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Aug
25
Tue
PlayHouse PlayDates
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
PlayHouse PlayDates

PlayHouse PlayDates are an EXCLUSIVE members-only PlayHouse staff-facilitated experience on Tuesdays at 10am. This program is perfect for ages 2-5. Join us on our usual Members-only Tuesday Morning for a guided activity, a visit from an animal at Forest Park Nature Center, and a dance party. To get more information and register for this program email playhouse@peoriapark.org.

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

Virtual StoryTime at the PlayHouse
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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.

Virtual StoryTime will be posted on Facebook at 10am CST every Friday, and uploaded to our YouTube channel.

 

Oct
5
Mon
Real Tools: Make Something that Moves @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Oct 5 – Oct 11 all-day
Real Tools: Make Something that Moves @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park

Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day, or working on anything they chose to make with the tools and materials available.

Highlighted project for the week of October 5th: Make Something that Moves. Use wind, gravity, tension, or anything else you can think of to make a vehicle that moves!

Oct
16
Fri
Real Tools: Make A Costume @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day
Real Tools: Make A Costume @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park

Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day, or working on anything they chose to make with the tools and materials available.

Highlighted project for the week of October 12th: Make A Costume. Use paper, fabric, and other materials to make a Halloween costume, or just a fun outfit to play in!

Oct
23
Fri
Real Tools: Build a Boat @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day
Real Tools: Build a Boat @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park

Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day, or working on anything they chose to make with the tools and materials available.

Highlighted project for the week of October 19th: Build a Boat. What sinks? What floats? Experiment with materials and then build a boat that can hold as much weight as possible!

Oct
30
Fri
Real Tools: Build a catapult for a pompom @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Oct 30 – Oct 31 all-day
Real Tools: Build a catapult for a pompom @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park

Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day, or working on anything they chose to make with the tools and materials available.

Highlighted project for the week of October 26th: Build a Pumpkin Chucker for a Pompom. Use the power of simple machines to make a small object fly!

Nov
6
Fri
Real Tools: Create a Monster @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Nov 6 all-day
Real Tools: Create a Monster @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park

Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day, or working on anything they chose to make with the tools and materials available.

Highlighted project for November 6-7: Create a Monster. 

Nov
13
Fri
Real Tools: Design a Spaceship @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day
Real Tools: Design a Spaceship @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park

Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day, or working on anything they chose to make with the tools and materials available.

Highlighted project for November 13-14: Design a spaceship to take you to Mars!

Nov
21
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Build a House (And Light it Up!)
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Build a House (And Light it Up!)

Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve.

This workshop gives children the opportunity to invent, build, and learn basic circuitry. 

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Registration is required.

Materials pick up: Friday afternoons from the Noble Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue

Tools may be picked up at the same time; they must be returned within 3 days of the workshop.

Dec
5
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: 3D Modeling with iSTEAM
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: 3D Modeling with iSTEAM

For this special Real Tools Workshop, we are working with the iSTEAM studio to celebrate Computer Science!  This workshop will teach children the basics of 3D modeling. Younger participants (ages 5-8) will start with playdough, so they understand three-dimensionality. This workshop is for children ages 5 and up. 

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Please note, adult help is often required, and we do ask that an adult be available / participating for the duration of the workshop. Registration is required; registration closes the Friday prior to the workshop at noon. 

Materials pick up: Friday afternoons from the Noble Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue

Please note, a laptop is required for this workshop. 

Dec
11
Fri
Deadline to order KidTastic Kit: Monsters and Superheroes
Dec 11 all-day
Deadline to order KidTastic Kit: Monsters and Superheroes

Each KidTastic kit includes three art project lesson plans, the materials for these three projects, and a booklet with additional ideas for cultural connections, extending making ideas, and a STEM extension. Kits ship the first Monday of every month. Order your “Monsters and Superheroes” kit by December 11th!

If you missed a past KitTastic Kit, a limited number of each kit is available at Bushbaby

Kidtastic Kits for Kids are a joint project of the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum and ART Inc

Dec
12
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Gingerbread Houses
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Gingerbread Houses

Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve.

During this workshop children will use graham crackers, icing, and candy to make glorious structures of their own design. A “gingerbread house” is just a starting place! 

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Please note, adult help is often required, and we do ask that an adult be available / participating for the duration of the workshop. Registration is required; registration closes the Friday prior to the workshop at noon. 

Materials pick up: Friday afternoons from the Noble Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue

Tools may be picked up at the same time; they must be returned within 3 days of the workshop.

Dec
19
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Gingerbread Houses
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Gingerbread Houses

Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve.

During this workshop children will use graham crackers, icing, and candy to make glorious structures of their own design. A “gingerbread house” is just a starting place! 

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Please note, adult help is often required, and we do ask that an adult be available / participating for the duration of the workshop. Registration is required; registration closes the Friday prior to the workshop at noon. 

Materials pick up: Friday afternoons from the Noble Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue

Tools may be picked up at the same time; they must be returned within 3 days of the workshop.

Jan
4
Mon
Deadline to order KidTastic Kit: Wearable Art
Jan 4 all-day
Deadline to order KidTastic Kit: Wearable Art

Each KidTastic kit includes three art project lesson plans, the materials for these three projects, and a booklet with additional ideas for cultural connections, extending making ideas, and a STEM extension. Kits ship the first Monday of every month. Order your “Wearable Art” kit by January 4th!

If you missed a past KitTastic Kit, a limited number of each kit is available at Bushbaby

Kidtastic Kits for Kids are a joint project of the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum and ART Inc

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum