Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria

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The only multidisciplinary museum of its kind in the nation, the Peoria Riverfront Museum uses art, science, history, and achievement to inspire confidence, lifelong learning, and talent.

Since opening in 2012, the privately funded museum has provided nearly one million experiences through major exhibitions, a permanent collection, interactive galleries, a dome planetarium, giant screen theater, and educational programming including curricula-related experiences for all students.

The AAM-accredited, Smithsonian-affiliated nonprofit museum is supported by more than 4,000 members and donors. The private museum is housed in a county-owned LEED Gold-certified building on a campus overlooking the Illinois River.

For more information visit RiverfrontMuseum.org.
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  • We came for the Guitar exhibit - which was amazing. I’m guessing the planetarium is great, but we didn’t check it out. Little kids will want some hands on things that were closed while we were there.....  more »
  • This is a really great little museum. They have a dome planetarium also and have shows in it at different times. There is also a 3 D theater but I have not been there yet. Really love this place...  more »
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  • Love this museum. They offer all sorts of events and movie showings. The riverfront is usually a nice place to walk on a sunny day as well. My recommendation: if you like movies you have to check out the giant screen theater. It's 2 stories tall and 3 stories wide. They don't offer all movies (it's a museum remember) but the ones they do have are incredible. The best 3d you'll get. Ticket prices and concessions are very reasonable as well. Also, they have bottles of beer! Unheard of in this area except around Bloomington. For sure, check this place out! Parking is EASY.
  • A good place to spend an hour or two. The theatre is comfortable and you can buy snacks and drinks like a regular theatre. They had several good choices of movies. We saw Apollo 11. The hands on area was entertaining to us older “kids” as well as to the young ones. The exhibit this time was LEGO. It’s amazing to see what they can do with them. I give it a 4 because every area costs $. The website wasn’t clear on that.

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