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Chrysanthemum Show featuring “The Great Pumpkin”

October 11 @ 10:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy a spectacular showing of fall color and maybe even spot the Great Pumpkin!!  Packed with chrysanthemums, the Conservatory is a great escape from that chill in the air.  Open daily from 10am to 5pm.  This event is free but donations are appreciated.

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New Exhibit Now Open! Fossils Rock

October 12 @ 10:00 am - November 30 @ 4:00 pm

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum is proud to announce its first NEW permanent exhibit, Fossils Rock! Fossils Rock will transform our existing Sand Porch into a natural history space featuring fossils, minerals, and a life-size replica of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull. Visitors will travel through time and embark on a prehistoric expedition! Children will learn and practice the habits of mind critical to scientists: sorting and classifying, careful observation, and critical comparison.  Become a paleontologist, paleoartist, or a collections manager through digging,…

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Fall Photo Scavenger Hunt

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bring your digital camera or phone, and head out onto trails to complete a nature-themed scavenger hunt. Complete as many challenges as you can, as you collect fun memories and maybe even win a prize!  $5/team of 10 or fewer people.

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Howl-ZOO-Ween

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October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Calling all ghosts and ghouls, join us for our annual HowlZOOWeen event. With a trick or treat trail through Africa, magic shows, a costume contest at 7:00 each night, and so much more, come out and enjoy this family friendly event.

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Hayrides & Hotdogs

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 24, 2019

Join us on the first four Thursdays in October for an old-fashioned good time with hayrack rides and hot dogs!  (Vegetarian options available.) $6/ages 11+; $4/ages 3-10; Free for children 2 and under

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Fall Festival

October 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

If you are ready for fun mixed with a pinch of creepy, This is the place for you! lets make some creative fall treats and play some scary games.

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Halloween Party at FRC

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

For Ages 1-10:  Halloween is coming soon! Don't take your bag on the street; come instead to our place for tricks and treats! Carnival games, crafts, Fun on the Run bounce house, costume contest at 6:30pm, and CANDY and PRIZES all evening! Co-sponsored by the West Peoria Resident's Association, West Peoria Neighborhood Watch, and Fun on the Run.

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Creatures of the Night

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October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Summon your courage and prepare to enter the dark forest!  Enjoy a trick-or-treat trail, a campfire with nature-inspired stories, and more! $4 in advance; $5 at the door

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Haunted PlayHouse

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a day of Halloween fun with a spooky story time, a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, and show off your costume in a parade!  Free with museum membership or admission.

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We contribute to a healthy and vibrant Peoria community by responsibly using our District resources to offer high quality parks and recreation experiences to those who live, work and play in our District. We will be responsible stewards of all District resources. We will focus on services that make the greatest impact. We will create a culture that values and supports each other, those we serve and our community.​