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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.

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.

Tot Time: Things That Go
Jun 19 @ 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.

Planes, trains, trucks, boats…let’s get excited about all the vehicles that take us from here to there!

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.

Jun
24
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Jun 24 @ 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.

Jun
26
Wed
Tot Time: Food
Jun 26 @ 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.

There are so many delicious foods at the grocery store, and in our gardens at home! What is your favorite snack?

Jun
28
Fri
Open Art Studio: Watercolor Resist
Jun 28 @ 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.

Free with museum admission or membership

Jul
1
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Jul 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.

Jul
3
Wed
Tot Time: My Body
Jul 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.

Our bodies are awesome! They let us run, play, dance, and so much more! What’s something your body can do?

Jul
5
Fri
Open Art Studio: Fans
Jul 5 @ 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.

Free with museum admission or membership

Jul
6
Sat
Maker Workshop: Mosaic Magic
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Work with colored glass and other fun and unexpected materials to create a masterpiece for your home or garden.

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.

Jul
8
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Jul 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.

Jul
10
Wed
Tot Time: Pets
Jul 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.

People have many different types of pets in their home, like a dog, cat, bird, snake or lizard, or fish! If you live on a farm, you might even have a cow, horse, sheep, pig, or chicken as a pet! What kind of pet does your family have?

Jul
12
Fri
Open Art Studio: Collage
Jul 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.

Free with museum admission or membership

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum