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Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Bird House Basics
2:00 pm
Using lumber, as well as vintage, natural, and recycled materials, build an amazing backyard home for a feathered friend. In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of[...]
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 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Mosaic Magic
2:00 pm
Work with colored glass and other fun and unexpected materials to create a masterpiece for your home or garden. In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of[...]
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 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Print It!
2:00 pm
Explore a variety of printmaking processes such as etching and monoprinting, try out some strange new art tools and brightly colored inks, and create multiples of your work! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families[...]
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 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Object Bots
2:00 pm
Construct a basic robot out of everyday household objects and recycled materials and then check out its moves! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think[...]
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 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Cookie Monsters
2:00 pm
Let’s get messy with sweet ingredients and fun kitchen supplies and make some no-bake cookies! You’ll get to take home snacks you created yourself, and the recipes so you can do it all over again.[...]
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Speed Boat Race
2:00 pm
Making a boat is one thing, but can you make it move?  Families will construct a battery operated boat, as well as one that is self-powered, and see how well they travel on water! In[...]
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[...]
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Artsy Ornaments
2:00 pm
Make some festive ornaments to put on your tree, decorate your home, or give as presents to your friends and family to celebrate the winter holidays! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to[...]
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Silly Sculpture
2:00 pm
In this workshop we will explore line, shape, color, size, and space. Working with cardboard, wire, clay, and more, explore different ways of sculpting, and create original works of your own! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops,[...]
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Flying Machines
2:00 pm
Gliders, kites, airplanes, balloons, rockets…what else can you think of that flies? Come learn some basic principles of flight, and build some fun contraptions that can take the air! How to register: Register in person[...]
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Maker Day Camp
8:00 am
Maker Day Camp 2020 Ages 5-9 School may be closed for President’s Day, but the PlayHouse in OPEN! Come spend the day with us at this one-day camp, especially for kids who love making cool[...]
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Melted Crayon Art
2:00 pm
Learn about monochromatic, complementary, and polychromatic compositions while creating some original work of your own. How to register: Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer Members[...]
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Printmaking
2:00 pm
Come learn basic principles of printmaking while creating a mini-series and book of your own prints. How to register: Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer[...]
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Self-Portraits
2:00 pm
In this workshop we will create several self-portraits including full-body silhouettes and profiles, while using unconventional materials like wire, yarn, and cardboard. How to register: Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309)[...]
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
9:00 am
Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp June 15-19, 2020, 9-11:30am In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint,[...]
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
9:00 am
Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp June 15-19, 2020, 9-11:30am In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint,[...]
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
9:00 am
Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp June 15-19, 2020, 9-11:30am In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint,[...]
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
9:00 am
Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp June 15-19, 2020, 9-11:30am In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint,[...]
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
9:00 am
Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp June 15-19, 2020, 9-11:30am In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint,[...]
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Camp: Artists @ Play (Full Day)
9:00 am
Artists @ Play Full Day Summer Camp July 13-17, 2020, 9am-4pm In this awesome art camp, kids will learn printmaking, sculpting with clay, en plein air painting, and more! Full-day camp includes daily art-related field[...]
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Camp: Artists @ Play (Full Day)
9:00 am
Artists @ Play Full Day Summer Camp July 13-17, 2020, 9am-4pm In this awesome art camp, kids will learn printmaking, sculpting with clay, en plein air painting, and more! Full-day camp includes daily art-related field[...]
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Camp: Artists @ Play (Full Day)
9:00 am
Artists @ Play Full Day Summer Camp July 13-17, 2020, 9am-4pm In this awesome art camp, kids will learn printmaking, sculpting with clay, en plein air painting, and more! Full-day camp includes daily art-related field[...]
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Camp: Artists @ Play (Full Day)
9:00 am
Artists @ Play Full Day Summer Camp July 13-17, 2020, 9am-4pm In this awesome art camp, kids will learn printmaking, sculpting with clay, en plein air painting, and more! Full-day camp includes daily art-related field[...]
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Camp: Artists @ Play (Full Day)
9:00 am
Artists @ Play Full Day Summer Camp July 13-17, 2020, 9am-4pm In this awesome art camp, kids will learn printmaking, sculpting with clay, en plein air painting, and more! Full-day camp includes daily art-related field[...]
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![...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum