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event spotlight

Be Anything! - Sunday, September 24th 12-5pm

Travel through the PlayHouse chatting with a variety of professionals and introduce your children to all types of careers.

The live event is accompanied by an online auction open to the public prior to the live event, featuring exciting on-the-job experiences with professionals.

Sep
20
Wed
Tot Time: Pets
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

September 20: Pets

People have many different types of pets in their home, like a dog, cat, bird, snake or lizard, or fish! If you live on a farm, you might even have a cow, horse, sheep, pig, or chicken as a pet! What kind of pet does your family have?

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. 

Sep
23
Sat
Kid Workshop: High Tech Fashion
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

September 23: High Tech Fashion

Ages: 8-14 yrs old
Cost: $8 per member/ $12 per nonmember
Fee includes museum admission

Make cool accessories such as bracelets, hair clips, buttons, and more and then…light them up! We’ll use conductive thread and basic circuitry to make your creations shine.

Register Online, in person, or by calling (309) 323-6894
Sep
24
Sun
Be Anything! @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Be Anything! @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Does your child want to be an athlete? Engineer? Architect? Performer? Scientist? Chef?

At this family-friendly event, travel through the PlayHouse chatting with a variety of professionals, introducing your children to all types of careers. The “Be Anything!” live event is accompanied by an online auction open to the public prior to the live event, and featuring exciting on-the-job experiences with professionals.

Read more about Be Anything! 

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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum added 3 new photos.

Drop off your older kids, ages 8-14, in a cool workshop while you play in the museum with the younger ones!

In our High Tech Fashion Kid Workshop on Saturday, September 23rd we'll use conductive thread and basic circuitry to make bracelets, hair clips, pins, and more LIGHT UP!

For more information, or to register, click our events tab to the left, or call (309) 323-6900. Hurry! The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, September 20!
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Join us with your 1-3 year old for Tot Time on Wednesday, September 20 at 10am to think about PETS!

People have many different types of pets in their home, like a dog, cat, bird, snake or lizard, or fish! If you live on a farm, you might even have a cow, horse, sheep, pig, or chicken as a pet! What kind of pet does your family have?

At Tot Time, children and their adults sing and play musical instruments, enjoy poems and stories, go on a gallery exploration, complete an art project, and more!

Tot Time is $1 per child over 1 year old with museum admission. This nominal fee helps to ensure we can continue offering awesome programs...like this one!
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum shared their event.

Thanks for everyone who came to Celebrate Peoria: Rosh Hashanah yesterday. Join us next month as we celebrate our Hindu community in the next part of our reoccurring event series Celebrate Peoria!

Special thanks to Fresh Pockets Graphic Design for helping us with all our social media promotions for Celebrate Peoria!
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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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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum added 3 new photos.

Drop off your older kids, ages 8-14, in a cool workshop while you play in the museum with the younger ones!

In our High Tech Fashion Kid Workshop on Saturday, September 23rd we'll use conductive thread and basic circuitry to make bracelets, hair clips, pins, and more LIGHT UP!

For more information, or to register, click our events tab to the left, or call (309) 323-6900. Hurry! The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, September 20!
... See MoreSee Less

Join us with your 1-3 year old for Tot Time on Wednesday, September 20 at 10am to think about PETS!

People have many different types of pets in their home, like a dog, cat, bird, snake or lizard, or fish! If you live on a farm, you might even have a cow, horse, sheep, pig, or chicken as a pet! What kind of pet does your family have?

At Tot Time, children and their adults sing and play musical instruments, enjoy poems and stories, go on a gallery exploration, complete an art project, and more!

Tot Time is $1 per child over 1 year old with museum admission. This nominal fee helps to ensure we can continue offering awesome programs...like this one!
... See MoreSee Less

Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum shared their event.

Thanks for everyone who came to Celebrate Peoria: Rosh Hashanah yesterday. Join us next month as we celebrate our Hindu community in the next part of our reoccurring event series Celebrate Peoria!

Special thanks to Fresh Pockets Graphic Design for helping us with all our social media promotions for Celebrate Peoria!
... See MoreSee Less

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum