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.

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Three things you need to know this week:

    1. Field trip alert! On June 24th and July 1st the PlayHouse will have large field trips circling through the museum throughout the day.
    2. Want to play outdoor this summer? Outdoor kits are now available in the PlayHouse's gift shop for check out!
    3. Calling all active duty military! If you are looking for family vacation ideas this summer, you can visit the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum for free through the Blue Star Museums program. 

Hours

Mon: Closed
Tues: (Members Only) 9am - noon
Wed-Sat: 9am - 4pm
Sun: noon - 5pm

Closed on: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve, New Years Day


Mask are now recommened for adults and children ages 2 and up. Learn more.


Admission

Ages 1-64: $9.00
65+: $8.00
Active Military: $8.00
Under 1: Free
Active WIC/Link: $3

Location

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

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Need to contact the PlayHouse? If you call 309-323-6900, and select 0, we will do our best to answer anytime during either public hours or office hours. We also check our voice mail box regularly, so feel free to leave a message! Or email us at playhouse@peoriaparks.org.

upcoming playhouse programs

Tot Time: Colors @ PlayHouse
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Colors @ PlayHouse
10:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 4 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments,[...]
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Shells
10:00 am
Join us every Friday morning between 10am and noon to create art in the Art Room. Each week features a different theme; join us weekly to learn about different materials and types of art making![...]
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Parties @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
10:00 am
Come party with the PlayHouse and Forest Park Nature Center at a Preschool Party! Discover our world through maker activities, walks in nature, and stories. This program is for preschool-aged children and their parents, and[...]
Empathy Is For Everyone (Even Puppets) @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Empathy Is For Everyone (Even Puppets) @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
10:00 am
Join us for a puppet party! This free program is part of a research partnership with Bradley University, during which children will be learning empathy skills. Your 2-5 year old will meet and play with[...]
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am
Empathy Is For Everyone (Even Puppets) (Full-Month Session) @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
10:00 am
Join us for a puppet party! This free program is part of a research partnership with Bradley University, during which children will be learning empathy skills. Your 2-5 year old will meet and play with[...]
Tot Time: Summer @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Summer @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
10:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 4 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments,[...]
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Layering
10:00 am
Join us every Friday morning between 10am and noon to create art in the Art Room. Each week features a different theme; join us weekly to learn about different materials and types of art making![...]
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Parties @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
10:00 am
Come party with the PlayHouse and Forest Park Nature Center at a Preschool Party! Discover our world through maker activities, walks in nature, and stories. This program is for preschool-aged children and their parents, and[...]
Empathy Is For Everyone (Even Puppets) @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Empathy Is For Everyone (Even Puppets) @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
10:00 am
Join us for a puppet party! This free program is part of a research partnership with Bradley University, during which children will be learning empathy skills. Your 2-5 year old will meet and play with[...]
Maker Workshop @ Noble Center
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop @ Noble Center
2:00 pm
Join us for an adventure in creativity designed for older kids, tweens and teens. During Maker Workshops, 8-18 year olds explore materials and master new tools in order to create one-of-a-kind projects.  

 

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum