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Jul
1
Fri
Open Art Studio: Shells
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Shells

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.

This program has been made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Preschool Parties @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Parties @ Forest Park Nature Center @ 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 now!

Jul
2
Sat
Empathy Is For Everyone (Even Puppets) @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Empathy Is For Everyone (Even Puppets) @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Join us for a puppet party! This free program is part of a research partnership with Bradley University, during which children will be learning empathy skills. Your 2-5 year old will meet and play with puppets and help the puppets enjoy their time at the PlayHouse! Saturday programs are single-day sessions, where Tuesday programs are month-long sessions.

Jul
5
Tue
Empathy Is For Everyone (Even Puppets) (Full-Month Session) @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am
Empathy Is For Everyone (Even Puppets) (Full-Month Session) @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Join us for a puppet party! This free program is part of a research partnership with Bradley University, during which children will be learning empathy skills. Your 2-5 year old will meet and play with puppets and help the puppets enjoy their time at the PlayHouse! Tuesday programs are month-long sessions. Joins us on July 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Jul
7
Thu
Tot Time: Summer @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

In the summer, the sun shines bright and the days are warm. We can play outside, swim, go on hikes, blow bubbles, write on the sidewalks with chalk, go bug-hunting, and more! What will you do this summer?

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.

Jul
8
Fri
Open Art Studio: Layering
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Layering

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.

This program has been made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Preschool Parties @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Parties @ Forest Park Nature Center @ 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 now!

Jul
9
Sat
Empathy Is For Everyone (Even Puppets) @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Empathy Is For Everyone (Even Puppets) @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Join us for a puppet party! This free program is part of a research partnership with Bradley University, during which children will be learning empathy skills. Your 2-5 year old will meet and play with puppets and help the puppets enjoy their time at the PlayHouse! Saturday programs are single-day sessions, where Tuesday programs are month-long sessions.

Maker Workshop: Architecture @ Noble Center
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Architecture @ Noble Center

Join us for an adventure in creativity designed for older kids, tweens and teens. During Maker Workshops, 8-18 year olds explore materials and master new tools in order to create one-of-a-kind projects.

 

Jul
10
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 10 @ 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 8-12 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, July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7 from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the PlayHouse.
Jul
14
Thu
Tot Time: Shapes @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Shapes @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

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.

 

Jul
15
Fri
Open Art Studio: Snakes
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Snakes

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.

This program has been made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Preschool Parties @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Parties @ Forest Park Nature Center @ 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 now!

Jul
16
Sat
Cultural Connections: Eid al-Adha @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us to celebrate Eid al-Adha with the Islamic Center of Peoria (ICP) and Islamic Foundation of Peoria (IFP)! Learn more about Islamic culture through story time, maker activities, and more!

This program is free with regular admission.

Empathy Is For Everyone (Even Puppets) @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Empathy Is For Everyone (Even Puppets) @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Join us for a puppet party! This free program is part of a research partnership with Bradley University, during which children will be learning empathy skills. Your 2-5 year old will meet and play with puppets and help the puppets enjoy their time at the PlayHouse! Saturday programs are single-day sessions, where Tuesday programs are month-long sessions.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum