A Peoria Park District Facility

Drop-In Programs

The PlayHouse offers four different drop-in programs. Enroll when you arrive at the PlayHouse; these programs are first-come first-serve!

Tot Time

WEDNESDAYS 10-11AM | AGES 1-3 & THEIR GROWN-UP
COST: $2 PER CHILD WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION/MEMBERSHIP
During this program for children 1 to 3 years old and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class centers around a weekly theme and includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story, time for play in the classroom and exploration in the museum, and a visual art activity.

Animal Encounters

SELECT FRIDAYS | 10-11AM
COST: FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION/MEMBERSHIP
In partnership with Peoria Park District Environmental Department, get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals form 10-11AM. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15AM.

OPEN ART STUDIO

SELECT FRIDAYS | 10AM-12PM
COST: FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION/MEMBERSHIP
Make art exploring techniques and materials focusing on a different theme every other week.

Storytime

SELECT FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS| 10-10:30AM
COST: FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION/MEMBERSHIP
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 culture or holiday we are covering.

 

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 – 11:30 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[...]

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The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum