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Oct
26
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Snakes
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Snakes with Forest Park Nature Center
Friday, October 26 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages

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

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

Oct
27
Sat
Cub Scout Day at the PlayHouse
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for a special Cub Scout Day at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum!

Wear your uniform and enjoy special discounted admission of $5 per scout and accompanying family member.

The first 25 Cub Scouts will receive a patch!

Oct
29
Mon
Yoga for Kids: Giving
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Yoga for Kids: Giving
Monday, October 29 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages

Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be easily adapted to enjoy at home, too!

Oct
31
Wed
Tot Time: Halloween
Oct 31 @ 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.

Nov
1
Thu
National Author’s Day: 2-for-1 Day at the PlayHouse and Zoo
Nov 1 all-day

National Author’s Day: 2-For-1 Day at the Peoria PlayHouse and Peoria Zoo

Discover amazing books about animals and more at the Peoria Zoo AND the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! Buy admission at one facility and get same-day admission to the other for free.

Nov
2
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Arachnids
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Arachnids with Peoria Zoo
Friday, November 2 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages

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

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

Nov
4
Sun
Celebrate Peoria: Dia de los Muertos
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Día de Muertos or “Day of the Dead” is a regional Mexican holiday that commemorates those who have passed away. Learn more about the holiday and the Mexican American community in Peoria by joining in on activities like story time, make your own mini altar, and more.

In collaboration with Mexican American local community members including Dr. Aurea Toxqui of Bradley University.

Nov
5
Mon
Yoga for Kids: Mindful Eating & Gratitude
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Yoga for Kids: Mindful Eating & Gratitude
Monday, November 5 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages

Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be easily adapted to enjoy at home, too!

Nov
7
Wed
Tot Time: Farm
Nov 7 @ 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.

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.

Nov
9
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Reptiles
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Reptiles with Peoria Zoo
Friday, November 9 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages

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

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

Accessibility Night
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In collaboration with Easter Seals and Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA), join us for a fun, sensory-friendly night featuring dimmer lights and less noise. Open to children of all needs and abilities!

  • Open to children of all needs and abilities
  • Parents and siblings welcome!
  • Sounds and lights will be lowered
  • Noise canceling headphones, sensory toys, communication boards, and a quiet area will be available.

Pre-registration is encouraged at https://conta.cc/2MJih0W

Supported in part by Chuck and Laurie Weaver through Leaders Change Illinois

Nov
10
Sat
Neighborhood Toy Store Day
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Playing with blocks

NEIGHBORHOOD TOY STORE DAY

Join us on November 10th from 10-2pm to celebrate play and the benefits of shopping local. Discover this holiday’s coolest toys -all thoughtfully curated for the kids and kids-at-heart that you love.

Enjoy a demonstration of Galesburg toy maker, Lux Blox and see the amazing ways one building toy can inspire creativity and imagination. Special discounts and gift wrapping will be available. And don’t forget to enter our raffle!

Nov
14
Wed
Tot Time: Dinosaurs
Nov 14 @ 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.

Nov
16
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Amphibians
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Amphibians with Peoria Zoo
Friday, November 16 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages

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

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