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Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Lines
10:00 am
Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm Free with museum admission or membership
Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
HopScotch
6:00 pm
Join us for a roaring good time at our annual adults-only fundraising event with this year’s special 1920s speakeasy theme! Eight favorite local restaurants and breweries provide whiskey-based cocktails and local brews. Enjoy food by[...]
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Construction
10:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments,[...]
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Reptiles with FPNC
10:00 am
Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Come learn about animals with FPNC from 10-10:30am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15 am. Due to[...]
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Melted Crayon Art
2:00 pm
Learn about monochromatic, complementary, and polychromatic compositions while creating some original work of your own. How to register: Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer Members[...]
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Letters
10:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story,[...]
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
2 for 1 Day: Plant a Flower
9:00 am
Twice the fun for the price of one! Purchase regular admission at the Peoria Zoo or the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum and get into the other for FREE! Same day admission only.
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Hindu New Year
10:00 am
Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm Free with museum admission or membership
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enchanted PlayHouse
11:00 am
Free with museum admission or membership You’re invited to a day of enchantment! Try your hand at a fantasy scavenger hunt. Then build a castle, pose at our fairy tale photo booth, create a treasure[...]
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Sand
10:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments,[...]
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Coverings with Peoria Zoo
10:00 am
Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Come learn about animal adaptations with Peoria Zoo from 10-10:30am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15 am.[...]
Mar 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime at the PlayHouse: Hindu New Year
10:30 am
Everyone loves a good story: explore some with us covering a variety of topics including holidays, cultures, and languages with people from our community. Most Storytimes will be bilingual with a language related to the[...]
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Shapes
10:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story,[...]
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Printmaking
10:00 am
Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm Free with museum admission or membership
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day
Membership Swap Weekend
12:00 am
Are you a member of the Peoria Historical Society, Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria Zoo, or Wildlife Prairie Park?   Enjoy a weekend of free general admission* to all five of these[...]
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: My Body
10:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments,[...]
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse with FPNC
10:00 am
Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Come learn about animals with FPNC from 10-10:30am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15 am. Due to[...]
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Trinket Boxes
2:00 pm
  Come make and decorate your very own trinket boxes! We will use clay, Popsicle sticks, cardboard, and other fun materials. How to register: Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900,[...]
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Going to Sleep
10:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments,[...]
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Contours
10:00 am
Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm Free with museum admission or membership
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Bugs
10:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments,[...]
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime at the PlayHouse: Easter
10:30 am
Everyone loves a good story: explore some with us covering a variety of topics including holidays, cultures, and languages with people from our community. Most Storytimes will be bilingual with a language related to the[...]
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Spring
10:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments,[...]
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Flowers
10:00 am
Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm Free with museum admission or membership
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Accessibility Morning
9:00 am
In collaboration with Easter Seals and Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA), join us for a fun, sensory-friendly morning featuring dimmer lights and less noise. Open to children of all needs and abilities! Open[...]
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Dinosaurs
10:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments,[...]
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse with FPNC
10:00 am
Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Come learn about animals with FPNC from 10-10:30am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story time at 10:15 am. Due to[...]
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Printmaking
2:00 pm
Come learn basic principles of printmaking while creating a mini-series and book of your own prints. How to register: Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer[...]
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Mobiles
10:00 am
Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm Free with museum admission or membership
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Positive and Negative Space
10:00 am
Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm Free with museum admission or membership
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum