The Dome Planetarium's 60th Anniversary

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Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Join us in celebrating 60 years of Peoria's Planetarium!

Originally opening in 1963, at Lakeview park, the planetarium has officially been taking Peoria to the stars for sixty years! Join us for space-themed activities in the museum lobby, a cake cutting, and a NEW planetarium show to celebrate this very special anniversary. 


  • Member Saturday: Incoming! | 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Space themed activities in the museum lobby | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Apollo 11: First Steps in the Giant Screen Theater | 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 
  • Cake cutting in the museum lobby | 12:30 p.m.
  • SPECIAL PLANETARIUM SHOW: Space Knowledge in 1963 vs Today | 3 p.m. 

Sponsored by the Peoria Riverfront Museum Planetarium Fund

Have you been impacted by the planetarium? Help us continue the education for another sixty years and beyond with a donation to the planetarium fund.

Donate to the Planetarium Fund HERE