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Feb
27
Tue
Members-Only Open Art Studio: Cartoon @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 27 @ 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
28
Wed
Tot Time @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 28 @ 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): $4 for members, $6 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
29
Thu
Parent & Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 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.

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

 

Tot Time @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 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. 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): $4 for members, $6 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
Feb 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 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

This program is in collaboration with GBC Autism Services.

Mar
1
Fri
Open Art Studio: Abstract @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Mar 1 @ 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.

March’s theme is Abstract!

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.

Mar
3
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Mar 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.

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

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

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

Mar
5
Tue
Members-Only Open Art Studio: Abstract @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Mar 5 @ 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.

March’s theme is Abstract!

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.

 

Preschool Party at Luthy Botanical Garden @ Luthy Botanical Garden
Mar 5 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Come party with the PlayHouse and Luthy Botanical Garden 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. Be sure to dress for outdoor fun!

This program is recommended for kids aged three to five years old.

Mar
6
Wed
Tot Time @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Mar 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.

March Tot Time Themes are:

March 6th – Bubbles

March 13th – Boats

March 20th – Bedtime

March 27th – Dinosaurs

Cost (children only; no additional cost for adults accompanying children): $4 for members, $6 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.

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

 

Tot Time @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Mar 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.

March Tot Time Themes are:

March 7th – Bubbles

March 14th – Boats

March 21st – Bedtime

March 28th – Dinosaurs

Cost (children only; no additional cost for adults accompanying children): $4 for members | $6 for non-members. The fee does not include the cost of 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.

Mar
8
Fri
Preschool Party at Lakeview Recreation Center @ Lakeview Recreation Center
Mar 8 @ 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: Abstract @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Mar 8 @ 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.

March’s theme is Abstract!

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.