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Feb
19
Wed
Tot Time: River Animals
Feb 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.

Feb
21
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Classification with Peoria Zoo
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Come learn about animal adaptations with Peoria Zoo from 10-10:30am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15 am.

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

Feb
26
Wed
Toothy Teddies & Friends
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the PlayHouse on Wednesday, February 26 from 10-11am to have a dental check-up by a hygienist from Just Kidz Dentistry, our sponsor for the month of February in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Activity is included with museum admission or membership.

If your child is 1-3 years old, you can also check out Tot Time from 10-11am, where we’ll sing, read, play, and learn all about DOCTORS! Then you can take your stuffed animal or doll to get their teeth cleaned, and learn all about how to take care of your own teeth after you eat!

Tot Time does cost $2 per participating child and you can purchase a ticket at the front desk the day of.

Tot Time: Doctor
Feb 26 @ 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.

Bring your teddy bear, doll, or stuffed animal and join in on the fun!

Feb
28
Fri
Open Art Studio: Lines
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays!

Create art from 10am-12pm

Free with museum admission or membership

Feb
29
Sat
PlayHouse closes early
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The PlayHouse will be closing early for HopScotch. Want to know more about HopScotch? Click here!

HopScotch
Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a roaring good time at our annual adults-only fundraising event with this year’s special 1920s speakeasy theme! Eight favorite local restaurants and breweries provide whiskey-based cocktails and local brews. Enjoy food by Two25, play games, win prizes, and bid against other attendees in a unique silent auction. Tickets on sale soon!

Proceeds benefit the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, including our Maker Space and monthly Maker workshops which foster innovation and problem solving skills in children ages 3 and up!

Learn more and buy tickets

Mar
4
Wed
Tot Time: Construction
Mar 4 @ 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.

You can construct things with hand tools like hammers, saws, and screwdrivers, or with big machines like loaders, dump trucks, and bulldozers. What do you like to build?

Mar
6
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Reptiles with FPNC
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Come learn about animals with FPNC from 10-10:30am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15 am.

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

Mar
7
Sat
Maker Workshop: Melted Crayon Art
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn about monochromatic, complementary, and polychromatic compositions while creating some original work of your own.

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. Explorer Members should register at the PlayHouse to receive their discount
  • Registration closes the day of the workshop or when full. Anyone who registers the day of the workshop pays full price.

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, Tessa Martinez at 309-323-6894.

Mar
11
Wed
Tot Time: Letters
Mar 11 @ 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.

ABC’s for you and me! Do you know how to spell your name?  In this session we will learn all about letters.

Mar
12
Thu
STEAM Homeschool: Chemist
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM Homeschool: Chemist

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

Registration is required at least three days prior to the home school program, although classes may sell out before that date.

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. Current membership status 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.

What you should know:

  • $6 per member / $12 per non-member / $3 per Explorer Member (includes museum admission)
  • Appropriate for children 6 – 12 years old
  • 5 student minimum/15 student maximum
  • Drop-off program

 

Mar
13
Fri
Open Art Studio: Hindu New Year
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays!

Create art from 10am-12pm

Free with museum admission or membership

Mar
14
Sat
Enchanted PlayHouse
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free with museum admission or membership

You’re invited to a day of enchantment! Try your hand at a fantasy scavenger hunt. Then build a castle, pose at our fairy tale photo booth, create a treasure map, join in on a magical storytelling time, and more.

Activities will include:

  •  Make a treasure map
  •  Fantasy quest scavenger hunt
  • Enchanted dance party with bubbles, ribbon wands, and more
  • Story time: Rapunzel (Once Upon a World) and You Don’t want a Unicorn!
  • Fairy tale photo station
  • Create cardboard castles

Mar
18
Wed
Tot Time: Sand
Mar 18 @ 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 is so much to do with sand. You can dig it, make sandcastles, and squish it in your hands. What is favorite thing about sand?

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum