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We had so much fun last summer at HopScotch, our annual adult-only fundraiser, which helps to support our Maker spaces and programs! But Hopscotch could not be possible without our incredible team of volunteers and committee members. That is why the PlayHouse is currently looking for motivated individuals to join our HopScotch Committee. If you enjoy planning, helping others, or giving back to the community, please email playhouse@peoriaparks.org to see how you can get involved!

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

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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!

Visit this page for our signature HopScotch drink recipies from last year's event! Or 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!

Photos from Be Anything! in years past:

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HopScotch is an adults-only evening with some of our favorite local restaurants and breweries, featuring signature whiskey cocktails and locally crafted brews. This event supports the PlayHouse’s maker programs, which help children gain the tools and skills they need to be the creators of tomorrow’s world.

Join us on June 11th to celebrate the PlayHouse's 7th birthday and enjoy live music, games of chance, and maker activities.


Get involved!


Interested in PlayHouse Event Sponsorship, joining a fundraising committee, or getting involved in other ways? Email playhouse@peoriaparks.org or call 309-323-6900.




The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum