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New Exhibit: Fossils Rock

Explore the Prehistoric World!

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum is proud to announce its first NEW permanent exhibit, Fossils Rock! Fossils Rock will transform our existing Sand Porch into a natural history space featuring fossils, minerals, and a life-size replica of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull. Visitors will travel through time and embark on a prehistoric expedition! Children will learn and practice the habits of mind critical to scientists: sorting and classifying, careful observation, and critical comparison.

Become a paleontologist, paleoartist, or a collections manager through digging, sorting, and drawing activities. Explore the three prehistoric eras and create your own prehistoric scenes. View and touch fossils from millions of years ago!


Opening Events

Discover a world millions of years in the making!

Exclusive exhibit supporter preview - Thursday, October 10, 2019
(Learn how you can be among the first to view this dino-mite exhibit by clicking here.)

PlayHouse Members Only preview - Friday, October 11, 2019

Public Opening - Saturday, October 12, 2019

T-rex skull
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum