Summer of T. Rex

Welcome to Peoria Riverfront Museum's Summer of T. Rex!

Peoria Riverfront Museum's “Summer of T. Rex” programming takes T. rex into the rest of the museum with Giant Screen Theater dinosaur films, a special Dome Planetarium show, a Dino Lab makers space, art contest, live lecture series and more. More to come! Check back!

GET A MEMBERSHIP! IT'S WORTH IT!  Members get into all exhibitions and planetarium shows for FREE! Plus members get discounts on store merchandise & movies! Members also get free access to 300-1600 museum WORLDWIDE. Not a member? Click HERE!

EXPERIENCE THE EXHIBITION

WORLDWIDE TRAVELING DEBUT! FIRST STOP PEORIA!

T. REX: The Ultimate Predator

May 29 – September 6, 2021
Presented by CEFCU

Warning, you may never think of T. rex the same way again!

T. rex: The Ultimate Predator presents the most scientifically accurate model of Tyrannosaurus rex to date, including plumage, featuring life-size feathered replicas of the world’s most iconic dinosaur, from a fluffy hatchling to city-bus-sized adult. Although the mega-predator could crush prey with a 7,800-pound bite force, research finds that it was also very smart and sensitive. The exhibition’s interactive features provide fun encounters for all ages, including the T. rex “roar mixer,” a skeleton shadow theater and a full-sized animated T. rex that responds to movements. “T. rex: The Ultimate Predator” comes directly to Peoria from creator American Museum of Natural History, NYC – the “Night at the Museum” museum – which discovered the original T. Rex, AMNH 5027, in 1902 (see a replica in the exhibition)!

Presented by CEFCU; additional sponsorship provided by the Ransburg Family, Precision Planting, RLI & Corporate Visionary Society Council.

T. rex: The Ultimate Predator is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org). T. rex illustrations by Zhao Chuang; courtesy of PNSO.

WIN a $500-value ETHIOPIAN FIRE OPAL! 

Members & "T. REX: The Ultimate Predator" exhibition ticket buyers can submit your email to be in the draw!

MEET REXY

Meet Rexy, our T. Rex ambassador, Saturdays at the Museum!

T. REX Programs!

Join us for a wide variety of interactive and educational programs for all ages! 

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DISCOVER the DINO LAB!

Check out out Dino Lab Makers Space in the T. REX exhibition! Free for members and with T. REX admission. Members get a REAL Mosasaur tooth! Open Saturdays, 11 am-4 pm. 

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ASTEROIDS vs DINOSAURS | DOME PLANETARIUM

What happened to the dinosaurs? Find out where they went with this special show and enjoy our newly upgraded planetarium experience!

DINOS on the GIANT SCREEN!

“Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet”
Daily Immersive Documentary

See all 5 Jurassic Series films!

Jurassic Park "
June 4-6
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
June 11-13
Jurassic Park III
June 18-20
Jurassic World
June 25-27
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
July 2-4

PHOTO BOOTH | TAKE A PHOTO with T. REX!

Take a photo with T. Rex in the Museum Lobby! Photos available for purchase in the Museum Store.

FIND DINO GIFTS in the MUSEUM STORE!

Check out the dinosaur-themed merchandise! Members get 10% off purchases (excludes consignment items).

Check schedules and purchase exhibition and movie tickets at front desk or CLICK HERE!