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Oct
13
Thu
Parent and Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Parent and Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

This program focuses on parents and their babies, from birth to 12 months, giving them a place to gather and enjoy casual conversation with fellow parents while their little one’s play. Guest speakers from partner organizations will lead discussions and activities related to infant growth, and development. The goal of this program is to support YOU as parents, and we invite you to both join and tell us how this program and community groups can best help you!

Free of charge for parent and infant (under one year of age.) May not be combined with additional admissions.

Tot Time: Fall @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Oct 13 @ 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.

The fall is such a fun season! You can jump in big piles of leaves, make a scarecrow, and visit the pumpkin patch! What do you do to celebrate the fall?

Oct
14
Fri
Open Art Studio: Vegetables
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Vegetables

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
Oct 14 @ 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!

Oct
16
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Oct 16 @ 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, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and 11 from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the PlayHouse.
Oct
20
Thu
Parent and Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Parent and Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

This program focuses on parents and their babies, from birth to 12 months, giving them a place to gather and enjoy casual conversation with fellow parents while their little one’s play. Guest speakers from partner organizations will lead discussions and activities related to infant growth, and development. The goal of this program is to support YOU as parents, and we invite you to both join and tell us how this program and community groups can best help you!

Free of charge for parent and infant (under one year of age.) May not be combined with additional admissions.

Tot Time: Construction @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Construction @ 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.

 

Oct
21
Fri
Open Art Studio: Leaves
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Leaves

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
Oct 21 @ 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!

Oct
23
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Oct 23 @ 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, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and 11 from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the PlayHouse.
Oct
27
Thu
Parent and Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Parent and Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

This program focuses on parents and their babies, from birth to 12 months, giving them a place to gather and enjoy casual conversation with fellow parents while their little one’s play. Guest speakers from partner organizations will lead discussions and activities related to infant growth, and development. The goal of this program is to support YOU as parents, and we invite you to both join and tell us how this program and community groups can best help you!

Free of charge for parent and infant (under one year of age.) May not be combined with additional admissions.

Tot Time: Babies @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Babies @ 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.

 

Oct
28
Fri
Open Art Studio: Monsters
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Monsters

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
Oct 28 @ 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!

Oct
30
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Oct 30 @ 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, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and 11 from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the PlayHouse.
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum