A Peoria Park District Facility

Field Trips

How to Book a Fieldtrip

We look forward to seeing you and your students at the PlayHouse!

Once you decide on the type of field trip best suited for your needs, please complete the PlayHouse Field Trip Agreement Form. The completed form can be faxed to 309-323-6901 or emailed to playhouse@peoriaparks.org.

You will receive a confirmation within two (2) business days.

 

FIELDTRIP OVERVIEW

  • We require a fieldtrip agreement form/request at least two weeks before your desired date. Your fieldtrip may require extra staff or volunteer assistance, for the best experience.
  • The maximum number of attendees for a PlayHouse Adventure or Field Guide field trip is 100. The maximum number of attendees for an Explore, Challenge, Become, or Spotlight field trip is 30. Adults, including teachers, chaperones, guardians and additional school staff, are included in the headcount of the field trip group.
  • An 8:1 student to adult ratio is required for all field trips. When possible, we ask that we have no more adults than children on field trips.
  • Memberships cannot be utilized on group/fieldtrip pricing.
  • Fieldtrips may begin after 9:15 am on all weekdays. There are no fieldtrips on Tuesdays.
  • Due to our limited classroom space, lunch space is not guaranteed but you may request space when booking a fieldtrip. During the spring and summer, picnic tables are available on our porch and the nearby park pavilion.

 

FIELDTRIP OPTIONS

ALL AGES

playhouse adventure

2 hours; $3.50 per student or adult

This option includes a welcome by a staff member. Chaperones explore the three floors of PlayHouse exhibits with children at your own pace.

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field guide

2 hours; $3.50 per student and free admission for up to 1 adult per 3 students (regular admission price applies to adults after exceeding 1:3 ratio)

Participating students will develop curiosity and deepen interest in topics related to PlayHouse exhibits. This visit includes paper guides for school staff and chaperones to facilitate student learning with open-ended questions during open play time.

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PRE-K - 1ST GRADE

spotlight 

Up to 3 hours; $5.50 per student; free admission for 1 adult per 3 students (regular admission price applies after exceeding 1:3 ratio)

Enjoy play time with chaperones throughout the PlayHouse and one hour of structured class time with a staff member or volunteer who leads a story time and creative take home activity related to your chosen theme.

Choose one of these themes prior to the fieldtrip:

  • Spotlight: Construction - explore what construction workers and architects do
  • Spotlight: Down on the Farm - explore crops grow on farms and farm animals
  • Spotlight: Water - explore the water cycle and life on the river
  • NEW IN 2020! Spotlight: Dinosaurs - explore what fossils are and why they are important in conjunction with our exhibit Fossils Rock 

Related resources can be found here

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2ND-3RD GRADES

explore/challenge/become

Up to 3 hours; $5.50 per student; free admission for 1 adult per 3 students (regular admission price applies after exceeding 1:3 ratio)

Students EXPLORE the PlayHouse.  Then they each choose a CHALLENGE that interests them. Finally, they BECOME engineers, actors, or shipwrights when they pick a take-home project for the last 45 minutes of the fieldtrip. Projects are led by staff members or volunteers.

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electricity exploration

Up to 3 hours; $5.50 per student; free admission for 1 adult per 3 students (regular admission price applies after exceeding 1:3 ratio)

How does electricity work? Students will learn how through a guided team challenge to light up a mini-neighborhood. After this 45-60 minute workshop, children will have the opportunity to enjoy play time in the museum with their chaperones.

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Please complete the PlayHouse Field Trip Agreement Form. The completed form can be faxed emailed to playhouse@peoriaparks.org.

Questions? Please email playhouse@peoriaparks.org and allow 1-2 days for a reply. Thank you!

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum