Welcome to the Peoria Academy of Science website. We are located in Peoria, Illinois. Our missions is to foster the appreciation of science, to spread scientific knowledge, and to promote scientific research.
We have a number of sections (where members focus on a specific area of specialization – such as astronomy or entomology). [The links below will open in a new browser window/ tab]. Sections include:
We also have a close affiliation with the Peoria Riverfront Museum.
We offer science grants to help provide funding assistance for the new Peoria area science-oriented educational programs.
We offer a science treasure hunt for children every year. The treasure hunt typically starts in April and ends in early September.
- 2017 Treasure Hunt passport (Adobe PDF format) [version for those who can print 1 side per page]
- 2017 Treasure Hunt passport (Adobe PDF format) [version for those who can print 2 sides per page]
- Congratulations to all who completed our 2017 Science Treasure Hunt. If you are interested in the explanations for the everyday science experiments, we provide this PDF file.
We also hold an annual banquet celebrating various achievements and scholarship winners every April.
If you are a member of one of the sections, you are also a member of the Academy. If you are not a member and are interested in some area of science, we encourage you to attend one of the meetings of that section. Consider becoming a member to connect with like minded individuals in central Illinois.
You can also find us on Facebook.
We appreciate your continued support of our programs.