Admission / Volunteers / Partners

Admission Prices, Volunteers & Partners

Museum Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 5:00pm

Open Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day

Admission Prices

  • Adult $9.00 Group (20+) $8.00
  • Child $3.50 (3 y/o through 8th grade) Group (20+) $3.00
  • Senior Citizen (65+) $8.00
  • Wheelchair user – no charge
  • AAA discount – $1 off Adult rate
  • Blue Star discount – free to active service members and their families between May 16, 2020 (Armed Forces Day) and September 7, 2020, Labor Day.

Partner Organizations

The museum has benefited greatly by partnering with the Early Ford V8 Club which maintains a display that changes monthly, and with the Heart of Illinois Fire Enthusiasts and Collectors who have beautifully restored a 1931 Ahrens Fox Fire Truck which belonged to the Peoria Fire Department.

The Peoria Historical Society is a partner organization that owns a number of items on display at the museum.

With the help of over 75 volunteers, we maintain the buildings, care for the exhibits and build new ones, host our many happy visitors and guide many groups including lots of children and senior citizens, church groups and scouts. These are some of our volunteer opportunities:

  • Dust cars
  • Polish chrome
  • Computer data entry
  • Hosts
  • Guides
  • Receptionists
  • Display construction
  • Display maintenance
  • Website maintenance
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Librarian