Joie de Vivre | An Evening of Wine, Music & Art

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Music at the Museum

Joie de Vivre | An Evening of Wine, Music & Art

Wed, Dec 13  |  5:15-7:30 pm

Fine Art Gallery

Join us for a relaxing and unique evening of music, wine, art and hors-d'oeuvres in the Private | Public: Art, Artists & Intention exhibition as we launch our Music at the Museum series.

Featuring:
Bill Heidrich, guest curator of Private | Public: Art, Artists & Intention
Kyle Dzapo, flute
Terree Lee Schofner-Emrich, piano
Special appearance by William Wilsen

5:15-6:00 Hors d’oeuvres
6:00-6:45 Concert in the gallery
6:45-7:30 Coffee and desserts

Proceeds benefit the Peoria Riverfront Museum

Buy tickets online now - click here.

  • Art Club: The Art of Seward Johnson

    (General - Tuesday, December 12, 2017)

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    Art Club: The Art of Seward Johnson

    Tue, Dec 12 | 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 art of Seward Johnson, the artist behind the 31-foot tall piece "Return Trip" on the Water St. side of the Museum. 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 to members and with general admission.

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

  • Evening Experience | Extended Gallery Hours & Films

    (General - From Wednesday, December 13, 2017 until Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - and Wednesdays only)
  • Music at the Museum | Joie de Vivre: An Evening of Music, Wine & Art

    (General - Wednesday, December 13, 2017)

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    Music at the Museum

    Joie de Vivre | An Evening of Wine, Music & Art

    Wed, Dec 13  |  5:15-7:30 pm

    Fine Art Gallery

    Join us for a relaxing and unique evening of music, wine, art and hors-d'oeuvres in the Private | Public: Art, Artists & Intention exhibition as we launch our Music at the Museum series.

    Featuring:
    Bill Heidrich, guest curator of Private | Public: Art, Artists & Intention
    Kyle Dzapo, flute
    Terree Lee Schofner-Emrich, piano
    Special appearance by William Wilsen

    5:15-6:00 Hors d’oeuvres
    6:00-6:45 Concert in the gallery
    6:45-7:30 Coffee and desserts

    Proceeds benefit the Peoria Riverfront Museum

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

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  • Laser Light Night | Laser Floyd

    (Planetarium - Saturday, December 16, 2017)

    Dome Laser Light Night

    LASER LIGHT NIGHT | Laser Floyd

    Sat, Dec 16 
    6 pm  |  Laser Floyd: The Wall
    7 pm  |  Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon 

    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, $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)

    For the full Laser Light Nights schedule - click here!

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

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  • Star Wars Day

    (General - Saturday, December 16, 2017)

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    Star Wars Day

    Sat, Dec 16 | Noon-4 pm

    Stop by the Museum for all-day Star Wars fun with themed crafts, a costume contest with stellar prizes, a Star Wars mythology lecture, and more! Come dressed up as your favorite Star Wars character.

    • Noon-4 pm | Create Star Wars themed snowflakes & holiday ornaments (free) | Museum Lobby 
    • Noon-4 pm | Build your own light saber ($2 activity fee, cash only) | Museum Lobby
    • 1:30 pm | Costume contest Judging & prizes handout - winner receives 4 movie tickets (Last Jedi 2D) & an official Last Jedi movie poster! | Museum Lobby
    • 2 pm |  Lecture with Dan Z - Star Wars and Mythology | Museum Auditorium (description below)

    Star Wars and Mythology: How Stories Reflect our Culture
    As with many world mythologies, Star Wars reflects what we value as a society and a culture. In fact, many of the themes and belief systems found in Greek and Roman mythology are inherent to that galaxy far, far away. Join educator, StarWars.com writer, & Coffee With Kenobi host and co-creator, Dan Z as he brings you a whole new way to look at the great modern mythology that is Star Wars.You'll never look at the saga the same way again!

    Free to members and with general admission | $2 fee for light saber activity- cash only 

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

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  • Docent-Led Gallery Tour | Dec 16

    (General - Saturday, December 16, 2017)

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    Docent-Led Gallery Tour

    Sat, Dec 16 | 2 pm

    Join knowledgeable Museum docents on a docent-led gallery tour of Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois, located in the International Feature Gallery. For more information about this exhibition - click here.

    Full Schedule:

    December: 23, 24, 30

    January: 6, 13

    Free tour for members & with general admission.

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  • Scouting at the Museum: Space Exploration!

    (General - Saturday, December 16, 2017)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Space Exploration!

    Sat, Dec 16 | Noon- 3 pm

    Illinois River Classroom

    Using the latest visualization technology in the dome planetarium, Scouts will explore the past, present and future of space exploration in the Dome Planetarium. This workshop will fly through the solar system and learn about Sputnik, Apollo 11, the International Space Station and more!

    Scouts will not be able to fulfill requirement #3 at the museum (build and launch a model rocket).

    Group rates are available for groups of 5 and 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 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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  • Artist Lecture Series: Emergence | Featuring Andrea Ferrigno & Mark Holmes

    (General - Sunday, December 17, 2017)

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    Artist Lecture Series: Emergence

    Featuring Andrea Ferrigno & Mark Holmes

    Sun, Dec 17 | 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 Andrea Ferrigno, Assistant Professor of Art at Knox College and Mark Holmes, Associate Professor of Art and Chair 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
    (Regular Museum admission applies to exhibitions, giant screen theater, and planetarium)

    No reservations required. For more information call 309.686.7000.

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  • Docent-Led Gallery Tour | Dec 23

    (General - Saturday, December 23, 2017)

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    Docent-Led Gallery Tour

    Sat, Dec 23 | 2 pm

    Join knowledgeable Museum docents on a docent-led gallery tour of Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois, located in the International Feature Gallery. For more information about this exhibition - click here.

    Full Schedule:

    December: 24, 30

    January: 6, 13

    Free tour for members & with general admission.

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  • Docent-Led Gallery Tour | Dec 24

    (General - Sunday, December 24, 2017)

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    Docent-Led Gallery Tour

    Sun, Dec 24 | 2 pm

    Join knowledgeable Museum docents on a docent-led gallery tour of Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois, located in the International Feature Gallery. For more information about this exhibition - click here.

    Full Schedule:

    December: 30

    January: 6, 13

    Free tour for members & with general admission.

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  • Holiday Boredom Busters!

    (General - From Tuesday, December 26, 2017 until Saturday, December 30, 2017)

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    Holiday Boredom Busters!

    Dec 26-30 | 1:30-2:30 pm

    Museum Lobby

    Stop by the Riverfront Museum to see how you can add a little extra science and a lot more fun to your winter break! We’ll be demonstrating awesome sensory activities and experiments in the lobby that are perfect for the whole family. Best of all, we’ll give you an instruction sheet so you can recreate the fun at home!

    See the Full Schedule - click here!

    Free to members and with regular paid admission.

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  • Docent-Led Gallery Tour | Dec 30

    (General - Saturday, December 30, 2017)

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    Docent-Led Gallery Tour

    Sat, Dec 30 | 2 pm

    Join knowledgeable Museum docents on a docent-led gallery tour of Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois, located in the International Feature Gallery. For more information about this exhibition - click here.

    Full Schedule:

    January: 6, 13

    Free tour for members & with general admission.

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  • Art-spiration: Paper Snowflakes!

    (General - Saturday, December 30, 2017)

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    Art-spiration: Paper Snowflakes!

    Sat, Dec 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 general admission.

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

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  • Winter Break STEAM Camp!

    (General - Tuesday, January 2, 2018)

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    Winter Break STEAM Camp 2018

    January 2-5 | 8 am-4 pm daily

    This January 2-5, warm up with some S.T.E.A.M.-y fun this winter break! This special-edition Winter Break Camp will explore science, technology, engineering and art using a variety of approaches. Campers will get to design and create their own video game, design and 3-D print a fidget spinner, complete challenges using LEGOS & K’NEX, visit our newest exhibit Emergence: The National Arts of Illinois, the DOME Planetarium, the Giant Screen Theater, and more! Best of all, this winter camp will provide all of the same quality of programming as summer camp, but with special extended hours designed to better accommodate working parents.

    Ages 6-14

    Check out more information about pick-up & drop-off, lunches, before & aftercare, and more - click here

    Register online now - click here.
    Registration & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.863.3034.

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  • Relax Under the Stars | January

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, January 3, 2018)

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    Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Jan 3 | 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: February 7, March 7

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

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  • First Friday at the Museum! | January

    (General - Friday, January 5, 2018)

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    First Friday at the Museum!

    Fri, Jan 5 | 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 a chance to discover regional artists!

    Free & Open to the Public

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

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  • Artist Lecture Series: "Emergence" | Featuring Jaci Willis, Doug Leunig & Eileen Leunig

    (General - Sunday, January 7, 2018)

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    Artist Lecture Series: Emergence

    Featuring Jaci Willis, Doug Leunig & Eileen Leunig

    Sat, Jan 7 | 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 Jaci Willis, MFA in Sculpture from Bradley University, and
    Doug & Eileen Leunig, Purpose Driven Art. 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: Stories in Shapes

    (General - Sunday, January 7, 2018)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Stories in Shapes

    Sun, Jan 7 | Noon-3 pm

    Studio 2

    Explore the world of art and create some of your own! Scouts will explore the Emergence exhibition, and make abstract and realistic art in the museum studio. While this workshop is intended for Tiger Scouts to earn their belt loop, it is open to Scouts and siblings of all ages.

    Group rates are available for groups of 5 and 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 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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  • Art Club: The Art & Inspirations of Bill Conger, Meet our Curator

    (General - Tuesday, January 9, 2018)

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    Art Club: The Art & Inspirations of Bill Conger, Meet our Curator

    Tue, Jan 9 | 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 art and inspirations of Bill Conger, meet our new Curator!

    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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  • Senior Morning

    (General - Wednesday, January 10, 2018)

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    Senior Morning

    Wed, Jan 10 | 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 art and inspirations of Bill Conger. Meet our new Curator, Bill Conger, he is an artist and will be sharing some of his works. Bill will also be sharing some of his favorite art pieces which have inspired him to become a Museum Curator. After the program, you can explore the exhibits and planetarium. 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.

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

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  • Space Cantina: Pub Night in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    (General - Friday, January 12, 2018)

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    Space Cantina: Pub Night in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    Fri, Jan 12 | 7-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Enjoy a variety of beer and a food as we fly through the galaxy in the Dome Planetarium. We'll explore a few of the 3,000+ exoplanets discovered around alien suns. Can these worlds be as strange and exotic as planets in the Star Wars Universe? Is the Death Star still lurking near the Forrest Moon of Endor? Discover new worlds with a knowledgeable planetarium operator as your guide.

    *Up to 3 beers, food, and non-alcoholic beverages included in ticket price.

    $30 members | $33 public

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

    Ages 21+. 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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  • Chemistry Demonstrations | Jan 13

    (General - Saturday, January 13, 2018)

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    Chemistry Demonstrations

    Sat, Jan 13 | 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 general admission.

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

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  • Scouting at the Museum: Programming Robots

    (General - Saturday, January 13, 2018)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Programming Robots

    Sat, Jan 13 | Noon-3 pm

    Studio 3

    Have fun learning the basics of robotics and computer programming! Scouts will have fun with different activities where they learn how to think like a robot, learn the basics of computer programming, and program a simple robot on their own. While this workshop is intended for Junior Girl Scouts to earn their patch, it is open to Scouts and siblings of all ages.

    Group rates are available for groups of 5 and 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 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 two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Wine & Art Night | Star Wars Art

    (General - Saturday, January 13, 2018)

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    Wine & Art Night | Star Wars Art

    Sat, Jan 13 | 7-9 pm

    Studio 2

    Spend the evening relaxing and creating at one of our Wine & Art Night events! Jack Daleske will lead you in creating a unique piece of Star Wars art. 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.

    Must be age 21+. To schedule a private workshop, and or Wine & Art Night, call Taylor Stef at 309.863.3034. 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.

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  • Artist Lecture Series: "Emergence" | Tony Gant & Christopher M. Gauthier

    (General - Sunday, January 14, 2018)

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    Artist Lecture Series: Emergence

    Featuring Tony Gant & Christopher M. Gauthier

    Sat, Jan 14| 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 Tony Gant, Associate Professor of Art at Knox College and Christopher M. Gauthier, Assistant Professor of Art 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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  • 3D Printing Challenge

    (General - Wednesday, January 17, 2018)

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    3D Printing Challenge

    Wednesdays, Jan 17-Feb 7 | 4:30-5:30 pm

    Studio 3

    Can you design and build solutions for the engineering challenge? Print your design out and put it to the test! In this 4-week workshop you will learn the basics of computer-aided design using TinkerCAD. No experience required! Each week, participants will be able to take home the previous week’s build.
    Jack Daleske: Museum Learning Coordinator

    Ages 10-14

    $30 Members | $35 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 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 two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Homeschool Astronomy 101: Celestial Movement

    (General - Friday, January 19, 2018)

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    Homeschool Astronomy 101: Celestial Movement

    Fridays, Jan 19-Feb 9 | 1:15-2:15 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Calling all space geeks: if you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the universe, this is your chance! Join us as we embark on an investigation of celestial motion! Students will first learn about the Earth’s rotation and its impact on our daily sky and our seasons. The second half of the class will focus on the movements of our moon and the other planets in our solar system! Hands on activities and demonstrations will accompany the lessons. Nick Rae: Museum Educator.

    Ages 10-14

    $25 Members | $30 Public

    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 two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Origami Adventures

    (General - Saturday, January 20, 2018)

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    Origami Adventures

    Sat, Jan 20 | 10-11 am

    Studio 2

    This hands-on workshop is perfect for little fingers that just can’t keep still! We will begin by reading Fold Me a Poem by Kristine George and talking about all of the amazing things you can make with paper. Students will then get to create several examples of origami animals that they can take home! Caregivers must stay with children 5 years and younger.

    Ages 4-10

    $10 Members | $12 Public

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info 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 two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Art-spiration: Paper Cookies & Hot Cocoa

    (General - Saturday, January 20, 2018)

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    Art-spiration: Paper Cookies & Hot Cocoa

    Sat, Jan 20 | 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 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, January 20, 2018)

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    Cabernet & Clay | Hand Built Ceramics

    Sat, Jan 20  |  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

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

    Ages 21+. 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 Taylor at 309.863.3034.

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  • Messy Mornings

    (General - Wednesday, January 24, 2018)

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    Messy Mornings

    Wednesdays, Jan 24-Feb 14 | 9:30-10:15 am

    Classroom 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 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 two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Homeschool Class | Curious Minds: Discovering Artists

    (General - Wednesday, January 24, 2018)

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    Homeschool Class | Curious Minds: Discovering Artists

    Featuring the styles of Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keefe, Roy Lichtenstein, & Kara Walker

    Wednesdays, Jan 24-Feb 14 | 10-11 am

    Studio 2

    Calling all artists, makers, and creators! Are you interested in creating art and experimenting with different techniques? Join other curious minds in learning the creative process of some of the world’s most famous artists. In each class, you will learn about a different artist, and then create your own masterpiece in his or her own unique style!
    Heather Placko: Museum Educator

    Ages 10-14

    $25 Members | $30 Public

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info 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 two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Elementary Pottery

    (General - Thursday, January 25, 2018)

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    Elementary Pottery

    Thursdays, Jan 25-Feb 15 | 4:30-5:30 pm

    Studio 1

    Students will explore the artistic medium of clay through hand building techniques, wheel work, and glazing. Students will take home at least three completed projects, and will walk away with a better understanding of the building, firing, and glazing processes. No previous experience is necessary, and students are welcome to take this class several times as projects will continue to change.
    Shelby Lessen: Museum Educator

    Ages 6-10

    $45 Members | $50 Public

    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 two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Scratch Day Camp I

    (General - Saturday, January 27, 2018)

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    Scratch Day Camp I

    Sat, Jan 27 | 9 am-3 pm

    Studio 3

    Have you ever wanted to create your very own computer game, but didn't know where to start? This workshop will introduce you to an amazing new computer programming language called SCRATCH, designed by educators at MIT to teach kids how to program! We will start by learning how to think like a programmer, and finish by making our very own computer games. Best of all, you'll be able to access your game from home (and even create new games) for free! Participants are asked to bring a peanut-free sack lunch; all other materials are provided. Space is limited so register early.
    Taylor Stef: Museum School Coordinator

    Ages 8-16

    $45 Members | $50 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 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 two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Intermediate Painting & Drawing

    (General - Saturday, January 27, 2018)

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    Intermediate Painting & Drawing

    Saturdays, Jan 27-Feb 17 | 10:45 am-12:15 pm

    Studio 2

    Join local artist Nana Ekow and explore how adding color to your work can add energy, vibrancy and movement. Realistic drawing, creative expression, and concepts like observation and technique are emphasized. Return students are encouraged as each session will continue to build skills developed in past class sessions.
    Eugene Nana Ekow Maison, MFA

    Ages 9-17

    $40 Members | $50 Public

    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 two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Relax Under the Stars | February

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, February 7, 2018)

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    Relax Under the Stars  |  FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Feb 7 | 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. If you arrive past Noon, it will be dark in the Dome. Please pause for a few minutes to allow your eyes to adjust to the dark. 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: March 7, April 4

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

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  • Chemistry Demonstrations | Feb 10

    (General - Saturday, February 10, 2018)

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    Chemistry Demonstrations

    Sat, Feb 10 | 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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  • Romance Under the Stars | Feb 10

    (Planetarium - Saturday, February 10, 2018)

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    Romance Under the Stars

    Sat, Feb 10 | 8-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium 

    Join us for a special tour of the Cosmos, as we explore romantic constellations in Peoria's night sky and take an amazing trip to the most breathtaking places in the Universe using our real-time Uniview system. A complimentary glass of wine or sparkling juice and small bag of chocolates.

    $15 Members | $20 Public

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

    Ages 21+. 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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  • Romance Under the Stars | Feb 14

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, February 14, 2018)

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    Romance Under the Stars

    Wed, Feb 14 | 8-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Join us for a special tour of the Cosmos, as we explore romantic constellations in Peoria's night sky, and visit the most breathtaking places in the Universe using our real-time Uniview system. A complimentary glass of wine or sparkling juice and small bag of chocolates.

    $15 Members | $20 Public

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

    Ages 21+. 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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  • Science of Cold Things

    (General - Thursday, February 15, 2018)

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    Science of Cold Things

    Thursdays, Feb 15-Mar 8 | 1-2 pm

    Studio 3

    Winter and colder weather are here! In this class we will explore how and why things behave differently under colder conditions. We will experiment with things like frozen carbon dioxide (-109 degrees F), liquid nitrogen (-321 degrees F), and even icebergs and shivery salt water to find out! Students should bring winter gloves with them!
    Dave Grebner: Museum Learning Coordinator

    Ages 9-14

    $25 Members | $30 Public

    Register online now - click here.
    Registration & 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 two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • 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