Events

  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

    (Theater - Saturday, July 2, 2022)

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    Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

    Sat, July 2 | 3 PM - TICKETS

    Sat, July 2 | 6:30 PM - TICKETS

    Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) battles horrible Jabba the Hut and cruel Darth Vader to save his comrades in the Rebel Alliance and triumph over the Galactic Empire. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) reaffirm their love and team with Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), the Ewoks and the androids C-3PO and R2-D2 to aid in the disruption of the Dark Side and the defeat of the evil emperor.

    Rated PG | Release date: May 25, 1983 | Director: Richard Marquand

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  • 4th of July Backyard BBQ | Best Seat in Town!

    (General - Monday, July 4, 2022)

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    4TH OF JULY BACKYARD BBQ

    MON, JULY 4, 2022 | 6-10 PM

    All you can eat. The best seat in town.

    Perfect riverside viewing, indoors or outdoors + family fun with access to "Creatures of Light," all exhibitions & galleries, Dome Planetarium & Giant Screen Theater!

    • Cracked Pepper all-you-can-eat buffet
    • Cash bar
    • Live radio broadcast
    • Explore “Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence” + all museum galleries
    • Enjoy Dome Planetarium laser shows 
    • See Giant Screen Theater immersive educational films on Illinois' Largest Screen
    • Indoor facilities, climate controlled viewing
    • FREE water & lemonade
    • Purchase treats from Young's Popcorn Heaven, Kona Ice & Sucré Sweets and Socials
    • Reserved seating for Visionary Society members

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    MEMBERS: Adults $45 | Children (3-12) $25 

    GENERAL PUBLIC: Adults $55 | Children (3-12) $35.00

    PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

    MEMBER BONUS! Bring your family & friends! Purchase up to 4 guest tickets per household at the member rate!

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    Please bring your own seating. 

    Download detailed flyer HERE (pdf)

    For more information or to purchase tickets by phone call: 309.686.7000

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    Thank you to our sponsors Advanced Medical Transport,VSI & Church Women United

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  • Laser Light Nights | Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith & Pink Floyd

    (General - Friday, July 8, 2022)

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    Laser Light Nights | Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith & Pink Floyd 

    Fri, Jul 8

    6:00 pm | Laser Zeppelin: Lazed and Confused
    7:15 pm | Laser Bowie
    8:30 pm | Laser Floyd: Welcome to the Machine 

    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!

    $7 Members | $10 Public

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

    Click Here for the full Laser Light Nights Schedule

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

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  • James Webb Space Telescope | First Images!

    (General - Tuesday, July 12, 2022)

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    James Webb Space Telescope: First Images!

    Tuesday, July 12 | 4:45 PM 

    Free to Members, $5 Others

    Join us in the Dome Planetarium as NASA reveals the highly anticipated first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most advanced telescope yet sent to space. We are partnering with NASA on this community event, and will share an exclusive stream of their expert panel discussion beginning at 5 PM. Our astronomy educators will be on hand to answer your questions and provide more explanation before and after NASA's panel discussion.

    Purchase tickets here.

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  • Pub Night Under the Stars | First Images: James Webb Space Telescope

    (General - Friday, July 22, 2022)

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    Pub Night Under the Stars | First Images from the James Webb Space Telescope

    Friday, July 22 | 7-9 PM

    Enjoy an evening of yummy food, beer, and the latest news from space in our state of the art planetarium! Each guest will receive an individual snack box featuring cheese, meats, pretzels, nuts and more from Canterbury Creations, up to three beers, and an entertaining evening under the stars. This evening, we will share the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, the largest and most advanced telescope ever sent to space. Plus, enjoy a tour of the night sky, a trip through our solar system, and a flight out to the edge of space and back.

    Doors open at 6:45 PM
    The program will be in two parts, allowing time to socialize and get more refreshments between shows.

    $45 Members | $55 Others

    Ages 21+

    Tickets your tickets today - click here. Tickets can also be purchased by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Additional questions? Contact Renae Kerrigan at rkerrigan@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or 309.863.3030.

  • Yoga Under the Stars

    (General - Friday, August 12, 2022)

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    Yoga Under the Stars 

    Enjoy a beautiful evening of yoga practice under a starry sky, without worrying about mosquitoes or rain! This evening will feature a 15 minute star talk, showing off our summer constellations. Then Heather will lead a one hour yoga practice, with beautiful stars, nebula and planets dazzling on the dome above.

    Heather Capperrune has been teaching yoga and curating unique experiences with movement in Peoria for seven years.

    Participants are asked to bring their own mats.

    Each session will be an hour and 15 minutes long.

    Fri, Aug 12th | 6 PM 
    Doors open at 5:45, Event starts at 6 PM

    Purchase tickets here.

    $20 Members | $25 Public

    All sessions are an hour and 15 minutes in length.

    Limited mats are available, please bring a mat and a light blanket. Doors open at 5:45 pm. 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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  • Laser Light Night | The Beatles, Lady Gaga & Jimmy Hendrix

    (General - Friday, August 19, 2022)

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    Laser Light Night: The Beatles, Lady Gaga & Jimmy Hendrix

    Dome Planetarium 

    Fri. Aug 19

    6:00 pm | Laser Beatles: Sgt. Pepper
    7:15 pm | Laser Lady Gaga
    8:30 pm | Laser Hendrix 

    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!

    $7 Members | $10 Public

    Buy tickets online now 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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