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!

Feb
22
Wed
Tot Time: River Friends
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

February 22: River Friends

River FriendsOur river is home to lots of fun animals, including fish, frogs and tadpoles, snapping turtles, ducks, geese, and more. Have you seen one of these friends on a visit to the water?

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. 

Feb
25
Sat
Kid Workshop: Object Bots
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

February 25th: Object Botsobject-bot

Construct a basic robot out of everyday household objects and recycled materials and then check out its moves!

Online Registration is available, but please note we are experiencing some glitches – sorry! To register by phone, please call 309.323.6900

Mar
1
Wed
Tot Time: Trains
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

March 1: Trains

TrainTrains carry people and things all over our country! If you travelled somewhere by train, where would you go? Would you be the engineer, the conductor, or a passenger? All aboard!

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. 

our facebook feed

If you visited today in took part in our Presidents' Day activities, please be sure to share photos and videos with us using #PlayHousePresident! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Presidents' Day!

Shirley Chisholm was born in 1924 to Caribbean immigrant parents who lived in Brooklyn. Shirley was the first Black congresswoman in 1969. Among other things, she worked with Congressman Robert "Bob" Dole to expand the food stamp program specifically WIC and also was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Shirley was also the first Black woman to seek a major party nomination for President of the United States in 1972. Her slogan was "Unbought and Unbossed". #BlackHistoryMonth
... See MoreSee Less

Peoria PlayHouse added an event. ... See MoreSee Less

Family Workshop: Birdhouse Basics

March 4, 2017, 1:00pm

Peoria PlayHouse

Using lumber, as well as vintage, natural and recycled materials, build an amazing backyard home for a feathered friend. These workshops are designed for kids 3 and up and their families and engage c...

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?

our facebook feed

If you visited today in took part in our Presidents' Day activities, please be sure to share photos and videos with us using #PlayHousePresident! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Presidents' Day!

Shirley Chisholm was born in 1924 to Caribbean immigrant parents who lived in Brooklyn. Shirley was the first Black congresswoman in 1969. Among other things, she worked with Congressman Robert "Bob" Dole to expand the food stamp program specifically WIC and also was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Shirley was also the first Black woman to seek a major party nomination for President of the United States in 1972. Her slogan was "Unbought and Unbossed". #BlackHistoryMonth
... See MoreSee Less

Peoria PlayHouse added an event. ... See MoreSee Less

Family Workshop: Birdhouse Basics

March 4, 2017, 1:00pm

Peoria PlayHouse

Using lumber, as well as vintage, natural and recycled materials, build an amazing backyard home for a feathered friend. These workshops are designed for kids 3 and up and their families and engage c...

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum