A Peoria Park District Facility

Field Trips

Field trips to the PlayHouse provide hands-on STEAM educational experiences for students. Through innovative and fun workshops, teachers and schools can engage their students and broaden their perspectives.

How to Book a Fieldtrip

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

Please email our education intern Ahliyah Culberson at aculberson@peoriaparks.org to schedule a field trip.

BOOKING GUIDELINES

  • We require fieldtrips to be requested at least two weeks before your desired date. Your fieldtrip may require extra staff for the best experience.
  • 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.
  • Field trips can begin as early as 9:15am on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. If your group has 60 or more students,  Monday is also an option. There are no field trips on Tuesdays.

FIELDTRIP OPTIONS:

ALL AGES

PlayHouse Adventure

2 hours; $3.50 per participant (this includes teachers, staff, chaperons, guardians, etc.)

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

Related resources can be found here

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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 (field trip 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 who leads a story time and creative take home activity related to your chosen theme.

Choose one of these themes prior to the fieldtrip:

  • Construction – Explore what construction workers and architects do.
  • Farm – Explore the places where food and other products grow.
  • Water – Explore the water cycle and life on the river.

Related resources can be found here

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2ND-4th GRADE

 

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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Questions? Please email our education intern Ahliyah Culberson at aculberson@peoriaparks.org for more information.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum