Holiday Luncheon 2018

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19th Annual Holiday Luncheon Fundraiser

Holiday Luncheon 2018

Mon, Dec 3  |  11-1 pm

Have a great time with friends as you enjoy a fabulous lunch, raffle, silent auction, and shopping in the Museum Store. All proceeds benefit the Every Student Initiative at Peoria Riverfront Museum.

11 am-12 pm  |  Social Hour, Raffle & Silent Auction

12 pm  |  Lunch

Menu

Tuscan Breast of Chicken with Butter Parsley Potatoes and Normandy Vegetables or Herb Roasted Tomato with Cavatappi Pasta in a Tuscany Cream Sauce
Lunch provided by Barrack's Cater Inn

Raffle Prizes

  •  Riverfront Museum 4th of July Backyard BBQ VIP package for 20 guests ($2000 value)
  •  Hearth & Patio $1000 gift certificate
  •  Apple Watch Series 4 with Cellular donated by The Digital Store ($500value)
  •  Jones Bros. Jewelers $500 gift certificate

Raffle Tickets: 1 for $15  |  5 for $60  |  10 for $100

Silent Auction

Bid on baskets of food, products and entertainment from communities around Central Illinois!

Cost

$50 per person  |  $400 per table of 8  |  $600 per sponsor table of 8*

*includes prime seating, table favors and special recognition

Thank you to our sponsors JP Morgan Chase & Co., RLI, Prairie Home Alliance, Sally Snyder, Grace & Michael Sposato, and Chuck & Kathy Schaeffer!

Seating is limited.

For more info email SKerker@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or call 309.863.3042

  • What is the Future of Medicine? A Panel Discussion

    (Theater - Thursday, March 28, 2019)

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    “What is the Future of Medicine?”

    A panel discussion featuring Dr. Matt Bramlet, Dr. Pat Elwood, Dr. Keith Knepp, Dr. Jim McGee, Dr. Rick Pearl, Dr. John Vozenilek & others
    Moderated by Dr. Sarah Zallek

    Thu, Mar 28 | 6 pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    What innovations will shape medicine in our future? Learn from some of the leading medical minds in Peoria on what they think the future of medicine will be. Each panelist will speak for a few moments on their areas of expertise, followed by a moderated discussion. Reception with light refreshments to follow.

    Dr. Matt Bramlet
    Pediatrics, Cardiology - OSF HealthCare | Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center

    Dr. Pat Elwood
    Professor Emeritus
    University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria | Department of Neurosurgery

    Dr. Keith Knepp
    President, UnityPoint Health - Methodist and Proctor
    President, UnityPoint Clinic - Peoria, ProHealth Medical Group

    Dr. Jim McGee
    Radiation Oncology - OSF HealthCare

    Dr. Rick Pearl
    Director of Surgical Simulation | Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center

    Dr. John Vozenilek
    VP & Chief Medical Officer For Simulation, Professor of Medicine and Engineering - Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center

    Dr. Sarah Zallek
    Neurology, Pediatrics - OSF HealthCare
    Peoria Riverfront Museum Board Member

    Free & Open to the Public

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  • Coding & Robotics | Spring Break Camp

    (General - Friday, March 29, 2019)

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    Coding & Robotics | Spring Break Camp
    After Care Available

    Fri, Mar 29 | 8 am-4 pm

    Join the Riverfront Museum on to learn all about Coding & Robotics! Students will watch Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D in the Giant Screen Theater. Students will work on creating their own video game using Scratch. They will have a blast learning to use Dash Robots, Ozobots, BeeBots, and much more. They will also explore the museum's galleries!

    After care is available for $4 and runs from 4-5:30 pm. Please provide your student(s) with a nut-free sack lunch. A mid-morning snack is provided each day of camp, and a 30 minute lunch time.

    Ages 5-12

    $50 Members | $60 Public

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

    If you need to further customize your camp experience, or if you are looking to apply the Caterpillar, Inc. discount (applicable to non-museum-members only), please call 309-863-3015 for assistance. All supplies provided for classes, workshops, and programs unless otherwise noted. All paid classes, workshops, and 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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  • Museum After Dark | I Need My Space

    (General - Saturday, March 30, 2019)

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    Museum After Dark | I Need My Space

    Sat, Mar 30 | 7-10 pm

    Peoria to Mission Control – Museum After Dark is back!

    Join us for an evening filled with spectacular space science and moon merriment. Take A Trip to the Moon in the Giant Screen Theater, experience stellar star shows in the Dome Planetarium, and observe the night sky on our Sun Plaza with telescopes (weather permitting). If you want to come back down to Earth while you’re here, check out our current exhibitions - American Decoy: The Invention and 10 Medical Inventions That Changed the World.

    Plus, in the Museum Lobby:
    Intergalactic science demos and hands-on activities: touch a meteorite, DIY galactic bath bomb, & more!
    Strike your best astronaut pose & take your photo on the Moon with our Green Screen Photo Booth.
    A cash bar will be available with beer and wine, plus an out-of-this-world signature drink, Space Pop!

    Ages 21+

    $10 for 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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  • "Superpower Dogs" 3D

    (Theater - From Saturday, March 30, 2019 until Sunday, March 31, 2019)

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    "Superpower Dogs" 3D

    Opens March 30!

    Join an immersive Giant Screen adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes.

    Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow ‘Halo’, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet ‘Henry’, an avalanche rescue expert in the Canadian Rockies, ‘Reef’, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, ‘Ricochet’, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, ‘Tipper and Tony’, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa.

    As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!

    Buy tickets online now - click here!

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  • Healing, Teaching, Caring

    (General - Sunday, March 31, 2019)

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    Healing, Teaching, Caring

    Sun, March 31 | 2 pm

    Auditorium

    Come explore the exciting history of nursing from Florence Nightingale to today. We will explore the history of Methodist College and its rich heritage here in central Illinois.

    Free for Members & with General Admission | $4 Public (Lecture Only)

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

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  • Relax Under the Stars | April

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, April 3, 2019)

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    Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Apr 3 | 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.

    Upcoming Dates: May 1, Jun 5, Jul 3

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

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  • Joel Barber: The Most Susceptible Bird

    (General - Thursday, April 4, 2019)

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    Joel Barber: The Most Susceptible Bird
    Featuring Kory Rogers

    Thu, Apr 4 | 6 pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    Please join Shelburne Museum’s chief curator Kory Rogers as he explores the life and artwork of pioneering decoy collector, author, and carver Joel Barber (1876-1952). A modernist Manhattan architect and non-hunter, Barber was one of the first collectors to appreciate the formal artistic qualities of decoys, which he called “floating sculptures”. After his death in 1952, Barber’s 400 decoys and personal archives were purchased by Shelburne Museum, becoming the cornerstone of the institution’s renowned collection. Mr. Rogers will also debut his latest research discovery, piecing together Joel Barber’s unfinished second book.

    You can see some of the Shelburne’s decoys in the Riverfront Museum’s current exhibition, “AMERICAN DECOY: The Invention”.

    Free and Open to the Public

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

    For more information or questions calling 309.686.7000

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  • Membership Swap Weekend

    (Exhibit - From Friday, April 5, 2019 until Sunday, April 7, 2019)

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    Membership Swap Weekend 2019

    Sat, April 6 & Sun, April 7

    Are you a member of Peoria Zoo, Wildlife Prairie Park, Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria Historical Society or Peoria PlayHouse? Enjoy a weekend of free general admission* to all five of these Peoria-area attractions when you present your membership card and photo ID.

    For more information, visit our websites or Facebook pages. Remember, you must present your photo ID and Membership Cards. For replacement cards, please contact your facility by March 14th!

    FOR MEMBERSHIP INFO

    Peoria Historical Society | 309.674.1921
    Peoria PlayHouse | 309.323.6900
    Peoria Riverfront Museum | 309.686.7000
    Peoria Zoo | 309.686.3365
    Wildlife Prairie Park | 309.676.0998

    *Charges may apply for additional experience

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  • They Shall Not Grow Old 3D

    (Theater - From Friday, April 5, 2019 until Sunday, April 7, 2019)

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    They Shall Not Grow Old

    Fri, Apr 5 | 6 pm, 8:15 pm
    Sat, Apr 6 | 1:30 pm, 3:45 pm, 6 pm, 8:15 pm
    Sun, Apr 7 | 1:30 pm, 3:45 pm, 6 pm

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Giant Screen Theater

    Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the friends they made and their dreams of the future.

    1h 39m | Rated R

    Watch the trailer - click here.

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  • Duck-A-Palooza | Carving Demos, & More!

    (General - Saturday, April 6, 2019)

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    Duck-A-Palooza | Carving Demos, & More!

    Sat, Apr 6 | 11 am-3 pm

    Lobby

    Learn all about decoys in this fun filled day! Contemporary decoy carvers Pat Gregory, Gene Everett, Lance Irving, and Larry K. will be demonstrating aspects of decoy carving and painting, and will have decoys for sale. Plus activities for families will be in the museum lobby, and don’t miss touring our exhibition “AMERICAN DECOY: The Invention”.

    Free for Members & with General Admission

    For more information or questions calling 309.686.7000.

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  • Art Club | April

    (General - Tuesday, April 9, 2019)

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    Art Club

    Tue, Apr 9 | 1-2 pm

    Boardroom

    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!

    This month's topic is Dame Laura Knight!

    If you would like to discuss a piece please email: slessen@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.

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

    Free to members and with general admission.

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

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  • Chemistry Demonstrations | Apr 13

    (General - Saturday, April 13, 2019)

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    Chemistry Demonstrations

    Sat, Apr 13 | 1-2 pm

    Lobby

    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 general admission.

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

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  • Pub Night Under the Stars | Yuri’s Night

    (Planetarium - Saturday, April 13, 2019)

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    Pub Night Under the Stars | Yuri’s Night

    Sat, Apr 13 | 7-9 pm

    Planetarium

    On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to enter space. Each year around this anniversary there is a worldwide space party to celebrate the human achievement of entering space. Enjoy up to 3 beers and delicious food while learning about the current night sky, Yuri’s epic trip to space, and touring the solar system and beyond.

    These evenings are held 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 using our immersive real time software.

    Guests will receive up to 3 craft beers & delicious food included in ticket price.

    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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  • Wine & Art | Pollock

    (General - Saturday, April 13, 2019)

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    Wine & Art | Pollock

    Sat, Apr 13 | 7-9 pm

    Studio 2

    Spend the evening relaxing and creating at one of our Wine & Art Night events! Local artist, Eugene Nana Ekow Maison, will guide you in creating your own unique version of a Jackson Pollock action painting! All materials, wine and light snacks are provided. Seating is limited, so register early!

    Ages 21+

    $30 Members | $36 Public

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

    All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required. If you are interested in scheduling a private Wine & Art for a special occasion or for your organization, contact Shelby at 309.863.3015.

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  • Music at the Museum | 50,000 Notes Presto, Encore!

    (General - Sunday, April 14, 2019)

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    Music in the Museum | 50,000 Notes Presto, Encore!

    Sun, Apr 14 | 6:30 pm

    Grand Lobby

    Following his enormously popular visit in 2009, French piccolo player Jean-Louis Beaumadier returns to Peoria to perform a delightful program of light-hearted works. Enjoy his dazzling technique as he and his wife perform "50,000 Notes Presto." A reception with champagne and desserts will follow, offering the audience the chance to meet one of the world's foremost piccolo virtuosi.

    Doors open at 6 pm
    Concert begins at 6:30 pm

    Featuring:
    Jean-Louis Beaumadier, piccolo
    Véronique Poltz, piano
    with appearance by Kyle Dzapo, flute

    $20 Members | $25 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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  • Inventors' Workshop | Spring Break Camp

    (General - Friday, April 19, 2019)

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    Inventors' Workshop | Spring Break Camp
    After Care Available

    Fri, Apr 19 | 8 am-4 pm

    Join the Riverfront Museum to learn all about invention! Students will watch Extreme Weather 3D in the Giant Screen Theater and learn how inventions are built to help keep people safe. Students will have a blast creating their own inventions and using Lego bricks to see their designs come to life! They will also explore the museum galleries including Ten Medical Inventions That Changed the World!

    After care is available for $4 and runs from 4-5:30 pm. Please provide your student(s) with a nut-free sack lunch. A mid-morning snack is provided each day of camp, and a 30 minute lunch time.

    Ages 5-12

    $50 Members | $60 Public

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

    If you need to further customize your camp experience, or if you are looking to apply the Caterpillar, Inc. discount (applicable to non-museum-members only), please call 309.863.3015 for assistance. All supplies provided for classes, workshops, and programs unless otherwise noted. All paid classes, workshops, and 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 | Laser Floyd

    (Planetarium - Saturday, April 20, 2019)

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    LASER LIGHT NIGHT | Laser Floyd

    Sat, Apr 20 
    6 pm  |  Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
    7 pm  |  Laser Floyd: The Wall

    Dome 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.)

    Members: $5 one show, $8 both shows | Public: $7 one show, $12 both shows
    To get combo price tickets call 309.686.7000 or visit the ticket desk in person

    For the full Laser Light Nights schedule - click here!

    Buy tickets online now - click here

    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Mad Scientists' | Spring Break Camp

    (General - Monday, April 22, 2019)

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    Mad Scientists' | Spring Break Camp
    After Care Available

    Mon, Apr 22 | 8 am-4 pm

    Join the Riverfront Museum on to learn all about science! Students will watch Flight of the Butterflies 3D in the Giant Screen Theater and learn about the scientist who discovered monarch butterfly migration. They'll have a blast doing exciting experiments and creating slime to take home, as well as getting a chance to explore the museum galleries! 

    After care is available for $4 and runs from 4-5:30 pm. Please provide your student(s) with a nut-free sack lunch. A mid-morning snack is provided each day of camp, and a 30 minute lunch time.

    Ages 5-12

    $50 Members | $60 Public

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

    If you need to further customize your camp experience, or if you are looking to apply the Caterpillar, Inc. discount (applicable to non-museum-members only), please call 309.863.3015 for assistance. All supplies provided for classes, workshops, and programs unless otherwise noted. All paid classes, workshops, and 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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  • Avengers: Endgame

    (Theater - Thursday, April 25, 2019)

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    Avengers: Endgame

    Showing Apr 25-May 16

    Giant Screen Theater

    Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers -- Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner -- must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos -- the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.

    Tickets coming soon!

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  • Homeschool Fridays

    (General - Friday, April 26, 2019)

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    Homeschool Fridays 

    Fridays, April 26-May 17

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    For more info on Homeschool Friday classes - click here

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

    All supplies provided for classes, workshops, and programs unless otherwise noted. All paid classes, workshops, and 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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  • FREE DAY! Bradley FUSE Interactive Media Day

    (General - Saturday, April 27, 2019)

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    FREE DAY! Bradley FUSE Interactive Exhibition

    Sat, April 27 | 10 am-5 pm

    Activities & all Museum exhibits, Dome Planetarium & Giant Screen Theater Free & Open to the Public

    Bradley’s 5th Annual FUSE show brings award-winning interactive design & high-tech fun to Riverfront Museum!

    Bradley’s 5th annual “FUSE: Play • Watch • Interact” experience takes place throughout the museum and all activities are free and open to the public. Entry is also free to all Museum exhibits, the Dome Planetarium and the Giant Screen Theater.

    The interactive FUSE show, which gets its name from a fusion of art and technology, is intended to engage visitors of all ages with artists and developers, as well as the latest hardware, innovation, and applications.

    The FUSE Experience

    Video Showcase
    The Giant Screen Theater is the only place in Peoria to see a custom, Bradley-designed Compendium Reel featuring current work from award-winning Interactive Media students. The high-resolution video previews departmental projects and the senior Animation students' capstone films.

    Creativity Up Close & Personal
    Stop by and chat with one of our Interactive Media majors; we love sharing our work and enthusiasm and we’d be honored to meet you. The department's Junior and Senior classes will be on hand to display the work they have created.

    Catapult Projects
    Groups of students developed, designed, programmed, and engineered original concepts that offer unique opportunities to watch and interact with not only the exhibits but with the student body who made them.

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  • Pollinator Family Day

    (General - Saturday, May 4, 2019)

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    Pollinator Family Day

    Sat, May 4 I 11 am-2 pm

    Lobby

    Join us for a fun-filled Family Day!
    Learn all about pollinators and native plants in this fun and educational event, put on in partnership with the Heart of Illinois Sierra Club. Butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, bats, beetles, and many other pollinators are facing declining populations. Learn about these wonderful creatures and what you can do to help from many community organizations.

    Tickets will be available at the museum for a showing of "Flight of the Butterflies 3D" in our Giant Screen Theater at 11 am!

    Pollinator Day activities are free. 

    Regular admission applies to museum galleries, Planetarium, and Giant Screen Theater films.

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  • The Art of the Brick | The World's Most Elaborate Display of LEGO® Art opens

    (General - From Saturday, May 25, 2019 until Monday, September 2, 2019)

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    The Art of the Brick | The World's Most Elaborate Display of LEGO® Art

    May 25 - September 1, 2019

    Presented by CEFCU

    The Art of the Brick takes LEGO somewhere you wouldn’t expect and shows you things you have never seen before. The goal with this collection of art is to demonstrate the potential of imagination and the power of creativity. - Nathan Sawaya, artist

    The Art of the Brick is a captivating exhibition, featuring intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world. The critically acclaimed collection of creative and inspiring pieces constructed using only LEGO bricks is created by renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya.

    Designed to inspire ingenuity and creativity, The Art of the Brick is the world's most elaborate display of LEGO brick art, featuring more than 100 artworks. The collection highlights original pieces as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world's most famous masterpieces made exclusively from LEGO bricks, such as van Gogh's "Starry Night" and da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" as well as a gallery showcasing an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick-infused photography produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West.

    Visitors will have the opportunity to get up-close and in-person with the fan favorite, "Yellow," a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity. In addition, visitors will be able to walk under a 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton made out of bricks and come face-to-face with a giant LEGO skull. 

    The Art of the Brick is the first major museum exhibition to use LEGO bricks as the sole art medium. Sawaya transforms LEGO bricks into tremendous and thought-provoking sculptures, elevating the toy to the realm of art. Sawaya’s ability to transform this common toy into something meaningful, his devotion to spatial perfection and the way he conceptualizes action, enables him to elevate what almost every child has played with into the status of contemporary art. 

    Interactive Activity Area

    THE ART OF THE BRICK is sure to inspire the artist within. Take inspiration from Sawaya’s artwork to create your own LEGO brick sculptures in an interactive activity area, where you can build whatever you can imagine.

    The Peoria Riverfront Museum gratefully acknowledges our exhibition presenter, CEFCU, and our exhibition sponsors, the Gilmore Foundation and the Visionary Society.

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  • GeekFest

    (General - Saturday, June 29, 2019)

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    GeekFest

    Sat, Jun 29

    All ages fun! Games, building bricks, cosplay, costume contest & more!

    Experience the Museum transformed into a nerdy night to remember at our 2nd annual GeekFest: Round 2. Challenge friends and family to video games, explore our new Art of the Brick exhibition, enjoy "Laser Floyd" and 20-minute live Uniview shows in the Dome Planetarium! Throughout the night there will be awesome panels, fabulous door prizes, awesome exhibitions in the galleries, vendors selling geeky wares and showing off cool stuff in the auditorium, as well as a juried costume contest (Be sure to review our Cosplay and Costuming Weapons Policy)

    Tickets available soon!

    Studio Ghibli Films in the Giant Screen Theater:
    Noon | Princess Mononoke 
    2:30 pm | Kiki's Delivery Service
    5 pm | Howl's Moving Castle - 15th Anniversary!
    7:30 pm | Spirited Away - Academy Award-winning Animated Film
    Tickets available soon!

    All ages welcome; under 16 cannot be admitted without a parent.

    Interested in being a vendor, panelist, or activity provider? For more info - click here.  

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