A Peoria Park District Facility

May
7
Sat
Tot time: Moms
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Children engage with stories, music, and hands-on exploration in this program for 1-3 year olds and their grown-ups. Programs are repeated Wednesdays and Saturdays, so choose the day which is best for you!

May 4th and 7th: Moms

Mom watercolorOur moms do so much! They play with us and read us stories, put bandages on our boo-boo’s, tuck us in at night, and give the best hugs. What would we do without them? What is the best thing about your mom?

This program is made possible by PNC and the Community Foundation of Central Illinois and is offered with the support of the Peoria Public Library.

Family Workshop: Animals Play, Too!
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Animals Play, Too!

Back by popular demand! How do animals learn through play? Meet some cats and dogs and watch them play. Then, make your own toy for one of these furry friends or for your pet at home.

Click here to Register!

Fee includes museum admission

May
11
Wed
Tot time: Pets
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Children engage with stories, music, and hands-on exploration in this program for 1-3 year olds and their grown-ups. Programs are repeated Wednesdays and Saturdays, so choose the day which is best for you!

May 11th and 14th: Pets

cat

People have many different types of pets in their home, like a dog, cat, bird, snake or lizard, or fish! If you live on a farm, you might even have a cow, horse, sheep, pig, or chicken as a pet! What kind of pet does your family have?

This program is made possible by PNC and the Community Foundation of Central Illinois and is offered with the support of the Peoria Public Library.

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The PlayHouse is nominated for "Best Place for Family Fun" in Peoria Magazines' Best of Peoria. Please vote for us before June 1st, and help us be telling all of your friends to vote, too! www.peoriamagazines.com/bop ... See MoreSee Less

Party for the PlayHouse tickets are now available! You can purchase them online at bit.ly/1Y3RRai or by calling the PlayHouse.

Party for the PlayHouse is a dinosaur-themed, adults-only first birthday party on Saturday, June 11! Enjoy dinner, drinks, a silent auction, and more. The dinosaur theme is in honor of our newest exhibition, the Discovery Zone, which will feature fossils, life-sized replicas of dinosaur heads, and more. Proceeds from this event will help us bring the Discovery Zone to the PlayHouse.
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programs

The PlayHouse offers a broad range of programs for families and children:

Welcome to the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum!

Our Mission

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum provides children with the tools and inspiration they need to be explorers and creators of the world. We do this in part through understanding, supporting, and promoting play in the fullest sense of the word, one that includes imagination and creativity.

Our history

Built by the Junior League of Peoria, in collaboration with Peoria Park District and Peoria Zoological Society, The Peoria PlayHouse is a hands-on, interactive children’s museum. It is located in the historic Glen Oak Park Pavilion building within Glen Oak Park, adjacent to Peoria Zoo and near Luthy Botanical Garden, providing a full-day destination for families in our region.

Our Core Values

We believe that a kid can be anything they want to be. They need only the opportunity and inspiration to imagine, practice, and become.

We believe that we are more effective when we collaborate with others. Collaboration with individuals and organizations throughout and beyond Peoria allows us to effectively support families and achieve shared goals.

We believe that the PlayHouse is for all children and families, regardless of income, abilities, or background.

PLAYHOUSE_CMYK PPD facilityWe believe that we are catalysts. A good museum experience sparks experiences and ideas that happen after and between visits. Who knows where a visit to the PlayHouse might lead?

thank you...

Thank you to Dr. Lindsey Ma for sponsoring the month of March at the PlayHouse!Peoria Women's Health