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Apr
8
Sat
Science Treasure Hunt
Apr 8 – Sep 4 all-day

Join us for the 33rd Science Treasure Hunt in partnership with the Peoria Academy of Science! The Treasure Hunt is a combination family adventure and scavenger hunt focusing on science and technology facilities and resources in the Peoria area. To be eligible to participate, the hunter must be between 1st grade and 8th grade as of April 1, 2023. Multiple children may participate in the same family.

The Hunt runs annually with the opening day being April 8, and the closing day is September 4. Visit local science sites, participate in science experiments, and be entered to win fantastic prizes! Up to 100 winners will receive several prizes consisting of books, puzzles, and other neat science stuff. Three winners will be chosen for even bigger prizes!

How to Participate:

Visit ScienceTreasureHunt.org and create an account to view the various sites participating in this year’s Treasure Hunt.

Local Science Sites have created series of questions that can be answered as you visit them. Once you find out an answer, enter it on ScienceTreasureHunt.org using your computer or mobile device.

There are also several everyday science experiments listed on ScienceTreasureHunt.org, complete with materials and instructions. When you complete one, submit your results online.

Once you have visited eight or more Science Sites and completed five or more everyday science activities, you will be automatically entered into our prize drawing.

Following the end of the Treasure Hunt at 11:59 PM Central Time on Monday, September 4, up to 100 winners will be chosen at random from the eligible hunters.

Good luck!

May
14
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
May 14 @ 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 Sundays. From 1:00 – 3:00pm at the PlayHouse.
May
16
Tue
Preschool Parties at Proctor – Fun with Bugs @ Proctor Recreation Center
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Preschool Parties at Proctor - Fun with Bugs @ 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!

Jun
4
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Spark your child’s imagination through a friendly game of Dungeons & Dragons. This five-week program unleashes your child’s creativity beyond what they thought was possible. They will go on unbelievable adventures, create characters without any limitations, and gain everlasting memories.

With all this fun, they won’t notice that in each session they’re building social-emotional skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.

Session A takes place on Sundays from 12 to 2:30 pm.

This program is for children 8 to 12 years old. Advanced registration is required.

Dungeons & Dragons Session B @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jun 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Dungeons & Dragons Session B @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Spark your child’s imagination through a friendly game of Dungeons & Dragons. This five-week program unleashes your child’s creativity beyond what they thought was possible. They will go on unbelievable adventures, create characters without any limitations, and gain everlasting memories.

With all this fun, they won’t notice that in each session they’re building social-emotional skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.

Session B takes place on Sundays from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

This program is for children 8 to 12 years old. Advanced registration is required.

Jun
11
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Spark your child’s imagination through a friendly game of Dungeons & Dragons. This five-week program unleashes your child’s creativity beyond what they thought was possible. They will go on unbelievable adventures, create characters without any limitations, and gain everlasting memories.

With all this fun, they won’t notice that in each session they’re building social-emotional skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.

Session A takes place on Sundays from 12 to 2:30 pm.

This program is for children 8 to 12 years old. Advanced registration is required.

Dungeons & Dragons Session B @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jun 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Dungeons & Dragons Session B @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Spark your child’s imagination through a friendly game of Dungeons & Dragons. This five-week program unleashes your child’s creativity beyond what they thought was possible. They will go on unbelievable adventures, create characters without any limitations, and gain everlasting memories.

With all this fun, they won’t notice that in each session they’re building social-emotional skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.

Session B takes place on Sundays from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

This program is for children 8 to 12 years old. Advanced registration is required.

Jun
25
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Spark your child’s imagination through a friendly game of Dungeons & Dragons. This five-week program unleashes your child’s creativity beyond what they thought was possible. They will go on unbelievable adventures, create characters without any limitations, and gain everlasting memories.

With all this fun, they won’t notice that in each session they’re building social-emotional skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.

Session A takes place on Sundays from 12 to 2:30 pm.

This program is for children 8 to 12 years old. Advanced registration is required.

Dungeons & Dragons Session B @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jun 25 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Dungeons & Dragons Session B @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Spark your child’s imagination through a friendly game of Dungeons & Dragons. This five-week program unleashes your child’s creativity beyond what they thought was possible. They will go on unbelievable adventures, create characters without any limitations, and gain everlasting memories.

With all this fun, they won’t notice that in each session they’re building social-emotional skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.

Session B takes place on Sundays from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

This program is for children 8 to 12 years old. Advanced registration is required.

Jul
21
Fri
Preschool Parties @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Parties @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center

Come party with the PlayHouse and Forest Park Nature Center at a Preschool Party!

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!

Register for this program now!

Aug
4
Fri
Preschool Parties @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Parties @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center

Come party with the PlayHouse and Forest Park Nature Center at a Preschool Party!

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!

Register for this program now!

Aug
6
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Spark your child’s imagination through a friendly game of Dungeons & Dragons. This five-week program unleashes your child’s creativity beyond what they thought was possible. They will go on unbelievable adventures, create characters without any limitations, and gain everlasting memories.

With all this fun, they won’t notice that in each session they’re building social-emotional skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.

Session A takes place on Sundays from 12 to 2:30 pm.

This program is for children 8 to 12 years old. Advanced registration is required.

Cultural Connections: Moon Festival @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Aug 6 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

August Moon Festival is celebrated in Greece on the day of the full moon in August. The August Moon is the brightest moon of the year. In addition, this year August is special because we get to experience a once-in-a-blue-moon event with TWO full August moons, and they will both be SUPERmoons!

Join us at the Peoria PlayHouse as we host a special moon-themed story time and art activity this Sunday, August 6th in the Art Room from 12:30-3:30pm.

This program is free with the price of admission.

Dungeons & Dragons Session B @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Aug 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Dungeons & Dragons Session B @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Spark your child’s imagination through a friendly game of Dungeons & Dragons. This five-week program unleashes your child’s creativity beyond what they thought was possible. They will go on unbelievable adventures, create characters without any limitations, and gain everlasting memories.

With all this fun, they won’t notice that in each session they’re building social-emotional skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.

Session B takes place on Sundays from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

This program is for children 8 to 12 years old. Advanced registration is required.

Aug
13
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Spark your child’s imagination through a friendly game of Dungeons & Dragons. This five-week program unleashes your child’s creativity beyond what they thought was possible. They will go on unbelievable adventures, create characters without any limitations, and gain everlasting memories.

With all this fun, they won’t notice that in each session they’re building social-emotional skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.

Session A takes place on Sundays from 12 to 2:30 pm.

This program is for children 8 to 12 years old. Advanced registration is required.