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Nov
8
Thu
Ag in the Classroom: Johnny Appleseed and the Illinois Bicentennial Tree
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

AG IN THE CLASSROOM: JOHNNY APPLESEED AND THE ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL TREE
NOVEMBER 8 | 12-2PM | AGES 8-12
COST: $5 PER CHILD (MUSEUM ADMISSION NOT INCLUDED)
In collaboration with Peoria Farm Bureau, these fun and interactive homeschool classes teach children more about science and agriculture.

Registration is required by the Monday preceding each class. Register in person, by phone at (309) 323-6896 or online.

Jan
10
Thu
STEAM Homeschool: Paleontology
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM Homeschool: Paleontology
January 10, 2019 | 12–2PM | Ages 6-12
$6 members / $12 non-members / $3 Explorer members (includes museum admission)

The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included! Register in person, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online.

Feb
14
Thu
STEAM Homeschool: Electrical Engineering
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM Homeschool: Electrical Engineering
February 14, 2019 | 12–2PM | Ages 6-12
$6 members / $12 non-members / $3 Explorer members (includes museum admission)

The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included! Register in person, by phone at (309) 323-6900 or online.

Feb
18
Mon
Maker Day Camp
Feb 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ages 5-9

School may be closed for President’s Day, but the PlayHouse in OPEN! Come spend the day with us at this new one-day camp, especially for kids who love making cool things! Your kids will use STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and basic construction skills throughout the day to create some amazing projects to take home.

Register at 323-6900 or online.

Registration closes on Wednesday, February 13.

Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

Mar
14
Thu
STEAM Homeschool: Marine Biology
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM Homeschool: Marine Biology
March 14, 2019 | 12–2PM | Ages 6-12
$6 members / $12 non-members / $3 Explorer members* (includes museum admission)

The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included! Registration can be completed in person, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online.

Explorer members must register in person or by phone.

Apr
11
Thu
STEAM Homeschool: Forensics
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM Homeschool: Forensics
April 11, 2019 | 12–2PM | Ages 6-12
$6 members / $12 non-members / $3 Explorer members* (includes museum admission)

The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included! Registration can be completed in person, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online.

Explorer members must register in person or by phone.

Jun
17
Mon
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp

June 17-June 21, 9-11:30am

In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint, collage, print, sculpt, and more!

Our half-day camp stays at the PlayHouse all day to get creative, while also enjoying time to play in the museum.

25% sibling discount

Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Please direct any camp-related questions to our Family & Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman at (309) 323-6894.

Jun
18
Tue
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp

June 17-June 21, 9-11:30am

In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint, collage, print, sculpt, and more!

Our half-day camp stays at the PlayHouse all day to get creative, while also enjoying time to play in the museum.

25% sibling discount

Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Please direct any camp-related questions to our Family & Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman at (309) 323-6894.

Jun
19
Wed
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp

June 17-June 21, 9-11:30am

In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint, collage, print, sculpt, and more!

Our half-day camp stays at the PlayHouse all day to get creative, while also enjoying time to play in the museum.

25% sibling discount

Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Please direct any camp-related questions to our Family & Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman at (309) 323-6894.

Jun
20
Thu
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp

June 17-June 21, 9-11:30am

In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint, collage, print, sculpt, and more!

Our half-day camp stays at the PlayHouse all day to get creative, while also enjoying time to play in the museum.

25% sibling discount

Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Please direct any camp-related questions to our Family & Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman at (309) 323-6894.

Jun
21
Fri
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp

June 17-June 21, 9-11:30am

In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint, collage, print, sculpt, and more!

Our half-day camp stays at the PlayHouse all day to get creative, while also enjoying time to play in the museum.

25% sibling discount

Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Please direct any camp-related questions to our Family & Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman at (309) 323-6894.

Sep
12
Thu
STEAM Homeschool: Architecture
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM Homeschool: Architecture

6-12 years old

The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore careers related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included!

How to register:

  • Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer Members must register in person at the PlayHouse.
  • Members will receive their discount by entering the code: PH2019HS at checkout online. Membership will be verified.

The PlayHouse has switched to a new program registration system. If you encounter technical problems in using this new system, please contact the Peoria Park District’s Recreation Desk at 681-1200.  For questions about this program, please contact Courtney Baxter at 309-323-6896 or cbaxter@peoriaparks.org.

 

Oct
10
Thu
STEAM Homeschool: Botany
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM Homeschool: Botany

6-12 years old

We had so much fun with botany last school year that we’re doing more botany this time!

The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore careers related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included!

How to register:

  • Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer Members must register in person at the PlayHouse.
  • Members will receive their discount by entering the code: PH2019HS at checkout online. Membership will be verified.

The PlayHouse has switched to a new program registration system. If you encounter technical problems in using this new system, please contact the Peoria Park District’s Recreation Desk at 681-1200.  For questions about this program, please contact Courtney Baxter at 309-323-6896 or cbaxter@peoriaparks.org.

 

Nov
14
Thu
STEAM Homeschool: Game Designer
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM Homeschool: Game Designer

6-12 years old

Explore how to make your own marble maze and board game!

The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore careers related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included!

How to register:

  • Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer Members must register in person at the PlayHouse.
  • Members will receive their discount by entering the code: PH2019HS at checkout online. Membership will be verified.

The PlayHouse has switched to a new program registration system. If you encounter technical problems in using this new system, please contact the Peoria Park District’s Recreation Desk at 681-1200.  For questions about this program, please contact Courtney Baxter at 309-323-6896 or cbaxter@peoriaparks.org.

 

Jan
9
Thu
STEAM Homeschool: Paleontologist
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM Homeschool: Paleontologist

The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included!

Registration is required prior to the home school program, although classes may sell out before that date.

How to register:

  • Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer Members must register in person at the PlayHouse.
  • Members will receive their discount by entering the code: PH2019HS at checkout online. Current membership status will be verified.

The PlayHouse has switched to a new program registration system. If you encounter technical problems in using this new system, please contact the Peoria Park District’s Recreation Desk at 681-1200.  For questions about this program, please contact Courtney Baxter at 309-323-6896 or cbaxter@peoriaparks.org.

What you should know:

  • $6 per member / $12 per non-member / $3 per Explorer Member (includes museum admission)
  • Appropriate for children 6 – 12 years old
  • 5 student minimum/15 student maximum
  • Drop-off program
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum