A Peoria Park District Facility

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

 

May
23
Tue
Volunteer Open House
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us to explore our exhibits, learn about the mission and programs offered by the PlayHouse, and then find out how you can get involved! We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, flexible hours, and great benefits.

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.

Registration encouraged.
Register at: www.peoriaplayhouse.org/volunteer

May
24
Wed
Tot Time: Colors
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

May 24: Colors

ColorsOur world is made of so many wonderful colors! Which crayon do you like to use the most when you make art?

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
29
Mon
Blue Star Museums Kick Off @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Blue Star Museums Kick Off @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Join the PlayHouse and Ameren Illinois on Memorial Day to honor and celebrate the men and women who protect our country, and to kick off the 2017 Blue Star Museums Program. Activities include contributing to a community quilt and storytime. All are welcome; military families are free.

The PlayHouse is proud to participate in the Blue Star program, which offers free museum admission to Military ID holders and their immediate families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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Peoria PlayHouse shared their event.

Haven't registered for Volunteer Open House TOMORROW night at 5pm at Peoria PlayHouse? No problem, you can still stop by and learn about volunteer opportunities from staff and some of our current volunteers.

Light refreshments will be served.
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Volunteer Open House

May 23, 2017, 5:00pm

Peoria PlayHouse

Are you interested in volunteering, but would like more information? Join us for our Volunteer Open House on May 23, 2017 from 5-6:30pm. Meet PlayHouse staff and volunteers, learn about volunteer oppo...

Join us with your 1-3 year old for Tot Time on Wednesday, May 24 at 10am to think about COLORS!

Our world is made of so many wonderful colors! Which crayon do you like to use the most when you make art?

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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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

Peoria PlayHouse shared their event.

Haven't registered for Volunteer Open House TOMORROW night at 5pm at Peoria PlayHouse? No problem, you can still stop by and learn about volunteer opportunities from staff and some of our current volunteers.

Light refreshments will be served.
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Volunteer Open House

May 23, 2017, 5:00pm

Peoria PlayHouse

Are you interested in volunteering, but would like more information? Join us for our Volunteer Open House on May 23, 2017 from 5-6:30pm. Meet PlayHouse staff and volunteers, learn about volunteer oppo...

Join us with your 1-3 year old for Tot Time on Wednesday, May 24 at 10am to think about COLORS!

Our world is made of so many wonderful colors! Which crayon do you like to use the most when you make art?

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

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum