A Peoria Park District Facility

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT 2018 PRICING!

New pricing begins in 2018 for the following:

Admission - Begins January 3rd
Memberships - Begins January 15th
Birthday Parties - Begins January 3rd

Increased pricing means we get to continue to bring you quality programs, events, and experiences at the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!

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Feb
18
Sun
Celebrate Peoria Series: Black History Month
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CELEBRATE: BLACK HISTORY MONTH
FEBRUARY 18

Celebrate our Black community and recognize innovations in science and art throughout history! Children and families will participate in hands-on science activities and create art inspired by Black artists.

Celebrate Peoria is a family-friendly series held on select Sundays, 12-5pm. Join us to explore and celebrate the many cultures that make up the dynamic fabric of Central Illinois. Each Celebrate Peoria program includes performances, art projects, food, and more!

Feb
19
Mon
Maker Day Camp
Feb 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

MAKER DAY CAMP

FEBRUARY 19 | 8AM-5PM | AGES 5-9

COST: MEMBERS $40 / NON-MEMBERS $50
25% SIBLING DISCOUNT
Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

School may be closed for President’s Day, but the PlayHouse is OPEN! Come spend the day with us at this new one-day camp, specially designed for kids who love to make cool things! Your kids will use STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and basic construction skills throughout the day to create some amazing projects to take home.

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Feb
21
Wed
Tot Time: Food
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tot Time: Food
Wednesdays | 10-11AM | Ages 1-3

During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story, time for play, and a visual art activity.

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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