This program focuses on parents and their babies, birth to 18 months, giving them a place to gather and enjoy coffee and conversation with fellow parents while your little ones play. We also briefly discuss topics related to infant play, growth, and development and visit with community partners. Past topics include parent/child yoga, baby-wearing, infant reflexology, baby massage, music and movement, first art, and baby sign language.
This program is made possible by the Junior League of Peoria.
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-11 am
Cost: Free with museum admission
An additional suggested donation of $5 per family helps the museum to continue to offer this program.
Children engage with stories, music, and hands-on exploration in this program for children ages 18 months – 3 years and their grown-ups. Programs are repeated Wednesdays and Saturdays, so choose the day which is best for you!
May 25th and 28th: Spring
Spring is the time when flowers bloom and the birds sing. What is your favorite thing about the spring?
This program is made possible by PNC.
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Welcome to the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum!
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.
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.
We 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 to Just Kidz Dentistry for sponsoring the month of May at the PlayHouse!