A Peoria Park District Facility

Birthday Parties & Rentals

Give your Child a Birthday Party to Remember

Host your child's birthday party at the PlayHouse! Enjoy our bright party rooms, fun and interactive workshops, and three floors of fun for you and your guests to explore!

Parties AT THE PLAYHOUSE

General Hours

The PlayHouse Basic & Deluxe Party packages are offered:

  • Saturday from 11:00 am or 2:00 pm
  • Sunday from 12:30 pm or 3:00 pm

 

PlayHouse Basic

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$225 Non-Members / $175 Members

  • 15 child admissions (ages 1 - 15; this includes all children, regardless of family membership status). Adults accompanying children may enter free of charge.
  • Birthday child free.
  • Additional guests may be added at the regular museum admission price
  • All-Day Play in the Museum - You and your guests enjoy the museum from open to close on the day of the party.
  • 90-minute classroom rental - Julep or Art Room.
  • Party Pal to assist during the party

PlayHouse Deluxe

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 $330 NON-MEMBERS / $280 MEMBERS

  • 25 child admissions (ages 1 - 15; this includes all children, regardless of family membership status). Adults accompanying children may enter free of charge.
  • Birthday child free.
  • All-Day Play in the Museum - You and your guests enjoy the museum from open to close on the day of the party.
  • $1.50 discount for up to 10 additional guests.
  • 90-minute classroom rental – Julep or Art Room only.
  • Party Pal to assist during the party.

After Hours

The After Hours Party packages are offered:

  • Wednesday to Saturday from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Sunday from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Other times the museum is closed to the public may be available - please ask!

PlayHouse After Hours Basic

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$415 Non-Members / $365 Members

  • 15 or fewer child admissions (ages 1 - 15; this includes all children, regardless of family membership status). Adults accompanying children may enter free of charge.
  • 2 hours in the museum after we are closed to the public.
  • Families may opt to have Real Tools opened for After Hours parties, with an additional $75 staffing and materials fee.
  • Party pal to assist during the party.

PlayHouse After Hours Deluxe

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$465 Non-Members / $415 Members

  • 16 to 30 child admissions (ages 1 - 15; this includes all children, regardless of family membership status). Adults accompanying children may enter free of charge.
  • 2 hours in the museum after we are closed to the public.
  • Families may opt to have Real Tools opened for After Hours parties, with an additional $75 staffing and materials fee.
  • Party pal to assist during the party.

PlayHouse After Hours Premium

Fizzy Painting Party (After Hours Premium)

$515 Non-Members / $465 Members

  • 31 or more child admissions (ages 1 - 15; this includes all children, regardless of family membership status). Adults accompanying children may enter free of charge.
  • 2 party rooms.
  • 2 hours in the museum after we are closed to the public.
  • Families may opt to have Real Tools opened for After Hours parties, with an additional $75 staffing and materials fee.
  • Party pal to assist during the party.

Workshops

Selected 20-minute workshops are offered for an extra $35 with a Basic or Deluxe party. By adding a workshop parties gain an extra half hour added to the 90-minute time frame.

Real Tools: Booking an After Hours party? For $75, upgrade and add a Real Tools experience. Kids can make anything they want using wood, recyclables, and real tools like hammers, glue guns, and saws - all supervised by our trained facilitators!

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Fizzy Painting

Experiment with baking soda and vinegar in an artistic way and take home a very unique painting.

Painting

Create your own painting to take home - using lots of different ways to get paint on paper, but NO paintbrushes allowed!

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Fossils

Learn about fossils, handle real fossils, and make your own "fossil" to take home!

party in REAL TOOLS at LAKEVIEW PARK

Real Tool at Lakeview Park parties are two-hour workshops designed for children ages 8-18.

Parties may be booked after school, evenings, or weekends. Call 309.323.6899 ext 3824 for times.

All parties are $225 ($200 for PlayHouse members) and include:

  • A two-hour workshop for 10 children (add up to 2 extra participants for $15 each)
  • All materials for the workshop
  • Each child receives a coupon to play for free in the PlayHouse at a later date (or later that day).

 

Party Options Include:

Paleontology Party

Explore the prehistoric world by viewing and creating fossils, imagining what dinosaurs looked like (because who really knows?), and expanding your knowledge of the creatures that lived millions of years ago.

Paint Party

What does a mood look like? How do you paint without paintbrushes? Can you bring the world to life on a canvas? Explore different approaches to working with paint, and make your own painting on an 8" x 10" canvas to take home.

Collage Creations

Play with different papers and learn about shapes, composition, and color. Make a number of different collages, and bring them all home with you.

Things that Go

How do things move? Make a vehicle to get you to your next party. Will you make a rocket ship, an electric car, a yacht, or something we haven't even imagined yet?

Tool Time

Enjoy making anything you want with a whole range of tools and materials.

Booking your party or Rental

For a Party at the PlayHouse email Rachel Aiello, Monticello Education Intern, or call 309.323.6899

For a faster response, please email.

For a Party in Real Tools at Lakeview Park email Jen Stubbs, Education Manager, or call 309.323.6896

For a faster response, please email.

Birthday families may use the rental room, our porch, or the picnic tables in Lakeview or Glen Oak Parks, for cake and snacks. If you wish to bring snacks for your party we require at least one week's notice to be sure we can accommodate your needs. No food, candy, or beverages are allowed outside the birthday room.

While all reservations must be made at least 3 weeks prior to the date requested, we recommend booking parties 1-2 months in advance!

Current Availability

    • April: No Availability
    • May: Limited Availability
    • June: Open

Black Out Dates

    • May 11th: Be Anything!
    • May 12th
    • June 16th: PlayHouse Birthday

Reservation/Cancellation Policy

All reservations must be made at least 3 weeks prior to the date requested. Rental fees of $150 or less must be paid in full at the time of booking. Rental fees of more than $150 require a $150 deposit at the time of booking. The balance is due 2 weeks prior to the date of the rental.

If a rental is canceled more than 2 weeks prior to the date of the rental, 50% of the deposit will be refunded. If the rental is canceled less than 2 weeks prior to the date of the rental, no refund will be issued. In either situation, a rental may be rescheduled for the same calendar year for $25.

Questions? Call Rachel Aiello at 309.323.6899 or email her at raiello@peoriaparks.org. For a faster response, please email.