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Peoria Riverfront Museum

222 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2500
+1 309-686-7000
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Good temporary exhibits, nice planetarium, permanent installations are just okay.

The Peoria Riverfront Museum has a nice gift shop, a very nice planetarium, an IMAX theater, and an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peoria, Illinois
Feature exhibits change seasonally, great kids area!

We went to specifically see the Titanic exhibit, stayed an extra 1 1/2 hours for the kids to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pekin, 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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  • Average14%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

The Peoria Riverfront Museum has a nice gift shop, a very nice planetarium, an IMAX theater, and an indoor street scene to commemorate the history of early Peoria. These are all very nice. There is also a nice big space for temporary exhibits, which are...More

Thank idesignstuff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to specifically see the Titanic exhibit, stayed an extra 1 1/2 hours for the kids to enjoy the special section designed just for them to explore science and use hands-on tools. It was excellent!

Thank E B
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The history of Peoria section was interesting and gave in-depth insight in to Peoria,s past. The old court house clock was awesome.

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

If you get a chance to go to this museum for a movie or for an exhibit by all means go! It is an amazing treasure. The staff was extremely friendly and exhibits well-thought-out and well maintained. parking is free in the deck underneath the...More

1  Thank Danno1777
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This place was really cool! There is a lot to do that is free during certain hours and it's a blast! Some rooms you need your arm bracelet to get into bit if you time it right, you get to do some fun things free....More

1  Thank Amy D
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Even though we live 50 miles away we joined because we are in the area several times a year for shopping, etc. We have four grandkids who enjoyed this ages 14, 9, 7 and 2. They have a laser and light show going on now...More

Thank MeryMeCo
Reviewed 19 July 2017 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 17 July 2017 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 17 July 2017 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

1  Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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

1  Thank Melaney R
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Lora I
26 January 2017|
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Response from JMCSTL | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, what they said. The internet is a marvelous thing. ;)
11 November 2016|
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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