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Membership July4th Wb


Thursday, July 4 | 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.  |  All you can eat. The best seat in town.

Perfect riverside viewing, indoors or outdoors, and plenty of family fun with access to Sharks , all exhibitions and galleries, the Dome Planetarium and the Giant Screen Theater!

  • Cracked Pepper all-you-can-eat buffet
  • Cash bar
  • Explore Sharks and all museum galleries
  • Enjoy Dome Planetarium laser shows every twenty minutes! 
  • See Giant Screen Theater immersive educational films on the largest Film Society screen in the nation!
  • Indoor facilities, climate controlled viewing
  • FREE water and lemonade
  • Purchase sweet treats from local vendors!
  • Reserved seating for Visionary Society members

Planetarium Show Times:

  • Spirit of America Laser Show | 6:20 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:20 p.m., 8:40 p.m. FREE WITH TICKET!

Don't wait in line! Pick up a free ticket to reserve your seat for one of these timed shows from an usher outside the Planetarium door.


Film Schedule:

  • Cities of the Future | 6:30 p.m.
  • Great White Shark | 7:30 p.m.
  • National Parks Adventure | 8:30 p.m.

MEMBERS: Adults $55 | Children (3-12) $30 

GENERAL PUBLIC: Adults $65 | Children (3-12) $40

Children 2 and under join for FREE! 



Please bring your own seating. 

Download detailed flyer HERE (pdf)

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


Thank you to our sponsors Advanced Medical Transport and Vonachen Group.