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Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Yoga for Kids
10:00 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 of[...]
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Object Bots
2:00 pm
Construct a basic robot out of everyday household objects and recycled materials and then check out its moves! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think[...]
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Kilts to Kimonos
12:00 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,[...]
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Yoga for Kids
10:00 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 of[...]
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Architecture
12:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Architecture 6-12 years old The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore careers related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included! How to register: Register in person at[...]
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Accessibility Night
5:30 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[...]
PNC World Wide Day of Play
12:00 am
Join us in Glen Oak Park for PNC Worldwide Day of Play! Hosted by Peoria Park District This fun-filled family-friendly event features the following and more: -PNC Mobile Learning Adventure -Meet Walkaround Bert & Ernie[...]
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm
9:00 am
At Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum we pride ourselves on maintaining a clean and safe environment. PLEASE NOTE: The museum will be closed for annual maintenance on September 16 through September 24. We will re-open on[...]
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Yoga for Kids
10:00 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 of[...]
Be Anything Career Day: People in Our Neighborhood
1:00 pm
Join us to BE ANYTHING! at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! In September we are inspired by the PlayHouse exhibit Peoria Then and Now to look at community jobs: Visit with: Meteorologist, WEEK (and explore[...]
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Yoga for Kids
10:00 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 of[...]
Sep 30 @ 11:45 pm – Oct 1 @ 12:00 am
Teacher Team Application Deadline
11:45 pm
Deadline to apply is September 30, 2019 for the 2019-2020 Teacher Team on makerspaces in the classroom. The PlayHouse Teacher Team is a group of up to 15 educators, who come together regularly throughout the[...]
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Numbers
10:00 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,[...]
Be Anything Cocktails & Careers @ Trailside Event Center
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Be Anything Cocktails & Careers @ Trailside Event Center
6:00 pm
Join us at Trailside Event Center on Thursday, October 3rd from 6-9pm for a playful cocktail party featuring a live auction with Be Anything! experiences for adults, raffle, and PlayHouse-style activities. The event is emceed[...]
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Cookie Monsters
2:00 pm
Let’s get messy with sweet ingredients and fun kitchen supplies and make some no-bake cookies! You’ll get to take home snacks you created yourself, and the recipes so you can do it all over again.[...]
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Yoga for Kids
10:00 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 of[...]
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Babies
10:00 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,[...]
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Botany
12:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Botany 6-12 years old We had so much fun with botany last school year that we’re doing more botany this time! The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore careers related[...]
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members Sneak Peak: Fossils Rock
5:00 pm
Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum members are invited to take a sneak peek at our newest exhibit, Fossils Rock! Join or renew your Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum membership before October 1st for an invitation to this[...]
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibit Opening: Fossils Rock
9:00 am
Discover a world millions of years in the making in our brand new exhibit, Fossils Rock! Dig for fossils in our sand table. See a life-size replica of a T-Rex skull. Travel through time and[...]
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Yoga for Kids
10:00 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 of[...]
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Fall
10:00 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,[...]
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cub Scout Day at the PlayHouse
9:00 am
Join us for a special Cub Scout Day at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! Wear your uniform and enjoy special discounted admission of $5 per scout and accompanying family member. The first 25 Cub Scouts[...]
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 7:00 am
Girl Scout Lock-In
8:00 pm
Calling all BROWNIES and JUNIORS! Join us for a special overnight experience at the Peoria PlayHouse! Girls will have the chance to play in the exhibits as much as they like and participate in a[...]
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Yoga for Kids
10:00 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 of[...]
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Colors
10:00 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,[...]
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Haunted PlayHouse
12:00 pm
Join us for a day of Halloween fun! Enjoy spooky story-time, trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, and creepy art and science activities. Strike a pose in our silly photo booth, show off your costume in a parade[...]
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Yoga for Kids
10:00 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 of[...]
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Food
10:00 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,[...]
National Author's Day: 2-for-1 Day at the PlayHouse and Zoo
12:00 am
National Author’s Day: 2-For-1 Day at the Peoria PlayHouse and Peoria Zoo Discover amazing books about animals and more at the Peoria Zoo AND the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! Buy admission at one facility and[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum