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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[...]
Dec 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Noon Year's Eve
11:30 am
Join us and more than 12 other museums and science centers in Illinois and Indiana to continue our annual tradition of providing local children with a Noon Year’s Eve countdown. We are so excited to[...]
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 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When[...]
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 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When[...]
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[...]
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MLK Day Virtual Volunteering
1:00 pm
Beginning in 1994, the US government recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a “day ON, not a day off”. We see no reason that a pandemic should stop us from celebrating the legacy of[...]
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When[...]
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When[...]
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 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When[...]
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[...]
Feb 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When[...]
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[...]
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 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When[...]
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 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 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When[...]
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 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When[...]
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[...]
Mar 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
9:30 am
PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. Live PlayDates are at Forest Park Nature Center; they are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and[...]
Real Tools Workshop:Make a Leprechaun Trap!
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. Sick and tired[...]
Mar 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
9:30 am
Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. When[...]
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
9:30 am
PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. Live PlayDates are at Forest Park Nature Center; they are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum