A Peoria Park District Facility

Thank you to Just Kidz Dentistry for sponsoring the month of February at the PlayHouse, in honor of National Children's Dental Health Month!

Mar
29
Wed
Tot Time: Sand
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

March 29: Sand

sandGoing to the beach is so much fun! You can scoop sand into a bucket, make a sandcastle, collect shells, and play in the water. What’s your favorite thing to do on the shore?

Tot Time is designed for 1-3 year olds and their adults, and includes stories, songs, and musical instruments, a gallery exploration, an art project, and more!

Cost: $1 per child with museum admission. 

This program is made possible by PNC. 

Apr
5
Wed
Tot Time: Bugs
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

April 5: Bugs

bugsIn the Spring, all the cool bugs wake up from their winter nap! Spiders, ladybugs, butterflies, ants, and more begin flying and crawling again. What is your favorite bug?

Tot Time is designed for 1-3 year olds and their adults, and includes stories, songs, and musical instruments, a gallery exploration, an art project, and more!

 Cost: $1 per child with museum admission. 

This program is made possible by PNC. 

Apr
8
Sat
Family Workshop: Puppet Theater
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

puppet-theaterApril 8: Puppet Theater 

Construct a simple puppet theater and a “handful” of puppets!

Online registration. To register by phone, call 309.323.6900

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Peoria PlayHouse shared River City Labs's event.

Check out the Heart of Illinois Open Tech Summit at the Peoria Riverfront Museum tonight from 6-8pm, organized by River City Labs! While you're there, be on the look-out for information about our next Adult Maker Night (Relax! It's Just Rocket Science!) at the Peoria PlayHouse!
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Heart of IL Open Tech Summit

March 23, 2017, 6:00pm

Peoria Riverfront Museum

Welcome to the first, annual Heart Of Illinois Open Technology Summit. This event celebrates Open source technology in all its forms: from open software to open hardware, Linux to 3D Printing. Everyon...

Join us with your 1-3 year old for Tot Time on Wednesday, March 22 at 10am to think about NUMBERS!

Numbers help us keep track of so many things. Do you know how old you are? How many cookies you have? What time of day it is? We can use numbers to answer all of these questions!

At Tot Time, children and their adults sing and play musical instruments, enjoy poems and stories, go on a gallery exploration, complete an art project, and more!

Tot Time is $1 per child over 1 year old with museum admission. This nominal fee helps to ensure we can continue offering awesome programs...like this one!
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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?

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Peoria PlayHouse shared River City Labs's event.

Check out the Heart of Illinois Open Tech Summit at the Peoria Riverfront Museum tonight from 6-8pm, organized by River City Labs! While you're there, be on the look-out for information about our next Adult Maker Night (Relax! It's Just Rocket Science!) at the Peoria PlayHouse!
... See MoreSee Less

Heart of IL Open Tech Summit

March 23, 2017, 6:00pm

Peoria Riverfront Museum

Welcome to the first, annual Heart Of Illinois Open Technology Summit. This event celebrates Open source technology in all its forms: from open software to open hardware, Linux to 3D Printing. Everyon...

Join us with your 1-3 year old for Tot Time on Wednesday, March 22 at 10am to think about NUMBERS!

Numbers help us keep track of so many things. Do you know how old you are? How many cookies you have? What time of day it is? We can use numbers to answer all of these questions!

At Tot Time, children and their adults sing and play musical instruments, enjoy poems and stories, go on a gallery exploration, complete an art project, and more!

Tot Time is $1 per child over 1 year old with museum admission. This nominal fee helps to ensure we can continue offering awesome programs...like this one!
... See MoreSee Less

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum