A Peoria Park District Facility


The PlayHouse offers two fundraisers each year: HopScotch and Be Anything. Learn more about these events below.

Be Anything!


Be Anything! is an 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?

All children can be anything; they need only the tools and opportunity to imagine, practice, and become! Want to help your child learn how to Be Anything! at home? Watch our Virtual Career Days, in partnership with Peoria Public Schools Foundation's See It. Be It. Program!

Join us on October 2, 2021 for this year's Be Anything! Career Day to meet dozens of career professionals and learn about what they do! 

Photos from Be Anything! Cocktails & Careers 2019:



HopScotch is an adults-only evening with some of our favorite local restaurants and breweries, featuring signature whiskey cocktails and locally crafted brews.

Thank you to the supporters and sponsors who made our 2021 virtual HopScotch event possible! Learn more here.

Need a drink recipe to prepare your drink kit ingredients? Visit this page!


Photos from HopScotch 2019:


Get involved!


Interested in PlayHouse Event Sponsorship? Call the PlayHouse Development Coordinator at 309-323-6897.

Interested in joining a committee or getting involved in other ways? Email playhouse@peoriaparks.org or call 309-681-2853.




The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum