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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[...]
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Reptiles
10:00 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Reptiles with Peoria Zoo Friday, November 9 | 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[...]
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
5:30 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[...]
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Neighborhood Toy Store Day
10:00 am
NEIGHBORHOOD TOY STORE DAY Join us on November 10th from 10-2pm to celebrate play and the benefits of shopping local. Discover this holiday’s coolest toys -all thoughtfully curated for the kids and kids-at-heart that you[...]
Nov 14 @ 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, a read-aloud story,[...]
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Amphibians
10:00 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Amphibians with Peoria Zoo Friday, November 16 | 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 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Puppet Theater
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[...]
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Colors
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,[...]
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Mammals
10:00 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Mammals 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[...]
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Winter
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,[...]
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: River Friends
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,[...]
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: It's Sew Fun
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[...]
Dec 19 @ 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, a read-aloud story,[...]
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Noon Year's Eve at the PlayHouse
10:00 am
NOON  YEAR’S EVE AT THE PLAYHOUSE MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 | 10AM-12:30PM Ring in the New Year with us at noon! Communication Junction will lead a Sign and Sing Story Time, complete with stories, songs, and[...]
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: PlayHouse Express
2:00 pm
Choo choo! Get on board this fun workshop where you’ll get to build your own train! Using lumber and other materials families will work together to design and create axles, cars, and more. Watch your[...]
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Things That Go
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,[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum