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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[...]
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Tell Me a Story
12:00 pm
Everyone loves a good story and there are so many ways to tell them across cultures. Enjoy stories in the many ways we share them across cultures including Native American coyote stories with Jo Lakota,[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open Art Studio: Black Friday Art Sale
10:00 am
Join us on Black Friday to try it before you buy it! Make a project with the art supplies that we sell in the gift shop. All Faber-Castell art items in our gift shop will[...]
Oct 10 – Oct 17 all-day
Be Anything! 2020 Online Auction
12:00 am
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![...]
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Pumpkin Carving Workshop @ Glen Oak Park
10:00 am
Start off the spookiest month of the year by coming to Glen Oak Park to carve and paint your own pumpkins! PlayHouse staff will help lead you and your family through carving or painting your[...]
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pandemic Parenting Workshop: Put your own Mask on First @ Virtual workshop
6:00 pm
Join Play Therapists (and moms) Emily Hagman, LMSW, RPT and Meredith Messina, LCPC, RPT, for a workshop focusing on self care and ways to de-stress during this stressful time. Participants will receive a list of[...]
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Wreath Making
10:30 am
Join Bob Streitmatter from Luthy Botanical Garden to make a wreath! Luthy wreath-making workshops are usually $30, but this special family workshop is exclusive for and free to PlayHouse Everywhere Members! Advance Registration Required. Must[...]
Deadline to order KidTastic Kit: Monsters and Superheroes
12:00 am
Each KidTastic kit includes three art project lesson plans, the materials for these three projects, and a booklet with additional ideas for cultural connections, extending making ideas, and a STEM extension. Kits ship the first[...]
Winter Break Maker Challenge
12:00 am
Make things with your kids over winter break! We know winter vacation is harder than usual these days. With this in mind, we invite PlayHouse Everywhere Members to pick up a FREE Maker Kit from[...]
Deadline to order KidTastic Kit: Wearable Art
12:00 am
Each KidTastic kit includes three art project lesson plans, the materials for these three projects, and a booklet with additional ideas for cultural connections, extending making ideas, and a STEM extension. Kits ship the first[...]
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cardboard Challenge
1:00 pm
Don’t throw out your holiday boxes – use them to create something amazing and new and unique to your family! The Cardboard Challenge is an annual event in October – but this year, we thought[...]
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Kappas for Kidz
2:00 pm
The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas for Kidz.” In February, join us every Sunday at 2pm on Facebook for a read-aloud. We will kick[...]
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Pizza Night with Sugar
5:00 pm
Join Nikki from Sugar to make your own pizza! Use dough and toppings from Sugar to make a version of their delicious pizzas at home. Registrants will be able to purchase all ingredients at Sugar[...]
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Kappas for Kidz
2:00 pm
The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas for Kidz.” In February, join us every Sunday at 2pm on Facebook for a read-aloud. We will kick[...]
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Kappas for Kidz
2:00 pm
The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas for Kidz.” In February, join us every Sunday at 2pm on Facebook for a read-aloud. We will kick[...]
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Pizza Night with The Cookery
5:00 pm
Join Chef Amanda Pyle from The Cookery to try out a delicious recipe, just in time for dinner (or perhaps dessert). In this family friendly cooking demonstration, you will make adorable sugar cookie fruit pizzas[...]
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Kappas for Kidz
2:00 pm
The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas for Kidz.” In February, join us every Sunday at 2pm on Facebook for a read-aloud. We will kick[...]
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
HopScotch 2021
7:00 pm
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[...]
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mural Workshop with Big Picture Peoria @ Glen Oak Park
10:00 am
Join us in Glen Oak Park to make 4′ x 4′ murals for display near the PlayHouse, with our friends Jaci Musec and Megan Couri, mural artists from Big Picture Peoria. Make sure to wear[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum