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Nov
26
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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 pm.

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

Museum Store Sunday @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Sunday, November 26, 2023, more than 2,100 Museum Stores representing all fifty states and the District of Columbia, 25 countries, and five continents will offer relaxing, inspired shopping at your favorite museums and cultural institutions. Museum Store Sunday offers a special shopping experience in one-of-a kind stores (in person or online, or both), showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts. From books to jewelry to children’s products to home accessories and gourmet food, there is something for everyone. Shop knowing you are supporting the missions and programs of each participating museum and cultural institution.

We invite you, your family, and your community, to “Be A Patron” at the PlayHouse on this Museum Store Sunday! Holiday shoppers will not only find quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value but through their purchases, will also directly support their favorite museums. Shoppers foster ongoing appreciation and knowledge of art, nature, culture, science, and history. When you, the patron, purchase a gift from the museum store, you help to sustain the museum’s service to the public.

Dungeons & Dragons Session B @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Nov 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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.

Nov
28
Tue
Member’s Open Art Studio: DINOvember @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Nov 28 @ 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 November for this month’s theme: Gratitude!

11/7: Paint

11/14: Collage

11/21: Sculpt

11/28: 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.

Nov
29
Wed
Tot Time: Shapes @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Nov 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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. Look for a different theme each week!

This week’s theme is Shapes!

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

Nov
30
Thu
Parent & Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Nov 30 @ 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.

Brought to you by Family Connects in partnership with Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum.

Join us in November to discuss these topics:

November 2nd – Building Your New Community

November 9th – Let’s Check In With Our Moods

November 16th – Asking for Help

November 23rd – CLOSED; NO MEETING

November 30th – Bonding With Your New Baby

Tot Time: Shapes @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Nov 30 @ 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. Look for a different theme each week!

This week’s theme is Shapes!

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

Dec
1
Fri
Open Art Studio: Light and Dark @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every Friday morning between 10 am 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 10 am and noon. Free with museum admission or membership.

Join us in December for this month’s theme: Light and Dark!

12/1: Paint

12/8: Collage

12/15: Sculpt

12/22: Fiber Arts

12/29: Ephemeral 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.

Dec
3
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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 pm.

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

Dungeons & Dragons Session B @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Dec 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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.

Dec
5
Tue
Member’s Open Art Studio: Light and Dark @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Dec 5 @ 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 December for this month’s theme: Light and Dark!

12/5: Paint

12/12: Collage

12/19: Sculpt

12/26: 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.

Dec
6
Wed
Tot Time: Numbers @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Dec 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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. 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

Dec
7
Thu
Parent & Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Dec 7 @ 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.

Brought to you by Family Connects in partnership with Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum.

Join us in December to discuss these topics:

December 7th – Grounding in Reality

December 14th – Building Your New Community

December 21st – Let’s Check In With Our Moods

December 28th – Asking for Help

Tot Time: Numbers @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Dec 7 @ 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. 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
Dec 7 @ 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