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Feb
4
Sat
Cultural Connections: The ABCs of Black History @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Cultural Connections: The ABCs of Black History @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Celebrate Black History Month with the PlayHouse!

Join us from 2pm-3:30 pm to learn about the ABCs of Black History: 23 moments Historical People and Moments!

Join us for story time and a maker activity! This program is free with museum admission.

Feb
18
Sat
Kappa for Kidz- Cultural Connections @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kappa for Kidz- Cultural Connections @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Join the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum and Kappa Alpha Psi for story time and a maker activity in honor of Black History Month!

Happening February 18th from 2pm-3pm.

Mar
11
Sat
Cultural Connections: Wonderful Women @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cultural Connections: Wonderful Women @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Celebrate Women’s History Month with us through story time and a maker activity!

Aug
6
Sun
Cultural Connections: Moon Festival @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Aug 6 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

August Moon Festival is celebrated in Greece on the day of the full moon in August. The August Moon is the brightest moon of the year. In addition, this year August is special because we get to experience a once-in-a-blue-moon event with TWO full August moons, and they will both be SUPERmoons!

Join us at the Peoria PlayHouse as we host a special moon-themed story time and art activity this Sunday, August 6th in the Art Room from 12:30-3:30pm.

This program is free with the price of admission.

Sep
9
Sat
Hopscotch 2023: It’s Your Turn to Play
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hopscotch 2023: It's Your Turn to Play

HopScotch is the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum’s annual adults-only fundraising event. Leave the children at home and enjoy whiskey-based cocktails and craft brews from local restaurants and breweries. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, play games, bid against other attendees in our silent auction, and take a chance to win the grand prize raffle.

Check out the Hopscotch 2023 page for information on our auction items and more!

Do you need more information?

Check out our FAQ page or email Executive Director, Melissa Sierra.

All proceeds go towards building and maintaining our exhibit spaces to empower children to become the creators and explorers of the world.

Oct
29
Sun
Cultural Connections: Papel Picado @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Fall is a special time for many folks who identify as belonging to the Hispanic or Latinx culture.

Papel Picado is a way to decorate during times of fun and fiesta. We will learn about the history read a short bi-lingual story and have a fun time during this Culturally Connected Celebration!

Papel Picado is free with the cost of regular admission.

This program is in collaboration with the Epsilon Alpha chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc at Bradley University.

Feb
11
Sun
Black History Month Program @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum on Sunday, February 11th, 2024 for a transformative Black History Month

This day-long event will feature two separate classroom programs celebrating Black history and culture as well as a special surprise at the end of the day as we all prepare to dance out the door. Don’t miss this amazing event- free with the purchase of daily museum admission.

This program is in partnership with the Xi Alpha Zeta and Phi Delta chapters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the Epsilon Rho Sigma chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

          

Mar
24
Sun
Women’s History Month Program @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This Women’s History Month, empower your child’s curiosity with a special STEM activity facilitated by the Society of Women Engineers of Central Illinois! Experience hands-on learning, led by trailblazing women in engineering and technology, as we commemorate the incredible contributions of women throughout history.

This program is free with the cost of admission.

This program is in partnership with the Society of Women Engineers of Central Illinois.

Jun
23
Sun
BUGS for dinner
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BUGS for dinner

Get ready for a creepy-crawly culinary adventure! Join us on June 23rd at the PlayHouse for Bugs for Dinner, where we’re flipping the script on traditional dining. Dr. Hunter from ISU is buzzing over to share her worm farm wonders and dish out fascinating insights into bug-based cuisine that will make your taste buds tingle! But that’s not all – we’re transforming the cave area of the PlayHouse into a bug bonanza with a temporary exhibit featuring preserved bugs and interactive bug facts for hands-on exploration. It’s a bug-tastic event you won’t want to miss!

This program is free with PlayHouse admission/membership.