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Music at the Museum | Timeless - SOLD OUT!

Featuring pianist, Dr. Antoine Karam

Sat, Dec 21 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Grand Lobby & Galleries

Limited seating available!

6 pm | Doors Open
6:30-7:50 pm | Music Program, galleries [brief 10 minute intermission]
7:50-8:30 pm | Festive Desserts + Holiday Drinks with Dr. Karam, grand lobby

Join us for a truly magical holiday experience tying together the timeless nature of music, art, and innovation with a spectacular concert in Da Vinci: The Genius featuring the Secrets of the Mona Lisa.

Renowned classical pianist and medical doctor, Dr. Antoine Karam is flying from his home in Beirut to play a concert in the galleries of the Peoria Riverfront Museum. He began his career in piano forty years ago as a child prodigy, playing national concerts. Now, Dr. Karam will play one exclusive concert for Peoria, featuring some of the most technically challenging piano compositions ever written by Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Scriabin and Franz Liszt, among others.

$30 Members | $36 Public

  • "Da Vinci – The Genius" featuring the world's exclusive "Secrets of Mona Lisa"

    (Exhibit - From Saturday, November 23, 2019 until Sunday, March 22, 2020)

    Da Vinci

    Da Vinci – The Genius featuring the world's exclusive Secrets of Mona Lisa 

    The world's most comprehensive exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci, featuring the world’s exclusive Secrets of Mona Lisa!

    Sat, Nov 23, 2019 - Sun, Mar 22, 2020

    Da Vinci – The Genius is the most comprehensive exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci to tour the world. Created with the assistance of the Museo Leonardo da Vinci, Rome, and a number of experts in Italy and France, the exhibition brings to life the genius of Leonardo as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor and philosopher.

    Working from da Vinci's codices (bound collections of his work), Italian artisans have faithfully crafted interactive and life-size machine inventions. These works include the first concepts of a car, bicycle, helicopter, glider, parachute, SCUBA, submarine, a forerunner to the modern military tank and an ideal city.

    The exhibit also moves far beyond machine inventions alone, featuring facsimiles of da Vinci’s most famous codices, anatomical studies, the Battle of Anghiari drawings and displays of his renaissance art in actual size

    Da Vinci – The Genius also includes the world’s exclusive Secrets of Mona Lisa exhibition – an analysis of the world’s most famous painting, conducted at the Louvre Museum by the renowned scientific engineer, examiner and photographer of fine art, Pascal Cotte.

    Suitable for all ages, this amazing exhibition provides a fascinating insight into not only the mind of a genius, but also into the fundamental scientific and artistic principles that he discovered. Da Vinci – The Genius is an inspiration for the whole family.

    Da Vinci – The Genius and The Secrets of Mona Lisa were created by Grande Exhibitions and Pascal Cotte.

    The Peoria Riverfront Museum gratefully acknowledges our exhibition sponsors, Bielfeldt Foundation, PNC, Illinois Mutual, Dr. Allan & Marlene Campbell, Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust, Oak River Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council.

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  • Members Only! Renaissance Rapport | An Evening with Guest Curator, Bill Heidrich - SOLD OUT!

    (Exhibit - Friday, January 24, 2020)

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    Members Only! 

    Renaissance Rapport - SOLD OUT!
    An Evening with Guest Curator, Bill Heidrich

    Fri, Jan 24 | 6:30-8:30 pm

    Grand Lobby, Galleries

    Members of the Peoria Riverfront Museum are invited to take advantage of an exclusive tour with Guest Curator, Bill Heidrich. Immerse yourself in the Renaissance with an in-depth look at period maps in the newest exhibition, "Leonardo da Vinci to Giambattista Nolli: The Orthographic City Plan 1500-1750and a guided tour of the exhibition, "Da Vinci - The Genius," featuring the world's exclusive "Secrets of the Mona Lisa." Guests will enjoy 90-pt. wine, an exquisite charcuterie board, and a scrumptious dessert tray. 

    This event is for Members Only and spots are limited!

    $50 Members

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  • "Parasite" on the Giant Screen!

    (Theater - From Friday, January 24, 2020 until Sunday, January 26, 2020)

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    Parasite

    Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture!

    Fri, Jan 24 | 6 PM - Click here for tickets!

    Sat, Jan 25 | 6 PM - Click here for tickets!

    Sun, Jan 26 | 3 PM - Click here for tickets!

    Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, "Parasite" also won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and is one of only 6 foreign films ever to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar!

    Bong Joon Ho brings his work home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide "indispensable" luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims' newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. 2h 12m. Rated R.

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  • Pub Night Under the Stars | Milky Way

    (Planetarium - Saturday, January 25, 2020)

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    Pub Night Under the Stars | Milky Way 

    Sat, Jan 25 | 7-9 pm

    Planetarium

    Our Sun is only one star of 400 billion in the Milky Way galaxy. We’ll fly you through the galaxy and visit exploding stars, pulsars, black holes and more. Plus, we’ll travel to the edge of space and back again.

    The evening will be 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 3 tokens, redeemable for up to 3 craft beers or soda, and Pulled Pork Sliders included in ticket price. Doors open at 6:50 pm. Please inquire for a vegetarian option at 309.863.3030.

    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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  • Da Vinci Family Day

    (Exhibit - Saturday, February 1, 2020)

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    Da Vinci Family Day 

    Sat, Feb 1 | 11 am-2 pm

    Grand Lobby

    Join us for a fun-filled family day in celebration of the genius, Leonardo da Vinci!

    Learn all about the Renaissance man with hands-on activities and competitions based around his various inventions. Throughout his life, Da Vinci was renowned for his artwork, but it wasn't until after his death that the public truly began to understand the scientific and technological discoveries he developed during his lifetime. Explore his influence in today's time and discover your inner genius!

    *Does not include admission to "Da Vinci - the Genius" exhibition.

    Free for Members & with General Admission

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

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  • Relax Under the Stars | February

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, February 5, 2020)

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    Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Feb 5 | 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.

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

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  • Pascal Cotte, from Paris to Peoria: Meet the Scientist who Decoded the 'Mona Lisa'

    (Exhibit - Friday, February 7, 2020)

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    Pascal Cotte, from Paris to Peoria!

    Meet the scientist, featured in the PBS NOVA special, who decoded Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"! 

    Fri, Feb 7 | 6 pm

    Giant Screen Theater, Grand Lobby

    Featuring a special introductory interview by Ed Sutkowski.

    Coming all the way from Paris, meet renowned scientific engineer, examiner, and photographer of fine art, Pascal Cotte, the man who decoded the "Mona Lisa". Learn about the process he invented to photograph the "Mona Lisa", his experiences with Da Vinci's famed work of art, and much more as he shares his story in Peoria's Giant Screen Theater. Pascal Cotte was featured in the PBS "NOVA" special, "Decoding da Vinci."

    Pre-order your copy of Pascal Cotte's book! - click here.
    Pre-order closes Monday, January 27 at 5 pm. Limited books available for purchase on the night of the lecture. No refunds on pre-ordered books. Pre-ordered book does not include ticket to lecture, click the link below to purchase tickets to Pascal Cotte's lecture.

    Reception with light refreshments and a book signing to follow in the Grand Lobby.

    $10 Members | $15 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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  • Laser Light Night | Michael Jackson, Prince, Floyd

    (Planetarium - Saturday, February 8, 2020)

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    Laser Light Night | Michael Jackson, Prince, Floyd

    Sat, Feb 8 
    6 pm | Laser Michael Jackson
    7 pm | Prince
    8 pm | Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

    Dome Planetarium

    Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to some of your favorite music from The Beatles - while being dazzled with 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.)

    $5 Members | $7 Public
    *Multi-show discount available: $2 off for 2 shows & $3 off for three shows per patron.

    (For 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.

    Click Here for the full Laser Light Nights Schedule

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  • Romance Under the Stars

    (Planetarium - From Friday, February 14, 2020 until Saturday, February 15, 2020)

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    Romance Under the Stars

    Fri, Feb 14 | 8-9 pm

    Sat, Feb 15 | 8-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    This Valentine’s Day, join us for a romantic tour of the Cosmos in the Dome Planetarium. We will explore the current night sky and its romantic constellations and visit some of the most breathtaking places in our Universe. 

    Each guest will receive a token redeemable for a glass of wine and small bag of chocolates. 

    Ages 21+

    $15 Members | $20 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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  • Casablanca

    (Theater - From Friday, February 14, 2020 until Saturday, February 15, 2020)

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    Casablanca

    Fri, Feb 14 | 7:30 pm

    Sat, Feb 15 | 7:30 pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    One of the most beloved films of all time, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.

    Members: $8.50 Adult, $7.50 Senior, $6.50 Child | Public: $10.50 Adult, $9.50 Senior, $8.50 Child

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

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  • FREE Day! Engineering Day + ASCE Engineers Week Bridge Contest

    (General - Sunday, February 16, 2020)

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    Engineering Day | FREE DAY!

    Sun, Feb 16 | Noon-5 pm

    Future engineers, scientists, and kids of all ages are invited to Engineering Day 2020 at 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. 

    Engineering Day Planetarium Schedule:

    1 pm - Earth, Moon, Sun
    1:30 pm - We Are Astronomers
    2 pm - Earth, Moon, Sun
    2:30 pm - Stars Over Peoria
    3 pm - We Are Astronomers
    3:30 pm - Uniview – Tour the Solar System
    4 pm - Earth, Moon, Sun
    4:30 pm - We Are Astronomers

    *Free event and General Admission, up-charge applies to "Da Vinci - The Genius" and Giant Screen Theater.

    For more information call 309.686.7000. 

    Sponsored by Caterpillar and other local engineering firms and groups.

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    ASCE Engineers Week Bridge Contest!

    29th Annual Bridge Contest
    ASCE would like to extend an invitation to the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students at your school to compete in the 2020 ASCE Bridge Building Contest.

    For registration application - click here.

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  • Return to Hogwarts | Dinner & A Movie

    (Theater - Friday, February 21, 2020)

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    Return to Hogwarts: Dinner & A Movie

    Fri, Feb 21 | 6 pm

    Grand Lobby, Giant Screen Theater

    Did you get our owl? Come one, come all to be sorted into your houses in the Grand Lobby at the Riverfront Museum! Return home to the magic of Hogwarts where you’ll enjoy a catered dinner, butter beer straight from the Three Broomsticks, and a screening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in the Giant Screen Theater.

    $60 Member | $75 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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  • Into America's Wild 3D | Member Preview

    (Theater - Friday, February 28, 2020)

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    Into America's Wild 3D

    The Search for the Hidden Wonders of Nature

    Narrated by Morgan Freeman

    Member Preview: Fri, Feb 28, 6 pm

    Public Premiere: Sat, Feb 29

    From the Academy Award®-nominated producers of the acclaimed hit film "National Parks Adventure" comes "Into America’s Wild" 3D, an unforgettable cross-country adventure into the hidden wonders of the natural world. A non-stop ride via kayak, bike, train, hot air balloon, zipline, kiteboard, hiking boots and more, "Into America’s Wild" visits some of the most beautiful but untamed landscapes of America, from the lush coastline of Oregon and the wilds of Alaska to the ancient canyons of the Southwest and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Trail. Setting out on this journey are three trailblazers – astronaut John Herrington, Alaskan bush pilot and youth advocate Ariel Tweto, and long-distance hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis – who share a passion for connecting people to experiences in the wild. As they wind their way through the scenic byways, ancient homelands, secret gems and hidden trails that form the natural tapestry of America, viewers will discover the special human connection we all share with nature.

    A MacGillivray Freeman Film produced in association with Brand USA.

    Sponsored locally by UnityPoint Health, OSF HealthCare, Visionary Society.

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  • Into America's Wild 3D | Public Premiere

    (Theater - Saturday, February 29, 2020)

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    Into America's Wild 3D

    The Search for the Hidden Wonders of Nature

    Narrated by Morgan Freeman

    Public Premiere: Sat, Feb 29

    From the Academy Award®-nominated producers of the acclaimed hit film "National Parks Adventure" comes "Into America’s Wild" 3D, an unforgettable cross-country adventure into the hidden wonders of the natural world. A non-stop ride via kayak, bike, train, hot air balloon, zipline, kiteboard, hiking boots and more, "Into America’s Wild" visits some of the most beautiful but untamed landscapes of America, from the lush coastline of Oregon and the wilds of Alaska to the ancient canyons of the Southwest and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Trail. Setting out on this journey are three trailblazers – astronaut John Herrington, Alaskan bush pilot and youth advocate Ariel Tweto, and long-distance hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis – who share a passion for connecting people to experiences in the wild. As they wind their way through the scenic byways, ancient homelands, secret gems and hidden trails that form the natural tapestry of America, viewers will discover the special human connection we all share with nature.

    A MacGillivray Freeman Film produced in association with Brand USA.

    Sponsored locally by UnityPoint Health, OSF HealthCare, Visionary Society.

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  • Cabernet & Clay | Wheel Throwing, Feb

    (General - Saturday, February 29, 2020)

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    Cabernet & Clay | Wheel Throwing

    Sat, Feb 29 | 6:30-9 pm

    Studio 1

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy the simple pleasure of making something with your own two hands. A local artist will lead you in popular ceramic techniques, including wheel throwing or hand-building, and glazing. Once you’ve created something new, we’ll fire and glaze it for you!

    Ages 21+

    All events will include a variety of wine and light snacks, and finished pieces will be ready for pickup within 10 business days. Wine, treats, & all materials included in ticket price.

    $40 Members | $50 Public

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

    To schedule a private workshop or Wine & Art Night or Cabernet & Clay session, call 309.863.3046. All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be canceled two business days prior to the start date. Preregistration required.

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  • Relax Under the Stars | March

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, March 4, 2020)

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    Relax Under the Stars  |  FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Mar 4 | Noon-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.

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

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  • Dinner with Da Vinci

    (Exhibit - Friday, March 6, 2020)

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    Dinner with Da Vinci

    Enjoy dinner and an interactive, spellbinding performance as Leonardo unfolds his life, times & mindset!

    Fri, March 6  | 5:30-8:30 pm

    Grand Lobby, Galleries

    For one night only – travel back to the Italian Renaissance at the Museum and experience an unforgettable evening featuring the one-and-only Leonardo da Vinci!

    Whether dangling from his block and tackle or staging his Last Supper painting, Leonardo draws his audience into his imagination, wit, and vision. By using slides, monologue and theatrics, demonstrations, and audience-participatory re-enactments, this living history performance depicts just how ahead of his time Da Vinci was. Both scientist and artist, Leonardo’s intense curiosity and his dogged pursuit of knowledge enabled him to create art with the discipline, tools, and skills of a mathematical scientist.

    Suitable for all ages, this interactive performance is fun for families; open seating.

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

    SCHEDULE

    5:30-6 pm - Doors Open, Gallery Time
    6-7 pm - Buffet Dinner + Dessert, Gallery Time
    7-8:30 pm - Da Vinci Performance

    ACTIVITIES

    MENU

    • Chef-carved Roast Beef with Horseradish Sauce
    • Breast of Chicken with Honey Dijon Sauce
    • Whipped Potatoes & Gravy
    • Colorful Vegetable Blend
    • Rolls & Butter
    • Tossed Salad with Tomatoes & Dressings
    • Veggie Pasta Salad
    • Lemonade, Iced Tea & Water on tables
    • Assorted Torte Cakes + Pies

    *For special dietary restrictions please call 309.863.3046 or email hplacko@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

    COST

    Members: $50 Adult | $40 Child
    Public: $60 Adults | $50 Child

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

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  • Laser Light Night | Prince, Michael Jackson, Floyd

    (Planetarium - Saturday, March 14, 2020)

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    Laser Light Night | Prince, Michael Jackson, Floyd

    Sat, Mar 14

    6 pm | Laser Prince
    7 pm | Laser Michael Jackson
    8 pm | Laser Floyd: The Wall

    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.)

    $5 Members | $7 Public
    *Multi-show discount available: $2 off for 2 shows & $3 off for three shows per patron.

    (For 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 at 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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  • Cabernet & Clay | Wheel Thrown Pottery, Mar

    (General - Saturday, March 14, 2020)

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    Cabernet & Clay | Wheel Throwing

    Sat, Mar 14 | 6:30-9 pm

    Studio 1

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy the simple pleasure of making something with your own two hands. A local artist will lead you in popular ceramic techniques, including wheel throwing or hand-building, and glazing. Once you’ve created something new, we’ll fire and glaze it for you!

    Ages 21+

    All events will include a variety of wine and light snacks, and finished pieces will be ready for pickup within 10 business days. Wine, treats, & all materials included in ticket price.

    $40 Members | $50 Public

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

    To schedule a private workshop or Wine & Art Night or Cabernet & Clay session, call 309.863.3046. All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be canceled two business days prior to the start date. Preregistration required.

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  • Wine & Cheese Under the Stars | Mars!

    (Planetarium - Saturday, March 21, 2020)

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    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars | Mars!

    Sat, Mar 21 | 7-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Mars is the best explored planet in our Solar System other than Earth. Learn about the current exploration and latest discoveries from the red planet, and the exciting missions that are due to launch this year.

    Enjoy a variety of wines, and cheese & crackers under our spectacular night sky. Enjoy the latest news from space and take a real-time Uniview tour across the Universe with an astronomy expert as your guide. 

    Guests will 3 tokens, redeemable for up to 3 glasses of wine or soda, and a variety of cheese & crackers included in ticket price. Doors open at 6:50 pm. 

    Ages 21+

    $30 members | $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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  • Interplanetary 5K Race | One Mile Fitness Walk | Kids Fun Run

    (General - Saturday, March 28, 2020)

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    Run the Planets!

    Interplanetary 5K Race + 1 Mile Fitness Walk & 1/2 Mile Kids Fun Run

    March 28, 2020 - Register Here!

    Register by March 10 to guarantee a shirt!

    • A family oriented race/walk for participants off 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 (check-in & awards), Gateway Building (start & finish Line)

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

    TIMES

    Friday, March 27: packet pickup from 12 to 5:30 pm, Peoria Riverfront Museum

    Saturday, March 28:

    • 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

    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
    • Family Fun Run pricing: after registering 2 children, additional Fun Run participants in the same family pay only $7 each (must register by mail or in person for special pricing)
    • Make checks payable to "Peoria Riverfront Museum"

    REGISTRATION 

    Register online here.

    Registration is also available in person at the museum's front desk, and by mailing in the 2020 form.

    IVS Grand Prix participants receive $5.00 discount on registration. Please email the IVS Grand Prix Administrator at bh26.2m@gmail.com, or visit the IVS website for more information.

    T-Shirt: 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.

    AWARDS

    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. 

    DIVISIONS & RACE INFO

    5K divisions: overall male and female; 9 and under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75 and up

    Inquires: please contact Renae Kerrigan at rkerrigan@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or 309.863.3030.

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