May 3: Moms
Our 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: 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.
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.
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?