The only multidisciplinary museum of its kind in the nation, the Peoria Riverfront Museum uses art, science, history and achievement to inspire confidence, lifelong learning and talent.
Since opening in 2012, the privately funded museum has provided nearly one million experiences through major exhibitions, a permanent collection, interactive galleries, a dome planetarium, giant screen theater, and educational programming, including curricula-related experiences for all students.
The AAM-accredited, Smithsonian-affiliated nonprofit museum is supported by more than 4,000 members and donors. The private museum is housed in a county-owned LEED Gold-certified building on a campus overlooking the Illinois River. For more information, visit riverfrontmuseum.org.
How to Help
A single Peoria Riverfront Museum membership provides many benefits, including free or reduced admission to 350 to 1,600 museums worldwide through our reciprocal programs with other science, art and history museums. Families may join for $110/year and 1+1 membership is $90/year. Other benefits include free admission to galleries and planetarium shows, discounts on giant screen theater films and special member events.
Our 300 and growing Visionary Society members help to sustain our mission by giving annually. Visionary Society includes individual members who give $1,000 or more and Visionary Society Council members—including individuals, groups and companies—who give $10,000 or more. Visionary Society and Visionary Society Council members receive invitations to special events, sponsorship recognition and many more benefits.
Local corporations and businesses receive employee and customer benefits for their sponsorship gifts ranging from $2,500 to $100,000 or more that help to bring in exhibitions and create programs such as the Every Student Initiative.
Gifts of museum-quality objects to the museum, ranging from fine art to important scientific specimens, have created a collection of more than 15,000 objects. Planned gifts and endowment donations have created the museum’s $10.2 million endowment. Managed by the PRM Foundation Board, donors can create permanent named endowment funds to honor someone and generate ongoing support.
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington St.
Peoria, IL 61602
John D. Morris, President & CEO
Ruth Bittner, VP Finance & CFO
Bill Conger, Lead Curator
Barb Dawson, Director of Education & Engagement
Renae Kerrigan, Curator of Science & Planetarium Director
Anne Marie Miller, VP Development
Cathie Neumiller, VP Marketing & Communications
Kate Schureman, VP Administration & COO