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Sep
16
Mon
Annual Maintenance Closure
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm

At Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum we pride ourselves on maintaining a clean and safe environment.

PLEASE NOTE: The museum will be closed for annual maintenance on September 16 through September 24. We will re-open on September 25.

Sep
23
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Sep 23 @ 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.

Sep
28
Sat
Be Anything Career Day: People in Our Neighborhood
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Be Anything Career Day: People in Our Neighborhood

Join us to BE ANYTHING! at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! In September we are inspired by the PlayHouse exhibit Peoria Then and Now to look at community jobs: dentist, grocer, meteorologist, finance professional, and more.

Visit all of the stations and be entered to win a raffle basket with items that allow you to extend the experience. And online bidding is now open – bid on one-on-one career experiences for your  child, and join us at Trailside Event Center on October 3rd for an adults-only cocktail event featuring a live auction of career experiences for children and adults! Learn more about the Be Anything! series here.

Sep
30
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Sep 30 @ 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.

Teacher Team Application Deadline @ Peoria Riverfront Museum
Sep 30 @ 11:45 pm – Oct 1 @ 12:00 am

Deadline to apply is September 30, 2019 for the 2019-2020 Teacher Team on makerspaces in the classroom.

The PlayHouse Teacher Team is a group of up to 15 educators, who come together regularly throughout the school year to contribute to and transform the PlayHouse and also explore hands on activities for their classrooms.

 

Between October and April, the PlayHouse Teacher Team will address questions about creating makerspaces for early childhood and elementary school students. Workshops will be held on the last Wednesdays of the month from 4-6 pm.

Learn more and apply here.

Oct
3
Thu
Be Anything Cocktails & Careers @ Trailside Event Center
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Be Anything Cocktails & Careers @ Trailside Event Center

Join us at Trailside Event Center on Thursday, October 3rd from 6-9pm for a playful cocktail party featuring a live auction with Be Anything! experiences for adults, raffle, and PlayHouse-style activities. The event is emceed by WMBD’s Greg Batton, and tickets include two complimentary drinks as well as heavy hors d’oeuvres from Cracked Pepper.

Learn more about this event and our online career auction.

 

Oct
5
Sat
Maker Workshop: Cookie Monsters
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Let’s get messy with sweet ingredients and fun kitchen supplies and make some no-bake cookies! You’ll get to take home snacks you created yourself, and the recipes so you can do it all over again.

In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think creatively! This program is designed for kids 3-12 years old. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

How to register:

  • Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer Members must register in person at the PlayHouse.
  • Members will receive their discount by entering the code:  PH2019MW at checkout online. Current membership status will be verified.
  • Registration closes the Wednesday prior to the workshop.

The PlayHouse has switched to a new program registration system. If you encounter technical problems in using this new system, please contact Kevin Davis at the Peoria Park District’s Recreation Desk at 681-1200.  For program questions, please call our Family and Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman, at 309-323-6894.

Oct
7
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Oct 7 @ 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.

Oct
10
Thu
STEAM Homeschool: Botany
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM Homeschool: Botany

6-12 years old

We had so much fun with botany last school year that we’re doing more botany this time!

The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore careers related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included!

How to register:

  • Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer Members must register in person at the PlayHouse.
  • Members will receive their discount by entering the code: PH2019HS at checkout online. Membership will be verified.

The PlayHouse has switched to a new program registration system. If you encounter technical problems in using this new system, please contact the Peoria Park District’s Recreation Desk at 681-1200.  For questions about this program, please contact Courtney Baxter at 309-323-6896 or cbaxter@peoriaparks.org.

 

Oct
11
Fri
Members Sneak Peak: Fossils Rock!
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members Sneak Peak: Fossils Rock!

Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum members are invited to take a sneak peek at our newest exhibit, Fossils Rock!

Join or renew your Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum membership before October 1st for an invitation to this one-of-a-kind event.

Learn more about Fossils Rock here.

Oct
12
Sat
Exhibit Opening: Fossils Rock
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibit Opening: Fossils Rock

Explore the Prehistoric world at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! Join us to celebrate and enjoy the newest exhibit at the PlayHouse.

Enjoy storytime, art activities, and more!

Free with museum admission or membership

Learn more about Fossils Rock here!

Oct
13
Sun
Spirit Week: Pajama Day
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join in the fun for our spirit day.  Join staff in wearing your favorite pajamas to the PlayHouse today.

 

Oct
14
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Oct 14 @ 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.

Oct
19
Sat
Girl Scout Lock-In
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 7:00 am

Calling all BROWNIES and JUNIORS!

Join us for a special overnight experience at the Peoria PlayHouse! Girls will have the chance to play in the exhibits as much as they like and participate in a variety of fun projects, especially designed for Girl Scouts!

Patch and food (hot breakfast and snacks) included in registration fee.

To register, call Adrienne Huffman, Family and Public Programs Educator, at (309) 323-6894.

Oct
21
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Oct 21 @ 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.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum