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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[...]
Jan 15 @ 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,[...]
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Adaptations with Peoria Zoo
10:00 am
Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Come learn about animal adaptations with Peoria Zoo from 10-11 am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15[...]
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Silly Sculpture
2:00 pm
In this workshop we will explore line, shape, color, size, and space. Working with cardboard, wire, clay, and more, explore different ways of sculpting, and create original works of your own! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops,[...]
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service
12:00 pm
Activities are free with museum admission or membership Join us for our 2nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service! Beginning in 1994, the US government recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a[...]
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Things That Go
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 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Balance
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 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Farm
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,[...]
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime at the PlayHouse: Chinese New Year
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 bi-lingual with a language related to the[...]
Storytime at the PlayHouse: Black History Month
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 bi-lingual with a language related to the[...]
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Flying Machines
2:00 pm
Gliders, kites, airplanes, balloons, rockets…what else can you think of that flies? Come learn some basic principles of flight, and build some fun contraptions that can take the air! How to register: Register in person[...]
Feb 5 @ 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,[...]
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Getting Dressed
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,[...]
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Electrical Engineer
12:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Electrical Engineer 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 at least three days prior to the[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum