Welcome to the Peacock Playhouse: The Kingwood Sensory Center
Funded by a grant from the Connections Fund of the Richland County Foundation, Kingwood proudly presents our first center dedicated to the horticultural education of children ages 2-14.
The Peacock Playhouse is located in the Gate House. This building once was the chauffer's location for Mr. Charles Kelley King. After Mr. King's death, the Gate House has been used for a meeting space.
At the center, children and their families can explore the sounds of nature with our chirping birds, make an inspired masterpiece at one of the art easels, see how a plant grows through our root finder, and how compost breaks down. There are many books you can read and garden games to play. You can even take a rest on your Kingwood journey and watch birds and hummingbirds through the large windows of the center.
Coming in May will be a monarch butterfly display, worm and ant farms, and a sensory garden which was generously donated by Mr. Charles Swack of Lock It Up Storage.
The Playhouse is open daily from 10am-6pm.
It is designed for self-exploration and is periodically monitored by staff throughout the day.
Starting in May, EVERY Tuesday from 11am-1pm, we will hold a free craft-time for all children. No RSVP necessary.
We hope you enjoy this new educational offering and would love to hear about suggestions for making it better each year!
We have over 8,000 volumes of old and new, obscure and famous, specialized and general books on gardening and gardening related topics. It is open by appointment to members or researchers.
Call 419-522-0211 ext. 108 for more information.
Many of Kingwood's professional staff offer programs on a wide range of gardening topics. They can all be reached by calling Kingwood at 419-522-0211.