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Dec
29
Fri
Open Art Studio: Light and Dark @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Dec 29 @ 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.

Jan
2
Tue
Members-Only Open Art Studio: Collage @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Come create art with us!

Join us each week to explore how illustrators bring imagination to life through various artistic processes. Each month features a different theme.

January’s theme is Collage!

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.

 

Jan
3
Wed
Tot Time: Farm @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 3 @ 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): $5 for members, $7 for non-members. Fee does not include the cost for museum admission.

Program Plus PlayHouse Admission for the Day (non-members only): $17 per child and $10 per adult.

This program has been made possible by a grant from OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois

Jan
4
Thu
Parent & Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 4 @ 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.

Tot Time: Farm @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 4 @ 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): $5 for members, $7 for non-members. Fee does not include the cost for museum admission.

Program Plus PlayHouse Admission for the Day (non-members only): $17 per child and $10 per adult.

This program has been made possible by a grant from OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois

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

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 $10.50 per person or $3 with WIC/Link

Jan
5
Fri
Open Art Studio: Collage @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come create art with us!

Join us each week to explore how illustrators bring imagination to life through various artistic processes. Each month features a different theme.

January’s theme is Collage!

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.

 

Jan
7
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 7 @ 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.

The last day to register for this program is January 7th.

Dungeons & Dragons Session B @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 7 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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.

The last day to register is January 7th.

Jan
9
Tue
Members-Only Open Art Studio: Collage @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Come create art with us!

Join us each week to explore how illustrators bring imagination to life through various artistic processes. Each month features a different theme.

January’s theme is Collage!

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.

 

Jan
10
Wed
Tot Time: Music @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 10 @ 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!

Cost (children only; no additional cost for adults accompanying children): $5 for members, $7 for non-members. Fee does not include the cost for museum admission.

Program Plus PlayHouse Admission for the Day (non-members only): $17 per child and $10 per adult.

This program has been made possible by a grant from OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Jan
11
Thu
Parent & Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 11 @ 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.

Tot Time: Music @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 11 @ 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!

Cost (children only; no additional cost for adults accompanying children): $5 for members, $7 for non-members. Fee does not include the cost for museum admission.

Program Plus PlayHouse Admission for the Day (non-members only): $17 per child and $10 per adult.

This program has been made possible by a grant from OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Jan
12
Fri
Preschool Party at Lakeview Recreation Center @ Lakeview Recreation Center
Jan 12 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Join us for a Preschool Party at Lakeview Recreation Center! Each class will include a hands-on STEAM activity, a snack, and playtime in the gym!

This program is for children between age 3 and 5 and their parents. Accompanying adult(s) can join in the fun, relax, and/or utilize the Lakeview Center’s facilities (workout room, TV lounge, computer lab, library) as well as using the kids’ gym with younger siblings during the learning activity.

Open Art Studio: Collage @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come create art with us!

Join us each week to explore how illustrators bring imagination to life through various artistic processes. Each month features a different theme.

January’s theme is Collage!

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.