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Feb
21
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Classification with Peoria Zoo
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Come learn about animal adaptations with Peoria Zoo from 10-10:30am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15 am.

Due to animal temperament or other factors, the animals available might change on short notice.

Feb
26
Wed
Toothy Teddies & Friends
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the PlayHouse on Wednesday, February 26 from 10-11am to have a dental check-up by a hygienist from Just Kidz Dentistry, our sponsor for the month of February in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Activity is included with museum admission or membership.

If your child is 1-3 years old, you can also check out Tot Time from 10-11am, where we’ll sing, read, play, and learn all about DOCTORS! Then you can take your stuffed animal or doll to get their teeth cleaned, and learn all about how to take care of your own teeth after you eat!

Tot Time does cost $2 per participating child and you can purchase a ticket at the front desk the day of.

Tot Time: Doctor
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story, time for play, and a visual art activity.

Bring your teddy bear, doll, or stuffed animal and join in on the fun!

Feb
28
Fri
Open Art Studio: Lines
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays!

Create art from 10am-12pm

Free with museum admission or membership

Mar
4
Wed
Tot Time: Construction
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story, time for play, and a visual art activity.

You can construct things with hand tools like hammers, saws, and screwdrivers, or with big machines like loaders, dump trucks, and bulldozers. What do you like to build?

Mar
6
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Reptiles with FPNC
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Come learn about animals with FPNC from 10-10:30am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15 am.

Due to animal temperament or other factors, the animals available might change on short notice.

Mar
11
Wed
Tot Time: Letters
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story, time for play, and a visual art activity.

ABC’s for you and me! Do you know how to spell your name?  In this session we will learn all about letters.

Mar
13
Fri
Open Art Studio: Hindu New Year
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays!

Create art from 10am-12pm

Free with museum admission or membership

Mar
18
Wed
Tot Time: Sand
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story, time for play, and a visual art activity.

There is so much to do with sand. You can dig it, make sandcastles, and squish it in your hands. What is favorite thing about sand?

Mar
20
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Coverings with Peoria Zoo
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Come learn about animal adaptations with Peoria Zoo from 10-10:30am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15 am.

Due to animal temperament or other factors, the animals available might change on short notice.

 

 

 

Mar
21
Sat
Storytime at the PlayHouse: Hindu New Year
Mar 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Everyone loves a good story: explore some with us covering a variety of topics including holidays, cultures, and languages with people from our community. Most Storytimes will be bilingual with a language related to the culture or holiday we are covering.

Hindu New Year is called by many names across the country of India. We will learn about the holiday and Hinduism through children’s books.  This Storytime will be in English and Hindi (one of the 22 recognized languages of India)! Hindu flower decoration

Storytime at the PlayHouse is on select Fridays and Saturdays.

Included with museum admission or membership.

 

Mar
25
Wed
Tot Time: Shapes
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story, time for play, and a visual art activity.

There are so many fun shapes! Triangles, squares, rectangles, circles, hearts, stars, and so many more! Which one do you like best?

Mar
27
Fri
Open Art Studio: Printmaking
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays!

Create art from 10am-12pm

Free with museum admission or membership

Apr
1
Wed
Tot Time: My Body
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story, time for play, and a visual art activity.

Our bodies are awesome! They let us run, play, dance, and so much more! What’s something your body can do?

Apr
3
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse with FPNC
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Come learn about animals with FPNC from 10-10:30am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15 am.

Due to animal temperament or other factors, the animals available might change on short notice.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum