A Peoria Park District Facility

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Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 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,[...]
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us every other Friday while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm.
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build a home for your favorite fairy, gnome, elf, or other magical creature using basic woodworking tools, lumber, cool materials from nature, and found objects! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to use[...]
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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[...]
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 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,[...]
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
In partnership with Peoria Park District Environmental Department, get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals form 10-11 am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story[...]
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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[...]
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 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,[...]
Mar 14 all-day
Learn about butterflies and spiders at both the Peoria Zoo AND the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! Buy admission at one facility and get same-day admission to the other for free.
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Marine Biology March 14, 2019 | 12–2PM | Ages 6-12 $6 members / $12 non-members / $3 Explorer members* (includes museum admission) The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore topics[...]
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us every other Friday while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm.
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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[...]
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 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,[...]
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
In partnership with Peoria Park District Environmental Department, get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals form 10-11 am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story[...]
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enchanted PlayHouse March 23, 2019 | 11AM–3PM Free with museum admission or membership You’re invited to a day of enchantment! Channel your inner wizard with wand making! Then build a castle, pose at our fantasy photo[...]
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 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,[...]
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us every other Friday while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm.
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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[...]
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 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,[...]
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
In partnership with Peoria Park District Environmental Department, get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals form 10-11 am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story[...]
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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[...]
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day
Are you a member of the Peoria Historical Society, Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria Zoo, or Wildlife Prairie Park? Enjoy a weekend of free general admission* to all five of these Peoria-area[...]
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Using basic sewing machine skills and your imagination, design and make superhero capes that fit your unique personality and awesome super powers! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with[...]
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Art Party April 7, 2019 | 12–3PM Free with museum admission or membership Explore and be inspired by the beauty of art across the globe. Experience traditional and contemporary art from different cultures, and[...]
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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[...]
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 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,[...]
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Forensics April 11, 2019 | 12–2PM | Ages 6-12 $6 members / $12 non-members / $3 Explorer members* (includes museum admission) The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore topics related[...]
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us every other Friday while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm.
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum