A Peoria Park District Facility

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Jul
28
Sun
Celebrate Peoria: Tell Me a Story
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Everyone loves a good story and there are so many ways to tell them across cultures. Enjoy stories in the many ways we share them across cultures including Native American coyote stories with Jo Lakota, West African tales with Garry Moore, Jewish storytelling with Fran Moss, and more.

Celebrate Peoria is an event series that celebrates the cultural and religious diversity of Peoria and Central Illinois. Activities are free with museum admission or membership

Event schedule:

Sand Porch

12:00- 3 PM

Add a story to our wall

 

JULEP Room

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM

“Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant” with Children of Peoria Chinese Association

 

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM

Jewish Storytelling and Music with Storyteller Fran Moss

 

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

West African Tales and Drumming with Storyteller Garry Moore

 

2:35 PM – 3:00 PM

Native American Coyote Stories with Storyteller Jo Lakota

 

Art Room

12:50 PM – 1:10 PM

Islamic Story-time in a Bedouin Tent with Mrs. Aisha

 

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Make your own puppets

Sep
8
Sun
Celebrate Peoria: Kilts to Kimonos
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What we wear and why can say so much about who we are. Explore cultural and religious fashions worn by the people in the greater Peoria area. Try on clothes like a sari or hijab, enjoy a multicultural fashion show, and more!

Activities are free with museum admission or membership.

Schedule:

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Henna tattoos/mehndi in Hay Loft, 3rd floor

 

12:00 PM – 3:00 pm

Trash to Treasure accessory making in Real Tools, 2nd floor

Design a fashion doll in Art Room,  1st floor

Clothing displays: yarmulkes, saris, and Mexican clothing in Art Room, 1st floor

Islamic and Hindu clothing try-on next to Theater, 1st floor

Chinese traditional theater costume photo booth in front of Butterfly Wall, 1st floor

 

1:30 PM

Multicultural fashion show in JULEP Room, 1st floor

 

2:30 PM

Hats of Faith and What We Wear story time in JULEP Room, 1st Floor

3:00 PM

Islamic Clothing Talk and Q&A in JULEP Room, 1st Floor

 

Celebrate Peoria is an event series that explores and celebrates the cultural and religious diversity of Peoria and Central Illinois. All activities are planned in collaboration with community partners.

Sep
13
Fri
Accessibility Night
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In collaboration with Easter Seals and Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA), join us for a fun, sensory-friendly night featuring dimmer lights and less noise. Open to children of all needs and abilities!

  • Open to children of all needs and abilities
  • Parents and siblings welcome!
  • Sounds and lights will be lowered
  • Sensory Packs with noise canceling headphones, sensory toys, sunglasses, and other materials are always available at the front desk
  • Quiet area will be available

Pre-registration is encouraged.

 

Learn about our accessibility programs for children with sensory processing disorders and other special needs here.

Please contact our Education Manager, Courtney Baxter for questions or concerns at 309-323-6896 or cbaxter@peoriaparks.org

Apr
26
Sun
Accessibility Morning
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

In collaboration with Easter Seals and Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA), join us for a fun, sensory-friendly morning featuring dimmer lights and less noise. Open to children of all needs and abilities!

  • Open to children of all needs and abilities
  • Parents and siblings welcome!
  • Sounds and lights will be lowered
  • Sensory Packs with noise canceling headphones, sensory toys, sunglasses, and other materials are always available at the front desk
  • Quiet area will be available

Museum will open as usual at 12pm and families are welcome to stay.

Learn about our accessibility programs for children with sensory processing disorders and other special needs here.

Please contact our Education Manager, Courtney Baxter for questions or concerns at 309-323-6896 or cbaxter@peoriaparks.org

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum