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Oct 1 – Oct 15 all-day
Annual Costume Swap: Drop-Off Days
12:00 am
Halloween is fast approaching! What kind of costume will you wear? Have old costumes to donate? Drop off your gently used costume at the Peoria PlayHouse anytime during the museum’s open hours, from October 1[...]
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Yoga for Kids: Mindful Awareness
10:00 am
Yoga for Kids: Mindful Awareness Monday, October 1 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be easily adapted[...]
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Food
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,[...]
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Insects
10:00 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Insects with Forest Park Nature Center Friday, October 5 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals from 10-10:30AM. We also[...]
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Global Cardboard Challenge
10:00 am
The Global Cardboard Challenge is an opportunity to build whatever you can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials, and imagination. At the PlayHouse, we encourage your family to dream and build together! Get inspired by[...]
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Explorer Day Camp
8:00 am
School may be closed for Columbus Day, but the PlayHouse is OPEN! Spend the day with us at this new one-day camp, which will focus on art, music, and storytelling. Inspired by Native American culture,[...]
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Yoga for Kids: Calmness
10:00 am
Yoga for Kids: Calmness Monday, October 8 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be easily adapted to[...]
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Animals
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,[...]
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ag in the Classroom: Spectacular Soy
12:00 pm
AG IN THE CLASSROOM: SPECTACULAR SOY OCTOBER 11 | 12-2PM | AGES 8-12 COST: $5 PER CHILD (MUSEUM ADMISSION NOT INCLUDED) In collaboration with Peoria Farm Bureau, these fun and interactive homeschool classes teach children[...]
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Spiders
10:00 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Spiders with Forest Park Nature Center Friday, October 12 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals from 10-10:30AM. We[...]
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Sweet Science
2:00 pm
Fee includes museum admission. Adults attend free with regular admission. Kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think creatively in PlayHouse Maker Workshops! This program is designed for[...]
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 14 @ 7:00 am
Annual Girl Scout Lock-In
8:00 pm
Calling all BROWNIES and JUNIORS! Join us for a special overnight experience at the Peoria PlayHouse! Girls will have the chance to play in the exhibits as much as they like and participate in a[...]
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
Kids in the Kitchen FEBRUARY 11 | 12-2PM | AGES 4-12 Explore the science behind the 5 senses with hands-on activities. Presented by the Junior League of Peoria.
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Yoga for Kids: Kindness & Sharing
10:00 am
Yoga for Kids: Kindness & Sharing Monday, October 15 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be easily[...]
Oct 17 @ 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, a read-aloud story,[...]
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Turtles
10:00 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Turtles with Forest Park Nature Center Friday, October 19 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals from 10-10:30AM. We also[...]
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Annual Costume Swap
10:00 am
Did you donate a costume between October 1 and October 15 and receive a “Costume Swap Voucher”? Today’s the day to bring your voucher to the PlayHouse and choose a “new” costume from the costume swap[...]
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Haunted PlayHouse
12:00 pm
Join us for a day of Halloween fun! Participate in our annual Costume Swap, spooky story-time, and trick-or-treat scavenger hunt. Strike a pose in our silly photo booth, show off your costume in a parade[...]
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Yoga for Kids: Feelings
10:00 am
Yoga for Kids: Feelings Monday, October 22 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be easily adapted to[...]
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Getting Dressed
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,[...]
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Snakes
10:00 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Snakes with Forest Park Nature Center Friday, October 26 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals from 10-10:30AM. We also[...]
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cub Scout Day at the PlayHouse
9:00 am
Join us for a special Cub Scout Day at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! Wear your uniform and enjoy special discounted admission of $5 per scout and accompanying family member. The first 25 Cub Scouts[...]
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Yoga for Kids: Giving
10:00 am
Yoga for Kids: Giving Monday, October 29 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be easily adapted to[...]
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Halloween
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,[...]
National Author's Day: 2-for-1 Day at the PlayHouse and Zoo
12:00 am
National Author’s Day: 2-For-1 Day at the Peoria PlayHouse and Peoria Zoo Discover amazing books about animals and more at the Peoria Zoo AND the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! Buy admission at one facility and[...]
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Arachnids
10:00 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Arachnids with Peoria Zoo Friday, November 2 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals from 10-10:30AM. We also invite you[...]
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Dia de los Muertos
12:00 pm
Día de Muertos or “Day of the Dead” is a regional Mexican holiday that commemorates those who have passed away. Learn more about the holiday and the Mexican American community in Peoria by joining in[...]
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Yoga for Kids: Mindful Eating & Gratitude
10:00 am
Yoga for Kids: Mindful Eating & Gratitude Monday, November 5 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be[...]
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Farm
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,[...]
Ag in the Classroom: Johnny Appleseed and the Illinois Bicentennial Tree
12:00 pm
AG IN THE CLASSROOM: JOHNNY APPLESEED AND THE ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL TREE NOVEMBER 8 | 12-2PM | AGES 8-12 COST: $5 PER CHILD (MUSEUM ADMISSION NOT INCLUDED) In collaboration with Peoria Farm Bureau, these fun and[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum