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Jun
2
Sun
Birthday Bash: Superheroes
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Celebrate the PlayHouse’s fourth birthday with us! It’s a “pay what you like” day at the PlayHouse, participate in activities and still enjoy all of our wonderful exhibits. We invite all visitors (adults, too!) to dress up as a superhero for the day!

Suggested donation: $4

Activities will include:

* Learn about superhero cosplay prop making with a demo from Aaron’s Awesome Builds [12-2 pm]
* Meet a superhero or villain from Heroes Inc. and get your picture taken [1:30-3:30 pm]
* Make your own comic book
* Create your own superhero mask
* Superhero obstacle course with OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois 
* Strike your best superhero pose in front of our city backdrop
A quiet space will be available in our Zoo Room for those who need a sensory break, nursing space or otherwise need the area.

 

Jun
3
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be easily adapted to enjoy at home, too!

Feel free to bring a yoga mat of your own or used one of ours. Comfortable clothing and socks are suggested.

Spaces are first come serve, the class is limited to 10 spaces for children.Best for ages 3 – 10 years old. Children under 8 should have adult supervision. Adults are invited to participate at no cost.

Jun
5
Wed
Tot Time: Summer
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this program for children 1 to 3 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?

Jun
8
Sat
Drop-In Maker Program: Book-Making
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On selected Saturday mornings throughout the summer, you can add an hour-long educator-led maker program to your visit. Each Drop-in Maker Program highlights a new material or tool to help you get inspired and get making!

Please note: Space is limited to 15 participants per hour.

This program is for kids 3-12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Jun
10
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be easily adapted to enjoy at home, too!

Feel free to bring a yoga mat of your own or used one of ours. Comfortable clothing and socks are suggested.

Spaces are first come serve, the class is limited to 10 spaces for children.Best for ages 3 – 10 years old. Children under 8 should have adult supervision. Adults are invited to participate at no cost.

Jun
12
Wed
Tot Time: Shapes
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this program for children 1 to 3 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.

There are so many fun shapes! Triangles, squares, rectangles, circles, hearts, stars, and so many more! Which one do you like best?

Jun
14
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Turtles
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals from 10-11 AM. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15am.

Due to animal temperament or other factors, the animals available might change on short notice.

Free with museum admission r membership.

Jun
15
Sat
Be Anything Career Day: The Natural World
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us to BE ANYTHING! at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! In June we are exploring careers related to nature, animals, and the Illinois River. Meet a wildlife biologist, animal handlers, environmental scientists, a green energy designer, the Captain of the Spirit of Peoria boat, and a horticulturalist! Each station features activities appropriate for children ages 4-12, engaging children in work related to the featured careers.

Visit with:

  • Wildlife Biologist, Peoria Park District Environmental Team
  • Ship’s Captain, Spirit of Peoria
  • Therapy Dog Handler, Peoria Humane Society
  • Water Quality Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy
  • Soil Scientist, Bradley University
  • Solar PV System Designer, Ruyle Mechanical Services, Inc.
  • Horticulturist, Hoerr Nursery

 

Visit all the stations and be entered into a raffle to win a “Natural World” basket, featuring a family pass for a cruise on the Spirit of Peoria, a Family membership to Forest Park Nature Center, a solor-powered race car kit, and more!

This event is free with membership or admission to the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum. No advance registration required.

Jun
17
Mon
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp

June 17-June 21, 9-11:30am

In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint, collage, print, sculpt, and more!

Our half-day camp stays at the PlayHouse all day to get creative, while also enjoying time to play in the museum.

25% sibling discount

Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Please direct any camp-related questions to our Family & Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman at (309) 323-6894.

Yoga for Kids
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be easily adapted to enjoy at home, too!

Feel free to bring a yoga mat of your own or used one of ours. Comfortable clothing and socks are suggested.

Spaces are first come serve, the class is limited to 10 spaces for children.Best for ages 3 – 10 years old. Children under 8 should have adult supervision. Adults are invited to participate at no cost.

Jun
18
Tue
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp

June 17-June 21, 9-11:30am

In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint, collage, print, sculpt, and more!

Our half-day camp stays at the PlayHouse all day to get creative, while also enjoying time to play in the museum.

25% sibling discount

Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Please direct any camp-related questions to our Family & Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman at (309) 323-6894.

Jun
19
Wed
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp

June 17-June 21, 9-11:30am

In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint, collage, print, sculpt, and more!

Our half-day camp stays at the PlayHouse all day to get creative, while also enjoying time to play in the museum.

25% sibling discount

Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Please direct any camp-related questions to our Family & Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman at (309) 323-6894.

Tot Time: Things That Go
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this program for children 1 to 3 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.

Planes, trains, trucks, boats…let’s get excited about all the vehicles that take us from here to there!

Jun
20
Thu
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp

June 17-June 21, 9-11:30am

In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint, collage, print, sculpt, and more!

Our half-day camp stays at the PlayHouse all day to get creative, while also enjoying time to play in the museum.

25% sibling discount

Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Please direct any camp-related questions to our Family & Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman at (309) 323-6894.

Jun
21
Fri
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp

June 17-June 21, 9-11:30am

In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint, collage, print, sculpt, and more!

Our half-day camp stays at the PlayHouse all day to get creative, while also enjoying time to play in the museum.

25% sibling discount

Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Please direct any camp-related questions to our Family & Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman at (309) 323-6894.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum