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Jan
29
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to create new worlds at the PlayHouse! Dungeons & Dragons is an open-ended role-playing game. In each session kids ages 8-12 create characters and go on grand adventures in a world that they have a large part in shaping. They will be having so much fun they won’t even know that they are building important social-emotional skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.
This month’s program is $100 and takes place on five consecutive Sundays. From 1:00 – 3:00pm at the PlayHouse.
Jan
31
Tue
Preschool Parties at Proctor – Feed the Birds @ Proctor Recreation Center
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Preschool Parties at Proctor - Feed the Birds @ Proctor Recreation Center

Discover our world through maker and S.T.E.A.M. activities, walks in nature, and stories depending on the location. This program is for preschool-aged children and their parents. For some locations, dress for outdoor fun!

This winter join in on the fun every Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. at Proctor Recreation Center! Each class will include a hands-on STEAM activity, a snack, and play time in our gym.

Accompanying adult(s) can join in the fun, relax, and/or utilize the Proctor Center’s facilities (workout room, TV lounge, computer lab, library) as well as using the kids’ gym with younger siblings during the learning activity.

Register for this program today!

Feb
2
Thu
Parent and Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Parent and Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

This program focuses on parents and their babies, from birth to 12 months, giving them a place to gather and enjoy casual conversation with fellow parents while their little one’s play. Guest speakers from partner organizations will lead discussions and activities related to infant growth, and development. The goal of this program is to support YOU as parents, and we invite you to both join and tell us how this program and community groups can best help you!

Free of charge for parent and infant (under one year of age.) May not be combined with additional admissions.

Tot Time: Bugs @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this tot program, for children 1 to 4 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, time for play, and a visual art activity.

All the cool bugs are outside playing in the summer, just like us! Spiders, ladybugs, butterflies, ants, and more are flying and crawling all around us. What is your favorite bug?

Advanced registration is recommended for our Tot time program. Open toddlers and preschool age kids. Cost (children only; no additional cost for adults accompanying children): $4 for members, $6 for non-members. Fee does not include cost for museum admission. This program is geared towards children who

Looking for other things to do with your little ones, check out our Fun for Younger Kids page: The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s MuseumFun for Younger Kids – The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum

Discover more Peoria Park District programs for younger kids here: Youth Programs Archives – Peoria Park District (peoriaparks.org)

Adaptive Learning Evenings at the PlayHouse @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 2 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Adaptive Learning Evenings at the PlayHouse @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Join us for a fun, sensory-friendly night featuring dimmer lights and less noise. First Thursday of every month. Open to children of all needs and abilities, and their families. Sounds and lights will be lowered; Sensory Packs with noise canceling headphones, sensory toys, sunglasses, and other materials are always available at the front desk. No pre-registration is required.

Cost: Regular admission rates at $9 per person or $3 with WIC/Link

Feb
3
Fri
Open Art Studio: Explore Paint! @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Explore Paint! @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Join us every Friday morning between 10am and noon to create art with us! Each month features a different theme; join us weekly to explore a different art medium and learn about types of art making!

No advance registration required; drop in anytime between 10am and noon. Free with museum admission or membership.

Join us in February for this month theme: Emotions!

2/3: Paint

2/10: Collage

2/17: Sculpt

2/24: Fiber Arts

Feb
4
Sat
Active Minds at the PlayHouse: The Emotional Me @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Active Minds at the PlayHouse: The Emotional Me @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

This program is for children ages 5-8. However, all children under the age of 12 are welcome.

Join the PlayHouse and Active Minds for a four-week social-emotional health program that will build a closer connection with your child. While your child engages in play activities centered around understanding their own emotions, you can join us for a separate session to discuss how best to support your child’s range of emotions.

Emotions can be big, but that doesn’t mean they have to be scary. The Emotional Me allows your child to engage in interactive activities that will give them the ability to recognize and respond to their emotions.

Happening Every Saturday in February from 10 am to 11 am

  • February 4th: The Emotional Me
  • February 11th: You’ve Got a Friend in Me
  • February 18th: The Gratitude Attitude
  • February 25th: My Mind & Me

Advanced Registration is Recommended.

 

Do you need another reason to come?

If you and your child come every week, you are entered into our raffle! If selected, you will win:

  • FREE Admission to four regular programs at the PlayHouse
    • Tot Times
    • Family Workshops
    • Maker Workshops
  • Four FREE guest passes to the PlayHouse to use anytime within the calendar year
  • $60 worth of FREE merchandise from the PlayHouse Gift Shop
Cultural Connections: The ABCs of Black History @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Cultural Connections: The ABCs of Black History @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Celebrate Black History Month with the PlayHouse!

Join us from 2pm-3:30 pm to learn about the ABCs of Black History: 23 moments Historical People and Moments!

Join us for story time and a maker activity! This program is free with museum admission.

Feb
5
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to create new worlds at the PlayHouse! Dungeons & Dragons is an open-ended role-playing game. In each session kids ages 8-12 create characters and go on grand adventures in a world that they have a large part in shaping. They will be having so much fun they won’t even know that they are building important social-emotional skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.
This month’s program is $100 and takes place on five consecutive Sundays. From 1:00 – 3:00pm at the PlayHouse.
Feb
9
Thu
Parent and Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Parent and Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

This program focuses on parents and their babies, from birth to 12 months, giving them a place to gather and enjoy casual conversation with fellow parents while their little one’s play. Guest speakers from partner organizations will lead discussions and activities related to infant growth, and development. The goal of this program is to support YOU as parents, and we invite you to both join and tell us how this program and community groups can best help you!

Free of charge for parent and infant (under one year of age.) May not be combined with additional admissions.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum