Peoria Riverfront Museum

Peoria, IL

Where are we going?

Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington St
IL 61602

309 686 7000

What is there to do?

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.

These exhibits are always changing too, so there will always be something new to see!

Some exhibits might cover the Golden Age of Disney, or you might find yourselves learning about Ten Medial Inventions That Changed The World. Kids might learn more about famous artworks, such as the Mona Lisa, or it might be 100 years of theater history that takes your fancy!

It's not just the exhibits at the Peoria Riverfront Museum that will engage you. The museum is also home to the Green Screen Theater, which is five by seven stories high!! You may find yourself diving for cover when a 20 foot tall elephant charges at you, or you might duck when the F-14 fighter jet approaches you at the speed of sound!

Your day out at the museum might be just out of this world when you visit the Dome Planetarium too! Here there are more than 30 digital shows to choose from that will take you into our galaxy and beyond. Not only that, the planetarium features real-sky and real-time adventures in Peoria's night sky!

So whether it's historic exhibits, space adventures or thrilling theater shows, there will be something for all at the popular Peoria Riverfront Museum!

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How much does it cost?

Adults: Exhibits & Planetarium: $11 / Theater from $7.50. Combo tickets from $15

Children: Exhibits & Planetarium: $9, Theater from $5.50, Combo tickets from $13 (Ages 3-17)

Free Under: 2 years.


Need a little extra help?

Just give them a call to chat about the accessibility, they will be happy to help!


When can we go?

12pm - 5pm Sundays, 10am - 5pm Tues to Sat

Closed most Mondays (check online for Monday openings), but open year round


Any top tips?

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

I’m Hungry!

The museum has a concession stand in the Giant Screen Theater lobby and they sell Space Ice Cream in the gift shop! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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