A Peoria Park District Facility

WELCOME! The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum provides children with the tools and inspiration they need to be explorers and creators of the world.

The PlayHouse is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19. We are offering PlayHOUSEParty private rentals - learn more here. We also have programs at locations around Peoria - see our calendar, below, for details!

On March 18th Governer Pritzker anounced an update to Illinois regulations,  allowing children's museums to reopen. We are now doing the work needed to allow us to open (hiring staff, updating rules and policies for COVID, etc). We will share updates here and on Facebook as we have them.

Hours

The PlayHouse is here for you!

Although our hours and admission policies vary to ensure our community’s safety, we continue to offer both live and virtual programs.

We look forward to seeing you both in person and online!

Location

Glen Oak Park
2218 North Prospect Road
Peoria, IL 61603
309-323-6900

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upcoming playhouse programs

Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, participate in a maker activity and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party.[...]
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center
10:00 am
Discover our world through maker activities, walks in nature, and stories. This program is for preschool-aged children and their parents, and takes place in Forest Park’s picnic zone, so dress for outdoor fun! Free with[...]
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mural Workshop with Big Picture Peoria @ Glen Oak Park
10:00 am
Join us in Glen Oak Park to make 4′ x 4′ murals for display near the PlayHouse, with our friends Jaci Musec and Megan Couri, mural artists from Big Picture Peoria. Make sure to wear[...]
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, participate in a maker activity and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party.[...]
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center
10:00 am
Discover our world through maker activities, walks in nature, and stories. This program is for preschool-aged children and their parents, and takes place in Forest Park’s picnic zone, so dress for outdoor fun! Free with[...]
Kappas in the Kitchen: Cooking with Big Ev's Bites
5:30 pm
The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas in the Kitchen.” This special virtual cooking class for kids is designed to celebrate minority owned businesses in[...]
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Party @ Forest Park Nature Center
10:00 am
Discover our world through maker activities, walks in nature, and stories. This program is for preschool-aged children and their parents, and takes place in Forest Park’s picnic zone, so dress for outdoor fun! Free with[...]
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, participate in a maker activity and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party.[...]
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
1:00 pm
Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Make anything you want! In March, if you need ideas for[...]
Kappas in the Kitchen: Cooking with Triple Dipple's
5:00 pm
The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas in the Kitchen.” This special virtual cooking class for kids is designed to celebrate minority owned businesses in[...]

 

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum