A Peoria Park District Facility


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


How can I check my membership status?

You can check your membership status by emailing our Membership and Engagement Manager, Katie Klaus, at kklaus@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 happy to offer Membership-Only Tuesday mornings from 9 am to 12 pm.

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

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 & Baby Socials. Check out our current offerings here!

Sanitation and Cleaning Procedures:

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.