A Peoria Park District Facility

Nearby attractions and restaurants

Glen Oak Park

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is located in Glen Oak Park, near the Peoria Zoo and the Luthy Botanical Garden. Combo tickets to all three institutions are available online or at the admissions desk, and admission to Luthy Botanical Garden is free.

Glen Oak Park also includes picnic areas, a baseball diamond, biking and hiking trails, a fishing lagoon, Glen Oak Amphitheatre, Peoria Rotary Adventure Grove, tennis courts, and Tricentennial playground. More information about Glen Oak Park can be found on the Peoria Park District website.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is a facility of the Peoria Park District.

Nearby restaurants:

The Chef and the Baker 
106 East McClure Avenue (at Knoxville)
PlayHouse favorite, this nearby restaurant features salads, sandwiches, and amazing cupcakes. And the owners are PlayHouse members!

Gebby's Family Restaurant
736 War Memorial Drive
Gebby's is nearly 20 years old, and is open for breakfast and lunch.

El Mexicano Restaurant
1520 NE Jefferson Avenue
Another PlayHouse staff favorite. Yelpers (and PlayHouse staff)  recommend the tacos and the green sauce!

Peoria Hofbrau
2210 Northeast Jefferson
This German restaurant has been open since 1984, and serves lunch and dinner.

Panderia Ortiz 
1404 NE Monroe Street
Enjoy tacos, burritos, or fajitas, along with a wide array of Mexican desserts.


Peoria Zoo
Glen Oak Park
The Zoo's concession stand, located in the Lodge, serves sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and more.

36618 Prospect Road
The perfect place for an ice cream treat!

There's more to explore in Peoria!

Visiting from out of town? Looking for something new to try? Help your children become explorers of the world by introducing them to some of the cultural attractions in the area!

Peoria Zoo
Located near the PlayHouse in Glen Oak Park, the Zoo is open every day, year round, from 10am - 5pm. Meet animals from Africa and Australia, or stay warm indoors while meeting monkeys, bats, and more!

Luthy Botanical Garden
2520 N. Prospect (corner of Prospect & Gift)
Located just north of the park (and accessible through the park, near the Zoo and tennis courts), Luthy features over a dozen gardens, sculpture, and an indoor Conservatory. Admission is free, so it's easy to pop in and explore for a few minutes after your visit to the PlayHouse!

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 North Forest Park Drive
Go for a hike on the seven miles of trails, or explore nature indoors in the natural history museum.

Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 Southwest Washington Street
The Riverfront Museum offers attractions for both children and adults, including an interactive sports and children's areas and exhibitions featuring art, history, science, and more.

Wildlife Prairie Park
3826 North Taylor Road, Hanna City
Meet native wildlife, explore a 100-year-old school house, and ride the Prairie Zephyr train.

Wheels O Time Museum (seasonal)
1710 West Woodside Drive, Dunlap
From May through October explore vintage cars and fire trucks, and antiques ranging from tools to toys to clothes!

Sculpture Walk
Southwest Washington Street, Downtown Peoria
Every year a new set of sculptures is installed in downtown Peoria. See this year's sculptures while walking around the beautiful Warehouse District! Before you go, download the Sculpture Walk Peoria Education Booklet!

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum