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Oct 30 – Oct 31 all-day Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
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 Zoom
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[...]
Nov 6 all-day Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
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 Virtual workshop
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 Forest Park Nature Center
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[...]
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
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
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
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[...]
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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
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 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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
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 11 all-day
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 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
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 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 21 all-day
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
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[...]
Jan 4 all-day
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
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[...]
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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. Simple machines are[...]
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 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[...]
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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. Love art? Want[...]
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Beginning in 1994, the US government recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a “day ON, not a day off”. We see no reason that a pandemic should stop us from celebrating the legacy of[...]
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 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[...]
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 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[...]
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Don’t throw out your holiday boxes – use them to create something amazing and new and unique to your family! The Cardboard Challenge is an annual event in October – but this year, we thought[...]
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 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[...]
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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. Artists can use[...]
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas for Kidz.” In February, join us every Sunday at 2pm on Facebook for a read-aloud. We will kick[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum