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Apr
10
Wed
Tot Time @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Apr 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!

Advanced registration is recommended.

April Tot Time Themes are:

April 3rd – My Body

April 10th – Tools

April 17th – Colors

April 24th – Earth Day

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.

Apr
11
Thu
Parent & Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Apr 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 @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Apr 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!

Advanced registration is recommended.

April Tot Time Themes are:

April 4th – My Body

April 11th – Tools

April 18th – Colors

April 25th – Earth Day

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
Apr 11 @ 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

Apr
12
Fri
Membership Swap Weekend
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm

Membership Swap Weekend is here!

If you are a member of the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, from April 12-14 you can enjoy FREE general admission to these awesome Peoria-area attractions: Wildlife Prairie Park, the Peoria Riverfront Museum, and the Peoria Zoo!

All you have to do is present your membership card & a photo ID and then go enjoy your weekend!

Charges may apply for additional experiences.

Preschool Parties @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Come party with the PlayHouse and Forest Park Nature Center 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. For some locations, dress for outdoor fun!

Register for this program now!

Open Art Studio: Watercolor @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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.

April’s theme is Watercolor!

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.

Apr
13
Sat
Maker Program Collaborations @ Bonnie W. Noble Center
Apr 13 @ 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. Your family will have the opportunity to work on bird feeders with the Forest Park Nature Center that will be used in their upcoming Earth Day Festival!

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!

Advanced Registration is required.
Apr
14
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Apr 14 @ 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
Apr 14 @ 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.

Apr
16
Tue
Members-Only Open Art Studio: Watercolor @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Apr 16 @ 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.

April’s theme is Watercolor!

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
Apr 16 @ 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.

Apr
17
Wed
Tot Time @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Apr 17 @ 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.

April Tot Time Themes are:

April 3rd – My Body

April 10th – Tools

April 17th – Colors

April 24th – Earth Day

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.

Apr
18
Thu
Parent & Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Apr 18 @ 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
Apr 18 @ 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.

April Tot Time Themes are:

April 4th – My Body

April 11th – Tools

April 18th – Colors

April 25th – Earth Day

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.