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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,[...]
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[...]
Real Tools: Make Something that Moves @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Oct 5 – Oct 11 all-day
Real Tools: Make Something that Moves @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
12:00 am
Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day,[...]
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![...]
Real Tools: Make A Costume @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day
Real Tools: Make A Costume @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
12:00 am
Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day,[...]
Real Tools: Build a Boat @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day
Real Tools: Build a Boat @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
12:00 am
Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day,[...]
Real Tools: Build a catapult for a pompom @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Oct 30 – Oct 31 all-day
Real Tools: Build a catapult for a pompom @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
12:00 am
Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day,[...]
Real Tools: Create a Monster @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Nov 6 all-day
Real Tools: Create a Monster @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
12:00 am
Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day,[...]
Real Tools: Design a Spaceship @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day
Real Tools: Design a Spaceship @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
12:00 am
Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day,[...]
Real Tools Workshop: Build a House (And Light it Up!)
1:00 pm
Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve. This workshop gives[...]
Real Tools Workshop: 3D Modeling with iSTEAM
1:00 pm
For this special Real Tools Workshop, we are working with the iSTEAM studio to celebrate Computer Science!  This workshop will teach children the basics of 3D modeling. Younger participants (ages 5-8) will start with playdough,[...]
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[...]
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Gingerbread Houses
1:00 pm
Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve. During this workshop[...]
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Gingerbread Houses
1:00 pm
Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve. During this workshop[...]
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 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Simple Machines
1:00 pm
Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve. Simple machines are[...]
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Printmaking
1:00 pm
Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve. Love art? Want[...]
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Light and Shadow
1:00 pm
Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve. Artists can use[...]
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[...]
Real Tools Workshop: Valentine's Day Cards
1:00 pm
Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve. Everyone loves getting[...]
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 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Make a Board Game
1:00 pm
Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve. Do you love[...]
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 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[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum