Peoria Riverfront Museum: Upcoming Events

Written By: Andrew Ketterer

Peoria Riverfront Museum is one of the best ways to get you through these last few weeks of cold weather in Central Illinois. In addition to the already stunning displays and exhibits, there are usually special activities going on each week ranging from lessons in fine glass blowing to tailgating under the stars.


Whatever your family is interested in, there’s no doubt that Peoria Riverfront Museum will have something to keep everyone entertained!

Here are a few upcoming events at the museum. Which event will you be penciling in on your calendar?


Fish Feeding at Illinois River Encounter

Saturday, March 1, 3 and 3:30 p.m.

Check out the museum’s 400-gallon fish tank and learn about the native species living in the Illinois River Encounter, while watching experts feed the fish. This event is free to members and with regular paid admission.


Lunch Break Learning: Fine Glass Blowing

Wednesday, March 5, 12:15–12:45 p.m.

Get out of the office for lunch and learn how studio glass is made. Jaremie Draper, local glass artists, will discuss the entire process. Lecture admission is $3 (does not include admission to galleries or planetarium).


YPGP March Social

Thursday, March 6, 5-7 p.m.

The Younger Professionals of Greater Peoria are hosting a network event at Peoria Riverfront Museum. The exhibits and planetarium shows will be available to those attending this “business after hours” event. This event is free for Interact Track and Visionary members and $5 for all other members. All RSVP’s should be sent to


Wine and Cheese Under the Stars

Friday, March 7, 7-9 p.m.

White Oak Vineyards will be the featured winery at this unique event at Peoria Riverfront Museum. Relax, sip local wines and enjoy the starry view as the host takes you on a tour of the universe in the Dome Planetarium. This event costs $25 for members and $30 for others. Register by calling 309-686-7000.


Chemistry Demonstrations

Saturday, March 8, 1-2 p.m.

Bradley University Chemistry Club students will perform some amazing chemistry demonstrations that will have you excited about science. So stand back, watch out and prepare to be amazed by these innovative activities. This is free to members and with regular paid admission.


Central Illinois Youth Symphony Flute Choir Concert & Lecture

Sunday, March 9, 2 p.m.

Explore the Science of Music during and afternoon of fun, friends and beautiful music by the Central Illinois Youth Symphony Flute Choir. The director will explain how music helps students and what it takes for the group to be prepared for a performance. This event is free for Immerse Track and Visionary members, $5 for members and $8 for the public.


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