4th of July Backyard BBQ

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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.

  • Art Club | December

    (General - Tuesday, December 11, 2018)

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    Art Club

    Tue, Dec 11 | 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 Vivian Maier!

    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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  • Ceramic Holiday Ornaments

    (General - Tuesday, December 11, 2018)

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    Ceramic Holiday Ornaments

    Tue, Dec 11 | 5:30-6:30 pm

    Come create your perfect holiday ornament with us and learn some techniques while working with clay! Create up to 8 ornaments, up to 4 may be pre-made and ready for you to glaze. Best of all, we fire and glaze your masterpieces for pick up on December 18.

    All ages are welcome, but children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult helper.
    *Must pre-register at least 3 days prior to event date, Sat, Dec 8.

    $10 member | $12 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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  • Laser Light Night | Laser Floyd

    (Planetarium - Saturday, December 15, 2018)

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    LASER LIGHT NIGHT | Laser Floyd

    Sat, Dec 15
    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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  • Prince & Princess Day

    (General - Saturday, December 15, 2018)

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    Prince & Princess Day

    Sat, Dec 15 | 11 am-2 pm

    Auditorium

    Dress up in your favorite outfit and have a royally good time creating a unique prince or princess, a creative castle all your own, designing a prince or princess hat, and making Chameleon and Hawaiian Piggy friends to go on all sorts of adventures with!

    Free for Members | $4 per person - fee applies to anyone participating in the event's activities.

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

    Does not include admission to the Museum's Galleries, Planetarium, or Giant Screen Theater.

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  • Curator's Tour: Featuring Bill Heidrich, Dec 15

    (Exhibit - Saturday, December 15, 2018)

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    Curator's Tour: Featuring Bill Heidrich
    RODIN: CAST IN BRONZE: The Work of Many Hands

    Sat, Dec 15 | 2 pm

    Grand Lobby

    Join the curator of the exhibition on a special tour filled with background stories about the works!

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

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

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  • Collector's Tour: Featuring Steve Spain, Dec 16

    (General - Sunday, December 16, 2018)

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    Collector's Tour: Featuring Steve Spain
    The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain

    Dec 16, Jan 6, Jan 13*, Jan 20 | All tours begin at 3 pm (*tour begins at 4 pm)

    Grand Lobby

    Join the collector of the exhibition on a special tour filled with background stories about the works!

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

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

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  • Ask A Docent! | Peoria Players Theatre: 100 Years, Dec 16

    (Exhibit - Sunday, December 16, 2018)

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    Ask A Docent! | Peoria Players Theatre: 100 Years

    Sun, Dec 16 | 2-4 pm

    2-4 pm

    Explore the exhibition, "Peoria Players Theatre: 100 Years" located in the Permanent Collection Gallery, and ask a docent from Peoria Players Theatre your questions!

    Schedule:
    December | 23, 29
    January | 6

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

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

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  • Story Time in the Galleries | December

    (General - Thursday, December 20, 2018)

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    Story Time in the Galleries

    Thu, Dec 20 | 10:30-11:15 am

    Lobby

    Join in the fantastic fun this summer with a local librarian reading a story in the museum's galleries! Come hear a story that relates to an object in the Museum, and then hear more about the gallery from a museum educator. Families should meet in the lobby and will travel together to the gallery.
    Program is intended for younger audiences.

    Free for members & with paid general admission.

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  • In Pursuit of Beauty: Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Stained-Glass | Catherine Shotick

    (General - Thursday, December 20, 2018)

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    In Pursuit of Beauty: Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Stained-Glass
    Featuring Catherine Shotick, Curator at The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

    Thu, Dec 20 | 6 pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    Louis Comfort Tiffany, one of the most original and prolific designers of the late 19th-century, declared that his life-long goal was “the pursuit of beauty.” Although Tiffany worked in a variety of media, from blown glass and ceramics to jewelry and metalwork, it was his stained-glass designs that brought him the greatest recognition. Through years of experimentation—and competition with his early rival John La Farge—Tiffany revolutionized the look of stained glass, which had remained essentially unchanged since medieval times.

    A brief guided tour of the exhibition, TIFFANY: The Collection of Don Shay, will follow the lecture.

    The Riverfront Museum is pleased to welcome Catherine Shotick, a native of Peoria, IL and past intern at our predecessor museum, Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences back for a special lecture on Louis Comfort Tiffany!

    Catherine Shotick is responsible for all the curatorial activities of the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, including its in-house and traveling exhibitions programs, as well as its permanent collection. She came to the Driehaus from the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, where, as Assistant Curator of Exhibitions, she managed selected exhibitions, and provided general curatorial and collections assistance. Catherine is currently organizing her upcoming exhibition Eternal Light: The Sacred Stained-Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany, which will be on view in September 2019. Catherine holds a B.A. in Art History from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and an M.A. in Art History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

    Free for members (please reserve your seat!) | $4 per 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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  • Ask A Docent! | Peoria Players Theatre: 100 Years, Dec 23

    (Exhibit - Sunday, December 23, 2018)

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    Ask A Docent! | Peoria Players Theatre: 100 Years

    Sun, Dec 23 | 2-4 pm

    2-4 pm

    Explore the exhibition, "Peoria Players Theatre: 100 Years" located in the Permanent Collection Gallery, and ask a docent from Peoria Players Theatre your questions!

    Schedule:
    December | 29
    January | 6

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

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

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  • Winter Break | STEAM Camp

    (General - Thursday, December 27, 2018)

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    Winter Break | STEAM Camp | After Care Available

    Thu, Dec 27 & Fri, Dec 28 | 8 am-4 pm

    Did you enjoy our summer camp? Your child is sure to love our Day Camps! On days when parents work and school is out, your child can come spend the day learning and having fun at Peoria Riverfront Museum's themed Day Camps! Day camp is available for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. Day Camp is in session from 8 am to 4 pm. Drop off begins at 7:45 am. After care is from 4 pm to 5:30 pm.

    A mid-morning snack is provided each day of camp, and a 30 minute lunch time. Please pack your child a sack lunch.

    Ages 5-12

    $100 Members | $120 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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  • Ask A Docent! | Peoria Players Theatre: 100 Years, Dec 29

    (Exhibit - Saturday, December 29, 2018)

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    Ask A Docent! | Peoria Players Theatre: 100 Years

    Sat, Dec 29 | 2-4 pm

    2-4 pm

    Explore the exhibition, "Peoria Players Theatre: 100 Years" located in the Permanent Collection Gallery, and ask a docent from Peoria Players Theatre your questions!

    Schedule
    January | 6

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

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

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  • Relax Under the Stars | January

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, January 2, 2019)

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    Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Jan 2 | 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: February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1

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

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  • Winter Break | Robotics Camp

    (General - From Thursday, January 3, 2019 until Friday, January 4, 2019)

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    Winter Break | Robotics Camp | After Care Available

    Thu, Jan 3 & Fri, Jan 4 | 8 am-4 pm

    Did you enjoy our summer camp? Your child is sure to love our Day Camps! On days when parents work and school is out, your child can come spend the day learning and having fun at Peoria Riverfront Museum's themed Day Camps! Day camp is available for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. Day Camp is in session from 8 am to 4 pm. Drop off begins at 7:45 am. After care is from 4 pm to 5:30 pm.

    A mid-morning snack is provided each day of camp, and a 30 minute lunch time. Please pack your child a sack lunch.

    Ages 5-12

    $100 Members | $120 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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  • Space Family Night: Pluto & Beyond the Infinite

    (Planetarium - Saturday, January 5, 2019)

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    Space Family Night: Pluto & Beyond the Infinite

    Sat, Jan 5 | 6-7:30 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Pluto is the most distant object ever explored up-close with a spacecraft. On New Year’s Eve, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will break its own record when it zips past Ultima Thule, a small Kuiper Belt Object a billion miles beyond Pluto.

    Space out with us in the Dome Planetarium to learn about everyone’s favorite dwarf planet, watch us freeze liquid nitrogen to produce the frozen nitrogen found on Pluto’s surface, and see the latest results from the historic New Year’s Eve flyby. Light refreshments will be provided.

    Free for Members (reserve your free seat) | $5 per person | $12 per family (immediate family only)

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

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  • Collector's Tour: Featuring Steve Spain, Jan 6

    (General - Sunday, January 6, 2019)

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    The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain

    Jan 6, Jan 13*, Jan 20 | All tours begin at 3 pm (*tour begins at 4 pm)

    Grand Lobby

    Join the collector of the exhibition on a special tour filled with background stories about the works!

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

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

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  • Steve Spain on "The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain"

    (General - Sunday, January 6, 2019)

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    Steve Spain on The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain

    Sun, Jan 6 | 2 pm

    Giant Screen Theater, Galleries

    All people collect things, whether its memories, stories, or physical objects. Join local collector, Steve Spain, to learn about his collection featured in the exhibition, “The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain”, and hear a few stories about his favorites.

    Free for Members & with General Admission | $4 per person (admission to lecture only)

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

    Purchasing a ticket here is for the lecture only, does not include admission to the Museum.

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  • Ask A Docent! | Peoria Players Theatre: 100 Years, Jan 6

    (Exhibit - Sunday, January 6, 2019)

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    Ask A Docent! | Peoria Players Theatre: 100 Years

    Sun, Jan 6 | 2-4 pm

    2-4 pm

    Explore the exhibition, "Peoria Players Theatre: 100 Years" located in the Permanent Collection Gallery, and ask a docent from Peoria Players Theatre your questions!

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

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

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  • Space Kids | Ages 3-6!

    (General - Tuesday, January 8, 2019)

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    Space Kids

    Tuesdays, Jan 8-29 | 9:30-10:15 am

    Planetarium

    Put on your space suits and get ready to blast off into outer space! Each week students explore a different aspect of space while gaining exposure to science, literacy, and art. Every class begins with a story related to the day’s lesson, a planetarium “lab”, and a hands-on art project. Students will learn about our Solar System. You may get messy, so wear old clothes. Caregivers must stay with children.
    Heather Placko: 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 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 | January

    (General - Tuesday, January 8, 2019)

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    Art Club

    Tue, Jan 8 | 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 Jan Brueghel the Elder.
    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 | Laurie Algar

    (General - Wednesday, January 9, 2019)

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    Senior Morning

    Wed, Jan 9 | 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, The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain. Laurie Algar presents, 43 Years Working with Walt, in which she shares personal tales, photos, animation, and memorabilia about her father James' career as a Director, Producer, Writer, and Animator with Walt Disney Studios.

    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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  • Dash Robots | Ages 6-10!

    (General - Wednesday, January 9, 2019)

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    Dash Robots

    Wednesdays, Jan 9-30 | 4:30-5:30 pm

    Studio 3

    Dash is a real robot that can see, talk, dance, and respond to your voice! Dash teaches coding and robotics in a simple way to reach students of all ages. Help Dash complete obstacle courses, launch projectiles at targets, and sketch pictures while learning computer language fundamentals.
    Ages 6-10

    $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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  • Cartooning! | Ages 8-12

    (General - Friday, January 11, 2019)

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    Cartooning!

    Fridays, Jan 11-Feb 1 | 4:30-5:30 pm

    Studio 2

    Does your child love to doodle, filling up all the margins of notebooks with cartoons? Let them hone their skills and learn the basics of cartoon drawing in this 4 week class!  

    Holly Johnson: Museum Educator

    Ages 8-12

    $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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  • Pub Night Under the Stars | To Pluto and Beyond

    (Planetarium - Saturday, January 12, 2019)

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    Pub Night Under the Stars | To Pluto and Beyond

    Sat, Jan 12 | 7-9 pm

    Planetarium

    In 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto, giving us unimagined views of the distant dwarf planet. On January 1, it will fly by Ultima Thule, another Kuiper Belt object! Enjoy up to three beers and delicious food while learning about what you can see in the night sky, learning the latest news from space, and touring the solar system to Pluto 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 and its destructive (and creative) ways 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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  • Musical Entertainment by Peoria Players | Jan

    (Exhibit - Saturday, January 12, 2019)

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    Musical Entertainment by Peoria Players

    Sat, Jan 12 | 2 pm

    Lobby

    Experience live performances in the Museum's Lobby featuring the cast of "Show Tunes Sing-Along", Peoria Players show from June 2018!

    Free for Members & with General Admission

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

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  • Kids Night at the Museum

    (Exhibit - Saturday, January 12, 2019)

    Kids Night at the Museum

    Sat, Jan 12 | 6-9 pm

    Kids, 5 years and up, join us for a Night at the Museum all your own. Bring your friends, or make some new ones as you play the night away! This drop-off event is perfect for parents looking to enjoy an evening out while children spend time after-hours at the museum! They’ll explore their favorite exhibitions and galleries; see the new exhibition, Mythic Creatures, and enjoy staff-led activities. 

    A snack will be provided. Please provide your child with dinner before hand.

    Ages 5-14

    Pre-registration is required, registration closes on Thu, Jan 10 at 5 pm. Additional charges may apply for late pick-up.

    $30 Members | $36 Public

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

  • Pencils, Paint & Pixels - Trailblazing Women of Walt Disney's Animation

    (Exhibit - Sunday, January 13, 2019)

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    Pencils, Paint & Pixels - Trailblazing Women of Walt Disney's Animation

    Sun, Jan 13 | 12:30 pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    Ever wondered how the Seven Dwarfs learned to dance? ...how a fairy flew? ...or how a mermaid found her legs? From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to The Little Mermaid, many talented women have helped to make some of our favorite animated Disney films, but no one knows about them, until now. Explore some of these exciting women and learn about their creative process behind some of your early Disney animated favorites!

    This lecture is intended for younger audiences, but all ages are welcome!

    Free for members & with general admission | $4 Public

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

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  • An Invisible History - How Women Transformed Walt Disney's Animation

    (Exhibit - Sunday, January 13, 2019)

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    An Invisible History - How Women Transformed Walt Disney's Animation

    Sun, Jan 13 | 3 pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    From the earliest pioneers of hand-rendered animated films, to the advent of digital technology, women have been at the forefront of the animation medium, yet their extraordinary contributions have largely gone unrecognized. Join Mindy Johnson, author of the landmark volume Ink & Paint - The Women of Walt Disney's Animation, as she raises the celluloid curtain on the remarkable history of women within Disney animation.

    Free for members & with general admission | $4 Public

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

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  • Collector's Tour: Featuring Steve Spain, Jan 13

    (Exhibit - Sunday, January 13, 2019)

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    Collector's Tour: Featuring Steve Spain
    The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain

    Jan 13*, Jan 20 | All tours begin at 3 pm (*tour begins at 4 pm)

    Grand Lobby

    Join the collector of the exhibition on a special tour filled with background stories about the works!

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

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

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  • Story Time in the Galleries | January

    (Exhibit - Thursday, January 17, 2019)

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    Story Time in the Galleries

    Thu, Jan 17 | 10:30-11:15 am

    Lobby

    Join in the fantastic fun this summer with a local librarian reading a story in the museum's galleries! Come hear a story that relates to an object in the Museum, and then hear more about the gallery from a museum educator. Families should meet in the lobby and will travel together to the gallery.
    Program is intended for younger audiences.

    Free for members & with paid general admission.

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  • Royal Tea Party

    (General - Saturday, January 19, 2019)

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    Royal Tea Party

    Sat, Jan 19 | 10 am-Noon

    Auditorium

    Come one, come all, come big and small, a cordial invitation to you for a very special day at the Riverfront Museum. Join us for a Royal Tea Party with cute crafts, social time & snacks, a visit to "The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain", followed by a special hour of programming with two special guests from A Royal Remembrance!

    Dress-up is encouraged! All children must be chaperoned by a paid adult.

    $25 Members | $30 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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  • Wine & Art | "The Starry Night"

    (General - Saturday, January 19, 2019)

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    Wine & Art | The Starry Night

    Sat, Jan 19 | 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 Van Gogh's The Starry Night! 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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  • Collector's Tour: Featuring Steve Spain, Jan 20

    (General - Sunday, January 20, 2019)

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    The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain

    Jan 20 | All tours begin at 3 pm

    Grand Lobby

    Join the collector of the exhibition on a special tour filled with background stories about the works!

    Tours are FREE for members and with general admission.

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

    Exhibit Collectors Tour Disney Rev1
  • Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party

    (Planetarium - Sunday, January 20, 2019)

    Programs Lunar Eclipse Wb Rev

    Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party

    Sun, Jan 20 | 9:30-11:45 pm

    Planetarium

    The Moon will be moving through the Earth’s shadow on January 20, causing it to appear to phase strangely, and glow orange-red! Come watch the celestial show with us. Step outside to view the Moon with telescopes, and warm up in the planetarium where we will have Moon-themed shows, activities, and hot chocolate to enjoy, as well as astronomy experts on hand to answer your questions. 

    *This event is weather dependent and may get cancelled due to clouds.

    $4 Members | $6 Public

    Tickets available at the door. 

    Programs Lunar Eclipse Wb Rev
  • Relax Under the Stars | February

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, February 6, 2019)

    Programs Underthe Stars Relax

    Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Feb 6 | Noon-1 pm
    First Wednesday of every month, Noon-1 pm

    Dome Planetarium

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

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

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

    Upcoming Dates: March 6, April 3, May 1

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

    Programs Underthe Stars Relax