A Peoria Park District Facility

Our Exhibits

Sand Porch

The enclosed porch is the perfect place to dig, build, scoop, pound, and sculpt with kinetic sand. In the vacuum room, kids can brush and suck the sand right off. 

Peoria, Then and Now

Kids explore the past by exploring a town replete with the “hubcap house,” riding a train and performing on vaudeville — then jump to the present as scientists in our SciLab. “Will it play in Peoria?” – yes it will!

Motion Commotion

Exploring momentum, gravity, speed, force and distance is fun with balls that roll down ramps, travel through shoots, launch into nets and stand on air.

Family Farm

By picking fruits and vegetables, gathering eggs, milking a cow and more, kids gain an appreciation for our agricultural heritage.

By Your River Gently Flowing, Illinois

Children can pretend they are sailing along the Illinois River as they play with gently flowing water, imagine the lives of animals native to the state, and drive boats downstream.

All Construction Great and Small

Kids don hard hats to manipulate a loader and dump truck, and use real tools to build objects. A magical bridge triggers a musical surprise.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum