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Dec
13
Wed
Tot Time: Snow
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

December 13: Snow

What fun can you have in the snow! Bundle up in your snowsuit so you’re nice and warm, and go outside to create snowmen, snowballs, snow angels, and even snowcones!

Tot Time is designed for 1-3 year olds and their adults, and includes stories, songs, and musical instruments, a gallery exploration, an art project, and more!

 Cost: $1 per child with museum admission. 

This program is made possible by PNC. 

Dec
14
Thu
STEAM Homeschool: Art of Illusion
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM Homeschool Program

December 14: Art of Illusion
For ages 6-12 years old
Cost: $5 per child (does not include museum admission). Registration required.

Have your eyes ever fooled you? How does animation work? Learn about the interesting connections between optics and neuroscience.

Call (309) 323-6896 to register.

Dec
16
Sat
Kid Workshop: Fabulous Felting
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

December 16: Fabulous Felting

Ages: 8-14 yrs old
Cost: $8 per member/ $12 per nonmember
Fee includes museum admission

Using brightly colored wool and a special hand-tool, we’ll learn to felt and create beautiful works of art on fabric!

Register Online, in person, or by calling (309) 323-6894
Dec
17
Sun
Celebrate Peoria: Christmas Around the World
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Christmas is celebrated by Christians of various ethnic backgrounds here in Central Illinois. Enjoy family friendly activities and learn about how the holiday is celebrated across cultures, from Mexican Posadas to German Christmas trees.

Click here for more information.

 

Dec
20
Wed
Tot Time: Farm
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

December 20: Farm

There are so many fun animals in the farmyard. Cows and sheep, pigs and goats, chickens and ducks, and so much more. Can you make the sound of your favorite animal in the barn?

Tot Time is designed for 1-3 year olds and their adults, and includes stories, songs, and musical instruments, a gallery exploration, an art project, and more!

Cost: $1 per child with museum admission. 

This program is made possible by PNC. 

Dec
27
Wed
Tot Time: Colors
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

December 27: Colors

Our world is made of so many wonderful colors! Which crayon do you like to use the most when you make art?

Tot Time is designed for 1-3 year olds and their adults, and includes stories, songs, and musical instruments, a gallery exploration, an art project, and more!

 Cost: $1 per child with museum admission. 

This program is made possible by PNC. 

Jan
3
Wed
Tot Time: My Senses
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tot Time: My Senses
Wednesdays | 10-11AM | Ages 1-3

During this program for children 1 to 3 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.

Jan
10
Wed
Tot Time: Babies
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tot Time: Babies
Wednesdays | 10-11AM | Ages 1-3

During this program for children 1 to 3 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.

Jan
11
Thu
STEAM: Mad Scientist
Jan 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM: Mad Scientist
January 11 | 12-2PM | Ages 6-12

The PlayHouse offers STEAM Home School classes in which students explore topics
related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on
activities included!

Jan
17
Wed
Tot Time: Animals
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tot Time: Animals
Wednesdays | 10-11AM | Ages 1-3

During this program for children 1 to 3 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.

Jan
20
Sat
Maker Workshop: Sculpture Lab
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Maker Workshop: Sculpture Lab
January 20 | 2-4PM | Ages 3-12

Working with cardboard, wire, clay, and more, explore different ways of sculpting, and create original work of your own!

PlayHouse Maker programs are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Jan
24
Wed
Tot Time: Construction
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tot Time: Construction
Wednesdays | 10-11AM | Ages 1-3

During this program for children 1 to 3 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.

Jan
25
Thu
HopScotch 2018
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!

Please join us on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6-9pm, for our third annual HopScotch event! For this adults-only evening we invite a few of our favorite local restaurants and breweries to feature signature whiskey cocktails and locally crafted brews. The event also features live music, a silent auction, and hands on activities that offer adults the opportunity to kick off 2018 through an enjoyable evening of play and conversation.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Jan
31
Wed
Tot Time: Boats
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tot Time: Boats
Wednesdays | 10-11AM | Ages 1-3

During this program for children 1 to 3 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.

Feb
7
Wed
Tot Time: Weather
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tot Time: Weather
Wednesdays | 10-11AM | Ages 1-3

During this program for children 1 to 3 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.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum