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May
1
Wed
Tot Time @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
May 1 @ 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.

May Tot Time Themes are:

May 1st – Doctor

May 8th – Everyday Heroes

May 15th – Animals

May 22nd – Construction

May 29th – Numbers

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): $16 per child and $10 per adult.

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

May
2
Thu
Parent & Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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.

May Tot Time Themes are:

May 2nd – Doctor

May 9th – Everyday Heroes

May 16th – Animals

May 23rd – Construction

May 30th – Numbers

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): $16 per child and $10 per adult.

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

May
3
Fri
Open Art Studio: Pencil Art @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
May 3 @ 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.

May’s theme is Pencil Art!

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.

May
5
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons Session A @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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.

May
7
Tue
Members-Only Open Art Studio: Pencil Art @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
May 7 @ 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.

May’s theme is Pencil Art!

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.

 

May
8
Wed
Tot Time @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
May 8 @ 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.

May Tot Time Themes are:

May 1st – Doctor

May 8th – Everyday Heroes

May 15th – Animals

May 22nd – Construction

May 29th – Numbers

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): $16 per child and $10 per adult.

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

May
9
Thu
Parent & Baby Social @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
May 9 @ 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
May 9 @ 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.

May Tot Time Themes are:

May 2nd – Doctor

May 9th – Everyday Heroes

May 16th – Animals

May 23rd – Construction

May 30th – Numbers

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): $16 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
May 9 @ 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

May
10
Fri
Preschool Parties @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
May 10 @ 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: Pencil Art @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
May 10 @ 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.

May’s theme is Pencil Art!

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.

May
11
Sat
Be Anything! 2024 @ Glen Oak Park
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Be Anything! just got a major upgrade!

This year, the Peoria Park District is doing something extra special and combining our Worldwide Day of Play with our Be Anything event and auction! Your family can come out and see the awesome talent and unique capabilities of the Peoria area.

We are working with several community partners to offer job shadowing experiences in healthcare, education, engineering, and all kinds of fun and amazing jobs. The opportunity of Be Anything! will bring something not offered anywhere else!

There are two ways your family can participate in Be Anything!

  1. Attend the magical day on May 11th from 10 am to 2 pm in Glen Oak Park for our World Wide Day of Play & Be Anything!
  2. Participate in our auction, open from May 5-11th, and give your child the chance to learn all about the cool things you get to do in one of our unique career opportunities.

For more information, visit peoriaplayhouse.org/be-anything/

May
14
Tue
Members-Only Open Art Studio: Pencil Art @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
May 14 @ 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.

May’s theme is Pencil Art!

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.