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May
22
Wed
Tot Time: River Animals
May 22 @ 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.

May
24
Fri
Open Art Studio: Self-Portraits
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We love inspiring creativity in children! Join us on select Fridays while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Drop-in any time between 10 am – 12 pm to create art.

May
27
Mon
2019 Summer Maker Program
May 27 – Aug 16 all-day

The Peoria PlayHouse Summer Maker Program begins on Memorial Day: Monday, May 27 and ends on Friday, August 16. We hope this program encourages you to try out different types of tools and inspires you to make fun projects, all summer long!

On your next visit, pick up a Maker Map at the front desk, filled with 25 awesome challenges. Some of the squares MUST be completed at the Peoria PlayHouse, while others can be done at home with your favorite adult OR at the museum in our Real Tools maker space.

Just as a reminder, Real Tools summer hours are:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 12-4pm

Tuesday, Closed

Saturday, 9am-4pm
Sunday, Noon-5pm

For every FIVE stamps you collect, you’ll receive a small prize of your choice AND a raffle ticket for the Grand Prize: a basket of tools and supplies to make more amazing projects at home!

For questions about the Summer Maker Program, please contact our Family and Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman, at (309) 323-6894.

Yoga for Kids
May 27 @ 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.

May
29
Wed
Tot Time: Sand
May 29 @ 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.

May
31
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Spiders
May 31 @ 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 10:15 am.

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

Jun
1
Sat
Maker Workshop: Bird House Basics
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Using lumber, as well as vintage, natural, and recycled materials, build an amazing backyard home for a feathered friend.

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.

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, 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.

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
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, 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.

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

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 steam boat captain, a wildlife biologist, and more!

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, 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.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum