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Maker Workshop: Object Bots
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Construct a basic robot out of everyday household objects and recycled materials and then check out its moves!

In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think creatively! This program is designed for kids 3-12 years old. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


How to register:

  • Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer Members must register in person at the PlayHouse.
  • Members will receive their discount by entering the code:  PH2019MW at checkout online. Current membership status will be verified.
  • Registration closes the Wednesday prior to the workshop.

The PlayHouse has switched to a new program registration system. If you encounter technical problems in using this new system, please contact Kevin Davis at the Peoria Park District’s Recreation Desk at 681-1200.  For program questions, please call our Family and Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman, at 309-323-6894.

Celebrate Peoria: Kilts to Kimonos
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What we wear and why can say so much about who we are. Explore cultural and religious fashions worn by the people in the greater Peoria area. Try on clothes like a sari or hijab, design you own kilt tartan, enjoy a multicultural fashion show, and more!

Children and their adults can creatively explore cultural fashions through a special maker fashion challenge!

Activities are free with museum admission or membership.

Celebrate Peoria is an event series that celebrates the cultural and religious diversity of Peoria and Central Illinois. All activities are planned in collaboration with community partners.

Accessibility Night
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In collaboration with Easter Seals and Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA), join us for a fun, sensory-friendly night featuring dimmer lights and less noise. Open to children of all needs and abilities!

  • Open to children of all needs and abilities
  • Parents and siblings welcome!
  • Sounds and lights will be lowered
  • Sensory Packs with noise canceling headphones, sensory toys, sunglasses, and other materials are always available at the front desk
  • Quiet area will be available

Pre-registration is encouraged.


Learn about our accessibility programs for children with sensory processing disorders and other special needs here.

Please contact our Education Manager, Courtney Baxter for questions or concerns at 309-323-6896 or cbaxter@peoriaparks.org

PNC World Wide Day of Play
Sep 14 all-day

Join us in Glen Oak Park for PNC Worldwide Day of Play!

Hosted by Peoria Park District

This fun-filled family-friendly event features the following and more:

-PNC Mobile Learning Adventure
-Meet Walkaround Bert & Ernie
-Face Painting
-Carnival Games
-Obstacle Course
-Children’s Resource Fair
-Touch A Truck
-instrument petty zoo
-Barnyard Discoveries
-Bradley University Chemistry Demo Club
-Door Prize Giveaways
-Complimentary Admission to the Peoria PlayHouse
-Reduced Admission to Peoria Zoo for $3/person

Lee Wenger will be our emcee for the day and we will also have various entertainment on our stage throughout the day by local dance and theater groups.

Bring the whole family for this day of free fun-filled activities,
performances, games and more!

Thank you again to our team at PNC Bank who make Worldwide Day possible for the Peoria Community.


The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum