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Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Dinosaurs
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,[...]
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Game Designer
12:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Game Designer 6-12 years old Explore how to make your own marble maze and board game! The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore careers related to science, technology, engineering, art,[...]
Nov 18 @ 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[...]
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Going to Sleep
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,[...]
Nov 25 @ 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[...]
Thanksgiving Day - PlayHouse CLOSED
12:00 am
We will be closed today but join us on Black Friday for Open Art Studio and Animal Encounters!
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Turtles
10:00 am
Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals from 10-11 AM. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15am. Due to animal temperament or[...]
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Black Friday Art Sale
10:00 am
Join us on Black Friday to try it before you buy it! Make a project with the art supplies that we sell in the gift shop. All Faber-Castell art items in our gift shop will[...]
Dec 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[...]
Dec 3 all-day
Giving Tuesday
12:00 am
Help support the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, your local nonprofit, where we seek to give children “the tools and inspiration to be explores and creators of the world.” Learn more about how to assist us[...]
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Winter
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,[...]
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Black and White
10:00 am
Join us every other Friday while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm. Free with museum admission or membership
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Artsy Ornaments
2:00 pm
Make some festive ornaments to put on your tree, decorate your home, or give as presents to your friends and family to celebrate the winter holidays! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to[...]
Dec 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[...]
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Animals
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,[...]
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Snakes
10:00 am
Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals from 10-11 AM. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15am. Due to animal temperament or[...]
Dec 16 @ 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[...]
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Trains
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,[...]
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Snow!
10:00 am
Join us every other Friday while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm. Free with museum admission or membership
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Insects and Spiders
10:00 am
Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals from Forest Park Nature Center from 10-11 am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15[...]
9:00 am
On New Year’s Eve, the PlayHouse will be closed all day except for our ticketed event Noon Year’s Eve: Paleo Party
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Noon Year's Eve: Paleo Party
10:00 am
  TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT Ring in the New Year with us at noon! Communication Junction will lead two Sign and Sing story times complete with stories, songs, and bubbles! Decorate party masks, play dinosaur[...]
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
New Year's Day Holiday Hours Noon-4pm
12:00 pm
We will be open today from Noon-4pm.
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Insects and Spiders
10:00 am
Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals from Forest Park Nature Center from 10-11 am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15[...]
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Pets
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, a read-aloud story,[...]
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Paleontologist
12:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Paleontologist The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included! Registration is required prior to the home school program, although classes[...]
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Texture
10:00 am
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
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Volunteer Open House
10:00 am
Make volunteering a New Years Resolution for 2020! Drop-in and learn how you can volunteer at the PlayHouse in various ways throughout the year. We welcome people interested in occasional or regular volunteering; people interested[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum