A Peoria Park District Facility

Tot Time: Letters
Feb 6 @ 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!

image3Feb. 3 and 6: Letters
The alphabet helps us name everything in our world. Do you know all 26 letters? Which one is at the beginning of your name?

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.

Family Workshop: Super Hero Cape
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Make Your Own Super Hero Cape

Design super hero capes that fit your unique personality! Families will use basic sewing machine skills to make something truly amazing.


Fee includes museum admission

Celebrate Peoria: Lunar New Year
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year celebrates the Lunar New Year. Ring in the Year of the Monkey with us!

Offered in collaboration with the Asian American Association of Bradley University.

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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?