Drop-in Family Programs

These drop-in style events are free to members & with regular paid admission and take place in the Museum Lobby unless otherwise noted.

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Chemistry Demonstrations

1-2 pm

2019 | Dec 7 

2020 | Jan 25, Feb 15, Mar 7, Apr 4

Stand back, watch out, and enjoy chemistry in action! Bradley University Chemistry Club students provide activities and perform chemistry demonstrations in the lobby.


Exhibit Da Vinci Programs Papas Madrigal

Peoria Area Performing Arts Studio

Madrigals Performance

Sat, Dec 21 | 1:30-3:30 pm

Grand Lobby

Come see the Peoria Area Performing Arts Studio (PAPAS) Madrigals singers perform in the Museum's Lobby during Yule Like Peoria!

Free for members and with general admission.


Mona Lisa Live!

1-3 pm

Sat, Dec 28

Grand Lobby

Watch how a masterpiece is created Saturdays throughout our new exhibition, Da Vinci - The Genius featuring the Secrets of the Mona Lisa ! Local artist, Josh Hawkins, will be painting recreations of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece Mona Lisa in the Lobby and available to speak with visitors as he works. Completed works will be for sale in the Museum Store upon completion!

Free for members and with general admission.


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Tiny Tot Explorers

11-11:30 am

Dec 19 | Winter Weather!

Classroom 1

December is the month when the winter season starts, so our theme will be …Winter Weather!

Join us every third Thursday for Tiny Tot Explorers! Preschoolers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a story and hands-on art or science activities related to the book. Each month will have a different theme that correlates to one or more of the museum’s pillars of art, science, history and achievement!

Free for members and with general admission.