Events

  • Oscar Documentary: The Look of Silence

    (Theater - Sunday, February 26, 2017)

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    The Look of Silence

    Sun, Feb 26 | 2 pm

    Screening of the 2016 Academy Award nominated documentary “The Look of Silence,” which focuses on the 1965 Indonesian genocide. An informal audience discussion on present-day genocide issues led by Keith Porter of the Stanley Foundation will follow the showing.

    Buy "The Look of Silence" tickets online now - click here!

    For more information or to purchase tickets over the phone - call 309-686-7000. 

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  • Engineering Challenge: Build a Boat

    (General - Tuesday, February 28, 2017)

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    Engineering Challenge: Build a Boat

    Tues, Feb 28 |  5-6 pm

    Studio 3

    What stops a ship from sinking? Learn all about the delicate physics of density and buoyancy, and then put your knowledge to the test! How much weight will your boat hold?
    Shelby Lessen: Museum Educator, BA

    Ages 7-10

    $10 Members | $12 Public

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

    All supplies are provided for classes and workshops unless otherwise noted. All workshops require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

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  • Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event!

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, March 1, 2017)

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    Relax Under the Stars  |  FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Mar 1 | 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, 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: Apr 5, May 3, Jun 7

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

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  • WTVP's Nature Returns to Emiquon | FREE PREVIEW

    (Theater - Thursday, March 2, 2017)

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    WTVP's Nature Returns to Emiquon | FREE PREVIEW

    Thu, Mar 2 | 7 PM

    Giant Screen Theater

    Mother Nature has converted what was once thousands of acres of row crops into a mosaic of natural habitats that is home to birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles. Seeds that were dormant for 80 years have sprung to life by just adding water.

    Life as it was for millennia has returned to Emiquon Preserve in Fulton County.

    Reserve tickets online now - click here

    Tickets & more info also available by phone: 309­.495.­0547.

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  • Chemistry Demonstrations

    (General - Saturday, March 4, 2017)

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    Chemistry Demonstrations 

    Sat, Mar 4 | 1-2 pm

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    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 regular paid admission.

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  • Wine & Cheese Under the Stars | Kickapoo Creek Winery

    (Planetarium - Saturday, March 4, 2017)

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    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars |  Featuring Kickapoo Creek Winery 

    Sat, Mar 4 | 7-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Featuring wines from Kickapoo Creek Winery in Edwards, Illinois. Wine & Cheese Under the Stars lets you relax with a variety of local wines under a spectacular full-dome 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. Wine & Cheese Under the Stars lets you relax with a variety of local wines under a full-dome spectacular night sky. Guests will receive up to three glasses of wine or sparkling juice, and a variety of cheese & crackers with paid admission.

    $30 members | $33 public

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

    Must be 21 or older to attend. Up to 3 glasses of wine included in ticket. 

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  • Measuring the Heavens: Nautical Navigation

    (General - Sunday, March 5, 2017)

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    Measuring the Heavens: Nautical Navigation with Jack Daleske

    Sun, Mar 5 | 2 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    This star talk will focus on the history of navigating at sea and how the science of measuring the heavens was driven by the practical needs of those on Earth. Join Planetarium Educator Jack Daleske as he “travels” across the world from ancient Athens to 18th century Barbados in our Dome Planetarium.

    Free for members and with general admission.

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

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  • Senior Morning

    (General - Wednesday, March 8, 2017)

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    Senior Morning

    Wed, Mar 8 | 10-11 am 

    Auditorium & Galleries

    Theme TBD. Educational events take place every other month on Wednesday morning and cover topics from Museum exhibits to educational movies. Held in the Lakeview Room Auditorium (Riverfront Museum, Water Street level). 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
    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 Ann Schmitt at 309.863.3028.

    Free event for seniors. Does not include admission to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition or the Giant Screen Theater.

    For more info call 309.863.3028.

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  • Museum After Dark: Titanic Murder Mystery - SOLD OUT!

    (General - Friday, March 10, 2017)

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    Museum After Dark: Titanic Murder Mystery - SOLD OUT

    Fri, Mar 10 | 7-9 pm

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    Join the Riverfront Museum in an evening to remember. Come solve a Titanic-themed murder mystery, assemble your own team or join one at the Museum! Light appetizers and one free drink are included in ticket price with a cash bar available.

    $30 Members l $33 Public

    Minimum Participation Required. Must be 21 or older. All materials included.

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  • Titanic 3D | Mar 11

    (Theater - Saturday, March 11, 2017)

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    Titanic 3D

    Sat, Mar 11  |  6:30 pm
    Sun, Mar 12  |  5 pm

    Experience the world's most beloved and acclaimed film like never before - in 3D & on the Giant Screen!

    The journey of "Titanic" begins in the present, at the site of the ship's watery grave, two-and-a-half miles under the ocean surface. An ambitious fortune hunter (Bill Paxton) is determined to plumb the treasures of this once-stately ship, only to bring to the surface a story left untold. The tragic ruins melt away to reveal the glittering palace that was Titanic as it prepares to launch on its maiden voyage from England. 

    Rated PG-13 | 3h 15m

    Buy tickets online now!

    Sat, Mar 11, 6:30 pm - click here!

    Sun, Mar 12, 5 pm - click here!

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  • Scouting at the Museum: Super Science!

    (General - Saturday, March 11, 2017)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Super Science!
    Sat, Mar 11 | 12pm – 3 pm

    Location: Studio 2

    Explore the science behind static electricity, light, and density! While this workshop is intended for Wolf Cub Scouts to earn their Super Science belt loop, it is open to scouts and family members of all ages. There will be a short snack break. Scouts are welcome to bring a snack or money for the concession stand.

    Scouts $20 | Chaperones $5.50
    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Group rates are available for groups of 5 or more and include 1 chaperone per 5 scouts.
    Tickets and more info also available at the museum or by phone: 309.868.7000.

  • Titanic 3D | Mar 12

    (Theater - Sunday, March 12, 2017)

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    Titanic 3D

    Sun, Mar 12  |  5 pm

    Experience the world's most beloved and acclaimed film like never before - in 3D & on the Giant Screen!

    The journey of "Titanic" begins in the present, at the site of the ship's watery grave, two-and-a-half miles under the ocean surface. An ambitious fortune hunter (Bill Paxton) is determined to plumb the treasures of this once-stately ship, only to bring to the surface a story left untold. The tragic ruins melt away to reveal the glittering palace that was Titanic as it prepares to launch on its maiden voyage from England. 

    Rated PG-13 | 3h 15m

    Buy tickets online now!

    Sun, Mar 12, 5 pm - click here!

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  • Scouting at the Museum: Home Scientist

    (General - Sunday, March 12, 2017)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Home Scientist
    Sun, Mar 12th | 12pm – 3pm Location: Studio 2

    This Scouting at the Museum event is a one day workshop for Brownies to earn their Home Scientist badge with safe but exciting experiments that might not be possible at home. The girl scouts will learn the basics of chemistry as they make their own batch of liquid nitrogen ice cream and “space putty” to take home. Other experiments include static electricity, chemical reactions, and density. The workshop includes everything the scouts need to get their patch!
    While this workshop is intended for brownies to earn their Home Scientist patch, it is open to scouts and family members of all ages. There will be a snack break for the scouts to enjoy their ice cream. Scouts are welcome to bring a snack or money for the concession stand.

    Scouts $20 | Chaperones $5.50
    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Group rates are available for groups of 5 or more and include 1 chaperone per 5 scouts.
    Tickets and more info also available at the museum or by phone: 309.868.7000.

  • Art Club: Frieze of Parnassus at the Albert Memorial

    (General - Tuesday, March 14, 2017)

    Art Club: Frieze of Parnassus at the Albert Memorial

    Mar 14 | 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! 

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

    Free with General Admission

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  • Wine & Art Night | Hand Lettering with Chelsie Tamms of Lettering Works

    (General - Saturday, March 18, 2017)

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    Wine & Art Night Hand Lettering with Chelsie Tamms of Lettering Works (LetteringWorks.com)

    Sat, Mar 18 | 7-9 pm

    Studio 2

    Join local artist Chelsie Tamms of Lettering Works who will lead you in creating a piece of art! You'll enjoy a selection of wines while creating something beautiful. Grab a few friends or plan to make new ones while you make the perfect decoration or gift for someone! All materials and wine are included.

    $30 members | $33 public

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

    All materials are included, Must be 21 or older only. To schedule a private workshop, and or Wine & Art Night, call Taylor Stef at 309.863.3034. This program requires at least 3 participants to run.

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  • Art-spiration: Fish Finger Puppets!

    (General - Saturday, March 25, 2017)

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    Art-spiration: Fish Finger Puppets!

    Sat, Mar 25 | 1:30-2:30 pm

    Lobby

    Looking for a little art-spiration? Stop by the lobby for a free family-friendly workshop that encourages teamwork, investigation and imagination!

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Interplanetary 5K Race

    (General - Saturday, March 25, 2017)

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    Run the Planets!

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

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    • 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

    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 24: packet pickup from 12 to 5:30 pm, Riverfront Museum

    Saturday, March 25:

    • 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)                                      5K Race without shirt                  $20 ($25 race day) 
    • 1 Mile Fitness Walk     $20 ($25 race day)                                     1Mile Walk without shirt               $15 ($20 race day)
    • Kids' Fun Run             $15 (includes Terry the Tractor book)         Kids' Fun Run 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 

    Click here to register online. You may also register in person at the museum, or download this form and mail it in.

    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 pre-registered race participants have the option to receive a 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. 

    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.

  • Spring Into Science!

    (General - From Monday, April 10, 2017 until Monday, April 17, 2017)

    Spring Into Science!

    April 10-16 & April 17 | 1:30-2:30 pm

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    Stop by the Riverfront Museum to see how you can add a little extra science and a lot more fun to your spring break! We’ll be demonstrating awesome science activities and experiments in the lobby that are perfect for the whole family. Best of all, we’ll give you an instruction sheet so you can recreate the fun at home!

    Full Schedule:

    Mon, Apr 10 | Finding Fingerprints
    Tues, Apr 11 | Quick & Easy Crystal Gardens
    Wed, Apr 12 | Inherited Genes
    Thurs, Apr 13 | Plastic Milk
    Fri, Apr 14 | Homemade Hot Ice
    Sat, Apr 15 | DNA Extraction
    Mon, Apr 17 | Finding Fingerprints

    Free to members and with regular paid admission.

  • Scouting at the Museum: Sky is the Limit!

    (General - Saturday, April 22, 2017)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Sky is the Limit!
    Sat, Apr 22th | 12pm - 3pm
    Location: Illinois River Classroom

    This workshop is intended to help Tiger Cub Scouts learn astronomy and earn their Sky is the Limit belt loop. The workshop will fulfill requirements 3-8 and prepare the Scouts for requirements for their night hike (requirements 1 & 2).
    The workshop includes a planetarium show, a lesson on constellations and the science behind the stars, and hands-on time for Scouts to make their own planisphere (star-chart) and practice with them. They will also practice with a telescope (weather permitting).
    While the event is intended for Tiger scouts to earn their Sky is the Limit belt loop, it is open to Scouts and family members of all ages. There will be a snack break. Please bring a lunch or money for the concession stand.

    Scouts $20 | Chaperones $5.50
    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Group rates are available for groups of 5 and more and include 1 chaperone per 5 Scouts.
    Tickets and more info also available at the museum or by phone: 309.868.7000.

  • Cabernet & Clay | Hand Built Ceramics

    (General - Saturday, April 22, 2017)

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    Cabernet & Clay | Hand Built Ceramics

    Sat, Apr 22  |  6:30-9 pm

    Studio 1

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy the simple pleasure of making something with your own two hands. Local teacher and artist, Al Corpuz, will lead you in a variety of ceramic techniques, including glazing, wheel throwing, and hand-building! Best of all, once you’ve created it, we’ll fire and glaze it for you! All events will include a variety of wine and light snacks, and finished pieces will be ready for pickup within 10 business days.

    $30 members | $33 public

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

    Ages 21 and over only. All materials are included. This program is conditional upon minimum participation. If you are interested in scheduling a private Cabernet & Clay for a special occasion or for your organization, contact Taylor at 309.863.3034.

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  • Scouting at the Museum: Book Artist

    (General - Sunday, April 23, 2017)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Book Artist
    Sun, Apr 23 | 12pm – 3 pm
    Location: Classroom 1

    This is a one-day workshop for Cadettes to get creative with books! The girl scouts will learn the basics of bookbinding and will even make their own diary to take home! The workshop includes everything the scouts need to get their patch!
    While this workshop is intended for Cadettes to earn their Book Artist patch, it is open to scouts and family members of all ages. There will be a snack break. Scouts are welcome to bring a snack or money for the concession stand.

    Scouts $20 | Chaperones $5.50
    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Group rates are available for groups of 5 or more and include 1 chaperone per 5 scouts.
    Tickets and more info also available at the museum or by phone: 309.868.7000.

  • Scouting at the Museum: Craft Potter

    (General - Sunday, May 21, 2017)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Craft Potter
    Sun, May 21st | 12pm – 3pm
    Location: Studio 1

    Brownies can earn their craft potter badge in the museum pottery studio! Scouts will learn how to work with clay to make their own masterpiece. This workshop fulfills all of the requirements for the craft potter badge!

    The pieces will be fired in the studio kiln. Parents will have to pick up the finished pieces the following week.

    While this workshop is intended for brownies to earn their Home Scientist patch, it is open to scouts and family members of all ages. There will be a snack break. Scouts are welcome to bring a snack or money for the concession stand.

    Scouts $20 | Chaperones $5.50
    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Group rates are available for groups of 5 or more and include 1 chaperone per 5 scouts.
    Tickets and more info also available at the museum or by phone: 309.868.7000.

  • Scouting at the Museum: Do it Yourself Gardener

    (General - Sunday, June 4, 2017)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Do It Yourself Gardener
    Sun, Jun 4 | 12pm – 3 pm
    Location: Classroom 1

    Juniors will explore the museum learning garden and learn about the biology that surrounds us. The Scouts will make their potted plants to take home.
    There will be a snack break. Scouts are welcome to bring a snack or money for the concession stand. While this workshop is intended for Juniors to earn their DIY Gardener badge, it is open to scouts and family members of all ages.

    Scouts $20 | Chaperones $5.50
    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Group rates are available for groups of 5 or more and include 1 chaperone per 5 scouts.
    Tickets and more info also available at the museum or by phone: 309.868.7000.

  • Scouting at the Museum: Grow Something

    (General - Saturday, June 10, 2017)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Grow Something
    Sat, Jun 10th | 12pm – 3pm
    Location: Studio 1

    Wolf Scouts will explore the museum learning garden and learn about the biology that surrounds us. The Scouts will make their own terrarium to take home. In order to earn the belt loop, they will have to take care of it and track its growth over 30 days.
    While this workshop is intended for Wolfs to earn their Grow Something belt loop, it is open to scouts and family members of all ages.
    There will be a snack break. Scouts are welcome to bring a snack or money for the concession stand.

    Scouts $20 | Chaperones $5.50
    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Group rates are available for groups of 5 or more and include 1 chaperone per 5 scouts.
    Tickets and more info also available at the museum or by phone: 309.868.7000.