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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

Sep
24
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

This PlayDate is open to everyone! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. 

Starting in October, Virtual PlayDates are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, and are for PlayHouse Everywhere Members only. Advance registration is required (via Zoom).

Live PlayDates are at Forest Park Nature Center; they are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required (via the Park District’s WebTrac system).

Registration link coming soon.

Oct
1
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. 

Virtual PlayDates are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, and are for PlayHouse Everywhere Members only. Advance registration is required (via Zoom).

Live PlayDates are at Forest Park Nature Center; they are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required (via the Park District’s WebTrac system).

Registration link coming soon

Oct
8
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center

Join us to explore construction, meet a spider, and make a house! 

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. 

Virtual PlayDates are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, and are for PlayHouse Everywhere Members only. Advance registration is required (via Zoom).

Live PlayDates are at Forest Park Nature Center; they are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required (via the Park District’s WebTrac system).

Oct
15
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. 

Virtual PlayDates are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, and are for PlayHouse Everywhere Members only. Advance registration is required (via Zoom).

Live PlayDates are at Forest Park Nature Center; they are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required (via the Park District’s WebTrac system).

Registration link coming soon.

Oct
22
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center

Join us to learn about leaves and Fall, meet a bug, and make a collage! 

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. 

Virtual PlayDates are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, and are for PlayHouse Everywhere Members only. Advance registration is required (via Zoom).

Live PlayDates are at Forest Park Nature Center; they are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required (via the Park District’s WebTrac system).

Nov
5
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom

Join us to meet an animal, make a postcard, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. 

Virtual PlayDates are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, and are for PlayHouse Everywhere Members only. Advance registration is required (via Zoom).

Live PlayDates are at Forest Park Nature Center; they are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required (via the Park District’s WebTrac system).

Registration link coming soon.

Nov
12
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
Nov 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center

Join us to meet a turtle and make a “Creature Sculpture”!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. 

Virtual PlayDates are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, via Zoom. Live PlayDates the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Forest Park Nature Center.

All PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required.

Nov
19
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required.

Dec
3
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required.

Dec
10
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required.

Dec
17
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required.

Jan
7
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required.

Jan
14
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum