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Peoria Riverfront Museum Peoria

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Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington Street
Peoria
IL
61602
Tel: 309 686 7000

Where are we going today?

The Peoria Riverfront Museum is an interdisciplinary extravaganza blanding art, history, science and achievement to an educative thrill that will get everyone seriously thinking.

The exhibits selections are unusual in that they vary according to the trending interests in the city, giving it a great synchronicity with current events and rendering it an exciting extension of the classroom.

Plus the Dome planetarium offers over 30 glorious star shows and lectures, and their Giant Screen Theatre offers a variety of immersive 3D movies as a treat for after.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$21
  • Children$17
  • Free Under: 2 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

June through August: Sunday 12noon to 5pm, Monday through Thursday 10am to 5pm. Friday 10am to 8pm,

Plus selected Mondays.

I'm Hungry!

The museum has a concession stand in the Giant Screen Theater lobby..

Any Top Tips?

Prices quoted are for full access combo tickets where one can try everything. Lesser access tickets are available at less cost..

What people are saying?

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    Solid history of the area, both in the human history as well as geological history. The museum is well done and the IMAX is an excellent spot to see movies.

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    I'm a repeat visitor to the Peoria Riverfront Museum. I am originally from Chicago, and have spent most of my life within close distance to the Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Adler planetarium, the Art Institute, etc, and I've had the distinct pleasure of visiting all of them several times. The Peoria Riverfront Museum is not any of these (which target specific audiences from a large population), and it is really unfair to compare it to any one of these museums.

    Instead the PRM has tried to engage everyone within the community,...Read More

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    Got to see some Ansel Adams photography which was pretty pleasant. All the staff seemed pleased to be around as well. All and all an enjoyable visit to the local museum.

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    Great for kids.

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    This place socks

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by Jonathan Stef

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I'm a repeat visitor to the Peoria Riverfront Museum. I am originally from Chicago, and have spent most of my life within close distance to the Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Adler planetarium, the Art Institute, etc, and I've had the distinct pleasure of visiting all of them several times. The Peoria Riverfront Museum is not any of these (which target specific audiences from a large population), and it is really unfair to compare it to any one of these museums.

Instead the PRM has tried to engage everyone within the community, and I believe that they have done that very well.
The IHSA exhibit will get your blood pumping, the river museum combines river history with river engineering (along with a huge fish tank), there are two art galleries with rotating exhibits (Chihuly!), a history exhibit with some fascinating information about Peoria (not just about Caterpillar), and a phenomenal planetarium. This museum has a lot of varied things to see and do, some of which I have preferred over others, but in general, everyone from any age group can find something rich and enjoyable to see and do. I especially like the extra things that they do, including the in-lobby mobile exhibits, demonstrations, and the stream table. I've really enjoyed the Museum and plan on visiting again!

PS: It should be stated that they have the single best movie theater in ALL of Illinois.

PPS: Prices have changed to $8 Adult admission (definitely worth it considering you will spend at least this much in gas driving to the next closest museum) and $13 Adult admission to a GST movie (compare that to $12 for IMAX which is smaller than GST).

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