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Aug
25
Tue
PlayHouse PlayDates
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
PlayHouse PlayDates

PlayHouse PlayDates are an EXCLUSIVE members-only PlayHouse staff-facilitated experience on Tuesdays at 10am. This program is perfect for ages 2-5. Join us on our usual Members-only Tuesday Morning for a guided activity, a visit from an animal at Forest Park Nature Center, and a dance party. To get more information and register for this program email playhouse@peoriapark.org.

Aug
27
Thu
Be Anything!/See it. Be it. Virtual Career Days
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Be Anything!/See it. Be it. Virtual Career Days

Virtual Career Days are a partnership between Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum’s Be Anything! program and Peoria Public Schools Foundation’s See It. Be It. Watch this Virtual Career Day on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum’s Be Anything! is an innovative program that propels “Take Your Child to Work Day” to a new level. Help a child in your life explore the careers that excite them. Learn more about Be Anything! here.

Peoria Public Schools Foundation’s See It. Be It. career exploration program drives student excitement and interest in career options through experiences with working professionals. Students in K – 5th grade meet face-to-face with people in various occupations to learn about jobs and the corresponding skill sets required to be successful in a career. Simply, if they can See It, they can Be It.

Aug
28
Fri
Virtual StoryTime at the PlayHouse
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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.

Virtual StoryTime will be posted on Facebook at 10am CST every Friday, and uploaded to our YouTube channel.

 

Sep
24
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

This PlayDate is open to everyone! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. 

Starting in October, Virtual PlayDates are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, and are for PlayHouse Everywhere Members only. Advance registration is required (via Zoom).

Live PlayDates are at Forest Park Nature Center; they are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required (via the Park District’s WebTrac system).

Registration link coming soon.

Oct
1
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. 

Virtual PlayDates are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, and are for PlayHouse Everywhere Members only. Advance registration is required (via Zoom).

Live PlayDates are at Forest Park Nature Center; they are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required (via the Park District’s WebTrac system).

Registration link coming soon

Oct
10
Sat
Be Anything! 2020 Online Auction
Oct 10 – Oct 17 all-day
Be Anything! 2020 Online Auction

Be Anything! is an innovative program that propels “Take Your Child to Work Day” to a new level. All children can be anything; they need only the tools and opportunity to imagine, practice, and become!

This online auction features experiences with 50+ local professionals, ranging from police officers to ballet dancers to Illinois State Representatives. Help a child in your life explore the careers that excite them through Be Anything! experiences.

Oct
15
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. 

Virtual PlayDates are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, and are for PlayHouse Everywhere Members only. Advance registration is required (via Zoom).

Live PlayDates are at Forest Park Nature Center; they are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required (via the Park District’s WebTrac system).

Registration link coming soon.

Nov
5
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom

Join us to meet an animal, make a postcard, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. 

Virtual PlayDates are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, and are for PlayHouse Everywhere Members only. Advance registration is required (via Zoom).

Live PlayDates are at Forest Park Nature Center; they are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required (via the Park District’s WebTrac system).

Registration link coming soon.

Nov
19
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required.

Dec
3
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required.

Dec
10
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required.

Dec
17
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required.

Dec
31
Thu
Noon Year’s Eve
Dec 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us and more than 12 other museums and science centers in Illinois and Indiana to continue our annual tradition of providing local children with a Noon Year’s Eve countdown. We are so excited to welcome in the new year with you!

This year’s celebration will be a FREE online Noon Year’s Eve Dance Party Countdown featuring The Awesome Squad, a children’s music group from Decatur, Ill.

Get ready for Noon Year’s Eve with this free activity packet.

FREE LIVE stream begins at 11:30 a.m. local time on Thursday, Dec. 31. This event can be streamed at: www.youtube.com/childrensdiscoverymuseumnormalil

Participating museums include: Children’s Discovery Museum (Normal, IL) Children’s Museum of Illinois (Decatur, Ill.), Kidzeum (Springfield, Ill.), Terre Haute Children’s Museum, Imagination Station (LaFayette, Ind.), Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (Ind.), Muncie Children’s Museum, Children’s Museum of Oak Lawn, Discovery Center Museum (Rockford, Ill.), Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, Wonder Works (Oak Park, Ill.), Kohl Children’s Museum (Glenview, Ill.), and Chicago Children’s Museum.

Let’s ring in 2021 together!

Jan
7
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required.

Jan
14
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum