers ways for the public, supporters, and friends to get energized and empowered to work to protect clean water, wildlife habitat, and our rich natural landscapes.

    Tickets: $10

    Purchase tickets online - click here!

  • Wine & Art Night with Michael Gilbert

    (General - Friday, October 13, 2017)

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    Wine & Art Night with Michael Gilbert

    Fri, Oct 13 | 6:45-9 pm

    Studio 2

    Spend the evening relaxing and creating at one of our Wine & Art Night events! A local artist, Michael Gilbert, will guide you in creating a unique collage inspired by collage artist Kurt Schwitters. All materials, wine and light snacks are provided. Seating is limited, so register early!

    Arrive at 6:45pm for a brief gallery walk with Gillbert.

    $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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  • Artist Lecture Series: "Emergence" | Kick-off Lecture

    (General - Sunday, October 15, 2017)

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    Artist Lecture Series: Emergence | Kick-off Lecture, meet the exhibition's curators!

    Sun, Oct 15 | 2 pm

    Auditorium

    Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to curate an exhibition? Join a panel of knowledgeable local artist minds who curated the new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois. Learn what they think of as their inspirations and what opportunities led them as artists to this place. Moderated by the exhibition's curator, Zac Zetterberg is the Museum's Exhibition Technician, Assistant Curator of Art. Panel will include: Joe Richey and Michelle Richey: Co-Founders of the Prairie Center of the Arts, Andrea Ferrigno: Assistant Professor of Art at Knox College, Susan Czechowski: Associate Professor of Art at Western Illinois University, John Miller: Associate Professor of Art, Glass at Illinois State University, Anita Tuccillo: Associate Professor of Art, Drawing at Illinois Central College.

    To see the full schedule of lectures - click here!

    Free and open to the public

    No reservations required. For more information call 309.686.7000.

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  • 48-hour Filmmaker Fest

    (General - Friday, October 20, 2017)

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    48-hour Filmmakers Fest 2017

    Fri, Oct 20-22 | Film Announcement & Creating a Film

    Sun, Oct 28 | Film Screening

    Giant Screen Theater

    WHAT IS IT? HOW DOES IT WORK?
    On Oct. 20, we will announce a theme, a line of dialogue and an object that must be included in each submission, e.g. Autumn winds blowing, “That’s too much” and a baseball bat. After this announcement is made, filmmakers will have 48 hours to create their 3-5-minute film.

    On Sunday, Oct. 22, filmmakers will submit their finished product and, over the next several days, they will be viewed by a panel of judges who will determine the overall winner and runner-up.

    On Saturday, Oct. 28, the top 25 submissions will be screened at the Giant Screen Theater, at which time the winner and runner-up will be announced. In addition, a special People’s Choice award will be selected based on audience vote that night.

    WHO CAN ENTER?
    Anyone may enter. All it takes is a passion for film-making or storytelling — and a lot of energy to get it all done in 48 hours.

    HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?
    $10 registration fee

    WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
    The overall winner will receive a trophy and cash prize. The runner-up will also receive a trophy and cash prize and the People’s Choice award winner will receive a trophy.

    Register online now - click here

    Learn more about the event - click here

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  • Wine & Art Night with Zac Zetterberg | Paint Your Own Warhol!

    (General - Friday, October 20, 2017)

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    Wine & Art Night with Zac Zetterberg | Paint Your Own Warhol! 

    Fri, Oct 20 | 7-9 pm

    Studio 2

    Spend the evening relaxing and creating at one of our Wine & Art Night events. Zac Zetterberg, a local artist and our Assistant Curator of Art, will guide you in creating a unique Andy Warhol inspired piece of pop art featuring your favorite celebrity or figure! All materials, wine and light snacks are provided. Seating is limited, so register early! 

    Email your person of choice when you register to tstef@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.

    $30 Members | $33 Public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also 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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  • Chemistry Demonstrations | Oct 21

    (General - Saturday, October 21, 2017)

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    Chemistry Demonstrations

    Sat, Oct 21 | 1-2 PM

    Lobby

    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 regular paid admission.

    Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Wine & Cheese Under the Stars

    (Planetarium - Saturday, October 21, 2017)

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    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars

    Sat, Oct 21 | 7-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars lets you relax with a variety of local wines under a spectacular full-dome 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. Wine & Cheese Under the Stars lets you relax with a variety of local wines under a full-dome spectacular night sky. Guests will receive up to three glasses of wine or sparkling juice, and a variety of cheese & crackers with paid admission.

    $30 members | $33 public

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

    Must be 21 or older to attend. Up to 3 glasses of wine included in ticket. 

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  • Go M.A.D. with Art | Museum After Dark

    (General - Friday, October 27, 2017)

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    Go M.A.D. with Art | Museum After Dark

    Fri, Oct 27 | 7-9 PM

    Looking for a unique way to spend an evening? Come explore Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois , featuring a special after-hours tour with the exhibition's curator Zac Zetterberg. You’ll enjoy our lobby activities including an artist led micro workshop (pointillism), painting with coffee, paper marbling, and more! We'll finish the evening in the Planetarium with contemporary art on the Dome! 

    Drinks, light snacks, and a cash bar will be available (one free drink included).

    $30 Members | $33 Public

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

    Must be 21 or older. 

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  • Art-spiration: Rainbow Fish

    (General - Saturday, October 28, 2017)

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    Art-spiration: Rainbow Fish

    Sat, Oct 28 | 1:30-2:30 pm

    Lobby

    Looking for a little art-spiration? Stop by the lobby for a free family-friendly workshop that encourages teamwork, investigation and imagination!

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. 

    For more information, call 309-686-7000.

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  • Laser Fright Night | Fright Light & Beatles

    (Planetarium - Saturday, October 28, 2017)

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    Laser Fright Night | Fright Light & Beatles

    Dome Planetarium 

    Sat, Oct 28
    6 pm - Laser Fright Light
    7 pm - Laser Beatles

    Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to some Halloween themed tunes and your favorite music from The Beatles - while being dazzled with 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.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Scouting at the Museum: Forensics

    (General - Saturday, October 28, 2017)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Forensics

    Sat, Oct 28 | Noon–3 pm

    Studio 3

    Scouts will learn the science of solving crimes and experiment with fingerprinting, microscopic analysis, and chromatography. This workshop will fulfill requirements 1-4 and 6-7. Requirement #5 (Visit a police station) will not be fulfilled at the museum.

    While this workshop is intended to help Bear Cub Scouts earn their Forensics badge, it is open to Scouts and family members of all ages.

    Group rates are available for groups of 5 or more and include 1 chaperone per 5 scouts.

    Scouts $20 | Chaperones $5.50

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

    All scouting events require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

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  • Artist Lecture Series: "Emergence" | Margaret LeJeune & Lynette Lombard

    (General - Sunday, October 29, 2017)

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    Artist Lecture Series: Emergence

    Featuring Margaret LeJeune & Lynette Lombard

    Sun, Oct 29 | 2 pm

    Auditorium

    Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be an artist? Join us in our lecture series featuring artists from the new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois. This lecture will feature Margaret LeJeune, Associate Professor of Art, Photography at Bradley and Lynette Lombard, Associate Professor of Art, Painting at Knox College. Learn about their inspirations and what opportunities led them to where they are today.

    To see the full schedule of lectures - click here!

    Free and open to the public

    No reservations required. For more information call 309.686.7000.

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  • Scouting at the Museum: Detective

    (General - Sunday, October 29, 2017)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Detective

    Sun, Oct 29 | Noon-3 pm

    Studio 3

    This workshop is intended to help Junior Girl Scouts earn their Detective patch. Scouts will learn the science of investigation with activities from fingerprinting to microscopic analysis to writing secret codes!

    Group rates are available for groups of 5 or more and include 1 chaperone per 5 scouts.

    Scouts $20 | Chaperones $5.50

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

    All scouting events require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

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  • Relax Under the Stars | November

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, November 1, 2017)

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    Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Nov 1 | 12-1 pm
    First Wednesday of every month, 12-1 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 6, January 3

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

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  • "Are We Alone in the Universe?" Simulcast Lecture by Lisa Kaltenegger

    (General - Friday, November 3, 2017)

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    "Are We Alone in the Universe?" by Lisa Kaltenegger

    Simulcast Lecture in the Dome Planetarium by Lisa Kaltenegger & Adler Planetarium

    Fri, Nov 3 | 7:30 pm

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    Explore the possibilities of life beyond Earth in a Simulcast Lecture by Lisa Kaltenegger and Adler Planetarium. Immersive visuals will accompany this live simulcast in our Dome Planetarium. Kaltenegger is director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University and an associate professor in Cornell’s astronomy department. Her research focuses on exploring worlds around alien Suns and searching for signs of life.

    Doors will open at 7, seating is first come first serve.

    Lisa Kaltenegger
    Director, Carl Sagan Institute, Cornell University

    Lisa Kaltenegger is director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University and an associate professor in Cornell’s astronomy department. Her research focuses on exploring worlds around alien Suns and searching for signs of life. Her awards include the 2014 Doppler Prize for Innovation in Science and the 2012 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize for Physics. She was named an innovator to watch by TIME, a Role Model for Women in Science and Research by the European Commission, and one of America’s Young Innovators by Smithsonian Magazine. She is featured in the new IMAX movie "Search for Life in space". Asteroid 7734 Kaltenegger is named after her.

