Miracle Amah: A Global Opera Recital!

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Inspired by "Nathan Gunn: The Art of Opera" 

MIRACLE AMAH: A GLOBAL OPERA RECITAL! 

Saturday, January 28, 2023

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

In the Peoria Riverfront Museum Main Lobby

Opera from around the globe! Join us at the Peoria Riverfront Museum as we welcome Dr. Miracle Amah for an operatic performance that shows an incredible cross-cultural range. 

A native of Nigeria, Miracle Amah is a librettist and a soprano presently based in the United States. She performs various genres of music which includes opera, art songs, oratorios, popular music, contemporary music, negro spirituals, jazz music etc. Dr. Amah has played major roles in several opera productions. Her staged performances include recitals, masterclasses, scenes and full opera productions in Nigeria, Canada, Russia, Germany, Dubai and the United States.

Presently, Dr. Amah serves as an assistant professor at Peoria's own Bradley University. 

Member ticket: $30

Non-Member ticket: $35

Get tickets HERE

Thank you to our sponsors:

Linda Beth & Ed Sutkowski and Visionary Society

  • Planet Passport Series - Ceres and Asteroid Belt

    (General - Thursday, February 9, 2023)

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    Planet Passport Series - Ceres and Asteroid Belt 

    Join our planet passport series! Each month, come to the planetarium for a show focused on one planet or place in space. Participants will receive a planet passport, and for each show they attend, will earn a sticker for that destination. Collect three stickers and earn a prize! Those with five stickers will pick a second prize, and be invited to a planet party in the Dome! Those with eight stickers and more will earn more prizes, be invited to the planet party, and be invited to an exclusive telescope viewing of the planets and Moon. Bring your passport to each show to collect a complete set!

    Shows will be on the first Saturday (10:30 AM) and second Thursday (6 PM) of each month. This program is available for all ages.

    January focuses on Mars. We will talk about how it looks in our sky, how it formed, its exploration, and fly to it and land on it using our planetarium spaceship.

    Each show will be about 45 minutes in length.

    Buy one passport per participant, and you can come to any show in the series. If you miss the a month or two, don't worry! We will repeat the series next year, so you will have more chances to collect more planet stickers.

    One passport includes: a seat in any of our 10 different planet passport shows, a prize when you collect 3, 5, 8 and 10 stickers, and the ability to earn admission to the planet party and observing night with 5 or 8 stickers earned. Passports are $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

    Sign up for your passport here.

    February 4 (10:30 AM) and February 9  (6 PM) - Ceres and the Asteroid Belt

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  • Romance Under the Stars

    (General - Tuesday, February 14, 2023)

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    Tue, February 14 | 7-9 PM

    Enjoy a romantic evening in the planetarium! We will take a tour of the night sky, looking for romantic stories found in the stars in different seasons and cultures. After a break to enjoy time with your date, we'll take your breath away with a flight to some of the most beautiful places in the Universe. Each couple will receive a charcuterie box to share from Canterbury Creations, which will include a variety of savory treats and chocolate sweets. Each person can enjoy up to three glasses of wine or Prosecco.

    The cost of one ticket includes admission for two people.

    Advance tickets required. Must be age 21+. 

    $100 per Member Couple
    $120 per Public Couple

    Buy your tickets here.

    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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  • Laser Light Nights | Queen, Michael Jackson, Lizzo

    (General - Friday, February 17, 2023)

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    Laser Light Nights are back at the DOME featuring an all-new 3D experience & fresh playlist!

    Sit back, relax and rock out with our new laser light system from "the worldwide leader in planetarium laser light shows," Laser Fantasy! Experience the full 3D excitement! The system features a graphics laser projector with special effects, a haze machine & a new beam projector, plus a fresh playlist of 20+ performances, from Beyoncé to The Beatles! Pick up show-enhancing spectrum glasses and refreshments at concessions!

    Fri, Feb 17

    • 6:00 pm Laser Queen
    • 7:15 pm Laser Michael Jackson
    • 8:30 pm Laser Lizzo

    Sat, March 18

    • 6:00 pm Laser Aerosmith
    • 7:15 pm Laser Zeppelin: Lazed and Confused
    • 8:30 pm Laser Beyonce

    $7 Members | $10 Public

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

    (Note: These shows contain lyrics to popular songs and some may not be suitable for all ages.)

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  • Member Saturday | America's Musical Journey

    (General - Saturday, February 18, 2023)

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    MEMBER SATURDAY: AMERICA'S MUSICAL JOURNEY

    February 18, 2023 | 9:30 a.m. - Noon

    Join us for a member-exclusive showing of "America's Musical Journey," a MacGillivray Freeman film.

     "America's Musical Journey" is a 43-minute cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America's music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. 

    A FREE small popcorn will be offered before the film, and a tour of "American Revolutionaries: Art & Disruption " will be available after the film. 

    Schedule:

    • 9:30 a.m. - Concessions open
    • 10 a.m. - "America's Musical Journey" screens
    • 11 a.m.- Tour of "American Revolutionaries: Art & Disruption" 

    Reserve your place HERE

    Members enjoy sneak peeks and special perks, every third Saturday of the month!

    Not a member? Join HERE , get details at the ticket counter, or call (309) 686-7000.

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  • FREE Day! Engineering Day 2023

    (General - Sunday, February 19, 2023)

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    FREE DAY!

    ENGINEERING DAY 2023

    Sun, Feb 19 | Noon - 5 p.m.

    Future engineers, scientists, and kids of all ages are invited to Engineering Day 2023 at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Exciting & engaging engineering activities will be provided throughout the museum by local engineering groups, who are also sponsoring general admission for this free day at the museum! All exhibitions, daytime planetarium shows and activities are free and open to the public.

    The Caterpillar Visitors Center will also be open, free to the public, and will be hosting numerous engineering activities. 

    Thank you to our title sponsor Caterpillar. Additional sponsorship by local engineering firms & groups.

    ASCE BRIDGE CONTEST

    1:30 pm | Giant Screen Theater

    Stop in at the Giant Screen Theater to see the Bridge Bust Competition and cheer on local students!

    ENGINEERING DEMONSTRATORS

    Caterpillar Inc. 

    American Society of Civil Engineers – Central Illinois

    American Society of Civil Engineers – Bradley University

    American Society of Materials – Peoria

    Belcan

    Code Ninjas

    Dewberry

    FIRST Robotics Competition – Robot Casserole

    FIRST Tech Challenge

    Illinois Society of Professional Engineers – Peoria

    iSTEAM

    ISU Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology

    Maurer-Stutz

    OSF – Jump Simulation

    River City Labs

    Society of Women Engineers – Central Illinois

    University of Illinois – 4-H

  • The Music of the Civil War With Dr. Christian McWhirter

    (General - Thursday, February 23, 2023)

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    THE MUSIC OF THE CIVIL WAR: DR. CHRISTIAN MCWHIRTER

    Thursday, February 23, 2023

    6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

    In the "American Revolutionaries: Art & Disruption" Exhibition

    Dr. Christian McWhirter, Lincoln Historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Civil War Music scholar, will be the second installment in the Art Bridges funded series of American Revolutionaries: Americana. Dr. McWhirter will talk about his book Battle Hymns, wherein he explores the role of music in Civil War America. Dr. McWhirter explains that although music was a significant part of American culture in the antebellum period, the explosion of amateur and professional music during the Civil War was unparalleled, and its popularization during the war had a lasting impact throughout the decades that followed.

    This event is FREE to the public! 

    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

    Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges

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  • Laser Light Night | Aerosmith, Zeppelin, Beyonce

    (General - Saturday, March 18, 2023)

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    Laser Light Nights are back at the DOME featuring an all-new 3D experience & fresh playlist!

    Sit back, relax and rock out with our new laser light system from "the worldwide leader in planetarium laser light shows," Laser Fantasy! Experience the full 3D excitement! The system features a graphics laser projector with special effects, a haze machine & a new beam projector, plus a fresh playlist of 20+ performances, from Beyoncé to The Beatles! Pick up show-enhancing spectrum glasses and refreshments at concessions!

    Sat, March 18

    • 6:00 pm Laser Aerosmith
    • 7:15 pm Laser Zeppelin: Lazed and Confused
    • 8:30 pm Laser Beyonce

    $7 Members | $10 Public

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

    (Note: These shows contain lyrics to popular songs and some may not be suitable for all ages.)

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  • Interplanetary 5K Race

    (General - Saturday, March 25, 2023)

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    Run the Planets!

    Interplanetary 5K Race + 1 Mile Fitness Walk

    March 25, 2023 - Register Now!

    Register by March 1 to guarantee a shirt!
    • A family oriented race/walk for participants of all ages. 5K Race for all ages,  1 Mile Fitness Walk,  1/2 Mile Kids' Fun Run
    • Walk or run through portions of the Central Illinois Community Solar System, the world's most complete large scale model of the Solar System
    • Participants will follow the routes of interplanetary explorers through the Solar System, from the Sun - past Mercury, Venus, and Earth - to Mars and back along the Riverfront Trail
    • It's athletic, it's educational, it's fun... for the whole family!

    LOCATIONS

    Peoria Riverfront Museum (packet pickup), Gateway Building (start & finish Line)

    Course: Entirely flat (no hills) along the Riverfront Trail (from Gateway Building to Detweiller Marina)

    TIMES

    Packet Pickup: Friday, March 24, from 12:30-5:30 PM, and race day starting at 7:30 AM, in the museum's auditorium on the lower level.

    March 25, 2022:
    • 7:30-8:30 am: Race day registration; packet pickup
    • 9 am: 5K Race start
    • 9:05 am: 1 Mile Fitness Walk start
    • 9:30 am: Kids' 1/2 Mile Fun Run start
    • Refreshments after 5K race; awards after the Kids' Fun Run

    Participants can choose to receive a race shirt, or skip it for a discount on registration. Must register by March 1 to guarantee a shirt.

    FEES

    • 5K Race (3.1 miles): $25 ($30 race day), without shirt: $20 ($25 race day)
    • 1 Mile Fitness Walk: $20 ($25 race day), without shirt: $15 ($20 race day)
    • Kids' Fun Run: $15 (includes Terry the Tractor book), without shirt: $10
    • Make checks payable to "Peoria Riverfront Museum"

    REGISTRATION 

    Register here!

    You may also fill out this form and mail it in to register.
    T-Shirt:

    All race participants registered by March 1 have the option to receive a gender specific T-shirt. Participants may also choose not to receive a shirt, for a discounted entry fee.

    PACKET:

    Included in your packet will be a one day pass to the Peoria Riverfront Museum, a sticker showing your out-of-this-world mileage, a t-shirt (if you chose that option), coupons and more!

    FUN RUN:

    Kids will run in a loop, starting from and ending at the Gateway Building. We will have a runner with them. A parent can run with their child at no extra cost. All kids will receive a medal at the end.

    PRIZES:

    Awards to overall male and female winners, and top male and female 5K runners in each age division. Certificates for kids and fitness walkers. All kids will receive their choice of a Terry the Tractor book, signed by the author and race director, Mike Rucker.

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