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Oct
3
Thu
Be Anything Cocktails & Careers @ Trailside Event Center
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Be Anything Cocktails & Careers @ Trailside Event Center

Join us at Trailside Event Center on Thursday, October 3rd from 6-9pm for a playful cocktail party featuring a live auction with Be Anything! experiences for adults, raffle, and PlayHouse-style activities. The event is emceed by WMBD’s Greg Batton, and tickets include two complimentary drinks as well as heavy hors d’oeuvres from Cracked Pepper.

Learn more about this event and our online career auction.

 

Oct
5
Sat
Maker Workshop: Cookie Monsters
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Let’s get messy with sweet ingredients and fun kitchen supplies and make some no-bake cookies! You’ll get to take home snacks you created yourself, and the recipes so you can do it all over again.

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.

 

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:  PH2019MW at checkout online. Current membership status will be verified.
  • Registration closes the Wednesday prior to the workshop.

The PlayHouse has switched to a new program registration system. If you encounter technical problems in using this new system, please contact Kevin Davis at the Peoria Park District’s Recreation Desk at 681-1200.  For program questions, please call our Family and Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman, at 309-323-6894.

Oct
7
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Oct 7 @ 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.

Oct
9
Wed
Tot Time: Babies
Oct 9 @ 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.

Babies learn how to do new things every day, and all about the world around them. Do you remember being a baby?

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.

 

Oct
11
Fri
Members Sneak Peak: Fossils Rock
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members Sneak Peak: Fossils Rock

Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum members are invited to take a sneak peek at our newest exhibit, Fossils Rock!

Join or renew your Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum membership before October 1st for an invitation to this one-of-a-kind event.

Learn more about Fossils Rock here.

Oct
12
Sat
Exhibit Opening: Fossils Rock
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibit Opening: Fossils Rock
Discover a world millions of years in the making in our brand new exhibit, Fossils Rock! Dig for fossils in our sand table. See a life-size replica of a T-Rex skull. Travel through time and embark on a prehistoric expedition!
 
On our opening day, from noon-3pm, meet scientists who specialize in the prehistoric world, and try out activities related to the work they do:
  • Adrienne Stroup, Paleoartist, The Field Museum
  • Az Klymiuk, Collections Manager, The Field Museum
  • Sam Fritz, student of paleontology and the curator of this exhibit!

Exhibit and all activities are free with museum admission or membership

Learn more about Fossils Rock here!

Oct
14
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Oct 14 @ 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.

Oct
16
Wed
Tot Time: Fall
Oct 16 @ 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 fall is such a fun season! You can jump in big piles of leaves, make a scarecrow, and visit the pumpkin patch! What do you do to celebrate the fall?

Oct
19
Sat
Cub Scout Day at the PlayHouse
Oct 19 @ 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!

Girl Scout Lock-In
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 7:00 am

Calling all BROWNIES and JUNIORS!

Join us for a special overnight experience at the Peoria PlayHouse! Girls will have the chance to play in the exhibits as much as they like and participate in a variety of fun projects, especially designed for Girl Scouts!

Patch and food (hot breakfast and snacks) included in registration fee.

To register, call Adrienne Huffman, Family and Public Programs Educator, at (309) 323-6894.

Oct
21
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Oct 21 @ 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.

Oct
23
Wed
Tot Time: Colors
Oct 23 @ 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 world is made of so many wonderful colors! Which crayon do you like to use the most when you make art?

Oct
26
Sat
Haunted PlayHouse
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a day of Halloween fun! Enjoy spooky story-time, trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, and creepy art and science activities. Strike a pose in our silly photo booth, show off your costume in a parade through the building, make an accessory to go with your costume, and more!

Wear a fantasy costume and receive $1 off museum admission! Please no masks or plastic, metal or wooden weapons.

Feel free to play at the museum before and after Haunted PlayHouse programming (museum hours 9 am – 4 pm). Halloween games will be available throughout the building to play all day!

Limited space activity: Create a Halloween luminary. ($2 per child; sign up at the event before 1 pm).

Oct
28
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Oct 28 @ 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.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum