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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.

Adult Maker Night: Boozy Building! @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Adults, it’s your turn to play, invent, innovate, and build! Join us for Boozy Building where participants can enjoy food, wine, and beer while they work together to find new ways to meet the evening’s challenge.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please register in advance so there are enough materials to make this an incredible and fun evening for all. Registration closes 48 hours in advanced!

Jul
22
Fri
Open Art Studio: Pollinators
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Pollinators

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 22 @ 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
23
Sat
Empathy Is For Everyone (Even Puppets) @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 23 @ 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.

Family Workshop: Building Buildings @ Noble Center
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Workshop: Building Buildings @ 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; $4 per child for PlayHouse explorer members. Adults are free.

Jul
26
Tue
Adaptive Learning Evenings at the PlayHouse @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 26 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Adaptive Learning Evenings at the PlayHouse @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Join us for a fun, sensory friendly night featuring dimmer lights and less noise. First Thursday of every month. Open to children of all needs and abilities, and their families. Sounds and lights will be lowered; Sensory Packs with noise canceling headphones, sensory toys, sunglasses, and other materials are always available at the front desk. No pre-registration is required.

Cost: Regular admission rates at $9 per person or $3 with WIC/Link

Jul
28
Thu
Tot Time: Weather @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Weather @ 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
29
Fri
Open Art Studio: Summer
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Summer

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 29 @ 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
30
Sat
Empathy Is For Everyone (Even Puppets) @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 30 @ 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