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Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
9:30 am
This PlayDate is open to everyone! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party.  Starting in October, Virtual PlayDates are on the first and[...]
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
9:30 am
PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party.  Virtual PlayDates are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, and are for PlayHouse[...]
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
12:00 am
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,[...]
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
9:30 am
Join us to explore construction, meet a spider, and make a house!  PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party.  Virtual PlayDates are on[...]
Oct 10 – Oct 17 all-day
Be Anything! 2020 Online Auction
12:00 am
Be Anything! is an innovative program that propels “Take Your Child to Work Day” to a new level. All children can be anything; they need only the tools and opportunity to imagine, practice, and become![...]
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Pumpkin Carving Workshop @ Glen Oak Park
10:00 am
Start off the spookiest month of the year by coming to Glen Oak Park to carve and paint your own pumpkins! PlayHouse staff will help lead you and your family through carving or painting your[...]
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
9:30 am
PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party.  Virtual PlayDates are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, and are for PlayHouse[...]
Real Tools: Make A Costume @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day
Real Tools: Make A Costume @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
12:00 am
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,[...]
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
9:30 am
Join us to learn about leaves and Fall, meet a bug, and make a collage!  PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party.  Virtual[...]
Real Tools: Build a Boat @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day
Real Tools: Build a Boat @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
12:00 am
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,[...]
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
12:00 am
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,[...]
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, make a postcard, and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party.  Virtual PlayDates[...]
Real Tools: Create a Monster @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Nov 6 all-day
Real Tools: Create a Monster @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
12:00 am
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,[...]
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pandemic Parenting Workshop: Put your own Mask on First @ Virtual workshop
6:00 pm
Join Play Therapists (and moms) Emily Hagman, LMSW, RPT and Meredith Messina, LCPC, RPT, for a workshop focusing on self care and ways to de-stress during this stressful time. Participants will receive a list of[...]
Nov 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
9:30 am
Join us to meet a turtle and make a “Creature Sculpture”! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party.  Virtual PlayDates are on the[...]
Real Tools: Design a Spaceship @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day
Real Tools: Design a Spaceship @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
12:00 am
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,[...]
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When[...]
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Wreath Making
10:30 am
Join Bob Streitmatter from Luthy Botanical Garden to make a wreath! Luthy wreath-making workshops are usually $30, but this special family workshop is exclusive for and free to PlayHouse Everywhere Members! Advance Registration Required. Must[...]
Real Tools Workshop: Build a House (And Light it Up!)
1:00 pm
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[...]
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When[...]
Real Tools Workshop: 3D Modeling with iSTEAM
1:00 pm
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,[...]
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When[...]
Deadline to order KidTastic Kit: Monsters and Superheroes
12:00 am
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[...]
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Gingerbread Houses
1:00 pm
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[...]
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When[...]
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Gingerbread Houses
1:00 pm
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[...]
Winter Break Maker Challenge
12:00 am
Make things with your kids over winter break! We know winter vacation is harder than usual these days. With this in mind, we invite PlayHouse Everywhere Members to pick up a FREE Maker Kit from[...]
Dec 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Noon Year's Eve
11:30 am
Join us and more than 12 other museums and science centers in Illinois and Indiana to continue our annual tradition of providing local children with a Noon Year’s Eve countdown. We are so excited to[...]
Deadline to order KidTastic Kit: Wearable Art
12:00 am
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[...]
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum