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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!

Jun
24
Sat
CANCELED: Family Workshop: Funky Furniture @ Bonnie W. Noble Center
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Round up your family and spend the afternoon with us to make one-of-a-kind furniture. During this workshop, families will create their own mini-furniture using materials we have available in the Noble Center!

Advanced registration is required.

Cost: $8 for Member Families per child; $12 for Non-Member Families per child

Jun
25
Sun
PlayHouse’s 8th Birthday @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jun 25 all-day
PlayHouse's 8th Birthday @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

It’s great to be eight! We’re celebrating 8 years of the PlayHouse.

In celebration of our birthday, admission is FREE ALL DAY! In addition, we’ll have story time in the Julep room, face painting, and a birthday hat maker space in our Open Art Studio.

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.

Jun
27
Tue
Member’s Open Art Studio: Mud and Dirt
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Calling all members! Join us every Tuesday morning between 9:30 am and 11:30 am to create art with us in our art studio! 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, free with a PlayHouse membership! Open only to members during Member’s Tuesday.

Join us in June for this month theme: Mud and Dirt!

6/6: Paint

6/13: Collage

6/20: Sculpt

6/27: Fiber Arts

This program has been made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Jun
29
Thu
Parent and Baby Social
Jun 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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 ones 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.

Join us in June for these discussion topics:
June 1st – Grounding in Reality
June 8th – Building Your New Community
June 15th – Let’s Check In With Our Moods
June 22nd – Asking for Help
June 29th – Bonding With Your New Baby

Tot Time: Summer
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this 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.

In the summer, the sun shines bright and the days are warm. We can play outside, swim, go on hikes, blow bubbles, write on the sidewalks with chalk, go bug-hunting, and more! What will you do this summer?

Advanced registration is recommended. 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 has been made possible by a grant from OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois

Jun
30
Fri
Open Art Studio: Mud and Dirt @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 June for this month theme: Mud and Dirt!

6/2: Paint

6/9: Collage

6/16: Sculpt

6/23: Fiber Arts

6/30: Ephemeral

This program has been made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Jul
4
Tue
Member’s Open Art Studio: Summer Sun @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Calling all members! Join us every Tuesday morning between 9:30 am and 11:30 am to create art with us in our art studio! 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, free with a PlayHouse membership! Open only to members during Member’s Tuesday.

Join us in July for this month’s theme: Summer Sun!

7/4: Paint

7/11: Collage

7/18: Sculpt

7/25: Fiber Arts

This program has been made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Jul
6
Thu
Parent and Baby Social
Jul 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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 ones 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.

Join us in July for these discussion topics:
July 6th – Grounding in Reality
July 13th – Building Your New Community
July 20th – Let’s Check In With Our Moods
July 27th – Asking for Help

Tot Time: Sports @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tot Program SportsDuring this 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. Look for a different theme each week!

Advanced registration is recommended. 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 has been made possible by a grant from OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois

Sensory Inclusion Night @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Sensory Inclusion Night @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Join us for a fun, sensory-friendly night with dimmer lights, less noise, and sensory toys. Open to children of all needs and abilities, and their families. Sensory Packs with noise-canceling headphones, fidget toys, sunglasses, and other materials are always available at the front desk.

No pre-registration is required.

Cost: Regular admission rates at $10 per person or $3 with WIC/Link

Jul
7
Fri
Open Art Studio: Summer Sun @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 is required; drop in anytime between 10am and noon. Free with museum admission or membership.

Join us in July for this month’s theme: Summer Sun!

7/7: Paint

7/14: Collage

7/21: Sculpt

7/28: Fiber Arts

This program has been made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Jul
11
Tue
Member’s Open Art Studio: Summer Sun @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Calling all members! Join us every Tuesday morning between 9:30 am and 11:30 am to create art with us in our art studio! 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, free with a PlayHouse membership! Open only to members during Member’s Tuesday.

Join us in July for this month’s theme: Summer Sun!

7/4: Paint

7/11: Collage

7/18: Sculpt

7/25: Fiber Arts

This program has been made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.