A Peoria Park District Facility

Tot Time: Farm
Feb 10 @ 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!

image4Feb 10 and 13: 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?


An additional suggested donation of $5 per family helps the museum to continue to offer this program.

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.

Parent’s Group: Art
Feb 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Parent's Group: Art

Our newest PlayHouse program is designed for the parents of babies age birth to 12 months. Enjoy coffee and conversation with fellow parents while your little one plays.

This week, we’ll explore ways for babies to make their first works of art. Experimenting with different materials not only activates all the senses, but creates an amazing opportunity for bonding, and produces something beautiful!

This program is made possible by the Junior League of Peoria.

Adult Maker Space Night
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Adults, it’s your turn to play and make things!

Join us on selected Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm to invent, innovate, and build. The most fantastic creations win a prize. Snacks and cash bar available.

Click here to purchase tickets!

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What are we exploring during Tot Time this week? The 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 offered Wednesdays at 10am and Saturdays at 10am. No registration is required and the program is free with admission.
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Peoria PlayHouse shared their event.

Join us tomorrow for this amazing event! The first 100 children will receive a special gift!

Activities include:
-Story Time (every hour starting at 1:00)
-Decorate the PlayHouse Dragon
-Dress up in traditional Chinese clothing
-Sample Vietnamese candy
-Learn to play a Korean Children's game

Free with Museum Admission
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Celebrate Peoria: Lunar New Year

February 7, 2016, 12:00pm

Peoria PlayHouse

The Lunar New Year marks the beginning of a new year based on the cycles of the moon. The most familiar Lunar New Year celebration is the Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is widely celebrated in Chi...

Peoria PlayHouse added 16 new photos to the album: Adult Maker Space Night, January 14 2016 — at Peoria PlayHouse.

The first Adult Maker Space Night at the PlayHouse was great! Thank you to Briana Baker of Junior League of Peoria and Caterpillar for putting this program together, and thanks to River City Labs for joining us to make boats!

Join us on February 11th to make Rube Goldberg-inspired marble runs. Tickets are $25 and include dinner, wine and beer and LOTS of fun! Register at bit.ly/1IXJqKX
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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?