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River City Labs | Peoria's Maker Space and Innovation Center

Innovation. Education.

Building community through technology and design.

Welcome To River City Labs

We are a community of creators. People who, when they aren’t creating, they are thinking about the next project they want to create, and maybe the project after that. When RiverCityLabs was started, it was started with the goal of building a community workshop where people can build anything they dreamed of, without being held back by budgets, space concerns, or angry spouses.

The end result was an incredible community of sharing and craftsmanship. As a result of our member base of passionate people, we have grown into a prominent 501(c)3 organization in the heart of Peoria's Historic Warehouse District. We have tools at the space from tape measures to table saws, soldering irons to tig welders, and they are all available for our members to use.

Bring out your inner maker!

Want to make awesome things, but don’t know how to use the tools? Thats cool, there are members that love to teach. We host classes, networking nights, and even bbq’s. You can take advantage of group classes, or come to build nights for one-on-one assistance. You don't have to have any previous experience—this is a place to learn and have fun.

Not into creating, but still want to help?

Click here to find out more about sponsoring RiverCityLabs.

Thank you!

Midwest MakerFest, part of Ignite Peoria, was a massive success. We wanted to thank everyone who came out to the event, and an extra thank you to everyone who participated. You're the reason for the success of this event.

If you missed the show, or you have no idea what we're even talking about, then visit the Ignite Peoria website to find out what you've been missing. You can also see pictures and videos from previous events, and find out about what's coming up next time!

Find Out More! →

Advanced Engineering

Design. Educate. Motivate.


We also participate in many community events as a group, such as Ignite Peoria and Engineering Day at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. We also help run STEAM events with organizations like the University of Illinois, Peoria Park District, and sponsor several educational events throughout the year.

You can be a part of all of it! As we continue to grow, create, and expand, there will be even more opportunities to get involved in building the community. The future of RiverCityLabs is up to its members.

Become a Member!

Like what you see? Become a member!! Members can get unlimited 24 hour access to the shop, access to our Slack Community (24 hour private online community for our members), reduced class pricing and MORE!!

We’re always looking for motivated makers, that help build this community, and work throughout the city to promote the maker movement. RiverCityLabs is dedicated to turning dreamers into doers! Become a doer today!

Starving Member

$30 Monthly

Access to Build Nights

Slack access

Reduced prices on some classes

Full Member

$45 Monthly

$486 Yearly

24-hour access

Slack Access

Reduced prices on all classes

Family Member

$55 Monthly

$594 Yearly

24-hour access

Slack Access

Reduced prices on all classes

2 adults and children in same household

Digital Member

$5 Monthly

Slack access only

Become a Sponsor

River City Labs simply couldn't exist without the gracious sponsorship donations that we've received. Whether it's a one-time donation, or recurring monthly help, our sponsors allow us to continue shaping this community, and turning more and more people from dreamers, to doers. We have big goals for the future of RCL, and sponsorships are a key component for that growth.

As a licensed 501(c)3, your donation is tax deductible, and every penny of it goes toward our educational endeavors in the community. Whether it's an educational workshop, STEM training, or volunteering our time to the Peoria Public Schools, we promise to always use your sponsorship dollars to educate and enlighten the next generation of builders, makers, engineers, and doers.

Click here to become a sponsor today!