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May
1
Fri
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse with FPNC
May 1 @ 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.

May
8
Fri
Open Art Studio: Mobiles
May 8 @ 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

May
22
Fri
Open Art Studio: Positive and Negative Space
May 22 @ 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

May
25
Mon
2020 Summer Maker Program
May 25 – Aug 16 all-day

The Peoria PlayHouse Summer Maker Program begins on Memorial Day: Monday, May 25 and ends on Sunday, 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 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, Tessa Lee Martinez at (309) 323-6894.

May
29
Fri
Storytime at the PlayHouse: Ramadan/Eid al-Fitr
May 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Everyone loves a good story: explore some with us covering a variety of topics including holidays, cultures, and languages with people from our community. Most Storytimes will be bilingual with a language related to the culture or holiday we are covering.

Ramadan which leads to the celebration Eid-al Fitr, is one of the most important Muslim holidays of the year. We will learn about the holiday through children’s books while also learning some Arabic vocabulary. Make bookmarks with us at the end.

Storytime at the PlayHouse is on select Fridays and Saturdays.

Included with museum admission or membership.

 

 

Jun
7
Sun
Birthday Bash: Game On!
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Run, jump, or slide into our grand slamming Birthday Bash: Game On. Celebrate the PlayHouse’s fifth birthday with us! It’s a “pay what you like” day at the PlayHouse, participate in sports-themed activities and still enjoy all of our wonderful interactive exhibits as usual.

Suggested donation: $4

Activities include:
– Try out the Rookie Olympics with sports from around the world
– Play sports themed games inside and outside of the Peoria PlayHouse
– Perfect your golf swing on our mini-golf course
– Wear your favorite sports team or sports-related gear
– We invite you participate in family-friendly tailgating that day. No alcohol or grills are allowed. No food may come into the PlayHouse.
A quiet space will be available in our Zoo Room for those who need a sensory break and/or nursing space. Learn more about our accessibility resources here.

 

Birthday Bash/Free Day
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Celebrate the PlayHouse’s fifth 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.

Suggested donation: $4

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
12
Fri
Open Art Studio: Patterns
Jun 12 @ 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

Jun
26
Fri
Open Art Studio: Summer Mosaic
Jun 26 @ 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

Jul
10
Fri
Open Art Studio: Leaf Printing
Jul 10 @ 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

Jul
17
Fri
Storytime at the PlayHouse: Independence Day & Bastille Day
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Everyone loves a good story: explore some with us covering a variety of topics including holidays, cultures, and languages with people from our community. Most Storytimes will be bilingual with a language related to the culture or holiday we are covering.

Help us celebrate Independence Day (Fourth of July) and the French holiday Bastille Day which celebrates that countries revolution inspired by our country’s. We’ll be using children’s books to learn about both.  This Storytime will be in English and French!

Books will be followed by a brief bookmark art activity.

Storytime at the PlayHouse is on select Fridays and Saturdays. Activities are included with museum admission or membership. Great for ages  3-9.

 

Jul
24
Fri
Open Art Studio: Geometric Sculptures
Jul 24 @ 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

Aug
14
Fri
Open Art Studio: Collage
Aug 14 @ 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

Aug
22
Sat
Be Anything! Career Day
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Be Anything! Career Day

Join us to BE ANYTHING! at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! We are exploring careers with a variety of local professionals. Meet a firefighter, dentist, ballet dancer, bike mechanic, and more! Each station features activities appropriate for children ages 4-12, engaging children in work related to the featured careers.

This event is free with admission or membership. No pre-registration is required.

Aug
28
Fri
Open Art Studio: Layering
Aug 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

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum