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Nov
9
Sat
Fossils Rock Workshop: Make a Mini-Exhibit
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: Free (does not include museum admission)

Ages: 6-17

Limit: 10 children

Register by emailing cbaxter@peoriaparks.org or at Peoria PlayHouse by Wednesday, November 6th

Do you collect shells, game cards, or something else interesting! Show us your own special collection and we’ll show you how to become a curator. Working together, we will learn how make our own mini museum exhibit complete with your own labels and a display design. Afterwards, these young curators will be invited to lend their collection to us for display in our Fossils Rock exhibit!

 

Nov
11
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Nov 11 @ 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.

Nov
13
Wed
Tot Time: Dinosaurs
Nov 13 @ 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.

Long before people, huge dinosaurs roamed the earth. Let’s find out more about how they looked, lived, and sounded! Rawr!

Nov
14
Thu
STEAM Homeschool: Game Designer
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM Homeschool: Game Designer

6-12 years old

Explore how to make your own marble maze and board game!

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.

 

Nov
18
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Nov 18 @ 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.

Nov
20
Wed
Tot Time: Going to Sleep
Nov 20 @ 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.

It’s time to take a bath, get on our pajamas, read some bedtime stories, and go to sleep! Let’s think about all the fun things we do to get ready for bed!

Feel free to wear your favorite pajamas to this special Tot Time!

Nov
25
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Nov 25 @ 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.

Nov
28
Thu
Thanksgiving Day – PlayHouse CLOSED
Nov 28 all-day

We will be closed today but join us on Black Friday for Open Art Studio and Animal Encounters!

Nov
29
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Turtles
Nov 29 @ 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 10:15am.

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

Free with museum admission or membership.

Open Art Studio: Black Friday Art Sale
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us on Black Friday to try it before you buy it!

Make a project with the art supplies that we sell in the gift shop.

All Faber-Castell art items in our gift shop will be on sale November 29, 2019 only.

 

Open Art Studio is free with museum admission or membership

Dec
2
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Dec 2 @ 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.

Dec
3
Tue
Giving Tuesday
Dec 3 all-day

Help support the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, your local nonprofit, where we seek to give children “the tools and inspiration to be explores and creators of the world.”

Learn more about how to assist us here.

Dec
4
Wed
Tot Time: Winter
Dec 4 @ 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.

What fun can you have in the winter in the snow! Bundle up in your snowsuit so you’re nice and warm, and go outside to create snowmen, snowballs, snow angels, and even snowcones!

Dec
6
Fri
Open Art Studio: Black and White
Dec 6 @ 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

Dec
7
Sat
Maker Workshop: Artsy Ornaments
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Make some festive ornaments to put on your tree, decorate your home, or give as presents to your friends and family to celebrate the winter holidays!

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.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum