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Feb
15
Thu
Parent & Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 15 @ 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 @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 15 @ 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.

February Tot Time Themes are:

February 1st – Mythical Animals

February 8th – Letters

February 15th – Black History Month

February 22nd – Weather

February 29th – Trains

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.

Weather Wizards: Adventures in Meteorology @ Bonnie W. Noble Center
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us on the third Thursday of each month at the Noble Center to explore the science of Meteorology!

How can science help us to understand the weather? What can we learn from studying the processes that occur in the Earth’s atmosphere? In this class, we will discover some of the amazing things that happen “behind the scenes” to create the weather we experience in our daily lives and use our imaginations to create projects inspired by each month’s topic.

January 18th:  Water and Ice

February 15th: Atmosphere

March 21st: Weather Forecasting

April 18th: Lightning and Storms

Sensory Inclusion Night @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 15 @ 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

Feb
16
Fri
Open Art Studio: Cartoon @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 16 @ 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.

February’s theme is Cartoon!

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.

Feb
17
Sat
Maker Program Collaborations @ Bonnie W. Noble Center
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Peoria PlayHouse at the Bonnie Noble Center in Lakeview Park for a special new program offering: Maker Collaborations!

Maker Collaborations is a partnership between the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum and various Peoria Park District facilities focusing on MAKING WITH A PURPOSE. These special collaborations will bring together various Peoria Park District Facilities at the Peoria PlayHouse Makerspace at the Noble Center to offer families the opportunity to work on projects that will be utilized at various sites, such as creating animal enrichment for the Peoria Zoo and bird feeders for Forest Park Nature Center! A PPD staff member will lead a short content presentation about the project and then children and families will utilize the makerspace to complete their projects. All families will be encouraged to go visit their projects “in the wild” once they are installed/being utilized the Saturday after the program takes place!

Feb
18
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 18 @ 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 February 18th.

Dungeons & Dragons Session B @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 18 @ 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.

The last day to register for this program is February 18th.

Feb
20
Tue
Members-Only Open Art Studio: Cartoon @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 20 @ 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.

February’s theme is Cartoon!

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.

 

Feb
21
Wed
Tot Time @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 21 @ 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.

February Tot Time Themes are:

February 7th – Letters

February 14th – Black History Month

February 21st – Weather

February 28th – Trains

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.

Feb
22
Thu
Parent & Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 22 @ 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 @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 22 @ 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.

February Tot Time Themes are:

February 1st – Mythical Animals

February 8th – Letters

February 15th – Black History Month

February 22nd – Weather

February 29th – Trains

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.

Feb
23
Fri
Preschool Party at Lakeview Recreation Center @ Lakeview Recreation Center
Feb 23 @ 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: Cartoon @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 23 @ 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.

February’s theme is Cartoon!

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.

Feb
25
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 25 @ 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 February 18th.