A Peoria Park District Facility

Rentals and Parties

blowing out birthday candles

private rentals

Looking for a venue for your special event and want the guests to have a unique experience? Think about having your event at the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum.

We also offer special rates for non-profit organizations. Call Tiffanie at (309)323-6895 or email tmcneese@peoriaparks.org for more information.

Party Packages

Have a party at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum!

We currently offer three party packages perfect for birthdays, going away parties, baby showers or even a special play-date for the little ones.

The PlayHouse Party & Deluxe Party packages are offered:
Mon, Wed-Sat at 9:30AM, 12PM, and 2PM;
Sun at 12:30PM and 3PM

The After Hours Party package is offered Fri, Sat, & Sun at 5pm

The PlayHouse Party

$150 / $125 members
  • Our basic package includes everything you need for a great party: play time in the museum, a special room, and a staff member dedicated to making sure you have everything you need!

  • Admission for up to 15 total guests. "Guests" include all attendees over the age of one - host family, adults, and children.
  • 90 minutes in a reserved room*
  • Play All Day! You and your guests can enjoy the museum from open to close the day of the party.
  • Dedicated Party Pal
  • Decorations and paper products - set up by the Party Pal
  • PlayHouse-themed Invitations - Printable and Digital
  • Rhyme-Time PlayHouse Hunt
  • Gift shop discount coupon
  • *The 90 minute room rental includes 15 minutes at the beginning and at the end of the party to set up and clean up any extra items not provided by the PlayHouse.

deluxe playhouse party

$225 / $200 members
  • Our deluxe package includes everything from our basic package. In addition, this option includes more guests, a special scavenger hunt through the museum, and a present for the birthday child.

  • Admission for up to 25 total guests. "Guests" include all attendees over the age of one - host family, adults, and children.
  • Play All Day! You and your guests can enjoy the museum from open to close the day of the party.
  • 90 minutes in reserved room*
  • Dedicated Party Pal
  • Decorations and paper products - set up by the Party Pal
  • Gift for the birthday child
  • Rhyme-Time PlayHouse Hunt
  • PlayHouse-themed Invitations - Printable and Digital
  • Gift shop discount coupon
  • *The 90 minute room rental includes 15 minutes at the beginning and at the end of the party to set up and clean up any extra items not provided by the PlayHouse.

after-hours playhouse party

$350 / members $325
  • For a really special experience, have your party after regular hours**, and give your guests special access to our exhibits! After-Hours PlayHouse Parties are available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. They start at 5pm and end at 7pm.*

  • Admission for up to 35 total guests. "Guests" include all attendees over the age of one - host family, adults, and children.
  • Play time in the exhibits
  • Reserved room
  • Dedicated Party Pal
  • Decorations and paper products - set up by the Party Pal
  • Gift for the birthday child
  • Rhyme-Time PlayHouse Hunt
  • PlayHouse-themed Invitations - Printable and Digital
  • Gift shop discount coupon
  • **Please note, while the museum closes to the public at 4pm on Fridays & Saturdays and 5pm on Sundays, the PlayHouse does not promise exclusive use of the museum. There may be additional programs or parties concurrent with After Hours Birthday Parties.

For all Party Packages:

  • Additional guests are welcome at a cost of $6 per person up to the maximum occupancy of the party. After the maximum occupancy is reached, the cost is $8 per person. Museum memberships may not be used for party guest admission. We can accommodate up to 30 people total for PlayHouse and Deluxe parties, and up to 40 people total for After-Hours parties. Additional fees will apply when going over the maximum capacity.
  • We must have a final head count and full payment 7 days prior to the date of the party.
  • Parties must be booked at least 10 days in advance.
  • A non-refundable $50 deposit is due at time of booking. Parties must be paid in full 7 days prior to the date of the party.
  • Groups must include one adult per 5 children.
  • $35 per additional birthday child for Deluxe or After Hours Parties.
  • If you would like to bring food for your party, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the party. Refrigeration is not available.
  • As with other visits to the PlayHouse, a parent or other adult must supervise children at all times.
  • Please note, we are not able to allow balloons at the PlayHouse, due to our proximity to the Peoria Zoo and the danger balloons pose to the animals.
  • Due to space constraints, the PlayHouse has a no stroller policy. Strollers may be left in our stroller parking area on the porch. Please help us by sharing this information with your guests.

Add to any package:

Let them eat cake

Cupcakes and drinks to make your party extra sweet. Do you have a party theme? Cupcakes can be personalized to match most themes and colors. Call 309.323.6895 for details.

Cost: $35 for 20 cupcakes and a 2-gallon drink. Additional cupcakes are $2 per cupcake.

Workshop

Your Party Pal can lead kids in thirty minutes of experimenting, creating, and making.  The workshop includes materials for 15 participants. You can add additional participants for $2 per person.

More information can be found here.

invitations

You can download the PlayHouse-themed invitations here to make your PlayHouse Birthday Package complete!

PlayHouse-Themed Birthday Invitation

birthday photo gallery

submit a Photo Release Form and your birthday photos to tmcneese@peoriaparks.org to get them added to the gallery.

Booking and private rentals 

Booking the museum for a private rental means you can turn the classrooms to personalized party rooms. You also have the museum to yourselves and can invite up to 250 of your nearest and dearest. Available seating is limited to our room capacity but we can recommend rental companies in the area to add more to your party. Just imagine the possibilities!

To book a birthday party or inquire about renting the museum for a private function, please contact:

Tiffanie McNeese
Scheduling and Events Coordinator
309.323.6895
tmcneese@peoriaparks.org

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum