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Apr
22
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

Join us to meet an animal, participate in a maker activity and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance.

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members. Registration is required.

Apr
23
Fri
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center

Discover our world through maker activities, walks in nature, and stories. This program is for preschool-aged children and their parents, and takes place in Forest Park’s picnic zone, so dress for outdoor fun!

Free with regular museum admission for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members; $5 for non-members

Apr
27
Tue
Kappas in the Kitchen: Cooking with Big Ev’s Bites
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kappas in the Kitchen: Cooking with Big Ev's Bites

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas in the Kitchen.” This special virtual cooking class for kids is designed to celebrate minority owned businesses in our community.

In April, we are proud to present Everley Davis, the owner of Big Ev’s Bites. Everley will provide iced sugar cookies, and teach kids to use edible watercolor to decorate the cookies.

Registration is $10 per household. Each registration includes all the materials needed for this workshop, including 3 iced sugar cookies from Big Ev’s Bites and edible watercolor. Materials must be picked up at the Noble Center on April 26 or 27 between 9am and 5pm.

Advance Registration Required. 

 

Apr
30
Fri
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center

Discover our world through maker activities, walks in nature, and stories. This program is for preschool-aged children and their parents, and takes place in Forest Park’s picnic zone, so dress for outdoor fun!

Free with regular museum admission for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members; $5 for non-members

May
6
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

Join us to meet an animal, participate in a maker activity and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance.

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members. Registration is required.

May
8
Sat
Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools @ Lakeview Park

Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Make anything you want! In March, if you need ideas for what to make, we recommend a leprachaun trap.

Need help getting started, or with anything else? Our staff is there to spark your curiosity, teach you safe and proper tool use, and to help you figure out how to solve the problems you encounter as you create new things!

Registration link coming soon

May
12
Wed
Kappas in the Kitchen: Cooking with Triple Dipple’s
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Kappas in the Kitchen: Cooking with Triple Dipple's

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas in the Kitchen.” This special virtual cooking class for kids is designed to celebrate minority owned businesses in our community.

Back by popular demand… we are once again featuring Harreld Webster of Triple Dipple’s. Register today to make your sweet treat!

Registrants will receive a list of ingredients to purchase in advance, as well as a printed recipe to keep so you can make this again and again.

Advance Registration Required. 

 

May
13
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
May 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

Join us to meet an animal, participate in a maker activity and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance.

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members. Registration is required.

May
20
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required.

May
27
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
May 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party.

Virtual PlayDates are on Thursdays from 9:30-10:15am

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members. Registration is required.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum