A Peoria Park District Facility

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

 

May
3
Wed
Tot Time: Moms
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

May 3: Moms

Mom watercolorOur moms do so much! They play with us and read us stories, put bandages on our boo-boo’s, tuck us in at night, and give the best hugs. What would we do without them? What is the best thing about your mom?

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. 

May
6
Sat
Family & Kid Workshop: Make Your Own Monster
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

May 6: Make Your Own Monster

Using conductive thread and basic circuitry, make your own light-up stuffed creature.

Online registration. To register by phone, please call 309.323.6900

This workshop is for families and for kids. Pricing varies by type of registration.

Adult Maker Night: Relax! It’s Just Rocket Science
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Relax! It’s Just Rocket Science

Adults, it’s your turn to play and create! Work with a team to design and build an amazing rocket and compete to see which one can fly the furthest!

The winner receives serious bragging rights AND the awesome Adult Maker Night Trophy!

Register as an individual, or sign up as a team of up to 6 people!

Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members, or $80 for a team of 3-6 people, and includes snacks, wine, and beer.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at the link below, or over the phone at (309) 323-6900.

Register Here

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Celebrate Peoria: May Day

May 21, 2017, 12:00pm

Peoria PlayHouse

Join us Sunday, May 21, 2017 as we celebrate Peoria's German American community and learn about May Day. This Celebrate Peoria is in collaboration with the German American Central Society/Peoria Volk...

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 their post.

Don't forget to sign up for Adult Maker Night...it's what Bill Nye the Science Guy would do.
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Peoria PlayHouse shared their event.

We had a great Celebrate Peoria with All Saints Greek Orthodox Church yesterday and we've got to keep the fun coming. Join us next month as we celebrate Peoria's German American community and learn about May Day with The Lindenhof of Peoria/German American Society.
... See MoreSee Less

Celebrate Peoria: May Day

May 21, 2017, 12:00pm

Peoria PlayHouse

Join us Sunday, May 21, 2017 as we celebrate Peoria's German American community and learn about May Day. This Celebrate Peoria is in collaboration with the German American Central Society/Peoria Volk...

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum