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4th of July Backyard BBQ

6 pm to 10:00 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.

  • Cracked Pepper all-you-can-eat buffet! 
  • Cash bar, Uncle Bob's Homemade Ice Cream, popcorn & snacks!
  • WIRL live remote broadcast
  • Visit “Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids: Mythic Creatures” exhibition, Dome Planetarium & all galleries
  • $5 educational films on the Giant Screen
  • Green Screen Photo Booth sponsored by Advanced Medical Transport
  • Great riverfront viewing from outside or inside
  • Indoor facilities, climate controlled comfort & viewing
  • 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 | Laser Vinyl & Metallica

    (Planetarium - Friday, February 22, 2019)

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    LASER LIGHT NIGHTS: VINYL & METALLICA

    Fri, Feb 22 
    6 pm - Laser Vinyl (Classic Rock mix)
    7 pm - Laser Metallica

    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)

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

    To view the full Laser Light Nights Schedule - click here

    For more information or questions calling 309.686.7000

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  • Journalism under Fire | Presented by PAWAC

    (Theater - Sunday, February 24, 2019)

    Journalism under Fire

    Presented by Peoria Area World Affairs Council

    Sun, Feb 24 | 2 PM

    Buy tickets online now - click here!

    This event features two short documentaries and a panel discussion of the risks faced by the journalists who bring us the news from the hottest spots in the world. The first documentary, “Journalists on the Frontline,” explores the number of journalists who have died covering the most dangerous places in the world. The second, “Fixers,” looks at the people behind those life-threatening news stories – the cameraman, the producer, the driver, and the fixer, “the local person on the ground who secures that critical interview, gets access to the all-important location, who reads between the lines when the situation is rife with local complexity.”

    Panelists

    The panel will feature Peoria Public Radio's Kristin McHugh, former PAWAC executive director, a journalist who covered several global locations while working for the Stanley Foundation and Jenni Monet, a Native American journalist who faced true personal danger covering the Dakota Access Pipeline. They will be accompanied by Chris Kaergard, Peoria Journal Star associate editor, who will add his own insights and moderate the discussion.

  • My Amazing Body | Hearty Heart

    (General - Saturday, March 2, 2019)

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    My Amazing Body | Hearty Heart

    Sat, Mar 2 | 1-2 pm

    IL River Classroom

    Learn all about your amazing body in this series of programs from Hult Center for Healthy Living’s team of Health Education Specialists. Each interactive program will focus on a different body system, and will use large displays and interactive models to capture young ones’ attention. This program is designed to introduce biology and health concepts to children from kindergarten through 4th grade, but families with all ages of children are welcome.

    All programs will take place from 1-2 pm, and are free to museum members, or included with regular museum admission.

    Upcoming Dates:
    Sat, Mar 9 | Beautiful Brain
    Sat, Mar 16 | Lovely Lungs
    Sat, Mar 23 | Dynamic Digestion

    Free for members & with general admission.

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

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  • Relax Under the Stars | March

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, March 6, 2019)

    Programs Underthe Stars Relax

    Relax Under the Stars  |  FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Mar 6 | 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: Apr 3, May 1, Jun 5

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

    Programs Underthe Stars Relax
  • THE ART OF FILM | Hitchcock as Master of Suspense

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

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    THE ART OF FILM | Hitchcock as Master of Suspense
    Presented by Author Marc Eliot & Peoria Riverfront Museum

    Thu, Mar 7 | 6 pm | Strangers on a Train 
    Fri, Mar 8 | 6 pm | North by Northwest
    Sat, Mar 9 | 6 pm | Vertigo
    Sun, Mar 10 | 2 pm | Psycho

    Giant Screen Theater

    International bestselling author, film critic and historian Marc Eliot looks at four films from director Alfred Hitchcock, to trace the progress of his personal expression and stylistic development, to reveal the deeper meanings of his 52-film career. Mr. Eliot has chosen Hitchcock because his films are easily accessible both as vehicles of entertainment and showpieces of the art of film.

    An unprecedented film festival event, experience some of the greatest American movie classics in the Museum's Giant Screen Theater, engage in lively discussions, Q&A’s, and meet the author at book signings with several of his best biographies. 

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    $20 Member | $70 Member all-access pass
    Ticket includes admission to film, discussion, and book signing.

    $25 Public per event | $90 Public all-access pass
    All access pass includes admission to all 4 films, discussions, book signings, and 4 large popcorn & drink combos.

    $500 Producer Sponsor | $1,500 Director Sponsor

    Producer Sponsorship Level:
    4 reserved seats at each film
    2 reserved parking spots
    Pre-show Green Room for you and your guests
    Signed copy of a Marc Eliot book
    Name featured in the event ad on the Museum's website

    Director Sponsorship Level:
    8 reserved seats at each film
    4 reserved parking spots
    Pre-show Green Room for you and your guests
    Invitation for you and a guest to a private book signing reception on March 6th
    Recognition in Museum publications
    Recognition in event and exhibit publicity and promotions
    Recognition on social media, e-blasts, press releases, and more!
    Name/logo featured in event ads 

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  • Elementary Pottery

    (General - Thursday, March 7, 2019)

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    Elementary Pottery

    Thursdays , Mar 7-28 | 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

    $35 Members | $40 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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  • Wine & Art | "Almond Blossoms"

    (General - Saturday, March 9, 2019)

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    Wine & Art | Almond Blossoms

    Sat, Mar 9 | 7-9 pm

    Studio 2

    Spend the evening relaxing and creating at one of our Wine & Art Night events! Eugene Nana Ekow Maison, local artist, will guide you in creating your own unique version of Vincent van Gogh's Almond Blossoms to take home with you! All materials, wine and light snacks are provided. Seating is limited, so register early!

    Ages 21+

    $30 Members | $36 Public

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

    All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required. If you are interested in scheduling a private Wine & Art for a special occasion or for your organization, contact Shelby at 309.863.3015.

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  • My Amazing Body | Beautiful Brain

    (General - Saturday, March 9, 2019)

    Programs Hult Amazing Body Brain Rev

    My Amazing Body | Beautiful Brain

    Sat, Mar 9 | 1-2 pm

    IL River Classroom

    Learn all about your amazing body in this series of programs from Hult Center for Healthy Living’s team of Health Education Specialists. Each interactive program will focus on a different body system, and will use large displays and interactive models to capture young ones’ attention. This program is designed to introduce biology and health concepts to children from kindergarten through 4th grade, but families with all ages of children are welcome.

    All programs will take place from 1-2 pm, and are free to museum members, or included with regular museum admission.

    Upcoming Dates:
    Sat, Mar 16 | Lovely Lungs
    Sat, Mar 23 | Dynamic Digestion

    Free for members & with general admission.

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

    Programs Hult Amazing Body Brain Rev
  • Wine & Cheese Under the Stars

    (Planetarium - Saturday, March 9, 2019)

    Programs Wine Cheese Impact

    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars I IMPACT!

    Sat, Mar 9 | 7-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Relax and enjoy a variety of wine, gourmet cheese and crackers under a spectacular full-dome night sky. We will start the evening with a tour of the night sky, finding constellations and planets. After a break to socialize and ask our astronomy expert your questions, we will fly through the Solar System and beyond with our immersive Uniview software. Brace for impact as we land on an asteroid! Hear the latest space news as both NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency have sent probes to asteroids to return with rock samples. 

    Guests will receive up to three glasses of wine or soda, and a variety of cheese & crackers with paid admission. Doors open at 6:50 pm.

    $30 members | $36 public

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

    Ages 21+. Up to 3 glasses of wine included in ticket. 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 | Mar

    (General - Saturday, March 9, 2019)

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    Chemistry Demonstrations

    Sat, Mar 9 | 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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  • Educator Open House

    (General - Tuesday, March 12, 2019)

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    Educator Open House

    Tue, Mar 12 | 5:30-7:30 pm

    The Riverfront Museum is hosting an Educator Open House featuring the new exhibitions, 10 Medical Inventions That Changed the Worl d & AMERICAN DECOY: The Invention . This event is a chance for area teachers to come to the museum for free with school ID or affiliation and explore the Museum’s galleries, Dome Planetarium, Giant Screen Theater, as well as outreach opportunities and resources! Light refreshments will be available and knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer questions. 

    RSVPs are encouraged but not required.

    Direct questions & RSVPs to Holly Johnson at 309.863.3013 or hjohnson@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.

    Free for educators only with school ID or affiliation.

    To look at our educator guides - click here.

    Free Covered Parking off Water St. For more information call 309.863.3013.

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  • Art Club | March

    (General - Tuesday, March 12, 2019)

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    Art Club

    Tue, Mar 12 | 1 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 Arthur Boyd.
    If you would like to discuss a piece please email: slessen@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.

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

    Free to members & with general admission.

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

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  • Senior Morning | "AMERICAN DECOY: The Invention"

    (Exhibit - Wednesday, March 13, 2019)

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    Senior Morning

    Wed, Mar 13 | 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's topic is accompanying our new exhibition, AMERICAN DECOY: The Invention, presented by Zac Zetterberg, Assistant Curator of Art.

    Enjoy a presentation in the auditorium, then you will be able to explore the museum. Free parking in the covered park deck off of Water Street.

    9:45 am Doors Open
    10:00 am Coffee and danish, muffins, and other light breakfast treats in the Auditorium
    10:30 am 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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  • Stencyl at the Museum

    (General - Wednesday, March 13, 2019)

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    Stencyl at the Museum

    Wednesdays, Mar 13 & 27, Apr 3 & 10 | 4:30-5:30 pm
    (skipping March 20)

    Studio 3

    Does your young learner love video games? Stencyl is a free game development tool that allows people to create 2D video games. In this class, students will learn introductory elements of game design by creating an endless runner game (Sonic, Temple Run, Subway Surfers). By the end of the course, students will have built the beginning of their own game, and be able to take it home with them.

    Ages 9-14

    $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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  • My Amazing Body | Lovely Lungs

    (General - Saturday, March 16, 2019)

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    My Amazing Body | Lovely Lungs

    Sat, Mar 16 | 1-2 pm

    IL River Classroom

    Learn all about your amazing body in this series of programs from Hult Center for Healthy Living’s team of Health Education Specialists. Each interactive program will focus on a different body system, and will use large displays and interactive models to capture young ones’ attention. This program is designed to introduce biology and health concepts to children from kindergarten through 4th grade, but families with all ages of children are welcome.

    All programs will take place from 1-2 pm, and are free to museum members, or included with regular museum admission.

    Upcoming Dates:
    Sat, Mar 23 | Dynamic Digestion

    Free for members & with general admission.

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

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  • My Amazing Body | Dynamic Digestion

    (General - Saturday, March 23, 2019)

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    My Amazing Body | Dynamic Digestion

    Sat, Mar 23 | 1-2 pm

    IL River Classroom

    Learn all about your amazing body in this series of programs from Hult Center for Healthy Living’s team of Health Education Specialists. Each interactive program will focus on a different body system, and will use large displays and interactive models to capture young ones’ attention. This program is designed to introduce biology and health concepts to children from kindergarten through 4th grade, but families with all ages of children are welcome.

    All programs will take place from 1-2 pm, and are free to museum members, or included with regular museum admission.

    Free for members & with general admission.

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

    Programs Hult Amazing Body Digestion Rev
  • Interplanetary 5K Race + Walk & Fun Run

    (Planetarium - Saturday, March 23, 2019)

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    Interplanetary 5K Race |  Run the Planets!

    Sat, Mar 23

    Auditorium (check in), Gateway Building (start & finish line)

    The annual 2019 Interplanetary 5K Race + 1 Mile Fitness Walk and 1/2 Mile Kids' Fun Run is here! The course is entirely flat (no hills) along the Riverfront Trail (from Gateway Building to Detweiller Marina).  All race participants pre-registered by March 5 have the option to receive a gender specific moisture-wicking technical T-shirt. Participants may also choose not to receive a shirt, for a discounted entry fee. Fun Run participants will receive a cotton T-shirt. Race T-shirts from past races will be available for purchase at packet pick up and on race day.

    For more information - click here.

    To register - click here.

    For questions please contact Renae Kerrigan at rkerrigan@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or 309.863.3030.

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  • Coding & Robotics | Spring Break Camp

    (General - Friday, March 29, 2019)

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    Coding & Robotics | Spring Break Camp
    After Care Available

    Fri, Mar 29 | 8 am-4 pm

    Join the Riverfront Museum on to learn all about Coding & Robotics! Students will watch Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D in the Giant Screen Theater. Students will work on creating their own video game using Scratch. They will have a blast learning to use Dash Robots, Ozobots, BeeBots, and much more. They will also explore the museum's galleries!

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

    Ages 5-12

    $50 Members | $60 Public

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

    If you need to further customize your camp experience, or if you are looking to apply the Caterpillar, Inc. discount (applicable to non-museum-members only), please call 309-863-3015 for assistance. 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.

    Programs Day Camp Coding.Robotics
  • Museum After Dark | I Need My Space

    (Planetarium - Saturday, March 30, 2019)

    Museum After Dark | I Need My Space

    Sat, Mar 30 | 7-10 pm

    Peoria to Mission Control – Museum After Dark is back!

    Join us for an evening filled with spectacular space science and moon merriment. Take A Trip to the Moon in the Giant Screen Theater, experience stellar star shows in the Dome Planetarium, and observe the night sky on our Sun Plaza with telescopes (weather permitting). If you want to come back down to Earth while you’re here, check out our current exhibitions - American Decoy: The Invention and 10 Medical Inventions That Changed the World.

    Plus, in the Museum Lobby:
    Intergalactic science demos and hands-on activities: touch a meteorite, DIY galactic bath bomb, & more!
    Strike your best astronaut pose & take your photo on the Moon with our Green Screen Photo Booth.
    A cash bar will be available with beer and wine, plus an out-of-this-world signature drink, Space Pop!

    Ages 21+

    $10 for members | $15 public.

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

  • Relax Under the Stars | April

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, April 3, 2019)

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    Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Apr 3 | Noon-1 pm
    First Wednesday of every month, Noon-1 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Stressed at work? Need a break from your hectic day? Come to Dome Planetarium and calm down. Enjoy a short star talk, then let your tension float away under starry skies with soothing background music. First Wednesday of every month at noon.

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

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

    Upcoming Dates: May 1, Jun 5, Jul 3

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

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  • Art Club | April

    (General - Tuesday, April 9, 2019)

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    Art Club

    Tue, Apr 9 | 1-2 pm

    Boardroom

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

    This month's topic is Arthur Boyd!

    If you would like to discuss a piece please email: 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.

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  • Chemistry Demonstrations | Apr 13

    (General - Saturday, April 13, 2019)

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    Chemistry Demonstrations

    Sat, Apr 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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  • Pub Night Under the Stars | Yuri’s Night

    (Planetarium - Saturday, April 13, 2019)

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    Pub Night Under the Stars | Yuri’s Night

    Sat, Apr 13 | 7-9 pm

    Planetarium

    On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to enter space. Each year around this anniversary there is a worldwide space party to celebrate the human achievement of entering space. Enjoy up to 3 beers and delicious food while learning about the current night sky, Yuri’s epic trip to space, and touring the solar system and beyond.

    These evenings are held in two parts. A star talk using our highly realistic Zeiss ZKP4 star projectors, time to socialize and enjoy the beer and refreshments, than a tour of the universe using our immersive real time software.

    Guests will receive up to 3 craft beers & delicious food included in ticket price.

    Ages 21+

    $30 Members l $36 Public

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

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

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  • Wine & Art | Pollock

    (General - Saturday, April 13, 2019)

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    Wine & Art | Pollock

    Sat, Apr 13 | 7-9 pm

    Studio 2

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

    Ages 21+

    $30 Members | $36 Public

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

    All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required. If you are interested in scheduling a private Wine & Art for a special occasion or for your organization, contact Shelby at 309.863.3015.

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  • Music at the Museum | 50,000 Notes Presto, Encore!

    (General - Sunday, April 14, 2019)

    Music in the Museum | 50,000 Notes Presto, Encore!

    Sun, Apr 14 | 6:30 pm

    Grand Lobby

    Following his enormously popular visit in 2009, French piccolo player Jean-Louis Beaumadier returns to Peoria to perform a delightful program of light-hearted works. Enjoy his dazzling technique as he and his wife perform "50,000 Notes Presto." A reception with champagne and desserts will follow, offering the audience the chance to meet one of the world's foremost piccolo virtuosi.

    Doors open at 6 pm
    Concert begins at 6:30 pm

    Featuring:
    Jean-Louis Beaumadier, piccolo
    Véronique Poltz, piano
    with appearance by Kyle Dzapo, flute

    $20 Members | $25 Public

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

  • Inventors' Workshop | Spring Break Camp

    (General - Friday, April 19, 2019)

    Programs Day Camp Inventors' Workshop

    Inventors' Workshop | Spring Break Camp
    After Care Available

    Fri, Apr 19 | 8 am-4 pm

    Join the Riverfront Museum to learn all about invention! Students will watch Extreme Weather 3D in the Giant Screen Theater and learn how inventions are built to help keep people safe. Students will have a blast creating their own inventions and using Lego bricks to see their designs come to life! They will also explore the museum galleries including Ten Medical Inventions That Changed the World!

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

    Ages 5-12

    $50 Members | $60 Public

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

    If you need to further customize your camp experience, or if you are looking to apply the Caterpillar, Inc. discount (applicable to non-museum-members only), please call 309.863.3015 for assistance. 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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  • Laser Light Night | Laser Floyd

    (Planetarium - Saturday, April 20, 2019)

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    LASER LIGHT NIGHT | Laser Floyd

    Sat, Apr 20 
    6 pm  |  Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
    7 pm  |  Laser Floyd: The Wall

    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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  • Mad Scientists' | Spring Break Camp

    (General - Monday, April 22, 2019)

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    Mad Scientists' | Spring Break Camp
    After Care Available

    Mon, Apr 22 | 8 am-4 pm

    Join the Riverfront Museum on to learn all about science! Students will watch Flight of the Butterflies 3D in the Giant Screen Theater and learn about the scientist who discovered monarch butterfly migration. They'll have a blast doing exciting experiments and creating slime to take home, as well as getting a chance to explore the museum galleries! 

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

    Ages 5-12

    $50 Members | $60 Public

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

    If you need to further customize your camp experience, or if you are looking to apply the Caterpillar, Inc. discount (applicable to non-museum-members only), please call 309.863.3015 for assistance. 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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  • Pollinator Family Day

    (General - Saturday, May 4, 2019)

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    Pollinator Family Day

    Sat, May 4 I 11 am-2 pm

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    Join us for a fun-filled Family Day!
    Learn all about pollinators and native plants in this fun and educational event, put on in partnership with the Heart of Illinois Sierra Club. Butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, bats, beetles, and many other pollinators are facing declining populations. Learn about these wonderful creatures and what you can do to help from many community organizations.

    Tickets will be available at the museum for a showing of "Flight of the Butterflies 3D" in our Giant Screen Theater at 11 am!

    Pollinator Day activities are free. 

    Regular admission applies to museum galleries, Planetarium, and Giant Screen Theater films.

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  • The Art of the Brick | The World's Largest LEGO® Art Exhibition opens

    (General - From Saturday, May 25, 2019 until Monday, September 2, 2019)

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    The Art of the Brick | The World's Largest LEGO® Art Exhibition

    May 25 - September 1, 2019

    Presented by CEFCU

    The Art of the Brick is a captivating exhibition, featuring intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world. The critically acclaimed collection of creative and inspiring pieces constructed using only LEGO bricks is created by renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya.

    Designed to inspire ingenuity and creativity, The Art of the Brick is the world's largest and most elaborate display of LEGO art featuring more than 100 works of art. The collection features original pieces as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world's most famous art masterpieces made exclusively from LEGO bricks like van Gogh's "Starry Night" and da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" as well as a gallery showcasing an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick infused photography produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West.

    The Peoria Riverfront Museum gratefully acknowledges our exhibition presenter, CEFCU, and our exhibition sponsors, the Gilmore Foundation and the Visionary Society.

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