    All Ages Welcome!

    Free for members | $4 per person - 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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  • First Friday at the Museum! | November

    (General - Friday, November 3, 2017)

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    First Friday at the Museum!

    Fri, Nov 3 | 5-9 pm

    Museum Lobby/International Feature Gallery

    The Museum's new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois, in the International Feature Gallery will remain open for First Friday! Come after hours to experience this new exhibition with activities like drawing in the galleries and local artists to speak with!

    Join us for the following First Friday dates: Nov 3, Jan 5.

    Free & Open to the Public

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

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  • Super Saturday: Zoom into Fall!

    (General - Saturday, November 4, 2017)

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    Super Saturday: Zoom into Fall!

    Sat, Nov 4 | 1:30-2:30 pm

    Lobby

    Join knowledgeable Museum staff and volunteers exploring science!

    Free to members and with regular paid admission.

    Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Artist Lecture Series: "Emergence" | Ken Hoffman & Jennifer Costa

    (General - Tuesday, November 7, 2017)

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    Artist Lecture Series: Emergence

    Featuring Ken Hoffman & Jennifer Costa

    Tue, Nov 7 | 6:30 pm

    Auditorium

    Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be an artist? Join us in our lecture series featuring artists from the new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois. This lecture will feature Ken Hoffman, former Associate of Art in Painting at Bradley University and and Jennifer Costa, Associate Professor of Art and Chair at Illinois Central College. Learn about their inspirations and what opportunities led them to where they are today.

    To see the full schedule of lectures - click here!

    Free and open to the public

    No reservations required. For more information call 309.686.7000.

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  • Senior Morning

    (General - Wednesday, November 8, 2017)

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    Senior Morning

    Wed, Nov 8 | 10-11 am 

    Auditorium & Galleries

    Free for seniors - these educational events take place every other month on Wednesday morning and cover topics from Museum exhibits to educational movies. This month we'll look at the new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois, including contemporary works by 50 artists in our communities, showcasing their artistic talents and inspiring creativity. A variety of media on display by regional artists whose work also enjoys national acclaim.  Free parking in our covered parking garage off of Water Street.

    9:45 am Doors Open
    10:00 am Coffee and danish, muffins, and other light breakfast treats
    10:30 am Program
    11:00 am Gallery visit

    Registration is not necessary, but groups are encouraged to call ahead so that we will be prepared. Please call Shelby Lessen at 309-863-3015.

    Free event for seniors.

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  • Wine & Cheese Under the Stars | Featuring Old Mill Vineyards

    (Planetarium - Friday, November 10, 2017)

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    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars | Featuring Old Mill Vineyards

    Sat, Nov 10 | 7-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars lets you relax with local wine from Old Mill Vineyards under a spectacular full-dome 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. Wine & Cheese Under the Stars lets you relax with a variety of local wines under a full-dome spectacular night sky. Guests will receive up to three glasses of wine or sparkling juice, and a variety of cheese & crackers with paid admission.

    $30 members | $33 public

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

    Must be 21 or older to attend. Up to 3 glasses of wine included in ticket.

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  • Chemistry Demonstrations | Nov 11

    (General - Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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    Chemistry Demonstrations

    Sat, Nov 11 | 1-2 PM

    Lobby

    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 regular paid admission.

    Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Art Club: "Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois"

    (General - Tuesday, November 14, 2017)

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    Art Club: Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois 

    Tue, Nov 14 | 1-2 pm

    Auditorium

    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 This month's topic is Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois . This exhibition is a collaboration between the museum and over 50 artists from throughout the area. Zac Zetterberg, exhibit curator, will discuss the selection process and a few of his favorite works. The exhibit opens September 30th, be sure to check it out before our discussion! If you'd like to talk about a specific piece, please email Shelby at slessen@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.

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

    Free with General Admission

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  • Art-spiration: Animal Puppets!

    (General - Saturday, November 18, 2017)

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    Art-spiration: Animal Puppets!

    Sat, Nov 18 | 1:30-2:30 pm

    Museum Lobby

    Looking for a little art-spiration? Stop by the lobby for a free family-friendly workshop that encourages teamwork, investigation and imagination!

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. 

    Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Cabernet & Clay | Wheel Thrown Pottery

    (General - Saturday, November 18, 2017)

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    Cabernet & Clay | Wheel Thrown Pottery

    Sat, Nov 18 | 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.

    $30 members | $33 public

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

    Ages 21 and over only. All materials are included. This program is conditional upon minimum participation. If you are interested in scheduling a private Cabernet & Clay for a special occasion or for your organization, contact Taylor at 309.863.3034.

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  • Scouting at the Museum: Game Design

    (General - Saturday, November 18, 2017)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Game Design

    Sat, Nov 18 | Noon-3 pm

    Studio 3

    In this workshop, Scouts will design their own video game! Working as a group, Scouts will learn about the basics of game design—what makes a game enjoyable and challenging—as well as the basics of computer programming using Scratch. Scratch is a web-based program developed by MIT to make an accessible but powerful programming language for students.

    While this workshop is intended to help Webelos to earn their Game Design patch, it is open to Scouts and family members of all ages.

    Group rates are available for groups of 5 or more and include 1 chaperone per 5 scouts. 

    Scouts $20 | Chaperones $5.50

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

    All scouting events require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

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  • Artist Lecture Series: "Emergence" | Fisher Stolz

    (General - Sunday, November 19, 2017)

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    Artist Lecture Series: Emergence

    Featuring Fisher Stolz

    Sun, Nov 19 | 2 pm

    Auditorium

    Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be an artist? Join us in our lecture series featuring artists from the new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois. This lecture will feature Fisher Stolz, Associate Professor of Art in Photography at Bradley University. Learn about his inspirations and what opportunities led him to where he is today.

    To see the full schedule of lectures - click here!

    Free and open to the public

    No reservations required. For more information call 309.686.7000.

    Emergence Artist Lecture Series
  • Scouting at the Museum: Entertainment Technology

    (General - Sunday, November 19, 2017)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Entertainment Technology

    Sat, Nov 19 | Noon-3 pm

    Studio 3

    Girl Scout juniors can earn their Entertainment Technology patch and have fun learning how to make movies and video games. There will also be time to explore the Be the Astronaut! gallery.
    While this workshop is intended for brownies to earn their Home Scientist patch, it is open to scouts and family members of all ages.

    Group rates are available for groups of 5 or more and include 1 free chaperone per 5 scouts. 

    Scouts $20 | Chaperones $5.50

    Unfortunately, this event has been canceled as it did not have the minimum number of participants.
    Tickets and more info also available at the museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All scouting events require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

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  • Artist Lecture Series: "Emergence" | Anita Tuccillo & John Tuccillo

    (General - Tuesday, November 28, 2017)

    Emergence Artist Lecture Series

    Artist Lecture Series: Emergence

    Featuring Anita Tuccillo & John Tuccillo

    Tue, Nov 28 | 6:30 pm

    Auditorium

    Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be an artist? Join us in our lecture series featuring artists from the new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois. This lecture will feature John Tuccillo, Associate Professor of Art in Painting at Illinois Central College and Anita Tuccillo, Associate Professor of Art in Drawing at Illinois Central College. Learn about their inspirations and what opportunities led them to where they are today.

    To see the full schedule of lectures - click here!

    Free and open to the public

    No reservations required. For more information call 309.686.7000.

    Emergence Artist Lecture Series
  • Scouting at the Museum: Book Artist

    (General - Sunday, December 3, 2017)

    Scouting at the Museum: Book Artist

    Sun, Dec 3 | Noon-3 pm

    Studio 2

    A one-day workshop for Cadettes to get creative with books! The girl scouts will learn the basics of bookbinding and will even make their own diary to take home! The workshop includes everything the scouts need to get their patch!
    While this workshop is intended for brownies to earn their Home Scientist patch, it is open to scouts and family members of all ages. There will be a snack break. Scouts are welcome to bring a snack or money for the concession stand.

    Group rates are available for groups of 5 or more and include 1 chaperone per 5 scouts.

    Scouts $20 | Chaperones $5.50

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

    All scouting events require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

  • ASCE Engineers Week Bridge Contest

    (General - Sunday, February 18, 2018)

    ASCE Engineers Week

    27th Annual Bridge Contest

    6th, 7th, and 8th grade students! It's time to test your imagination and your technical skill! The Illinois Valley Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is sponsoring the 27th Annual Bridge Contest.

    THE OBJECTIVE

    Design and construct a bridge using standard 3” x 5” (176 mm x 127 mm) index cards. The winning team will be judged based on team participation, conformance to the design and construction requirements, a written report, and finally, the performance of the bridge under a dead load.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Thurs, Feb 1: Registration deadline
    Sat, Feb 17: Drop off your bridge at the Peoria Riverfront Museum
    Sun, Feb 18: Contest and awards at the Peoria Riverfront Museum (part of Engineering Day)

    For registration application, click here .
    For rules, click here