A Peoria Park District Facility

Exhibits

 

Permanent Exhibits

Whenever you choose to visit, the PlayHouse features six permanent exhibits and a wide variety of programs for children of all ages.  The exhibits draw on Peoria and Central Illinois, celebrating the past, present, and future of our community.

Wondering what there is for a 2-year-old or a 10-year old to enjoy? See our list of suggestions by age!

SAND PORCH

The enclosed porch is the perfect place to dig, build, scoop, pound, and sculpt with kinetic sand. In the vacuum room, kids can brush and suck the sand right off.

PEORIA, THEN AND NOW

Kids explore the past by exploring a town replete with the “hubcap house,” riding a train and performing on vaudeville — then jump to the present as scientists in our SciLab. “Will it play in Peoria?” – yes it will!

MOTION COMMOTION

Exploring momentum, gravity, speed, force and distance is fun with balls that roll down ramps, travel through shoots, launch into nets and stand on air.

FAMILY FARM

By picking fruits and vegetables, gathering eggs, milking a cow and more, kids gain an appreciation for our agricultural heritage.

BY YOUR RIVER GENTLY FLOWING, ILLINOIS

Children can pretend they are sailing along the Illinois River as they play with gently flowing water, imagine the lives of animals native to the state, and drive boats downstream.

ALL CONSTRUCTION GREAT AND SMALL

Kids don hard hats to manipulate a loader and dump truck, and use real tools to build objects. A magical bridge triggers a musical surprise. Build things using real tools in the PlayHouse "Real Tools" maker space!

 Scroll down to see information about how children of different ages explore and learn in PlayHouse exhbits!
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum