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Mar
22
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

In partnership with Peoria Park District Environmental Department, get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals form 10-11 am.

We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15 pm.

Activities are included with museum admission.

 

Mar
23
Sat
Enchanted PlayHouse
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enchanted PlayHouse
March 23, 2019 | 11AM–3PM
Free with museum admission or membership

You’re invited to a day of enchantment! Channel your inner wizard with wand making! Then build a castle, pose at our fantasy photo booth, create a crown, join in on a magical storytelling time, and make unicorn or dragon slime. Wear a fantasy costume and receive $1 off museum admission! Please no masks or plastic, metal, or wooden weapons.

Dragon and Unicorn Slime Making
Make and take your own sparkly, silly, and swirling slime with a miniature dragon or unicorn toy of your choice inside! Container included. Registration strongly encouraged as there is limited space available. Register for your preferred time to make sure your child has the opportunity to make this unique slime. $4 per participant.

11:30AM-12PM
12:30-1PM
1:30-2PM
2:30-3PM

Mar
25
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Mar 25 @ 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, if you’d like to. Comfortable clothing suggested.

Spaces are first come serve, the class is limited to 10 spaces.

Cost: $2.50 per child with museum admission or membership.
Best for ages 3 – 10 years old. Children under 8 should have adult supervision.

Mar
27
Wed
Tot Time: Dinosaurs
Mar 27 @ 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.

Mar
29
Fri
Open Art Studio
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every other Friday while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm.

Apr
1
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Apr 1 @ 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, if you’d like to. Comfortable clothing suggested.

Spaces are first come serve, the class is limited to 10 spaces.

Cost: $2.50 per child with museum admission or membership.
Best for ages 3 – 10 years old. Children under 8 should have adult supervision.

Apr
3
Wed
Tot Time: Spring
Apr 3 @ 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.

Apr
5
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

In partnership with Peoria Park District Environmental Department, get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals form 10-11 am.

We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15 pm.

Activities are included with museum admission.

 

Apr
6
Sat
Membership Swap Weekend
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day

Are you a member of the Peoria Historical Society, Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria Zoo, or Wildlife Prairie Park?

Enjoy a weekend of free general admission* to all five of these Peoria-area attractions when you present your membership card and photo ID during the weekend of April 6-7, 2019. For more information visit our websites or Facebook pages. Remember, you must present your photo ID and Membership Cards. For replacement cards, please contact your facility by March 11th!

*Charges may apply for additional experiences.

 

Maker Workshop: Make Your Own Superhero Cape
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Superhero kids with superpowers

Maker Workshop: Make Your Own Superhero Cape
April 6, 2019 | 2-4PM
$12 Member / $18 Non-member

Using basic sewing machine skills and your imagination, design and make super hero capes that fit your unique personality and awesome super powers!

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.

Register at 323-6900, in person at the Peoria PlayHouse, or online. Registration closes the Wednesday prior to the workshop.

Apr
7
Sun
Celebrate Peoria: Art Party
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Celebrate Peoria: Art Party
April 7, 2019 | 12–3PM
Free with museum admission or membership

Explore and be inspired by the beauty of art across the globe. Experience traditional and contemporary art from different cultures, and make your own artistic creations based on work by artists from China, Ghana, India, and more.

Activities include:

  • Decorate your own mini piñatas
  • Create a sand rangoli (Hindu sand art)
  • Use your artistic skills to do a traditional Chinese brush painting
  • Make a print with adinkra (a symbolic stamp from Ghana)
  • Try Arabic and Chinese calligraphy techniques
  • Learn about how Hindus and Muslims use art very differently in their houses of worship

Thank you to our partners: Peoria Chinese Association, Hindu Temple of Central Illinois, Islamic Center of Peoria, and Islamic Foundation of Peoria

Peoria Chinese Association will be selling small and large fans with personalized messages. If you’re interested, please bring cash!

Apr
8
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Apr 8 @ 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, if you’d like to. Comfortable clothing suggested.

Spaces are first come serve, the class is limited to 10 spaces.

Cost: $2.50 per child with museum admission or membership.
Best for ages 3 – 10 years old. Children under 8 should have adult supervision.

Apr
10
Wed
Tot Time: Bugs
Apr 10 @ 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.

Apr
11
Thu
STEAM Homeschool: Forensics
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM Homeschool: Forensics
April 11, 2019 | 12–2PM | Ages 6-12
$6 members / $12 non-members / $3 Explorer members* (includes museum admission)

The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included! Registration can be completed in person, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online.

Explorer members must register in person or by phone.

Apr
12
Fri
Open Art Studio
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every other Friday while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum