Join us to explore our exhibits, learn about the mission and programs offered by the PlayHouse, and then find out how you can get involved! We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, flexible hours, and great benefits.
The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum provides children with the tools and inspiration they need to be explorers and creators of the world.
Register at: www.peoriaplayhouse.org/volunteer
May 24: Colors
Our world is made of so many wonderful colors! Which crayon do you like to use the most when you make art?
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.
Join the PlayHouse and Ameren Illinois on Memorial Day to honor and celebrate the men and women who protect our country, and to kick off the 2017 Blue Star Museums Program. Activities include contributing to a community quilt and storytime. All are welcome; military families are free.
The PlayHouse is proud to participate in the Blue Star program, which offers free museum admission to Military ID holders and their immediate families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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?