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Aug 5 @ 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[...]
Aug 7 @ 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,[...]
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: FPNC 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[...]
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Drop-In Maker Program: Wood-Burning
10:00 am
On selected Saturday mornings throughout the summer, you can add an hour-long educator-led maker program to your visit. Each Drop-in Maker Program highlights a new material or tool to help you get inspired and get[...]
Aug 12 @ 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[...]
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Bugs
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,[...]
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Paper Sculptures
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
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Be Anything Career Day: Community Heroes
1:00 pm
Join us to BE ANYTHING! at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! In August we are exploring careers that save lives. Meet representatives and explore vehicles from the police and fire departments, explore an ambulance, learn[...]
Aug 19 @ 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[...]
Aug 21 @ 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,[...]
Aug 26 @ 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[...]
Aug 28 @ 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,[...]
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[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum