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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.

Jan
21
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Jan 21 @ 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
28
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Jan 28 @ 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.

Feb
4
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Feb 4 @ 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.

Feb
7
Sun
Kappas for Kidz
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Kappas for Kidz

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas for Kidz.” In February, join us every Sunday at 2pm on Facebook for a read-aloud.

We will kick this off on February 7th with Dr. Marwin Spiller reading the book “I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do ANYTHING?” by Alissa Holder & Zulekha Holder-Young, and illustrated by Nneka Myers.

You can find these Facebook events at https://www.facebook.com/peoriaplayhouse

 

 

 

Feb
11
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Feb 11 @ 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.

Feb
14
Sun
Kappas for Kidz
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Kappas for Kidz

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas for Kidz.” In February, join us every Sunday at 2pm on Facebook for a read-aloud.

We will kick this off on February 7th with Dr. Marwin Spiller reading the book “I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do ANYTHING?” by Alissa Holder & Zulekha Holder-Young, and illustrated by Nneka Myers.

You can find these Facebook events at https://www.facebook.com/peoriaplayhouse

 

 

 

Feb
18
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Feb 18 @ 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.

Feb
21
Sun
Kappas for Kidz
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Kappas for Kidz

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas for Kidz.” In February, join us every Sunday at 2pm on Facebook for a read-aloud.

We will kick this off on February 7th with Dr. Marwin Spiller reading the book “I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do ANYTHING?” by Alissa Holder & Zulekha Holder-Young, and illustrated by Nneka Myers.

You can find these Facebook events at https://www.facebook.com/peoriaplayhouse

 

 

 

Feb
25
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Feb 25 @ 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.

Feb
28
Sun
Kappas for Kidz
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Kappas for Kidz

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas for Kidz.” In February, join us every Sunday at 2pm on Facebook for a read-aloud.

We will kick this off on February 7th with Dr. Marwin Spiller reading the book “I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do ANYTHING?” by Alissa Holder & Zulekha Holder-Young, and illustrated by Nneka Myers.

You can find these Facebook events at https://www.facebook.com/peoriaplayhouse

 

 

 

Mar
4
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Mar 4 @ 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.

Mar
6
Sat
HopScotch 2021
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
HopScotch 2021

Welcome to HopScotch 2021: “Making” the Best of It!

HopScotch is an annual fundraising event of the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum. This event supports the PlayHouse’s maker programs, which help children gain the tools and skills they need to be the creators of tomorrow’s world.
This year we are excited to present a virtual event featuring:
· a choice of Illinois beers, whiskey-based cocktail kits, or mocktail kits
· videos of children, families, and adults participating in three amazing maker challenges
· videos demonstrating how to make your very own craft cocktails
· your own maker kit for you and your family to join us in this celebration of making
· a silent auction and a raffle

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum