Exhibition Related Programming

Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years in the Land of Lincoln 

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Illinois Lecture Series

Illinois Presidents: Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, and Obama
A panel discussion featuring Dr. James Cornelius, Dr. Jamel Wright, Secretary Ray LaHood, and Ian Hunt 
Sun, Feb 11 | 2 pm

Peoria Women in Science by Dr. Martha Vaughan
Sun, Mar 11 | 2 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

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Illinois and the Underground Railroad by Owen Muelder
Sun, Apr 15 | 2 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

The Once and Future Earth: Perspectives on a Global Challenge by Dr. Daniel P. Schrag
DOME Planetarium
Wed, May 9, 7:30 pm
Free for Members | $4 per person Public

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Illinois and the Civil War by Bernie Drake
Sat, May 19 | 2 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

From Hubble to Pluto: Astronomy in Illinois
Tue, May 22 | 6:30 pm
Free for Members | $4 per person Public

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Giant Screen Theater

America’s Musical Journey Premieres
Sat, Feb 17
$5 Members |$10.50 Adult, $9.50 Senior, $8.50 Child

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Illinois Classic Film Series
Members: $8.50 Adult, $7.50 Senior, $6.50 Child
Public: $10.50 Adult, $9.50 Senior, $8.50 Child

The Blues Brothers
Thu, Apr 5 | 6 pm

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The Breakfast Club
Thu, Apr 12 | 6 pm

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Thu, Apr 19 | 6 pm

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Sixteen Candles
Thu, Apr 26 | 6 pm

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Family Events

Celebrate Illinois Family Day
Sat, Feb 3 | 11 am-2 pm

Super Saturday: America’s Musical Journey
Sat, Feb 17 | 1:30 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

Art-spiration: Foil Printed Moons
Sat, Feb 17 | 1:30 pm

Free for Members & with General Admission

Top Hats & Bonnets: A Truly History Tea Party
Sun, Feb 25 | 11 am-1 pm
$10 Member Families | $15 Public Families (Price covers up to 6 individuals in an immediate family, Additional tickets can be purchased at a reduced rate)

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Super Saturday: Van De Graaff + Electricity
Sat, Mar 10 | 1:30-2:30 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

Art-spiration: Corner Bookmarks for National Reading Month
Sat, Mar 17 | 1:30 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

Pollinator Family Day
Sat, Apr 7 | 11 am-2 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

Kids Night at the Museum: Journey Through America
Sat, Apr 14 | 6-9 pm
$25 per child

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Art-spiration: Silhouettes
Sat, Apr 21 | 1:30 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

Super Saturday: Scattering Germs
Sat, May 12 | 1:30-2:30 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

Armed Forces Appreciation Day
Sat, May 19 | 10 am–5 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission – Films not included in free events

Art-spiration: Cherry Blossoms
Sat, May 26 | 1:30 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

Adult Events

Educator Open House
Tue, Feb 13 | 6-8 pm
Free for educators with school ID or affiliation

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Bicentennial Speakeasy: Whiskey Tutorial & Tasting
Featuring Hugh Higgins, owner of Hearth Restaurant & Whiskey Aficionado
Sat, Mar 31 | 2-4 pm
$30 Members | $33 Public | 21+

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Art Club: Illinois Artists
Tue, Mar 13 | 1 pm
Free for Members & with General Admission

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Senior Morning: Celebrate Illinois Exhibition
Wed, Mar 14 | 10 am
Free for seniors

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Museum After Dark: Murder Mystery
Friday, April 6 | 7-9 pm
$30 Members | $33 Public | 21+

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Celebrate Illinois Bicentennial Bash
Fri, Apr 20 | 6-9 pm
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Classes & Camps

Homeschool Class: History of the Chicago World’s Fair
Wednesdays, Mar 7-28 | 2-3 pm
$30 Members | $33 Public | Ages 10-18

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PRM Day Camp - President’s Day | A Day in the DOME | After Care Available
Monday, February 19 | 8 am-4 pm
$50 Members | $55 Public | Ages 6-14

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PRM Day Camp - Casimir Pulaski Day | Movie Magic | After Care Available
Mon, Mar 5 | 8 am-4 pm
$50 Members | $55 Public | Ages 6-14

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Homeschool Class | 200 Years of Illinois: Bicentennial Class 
Fridays, Apr 13-May 4 | 2:30-3:30 pm
$25 Members | $30 Public | Ages 11-16
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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.