A Peoria Park District Facility

Drop-In Programs

This fall the PlayHouse is offering 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.

For questions about Tot Time, please call our Family and Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman, at 309-323-6894.

Yoga for kids

MONDAYS | 10-10:30AM | AGES 3-10
COST: $2.50 PER CHILD WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION/MEMBERSHIP
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!

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.

Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Boats
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,[...]
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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.
Apr 29 @ 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, if[...]
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Colors
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,[...]

Check out our calendar for more information and dates

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum