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!

To learn more about current field trips, or to book a field trip, contact Tessa Martinez, Education Coordinator at tmartinez@peoriaparks.org or 309-323-6899.

FIELDTRIP GUIDELINES

  • 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.
  • Please ask about our COVID rules and changes.
  • 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.

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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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

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.

Explore, Challenge, Become (2nd -4th)

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)

During this program, students will understand that experimentation can lead to learning. They will EXPLORE the PlayHouse. Then, they BECOME engineers, actors, and shipwrights as they spend time solving their CHALLENGE.

 

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Questions? Contact Tessa Martinez, Education Coordinator at tmartinez@peoriaparks.org or 309-323-6899. and allow 1-2 days for a reply. Thank you!

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum