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.

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.

Drop-in Maker Program

SELECT SATURDAYS | 10AM-NOON
COST: $2 PER CHILD. PLEASE NOTE, SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS.
AGES 3-12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
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 making.

  • Saturday, June 8: 10am-Noon — Book-making
  • Saturday, July 13: 10am-Noon — Embroidery
  • Saturday, August 10: 10am-Noon — Wood-burning

 

Dec 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[...]
Dec 11 @ 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,[...]
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Snakes
10:00 am
Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals from 10-11 AM. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15am. Due to animal temperament or[...]
Dec 16 @ 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[...]

Check out our calendar for more information and dates

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum