A Peoria Park District Facility

Birthday Parties & Rentals

PlayHouse party packages are now available in two locations! Party at the PlayHouse, or have a party for older children in the Real Tools workshop space in Lakeview Park (at the Bonnie W Noble Center). Call 309.323.6892 to reserve your party today!

Please note, currently masks are required for all visitors and staff, ages 2+. Food may not be consumed inside the building. Birthday families may use our porch, or the picnic tables in Lakeview or Glen Oak Parks, for cake and snacks.*

*No candles / fire is permitted. We ask that families dispose of any trash using the trash cans provided.

All reservations must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the date requested. Click here to learn more about the reservation and cancellation policy.

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AT THE PLAYHOUSE

The PlayHouse Party & Deluxe Party packages are offered:

Thursday at 9:30AM
Friday & Sat at 9:30AM, 12PM, and 2:30PM;
Sun at 12:30PM and 3PM

The After Hours Party package is offered Fri & Sat at 5pm & Sun at 5:30pm, and may be available other times the museum is closed to the public - if you are interested in a weekday after hours party, please ask!

PlayHouse $200 NonMembers / $150 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 regular museum admission price
  • All Day Play in the museum - You and your guests enjoy the museum from open to close the day of the party.
  • 90 minute classroom rental - Julep or Art Room only
  • Party Pal to assist during the party
  • A 20-minute workshop exploring fossils, collage, or painting.

Deluxe $300 NonMembers / $250 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 the day of the party.
  • $1.50 discount for up to 10 additional guests.
  • 90 minute classroom rental – Julep & Zoo Room
  • A 20-minute workshop exploring fossils, collage, or painting.
  • T-Shirt for Birthday Child.
  • Party Pal to assist during the party.

After Hours $350 NonMembers / $300 members

  • 40 admissions (includes all individuals ages 1 and up; adults and members are counted).
  • 2 hrs in the museum after we are closed to the public.
  • $1.50 discount for up to 10 additional guests.
  • A 20-minute workshop exploring fossils, collage, or painting.
  • Families may also opt to have Real Tools opened for After Hours parties, with an additional $75 staffing and materials fee.
  • T-Shirt for birthday child.
  • Party Pal
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Workshops

Selected 20-minute workshops are offered free of charge with each party. 

Collage: Use different types of paper to explore shapes, experiment with composition, and make your own collage to take home.

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

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

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!

AT REAL TOOLS @ LAKEVIEW PARK

Real Tools @ Lakeview Park parties are 2-hour workshops designed for children ages 8-18. Throw a party that is also a creative adventure!

Parties may be booked after school, evenings, or weekends. Call 309.323.6892 for times.

All parties are $200 ($175 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).

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 paint brushes? 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.

Reservation/Cancellation Policy

All reservations must be made at least 2 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 rental is cancelled more than 2 weeks prior to the date of the rental, 50% of the deposit will be refunded. If the renal is cancelled 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 Michelle Kistler at 309.323.6892

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum