A Peoria Park District Facility

Send your children to camp at the PlayHouse this summer! Learn more about our summer camps HERE.

 

Jul
22
Sat
Kid Workshop: Wire Works
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Note new program time: 2-4pm

July 22: Wire Works
Try a new form of art by bending and twisting metal into a unique sculpture, and then connecting all of its parts using a soldering iron.

Register Here

Jul
26
Wed
Tot Time: My Senses
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

July 26: My Senses

I can hear my cat when it meows, see her play with her toys, feel her soft fur, smell her snack, and even taste it if she shares it with me. These are my five senses, and they let me explore the world around me in different ways!

Cost: $1 per child with museum admission

Aug
2
Wed
Tot Time: Construction
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

August 2: Construction

toolsYou can construct things with hand tools like hammers, saws, and screwdrivers, or with big machines like loaders, dump trucks, and bulldozers. What do you like to build?

 Cost: $1 per child with museum admission. 

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Registration for this workshop is still open until the end of the day! Would your kid (8 years old and up) like to learn how to make a wire sculpture? Drop them off at the PlayHouse for a two-hour art class! Click the event post below for more information/registration or call the PlayHouse at 309-323-6900.
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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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Registration for this workshop is still open until the end of the day! Would your kid (8 years old and up) like to learn how to make a wire sculpture? Drop them off at the PlayHouse for a two-hour art class! Click the event post below for more information/registration or call the PlayHouse at 309-323-6900.
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The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum