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Be Anything! 2020

For the past four years, the PlayHouse has offered an annual Be Anything! event introducing kids to great careers. This innovative program that propels "Take Your Child to Work Day" to a new level. Help a child in your life explore the careers that excite them. Do they want to be an architect, veterinarian, fireman, meteorologist? Are they unsure, but excited to try new experiences? Join us online and (eventually) in person to Be Anything!

Be Anything: Virtual Career Days


April 23rd, 2020 was, ironically, Take Your Child to Work Day. The PlayHouse joined several local career professionals on Zoom so kids could learn about their careers and have a chance to ask questions.. This panel kicked off a new endeavor: Be Anything Virtual Career Days, created in partnership with Peoria Public Schools Foundation's See It. Be It. program.

Every Thursday at 10am, we are sharing a video from a professional with their top tips and an activity. Follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel to see the newest videos right when they are released.

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What is Be Anything?



Be Anything: Career Day is an event when a variety of local professionals visit the PlayHouse to present some aspects of what they do and plan an activity for museum visitors. In the past, kids have been able to sit in the front seat of a Washington Police car, practice using a stethoscope on a baby doll with OSF nurses, try their hand at the violin with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, and even use the Peoria Fire Department's fire hose.

Be Anything: Online Auction is where the magic happens! Parents and friends have the opportunity to bid on an experience from a pool of 50+ local professionals for children ages 4-12 to enjoy. In the past, we have offered experiences ranging from Be a Baker to Be a LifeFlight Responder! A Be Anything! experience is a one-of-a-kind experience and makes a great gift for a child in your life.

Be Anything: Cocktails & Careers is a PlayHouse event where everyone gets to play! Join us for a night of fun at Trailside Event Center on October 8, 2020. There will be PlayHouse-inspired games, food catered by Cracked Pepper, and a live auction full of adult Be Anything experiences. Mark your calendars for a fun event that helps a great cause!

As part of our PlayHouse At Home campaign to support our members and families during these trying times, we are creating Be Anything: Online so kids can continue exploring careers while they #StayAtHome!

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum