A Peoria Park District Facility


Frequently asked questions

Please find answers to frequently asked PlayHouse questions below. If you have additional questions, please email us at playhouse@peoriaparks.org. Thank you!


How can I check my membership status?

You can check your membership status by emailing PlayHouse@peoriaparks.org. Please include your full name / the name the membership is under in your email.

Do you still have admissions times for just members?

Yes! We are open to members-only on Tuesday mornings from 9am - noon.

What discounts do you have for families with lower incomes?

The PlayHouse is committed to serving ALL families, regardless of income; we do this through our Explorer Program which offers reduced price admission and membership. If you are a recipient of LINK or WIC, or are a participant in the Peoria Park District Scholarship program, you may purchase tickets for $3, or a family membership for $25, online, over the phone, or in person at the museum.

PlayHouse Programs and Exhibits:

When is our Maker Space open?

The PlayHouse’s Real Tools space is open-

Fridays: 12pm - 4pm
Saturdays: 10am - 4pm
Sundays: noon - 5pm

What tot programs do we offer?

Currently, we offer a variety of programs for younger children and their grownups, including Preschool Parties, Tot Time, and Parent & Babies Social. Check out our current offerings here!

Are outdoor activities available to the general public?

PlayHouse has outdoor kits, which can be checked out by museum visitors. These include fort-building, bubbles, nature activities, and more! Outdoor activities are only available with museum admission or membership, and must be checked out at the front desk.

COVID-19 Precautions:

How will the space be sanitized?

The museum and all exhibits and toys are cleaned and disinfected daily using this non-toxic spray shown to kill the COVID-19 virus. The disinfectant is applied with an electrostatic sprayer that ensures it clings to all surfaces, and given ample time to dry/evaporate. 

Will staff be cleaning items once kids are finished playing with them?

Staff will clean high-touch surfaces throughout the day. In addition, we have “Yuck Tubs” throughout the building; these are a safe place to put toys that have been played with.