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Oct
10
Sat
Be Anything! 2020 Online Auction
Oct 10 – Oct 17 all-day
Be Anything! 2020 Online Auction

Be Anything! is an innovative program that propels “Take Your Child to Work Day” to a new level. All children can be anything; they need only the tools and opportunity to imagine, practice, and become!

This online auction features experiences with 50+ local professionals, ranging from police officers to ballet dancers to Illinois State Representatives. Help a child in your life explore the careers that excite them through Be Anything! experiences.

Mar
6
Sat
HopScotch 2021
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
HopScotch 2021

Welcome to HopScotch 2021: “Making” the Best of It!

HopScotch is an annual fundraising event of the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum. 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.
This year we are excited to present a virtual event featuring:
· a choice of Illinois beers, whiskey-based cocktail kits, or mocktail kits
· videos of children, families, and adults participating in three amazing maker challenges
· videos demonstrating how to make your very own craft cocktails
· your own maker kit for you and your family to join us in this celebration of making
· a silent auction and a raffle

Jun
10
Thu
Birthday Bash: Day of Giving!
Jun 10 all-day

The PlayHouse turns 6 this year! 

Thank you for joining us in celebrating 6 years of play in Peoria!

Oct
2
Sat
Be Anything! Career Day 2021 @ Noble Center
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Be Anything! Career Day 2021 @ Noble Center

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. All children can be anything; they need only the tools and opportunity to imagine, practice, and become! Do they want to be an architect, veterinarian, fireman, meteorologist? Are they unsure, but excited to try new experiences? Be Anything! is a great way to expose children to the endless possibilities they have for their future!

Join us on October 2, 2021 from 1 – 4pm to meet dozens of career professionals and learn more about what they do! This event is $5 for children 3-18, and free for adults and children under the age of 3. This event will take place at the Noble Center in Lakeview Park.

Our Be Anything: Career Day this year will feature in-person workshops with a career professional. These workshops will take place during our Career Day event and will feature a news reporter, architect, and a wildlife biologist! Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

This year you can be anything from home with our Be Anything: Career Kits! Our Be Anything: Career Kits correspond with videos from our 2020 Be Anything: Virtual Career Day videos available on our website. Our Be Anything: Career Kits feature an engineer, a graphic designer, and a doctor, and they will include all the tools you need to practice these new skills at home. Be Anything: Career Kits are available for pre-order online and at the PlayHouse leading up to the Be Anything: Career Day event.

Nov
30
Tue
Giving Tuesday
Nov 30 all-day
Giving Tuesday

Give the gift of play! Support the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum to help ALL children in the greater Peoria area to become explorers and creators of the world.

Jun
11
Sat
HopScotch 2022
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
HopScotch 2022

Adults – it’s your turn to play!

HopScotch is an annual fundraising event of the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum. 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.

Mark your calendars for HopScotch 2022, now in June, for a night of fun at the PlayHouse in our exhibits and outside on our porch.

Oct
1
Sat
Be Anything! Career Day 2022 @ The Noble Center
Oct 1 all-day
Be Anything! Career Day 2022 @ The Noble Center

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. All children can be anything; they need only the tools and opportunity to imagine, practice, and become! Do they want to be an architect, veterinarian, fireman, meteorologist? Are they unsure, but excited to try new experiences? Be Anything! is a great way to expose children to the endless possibilities they have for their future!

Mark your calendars for October 1, 2022 to meet dozens of career professionals and learn more about what they do!

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum