A Peoria Park District Facility

Parties and Rentals

blowing out birthday candles

private rentals

Looking for a venue for your special event and want the guests to have a unique experience? Think about having your event at the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum. We can accommodate small to large events depending on your needs.

We also offer special rates for non-profit organizations. Call  (309)323-6895 or email PlayHouseRentals@peoriaparks.org for more information.

 

2019 Party Packages

Have a party at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum!

We currently offer four party packages perfect for birthdays, going away parties, baby showers or even a special play-date for the little ones.

Mini Party Pack is available any time during our open hours.

The PlayHouse Party & Deluxe Party packages are offered:
Mon, Wed-Sat at 9:30AM, 12PM, and 2PM;
Sun at 12:30PM and 3PM

The After Hours Party package is offered Fri & Sat at 5pm & Sun at 5:30pm

Mini Party Pack

$50
  • Don't need a classroom but still want to celebrate? The Mini Party Pack can be used in combination with your membership.
  • Admissions for up to 6 people
  • Play All Day
  • Birthday present for the birthday child

The PlayHouse Party

$200 / $125 members
  • Our basic package includes everything you need for a great party: play time in the museum, a special room, and a staff member dedicated to making sure you have everything you need. Just bring the cake and guests!

  • Free admission for birthday child
  • 15 admissions - all attendees over the age of 1 are counted, members and adults
  • 90 minutes in a reserved room*
  • Play All Day! You and your guests can enjoy the museum from open to close the day of the party.
  • Dedicated Party Pal
  • Decorations and paper products - set up by the Party Pal
  • Digital PlayHouse-themed Invitations
  • Gift shop coupon
  • *Room Rental does not include any set-up or clean-up time.

deluxe playhouse party

$300 / $225 members
  • Our deluxe package includes everything from our basic package. In addition, this option includes more guests, a special scavenger hunt through the museum, and a present for the birthday child.

  • Free admission for birthday child
  • 25 Admissions. All attendees over the age of one are counted, members and adults
  • $1.50 Discount on admission for 10 additional guests
  • Play All Day! You and your guests can enjoy the museum from open to close the day of the party.
  • 90 minutes in reserved room*
  • Dedicated Party Pal
  • Decorations and paper products - set up by the Party Pal
  • T-Shirt for the birthday child
  • 20-30 Minute standard workshop
  • Digital PlayHouse-themed Invitations
  • Gift shop coupon
  • *Room Rental does not include time for set-up or clean-up.

after-hours playhouse party

$425 / members $350
  • For a really special experience, have your party after regular hours**, and give your guests special access to our exhibits! After-Hours PlayHouse Parties are available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. They start at 5pm and end at 7pm.*

  • Free admission for birthday child
  • 35 Admissions. All attendees over the age of one are counted, except the birthday child
  • $1.50 Discount on admissions for 10 additional guests
  • Play time in the exhibits
  • 20-30 Minute standard workshop
  • Reserved room
  • Dedicated Party Pal
  • Decorations and paper products - set up by the Party Pal
  • T-shirt for the birthday child
  • Digital PlayHouse-themed Invitations
  • Gift shop coupon
  • **Please note, while the museum closes to the public at 4pm on Fridays & Saturdays and 5pm on Sundays, the PlayHouse does not promise exclusive use of the museum. There may be additional programs or parties concurrent with After Hours Birthday Parties.

For all Party Packages:

  • A deposit is due at the time of booking: $150 or full payment of PlayHouse Package Member Rate. Rentals must be paid in full 14 days prior to the date of the event. Cancellations made more than 14 days in advance of the date of the event will receive a 50% refund, or will be eligible to transfer the event to another date for an additional $25. No refunds will be issued for cancellations within 14 days of the event.
  • Bookings and payments can be made over the phone for your convenience.
  • We must receive full payment 14 days prior to the date of the party.
  • Parties must be booked at least 14 days in advance.
  • Event details, including but not limited to, headcount and experience add-ons, are due 14 days prior to the event.
  • We are not responsible for collecting additional admission from extra guests. You will receive a final headcount at the end of your party and if there are additional charges, you need to pay them before you leave the museum.
  • Groups must include one adult per five children.
  • $15 per additional birthday child for Deluxe or After Hours Parties.
  • Food is allowed only in the classrooms. Refrigeration is not available.
  • As with other visits to the PlayHouse, a parent or other adult must supervise children at all times.
  • Please note, we are not able to allow balloons at the PlayHouse, due to our proximity to the Peoria Zoo and the danger balloons pose to the animals.
  • Due to space constraints, the PlayHouse has a no stroller policy. Strollers may be left in our stroller parking area on the porch. Please help us by sharing this information with your guests.
  • Goodie bags must be left at the front desk and will be distributed to your guests as they are leaving the museum.

Add to any package:

Let them eat cake

Cupcakes and drinks to make your party extra sweet. Do you have a party theme? Cupcakes can be personalized to match most themes and colors. Call 309.323.6895 for details.

Cost: $35 for 20 cupcakes and a 2-gallon drink. Additional cupcakes are $2 per cupcake.

Workshop

Your Party Pal can lead kids in thirty minutes of experimenting, creating, and making.  The workshop includes materials for 15 participants and start at $40. You can add additional participants for $2 per person.

Standard Workshops include:
Terrific Tots (recommended for ages 1-5)
Silly Sculpture (recommended for ages 3 & up)
Ice Cream, We Scream (recommended for ages 3 & up)
You've Been Slimed (recommended for ages 5 & up)

Premium Workshop:
Real Tools (After Hours only, recommended for ages 5 & up)

More information can be found here.

invitations

You can download the PlayHouse-themed invitations here to make your PlayHouse Birthday Package complete!

PlayHouse-Themed Birthday Invitation

Booking and private rentals 

Booking the museum for a private rental means you can turn the classrooms to personalized party rooms. You also have the museum to yourselves and can invite up to 250 of your nearest and dearest. Available seating is limited to our room capacity but we can recommend rental companies in the area to add more to your party. Just imagine the possibilities!

To book a birthday party or inquire about renting the museum for a private function, please contact:

309.323.6895
PlayHouseRentals@peoriaparks.org

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum