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Oct
22
Fri
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center

Come party with the PlayHouse and Forest Park Nature Center at a Preschool Party!

Discover our world through maker activities, walks in nature, and stories. This program is for preschool-aged children and their parents, and takes place at Forest Park Nature Center, in the picnic zone, so dress for outdoor fun!

Register for this program today!

Oct
29
Fri
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center

Come party with the PlayHouse and Forest Park Nature Center at a Preschool Party!

Discover our world through maker activities, walks in nature, and stories. This program is for preschool-aged children and their parents, and takes place at Forest Park Nature Center, in the picnic zone, so dress for outdoor fun!

Register for this program today!

Oct
31
Sun
Halloween
Oct 31 all-day
Halloween

Let’s get spooky!

The PlayHouse is OPEN on Halloween for our regular Sunday hours from 12pm-5pm. All visitors in costumes will get $1 off any purchase – this includes admission, retail, and admission!

Nov
5
Fri
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center

Come party with the PlayHouse and Forest Park Nature Center at a Preschool Party!

Discover our world through maker activities, walks in nature, and stories. This program is for preschool-aged children and their parents, and takes place at Forest Park Nature Center, in the picnic zone, so dress for outdoor fun!

Register for this program today!

Nov
7
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to create a new world and play Dungeons & Dragons at the PlayHouse!
Dungeons & Dragons is an open-ended role-playing game, where children will be able to create their own characters and go on grand adventures in a world that they have a large part in shaping. D&D and other tabletop role-playing games are great ways for kids to learn important social-emotional skills including: teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.
This monthly program is $80 per 4-week program and will meet weekly on Sundays at the PlayHouse. Perfect for ages 8-10.
This session will take place on Sunday, November 7, 14, 21 and 28th from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the PlayHouse.
Masks are required to participate in this program.
Nov
12
Fri
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center

Come party with the PlayHouse and Forest Park Nature Center at a Preschool Party!

Discover our world through maker activities, walks in nature, and stories. This program is for preschool-aged children and their parents, and takes place at Forest Park Nature Center, in the picnic zone, so dress for outdoor fun!

Register for this program today!

Nov
14
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to create a new world and play Dungeons & Dragons at the PlayHouse!
Dungeons & Dragons is an open-ended role-playing game, where children will be able to create their own characters and go on grand adventures in a world that they have a large part in shaping. D&D and other tabletop role-playing games are great ways for kids to learn important social-emotional skills including: teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.
This monthly program is $80 per 4-week program and will meet weekly on Sundays at the PlayHouse. Perfect for ages 8-10.
This session will take place on Sunday, November 7, 14, 21 and 28th from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the PlayHouse.
Masks are required to participate in this program.
Nov
19
Fri
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center

Come party with the PlayHouse and Forest Park Nature Center at a Preschool Party!

Discover our world through maker activities, walks in nature, and stories. This program is for preschool-aged children and their parents, and takes place at Forest Park Nature Center, in the picnic zone, so dress for outdoor fun!

Register for this program today!

Nov
21
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to create a new world and play Dungeons & Dragons at the PlayHouse!
Dungeons & Dragons is an open-ended role-playing game, where children will be able to create their own characters and go on grand adventures in a world that they have a large part in shaping. D&D and other tabletop role-playing games are great ways for kids to learn important social-emotional skills including: teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.
This monthly program is $80 per 4-week program and will meet weekly on Sundays at the PlayHouse. Perfect for ages 8-10.
This session will take place on Sunday, November 7, 14, 21 and 28th from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the PlayHouse.
Masks are required to participate in this program.
Nov
28
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to create a new world and play Dungeons & Dragons at the PlayHouse!
Dungeons & Dragons is an open-ended role-playing game, where children will be able to create their own characters and go on grand adventures in a world that they have a large part in shaping. D&D and other tabletop role-playing games are great ways for kids to learn important social-emotional skills including: teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.
This monthly program is $80 per 4-week program and will meet weekly on Sundays at the PlayHouse. Perfect for ages 8-10.
This session will take place on Sunday, November 7, 14, 21 and 28th from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the PlayHouse.
Masks are required to participate in this program.
Nov
30
Tue
Giving Tuesday
Nov 30 all-day
Giving Tuesday

Give the gift of play! Support the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum to help ALL children in the greater Peoria area to become explorers and creators of the world.

Dec
5
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to create new worlds at the PlayHouse! Dungeons & Dragons is an open-ended role-playing game. In each session kids ages 8-10 create characters and go on grand adventures in a world that they have a large part in shaping. They will be having so much fun they won’t even know that they are building important social-emotional skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.

This month’s program is $60 and takes place on three consecutive Sundays, December 5, 12, and 19 from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the PlayHouse.

Masks are required to participate in this program.
Jun
11
Sat
HopScotch 2022
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
HopScotch 2022

Adults – it’s your turn to play!

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.

Mark your calendars for HopScotch 2022, now in June, for a night of fun at the PlayHouse in our exhibits and outside on our porch.

Oct
1
Sat
Be Anything! Career Day 2022
Oct 1 all-day
Be Anything! Career Day 2022

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. All children can be anything; they need only the tools and opportunity to imagine, practice, and become! Do they want to be an architect, veterinarian, fireman, meteorologist? Are they unsure, but excited to try new experiences? Be Anything! is a great way to expose children to the endless possibilities they have for their future!

Mark your calendars for October 1, 2022 to meet dozens of career professionals and learn more about what they do!

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum