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Feb
5
Wed
Tot Time: Colors
Feb 5 @ 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?

Feb
7
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Snakes with FPNC
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Come learn about animal adaptations with FPNC from 10-10:30am. 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.

Feb
12
Wed
Tot Time: Getting Dressed
Feb 12 @ 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.

Let’s go outside and play! I need to put on my shirt, shorts, and sandals…and my sunglasses and a hat! I will also need a swimsuit for the pool! Can you get dressed all by yourself?

Feb
13
Thu
STEAM Homeschool: Electrical Engineer
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM Homeschool: Electrical Engineer

The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included!

Registration is required at least three days prior to the home school program, although classes may sell out before that date.

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. Current membership status 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.

What you should know:

  • $6 per member / $12 per non-member / $3 per Explorer Member (includes museum admission)
  • Appropriate for children 6 – 12 years old
  • 5 student minimum/15 student maximum
  • Drop-off program
Feb
14
Fri
Open Art Studio: Valentine Cards
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays!

Create art from 10am-12pm

Free with museum admission or membership

Feb
15
Sat
StoryTime at the PlayHouse: Valentine’s Day
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Everyone loves a good story: explore some with us covering a variety of topics including holidays, cultures, and languages with people from our community. Most StoryTimes will be bilingual with a language related to the culture or holiday we are covering.

Help us celebrate love and Valentine’s Day through children’s books.  This StoryTime will be in English and Spanish with a sprinkle of other languages! Books will be followed by a brief bookmark art activity.

StoryTime at the PlayHouse is on select Fridays and Saturdays. Activities are included with museum admission or membership. Great for ages  3-9.

Feb
17
Mon
Maker Day Camp
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Maker Day Camp 2020

Ages 5-9

School may be closed for President’s Day, but the PlayHouse in OPEN! Come spend the day with us at this one-day camp, especially for kids who love making cool things! Your kids will use STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and basic construction skills throughout the day to create some amazing projects to take home.

Members use code: PH2020MDC

25% sibling discount

Registration closes on Wednesday, February 13.

Scholarships are available for those who qualify. Contact Tessa Martinez at 309-323-6894 or tmartinez@peoriaparks.org for more information.

 

Feb
19
Wed
Tot Time: River Animals
Feb 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.

Feb
21
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Classification with Peoria Zoo
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Come learn about animal adaptations with Peoria Zoo from 10-10:30am. 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.

Feb
26
Wed
Toothy Teddies & Friends
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the PlayHouse on Wednesday, February 26 from 10-11am to have a dental check-up by a hygienist from Just Kidz Dentistry, our sponsor for the month of February in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Activity is included with museum admission or membership.

If your child is 1-3 years old, you can also check out Tot Time from 10-11am, where we’ll sing, read, play, and learn all about DOCTORS! Then you can take your stuffed animal or doll to get their teeth cleaned, and learn all about how to take care of your own teeth after you eat!

Tot Time does cost $2 per participating child and you can purchase a ticket at the front desk the day of.

Tot Time: Doctor
Feb 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.

Bring your teddy bear, doll, or stuffed animal and join in on the fun!

Feb
28
Fri
Open Art Studio: Lines
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays!

Create art from 10am-12pm

Free with museum admission or membership

Feb
29
Sat
PlayHouse closes early
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The PlayHouse will be closing early for HopScotch. Want to know more about HopScotch? Click here!

HopScotch
Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a roaring good time at our annual adults-only fundraising event with this year’s special 1920s speakeasy theme! Eight favorite local restaurants and breweries provide whiskey-based cocktails and local brews. Enjoy food by Two25, play games, win prizes, and bid against other attendees in a unique silent auction. Tickets on sale soon!

Proceeds benefit the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, including our Maker Space and monthly Maker workshops which foster innovation and problem solving skills in children ages 3 and up!

Learn more and buy tickets

Mar
4
Wed
Tot Time: Construction
Mar 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.

You can construct things with hand tools like hammers, saws, and screwdrivers, or with big machines like loaders, dump trucks, and bulldozers. What do you like to build?

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum