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May
3
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Insects
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals from 10-11 am. 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.

May
4
Sat
Maker Workshop: High Tech Fashion
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Make cool accessories such as bracelets, hairclips, buttons, and more, and then…light them up! We’ll use conductive thread and basic circuitry to make your creations shine!

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.

May
6
Mon
Yoga for Kids
May 6 @ 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.

May
8
Wed
Tot Time: Farm
May 8 @ 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.

May
10
Fri
Open Art Studio: Paper Flowers
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We love inspiring creativity in children! Join us on select Fridays while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Drop-in any time between 10 am – 12 pm to create art.

May
12
Sun
People We Love Day
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the love of family (and play) with a special visit to Peoria PlayHouse that includes one free adult admission per family/household!
 
Join us in Real Tools, our makerspace, to build something special for someone you love. Then come to the Art Room for story times celebrating the diversity of families at 1pm and 3 pm. All activities are included with museum admission or membership.
May
13
Mon
Yoga for Kids
May 13 @ 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.

May
15
Wed
Tot Time: Letters
May 15 @ 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.

May
17
Fri
Open Art Studio: Paper Bag Puppets
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We love inspiring creativity in children! Join us on select Fridays while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Drop-in any time between 10 am – 12 pm to create art.

May
20
Mon
Yoga for Kids
May 20 @ 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.

May
22
Wed
Tot Time: River Animals
May 22 @ 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.

May
24
Fri
Open Art Studio: Self-Portraits
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We love inspiring creativity in children! Join us on select Fridays while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Drop-in any time between 10 am – 12 pm to create art.

May
27
Mon
2019 Summer Maker Program
May 27 – Aug 16 all-day

The Peoria PlayHouse Summer Maker Program begins on Memorial Day: Monday, May 27 and ends on Friday, August 16. We hope this program encourages you to try out different types of tools and inspires you to make fun projects, all summer long!

On your next visit, pick up a Maker Map at the front desk, filled with 25 awesome challenges. Some of the squares MUST be completed at the Peoria PlayHouse, while others can be done at home with your favorite adult OR at the museum in our Real Tools maker space.

Just as a reminder, Real Tools summer hours are:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 12-4pm

Tuesday, Closed

Saturday, 9am-4pm
Sunday, Noon-5pm

For every FIVE stamps you collect, you’ll receive a small prize of your choice AND a raffle ticket for the Grand Prize: a basket of tools and supplies to make more amazing projects at home!

For questions about the Summer Maker Program, please contact our Family and Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman, at (309) 323-6894.

Yoga for Kids
May 27 @ 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.

May
29
Wed
Tot Time: Sand
May 29 @ 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.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum