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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.
Jan
7
Fri
Open Art Studio: Snow
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Snow

Join us every Friday morning between 10am and noon to create art in the Art Room. Each week features a different theme; join us weekly to learn about different materials and types of art making!

No advance registration required; drop in anytime between 10am and noon. Free with museum admission or membership.

Jan
9
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 9 @ 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 $100 and takes place on five consecutive Sundays, January 9, 16, 23, and 30 and February 6, from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the PlayHouse.
Masks are required to participate in this program.
Jan
13
Thu
Tot Time: Colors @ PlayHouse
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Colors @ PlayHouse

Our world is made of so many wonderful colors! Which crayon do you like to use the most when you make art?

During this program for children 1 to 4 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. Look for a different theme each week!

Advanced registration is recommended. Cost (children only; no additional cost for adults accompanying children): $3 for members, $5 for non-members. Fee does not include cost for museum admission.

Jan
14
Fri
Open Art Studio: Collage
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Collage

Join us every Friday morning between 10am and noon to create art in the Art Room. Each week features a different theme; join us weekly to learn about different materials and types of art making!

No advance registration required; drop in anytime between 10am and noon. Free with museum admission or membership.

Jan
16
Sun
Cultural Connections: Tu Bishvat
Jan 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cultural Connections: Tu Bishvat

Join the PlayHouse and the Jewish Federation of Peoria to celebrate Tu Bishvat, the Jewish birthday of the trees! Learn about the holiday through a display and storytime, and plant your own seedling to take home with you.

Cultural Connections is a new program of the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum. We welcome cultural organizations to reach out to us about partnering to celebrate their culture!

Can’t join us on January 16th? Learn more or participate from home using our Celebrate Tu Bishvat from home handout!

 

Jan
20
Thu
Tot Time: Shapes @ PlayHouse
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Shapes @ PlayHouse

During this program for children 1 to 4 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. Look for a different theme each week!

Advanced registration is recommended. Cost (children only; no additional cost for adults accompanying children): $3 for members, $5 for non-members. Fee does not include cost for museum admission.

 

Jan
21
Fri
Open Art Studio: Black and White
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Black and White

Join us every Friday morning between 10am and noon to create art in the Art Room. Each week features a different theme; join us weekly to learn about different materials and types of art making!

No advance registration required; drop in anytime between 10am and noon. Free with museum admission or membership.

Jan
22
Sat
Family Workshop @ The Noble Center
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Workshop @ The Noble Center

Real Tools at the Noble Center is even bigger and better than our original PlayHouse space, featuring socially distanced workstations stocked with a variety of tools and materials! Join us on select Saturdays to exercise your creativity as a family. Visitors can make anything they chose to make with the tools and materials available. Not sure what to make? Our expert staff has lots of ideas to get you started!

Advanced registration is required. Cost: $12 per child for non-member families; $8 per child for PlayHouse member families.

Jan
27
Thu
Tot Time: Trains @ PlayHouse
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Trains @ PlayHouse

During this program for children 1 to 4 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. Look for a different theme each week!

Advanced registration is recommended. Cost (children only; no additional cost for adults accompanying children): $3 for members, $5 for non-members. Fee does not include cost for museum admission.

 

Jan
28
Fri
Open Art Studio: Color
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Color

Join us every Friday morning between 10am and noon to create art in the Art Room. Each week features a different theme; join us weekly to learn about different materials and types of art making!

No advance registration required; drop in anytime between 10am and noon. Free with museum admission or membership.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum