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May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
People We Love Day
12:00 pm
Celebrate the love of family (and play) with a special visit to Peoria PlayHouse that includes one free adult admission per family/household!   Join us in Real Tools, our makerspace, to build something special for[...]
May 27 – Aug 16 all-day
2019 Summer Maker Program
12:00 am
The Peoria PlayHouse Summer Maker Program begins on Memorial Day: Monday, May 27 and ends on Friday, August 16. We hope this program encourages you to try out different types of tools and inspires you[...]
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Birthday Bash: Superheroes
12:00 pm
Celebrate the PlayHouse’s fourth birthday with us! It’s a “pay what you like” day at the PlayHouse, participate in activities and still enjoy all of our wonderful exhibits. We invite all visitors (adults, too!) to[...]
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Be Anything Career Day: The Natural World
1:00 pm
Join us to BE ANYTHING! at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! In June we are exploring careers related to nature, animals, and the Illinois River. Meet a wildlife biologist, animal handlers, environmental scientists, a green[...]
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Be Anything Career Day: Makers & Fixers
1:00 pm
Join us to BE ANYTHING! at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! In July we are exploring careers that involve using your hands (and sometimes your whole body!) as well as your brain to make new[...]
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Be Anything Career Day: Community Heroes
1:00 pm
Join us to BE ANYTHING! at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! In August we are exploring careers that save lives. Meet representatives and explore vehicles from the police and fire departments, explore an ambulance, learn[...]
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Kilts to Kimonos
12:00 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,[...]
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Accessibility Night
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[...]
PNC World Wide Day of Play
12:00 am
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[...]
Be Anything Career Day: People in Our Neighborhood
1:00 pm
Join us to BE ANYTHING! at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! In September we are inspired by the PlayHouse exhibit Peoria Then and Now to look at community jobs: Visit with: Meteorologist, WEEK (and explore[...]
Be Anything Cocktails & Careers @ Trailside Event Center
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Be Anything Cocktails & Careers @ Trailside Event Center
6:00 pm
Join us at Trailside Event Center on Thursday, October 3rd from 6-9pm for a playful cocktail party featuring a live auction with Be Anything! experiences for adults, raffle, and PlayHouse-style activities. The event is emceed[...]
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members Sneak Peak: Fossils Rock
5:00 pm
Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum members are invited to take a sneak peek at our newest exhibit, Fossils Rock! Join or renew your Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum membership before October 1st for an invitation to this[...]
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibit Opening: Fossils Rock
9:00 am
Discover a world millions of years in the making in our brand new exhibit, Fossils Rock! Dig for fossils in our sand table. See a life-size replica of a T-Rex skull. Travel through time and[...]
Oct 19 @ 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 19 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 7:00 am
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 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Haunted PlayHouse
12:00 pm
Join us for a day of Halloween fun! Enjoy spooky story-time, trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, and creepy art and science activities. Strike a pose in our silly photo booth, show off your costume in a parade[...]
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[...]
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Noon Year's Eve: Paleo Party
10:00 am
  Ring in the New Year with us at noon! Communication Junction will lead two Sign and Sing story times complete with stories, songs, and bubbles! Decorate party masks, play dinosaur themed games and win[...]
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Volunteer Open House
10:00 am
Make volunteering a New Years Resolution for 2020! Learn how you can volunteer at the PlayHouse in various ways throughout the year. We welcome people interested in occasional or regular volunteering; people interested in working[...]
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service
12:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at Peoria PlayHouse January 20, 2019 | 12–3PM Free with museum admission or membership Beginning in 1994, the US government recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a[...]
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[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum