A Peoria Park District Facility

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Makey Makey Member Night - Thursday, August 17th 4-7pm

Adult Maker Night: Kinetic Sculpture - Saturday, August 19th 7-10pm - Registration is Closed.

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

Aug
21
Mon
Museum Closed for Maintenance
Aug 21 – Aug 30 all-day

The museum will be closed August 21-30 for annual maintenance and repair. We are scheduled to re-open on Thursday, August 31st at 9am.

Sep
6
Wed
Tot Time: Boats
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

September 9: Boats

If you want to travel on water, you can do it in a boat! Will you row down a river, across a lake, or over the ocean?

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
7
Thu
STEAM Homeschool: Weather Wonders
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM Homeschool Program

September 7: Weather Wonders
For ages 6-12 years old
Cost: $5 per child (does not include museum admission). Registration required.

Learn about meteorology with indoor and outdoor experiments.

Call (309) 323-6896 to register.

 

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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum added an event.

Adults, it's your turn to play and create!

Build amazing things from wood pallets with Matt and Isaiah Faughn from Whiskey City Architectural Salvage/Whiskey City Design. The most well-built and creative project will win the Adult Maker Night Tropy, and will receive serious bragging rights!

Register as an individual, a couple, 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.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2017
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum added an event.

Calling all BROWNIES and JUNIORS!

Join us for a special overnight at the Peoria PlayHouse! Girls will have the chance to play in the exhibits as much as they like and participate in a variety of fun projects, especially designed for Girl Scouts!

Registration is required and due by September 22nd.

Price: $20 per Scout, $12 per chaperone
Patch and food (hot breakfast and snacks) included!

For more information, or to register, call (309) 323-6894.
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum added an event.

Take a vintage piece of furniture and turn it into a work of art by giving it a new, funky paint job that's just your style! Families can bring their own furniture, or choose a piece we provide.

These workshops are designed for kids 3 and up and their families and engage children and their grown-ups in exploration and hands-on making!

Please note: This is NOT a drop off program. Children and their adults work collaboratively to make an amazing project together!

Cost:
$10 for the first child and $5 per additional child for members
$15 for the first child and $10 per additional child for non-members
Fee for children includes admission!

One adult per family is required to attend at regular admission rates.

The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, November 29th.

You can register online at webstore1.centaman.net/peoriaparkdistrict/Events/PlayHouse

...or over the phone by calling the Peoria PlayHouse at (309) 323-6900.
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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 an event.

Adults, it's your turn to play and create!

Build amazing things from wood pallets with Matt and Isaiah Faughn from Whiskey City Architectural Salvage/Whiskey City Design. The most well-built and creative project will win the Adult Maker Night Tropy, and will receive serious bragging rights!

Register as an individual, a couple, 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.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2017
... See MoreSee Less

Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum added an event.

Calling all BROWNIES and JUNIORS!

Join us for a special overnight at the Peoria PlayHouse! Girls will have the chance to play in the exhibits as much as they like and participate in a variety of fun projects, especially designed for Girl Scouts!

Registration is required and due by September 22nd.

Price: $20 per Scout, $12 per chaperone
Patch and food (hot breakfast and snacks) included!

For more information, or to register, call (309) 323-6894.
... See MoreSee Less

Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum added an event.

Take a vintage piece of furniture and turn it into a work of art by giving it a new, funky paint job that's just your style! Families can bring their own furniture, or choose a piece we provide.

These workshops are designed for kids 3 and up and their families and engage children and their grown-ups in exploration and hands-on making!

Please note: This is NOT a drop off program. Children and their adults work collaboratively to make an amazing project together!

Cost:
$10 for the first child and $5 per additional child for members
$15 for the first child and $10 per additional child for non-members
Fee for children includes admission!

One adult per family is required to attend at regular admission rates.

The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, November 29th.

You can register online at webstore1.centaman.net/peoriaparkdistrict/Events/PlayHouse

...or over the phone by calling the Peoria PlayHouse at (309) 323-6900.
... See MoreSee Less

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum