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Apr
1
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

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!

Feel free to bring a yoga mat of your own or used one of ours. Comfortable clothing and socks are suggested.

Spaces are first come serve, the class is limited to 10 spaces for children.Best for ages 3 – 10 years old. Children under 8 should have adult supervision. Adults are invited to participate at no cost.

Apr
3
Wed
Tot Time: Spring
Apr 3 @ 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.

Apr
5
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

In partnership with Peoria Park District Environmental Department, get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals form 10-11 am.

We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15 pm.

Activities are included with museum admission.

 

Accessibility Night
Apr 5 @ 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.

Apr
6
Sat
Membership Swap Weekend
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day

Are you a member of the Peoria Historical Society, Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria Zoo, or Wildlife Prairie Park?

Enjoy a weekend of free general admission* to all five of these Peoria-area attractions when you present your membership card and photo ID during the weekend of April 6-7, 2019. For more information visit our websites or Facebook pages. Remember, you must present your photo ID and Membership Cards. For replacement cards, please contact your facility by March 11th!

*Charges may apply for additional experiences.

 

Maker Workshop: Make Your Own Superhero Cape
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Using basic sewing machine skills and your imagination, design and make superhero capes that fit your unique personality and awesome super powers!

In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think creatively! This program is designed for kids 3-12 years old. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register at 323-6900, in person at the Peoria PlayHouse, or online. Registration closes the Wednesday prior to the workshop.

Apr
7
Sun
Celebrate Peoria: Art Party
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Celebrate Peoria: Art Party
April 7, 2019 | 12–3PM
Free with museum admission or membership

Explore and be inspired by the beauty of art across the globe. Experience traditional and contemporary art from different cultures, and make your own artistic creations based on work by artists from China, Ghana, India, and more.

Activities include:

  • Decorate your own mini piñatas
  • Create a sand rangoli (Hindu sand art)
  • Use your artistic skills to do a traditional Chinese brush painting
  • Make a print with adinkra (a symbolic stamp from Ghana)
  • Try Arabic and Chinese calligraphy techniques
  • Learn about how Hindus and Muslims use art very differently in their houses of worship

Thank you to our partners: Peoria Chinese Association, Hindu Temple of Central Illinois, Islamic Center of Peoria, and Islamic Foundation of Peoria

Peoria Chinese Association will be selling small and large fans with personalized messages. If you’re interested, please bring cash!

Apr
8
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

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!

Feel free to bring a yoga mat of your own or used one of ours. Comfortable clothing and socks are suggested.

Spaces are first come serve, the class is limited to 10 spaces for children.Best for ages 3 – 10 years old. Children under 8 should have adult supervision. Adults are invited to participate at no cost.

Apr
10
Wed
Tot Time: Bugs
Apr 10 @ 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.

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.

Apr
12
Fri
Open Art Studio
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every other Friday while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm.

Apr
15
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

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!

Feel free to bring a yoga mat of your own or used one of ours. Comfortable clothing and socks are suggested.

Spaces are first come serve, the class is limited to 10 spaces for children.Best for ages 3 – 10 years old. Children under 8 should have adult supervision. Adults are invited to participate at no cost.

Apr
17
Wed
Tot Time: Going to Bed
Apr 17 @ 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.

Apr
19
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

In partnership with Peoria Park District Environmental Department, get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals form 10-11 am.

We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15 pm.

Activities are included with museum admission.

 

Apr
21
Sun
PlayHouse CLOSED
Apr 21 all-day

The PlayHouse is CLOSED on April 21, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum