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Peoria Riverfront Museum

222 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2500
+1 309-686-7000
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Recently while at the Museum, we attended a docent-led art exhibition featuring mixed art forms... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Washington, Illinois
via mobile
Cool but pricey

Really clean and new history and science center. However not terribly exciting for young children... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Adam B
Princeton, Illinois
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Peoria Riverfront Museum features international exhibitions, the Dome Planetarium, RealD Giant Screen Theater, art & natural history collections, and interactive galleries - including IHSA Peak Performance, Illinois River Experience, Discovery Worlds & The Street local history. We offer unique classes, programs and community outreach efforts that provide fun, hands-on educational experiences for all ages. The Museum is the perfect, riverfront location for one-of-a-kind event rentals - unique weddings in the sculpture garden, corporate team building activities, relaxing meeting spots, special celebrations, giant screen video game competitions and even dinners under the stars. Peoria Riverfront Museum is a privately funded AAM-accredited nonprofit museum. Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning for all - connecting art, history, science and achievement through collections, exhibitions, and programs.
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  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
222 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2500
+1 309-686-7000
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Recently while at the Museum, we attended a docent-led art exhibition featuring mixed art forms including a Picasso, an O'Keefe, multiple sculptures and other media. It was very we presented. Additionally, we sat through a show on Saturn's rings and moons in the Dome Planiterium...More

Thank Kyleandrene
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really clean and new history and science center. However not terribly exciting for young children and kind of limited for the cost of admission. Still suggest a visit, espiecally for regional history buffs, and a great downtown location.

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We became members of the museum as it was cost-effective if we planned on making multiple visits. I'm so glad we made this choice multiple times I have stopped by for a couple hours to allow the kiddos to play in between visits or doctors...More

Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is attractive both inside and outside and has many exhibit areas for all ages. We were lucky enough to visit on the last day of the current exhibition The George and Norma Kotteman Collection and were very, very lucky to be able to...More

Thank Melaney R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting exhibit. The layout was well done. The museum is very nice and the parking convenient. A good selection of restuauants just down the street

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A museum isn't a spot I'd usually associate with kids being able to get out some energy but this has a little bit of everything. I'm going to consider getting the pass as it's close to me and I know the kids will have fun...More

Thank Sejame G
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The Peoria Riverfront Museum has something for everyone. The IHSA sports exhibit is a kid pleaser, and fun for adults, as well. They have had several special exhibits, which are always well done. We have taken other couples to some of the exhibits, as well...More

Thank LoFuo
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The museum itself is kinda small with only a few exhibits. However, it has an attached theater that shows some of the same films you can see at larger Museums, and also has a nice little planetarium with several rotating shows. You can easily do...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

My fiance and I had year long free admission passes. It is a terrific deal. You get into the riverfront museum for free as well as many other museums in Central America. The museum itself has a really cool, interactive kids area and planetarium. The...More

Thank bskehbxjs
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Interesting displays and shows; well designed and organized. If I had the opportunity, I would go back again

Thank Dale F
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Lora I
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Yeah, what they said. The internet is a marvelous thing. ;)
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Response from Christie R | Reviewed this property |
The Titanic special exhibit costs $18 per adult. Scouting at the Museum for kids costs $20 for three hours. The Planetarium costs $5. Wine and Art costs $30. Family membership costs $95 and includes Free Admission for 2... More
Gail C
18 June 2015|
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Yes it does