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Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
Celebrate Kwanzaa at the PlayHouse! Activities include: • African Drumming Demonstration by Dr. Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum of Illinois State University (2-3pm) • Make your own Mancala game • Use Adinkra symbol stamps to decorate bags[...]
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
The Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated throughout India and Nepal. Learn about Hindu culture and celebrate this holiday at the PlayHouse! Offered in collaboration with the Hindu Temple of Central Illinois and the[...]
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
Chinese New Year celebrates the Lunar New Year. Ring in the Year of the Monkey with us! Offered in collaboration with the Asian American Association of Bradley University.
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
Did you know 33.3 million Americans claim Irish heritage? Learn about Irish culture as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Offered in collaboration with Flynn’s School of Irish Dance.
12:00 pm
Storytelling is universal. Join us as we explore children’s literature around the world for International Children’s Book Day.
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
Help us prepare for Peace Tree Day on June 1 by making an ornament celebrating your culture for the PlayHouse Oak.
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Midsummer
12:00 pm
Celebrate the longest day of the year by joining us for Midsummer, a Northern European holiday celebrating the summer solstice.
12:00 am
Eid al Fitr or the “festival of breaking the fast” is an Islamic holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan. Join our celebration of Eid al Fitr to learn about Ramadan and Islamic culture.
Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held mainly in the United States and in other nations of the Western African diaspora in the Americas. The non-religious celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed[...]
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Lunar New Year
12:00 pm
Join us as we honor the cultural traditions of Lunar New Year and various Asian American communities here in Peoria! Family activities include: Add your dreams for 2017 to the wishing tree Try some Chinese[...]
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: St. Patrick's Day
12:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: St. Patrick’s Day Join us on Sunday, March 12th to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the many traditions, activities, and food from Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on[...]
Celebrate Peoria: Eastern Orthodox Pascha (Easter)
2:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Eastern Orthodox Pascha (Easter) Join us on Sunday, April 23rd as we celebrate Orthodox Pascha, which is the Greek Orthodox Christian celebration of Easter. We will celebrating the Greek American culture and traditions.[...]
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: May Day
12:00 pm
 Celebrate Peoria: May Day Join us on Sunday, May 21st as we celebrate May Day. For more information about this event and about May Day, visit this page.
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Eid al-Fitr
12:00 pm
Join us Sunday, July 9, 2017 as we celebrate Peoria’s diverse Muslim community and learn about Eid al-Fitr. Activities are in collaboration with Islamic Foundation of Peoria and the Islamic Center of Peoria. For more[...]
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: All Families Day
12:00 pm
Join us Sunday, August 13, 2017 as we celebrate Peoria’s diversity of families whether they include adopted/fostered children, single parents, same-sex parents and more.  This is a Peoria PlayHouse original “holiday”; family activities included. For[...]
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Rosh Hashanah
12:00 pm
Join us Sunday, September 17, 2017 as we celebrate Peoria’s Jewish community and learn about Rosh Hashanah. Activities are in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Peoria. Click here for more information.
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Diwali
12:00 pm
Sunday, October 29 12-5pm Join us as we celebrate our Hindu community in our next event in our series Celebrate Peoria at Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum. Celebrate Peoria: Diwali is in collaboration with Hindu Temple[...]
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Dia de los Muertos
12:00 pm
November 5, 2017, 12 – 5 pm Join us at Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum for Celebrate Peoria event Día de los Muertos as we honor our local Mexican American community and learn about the holiday![...]
Celebrate Peoria: Christmas Around the World
12:00 pm
Christmas is celebrated by Christians of various ethnic backgrounds here in Central Illinois. Enjoy family friendly activities and learn about how the holiday is celebrated across cultures, from Mexican Posadas to German Christmas trees. Click[...]
12:00 pm
CELEBRATE: BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEBRUARY 18 Celebrate our Black community and recognize innovations in science and art throughout history! Children and families will participate in hands-on science activities and create art inspired by Black artists. Celebrate[...]
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
CELEBRATE: TARTAN DAY APRIL 8 Celebrate our Scottish American community and Tartan Day. Children and families will participate in art-making, enjoy live performances, compete in Highland games, and hear Scottish stories! Celebrate Peoria is a family-friendly series[...]
Celebrate Peoria:  Duanwu / Dragon Boat Festival
12:00 pm
Join us for this month’s Celebrate Peoria event as we recognize our local Chinese American community and enjoy Duanwu or “Dragon Boat Festival”. Children and families will participate art-making, enjoy live performances, make boats, and[...]
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Eid Ul Adha
12:00 pm
Join us for this month’s Celebrate Peoria event as we recognize our local Muslim community and learn about the Islamic holiday Eid ul Adha. Children and families will participate art-making, try-on traditional clothing, learn about[...]
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Dia de los Muertos
12:00 pm
Día de Muertos or “Day of the Dead” is a regional Mexican holiday that commemorates those who have passed away. Learn more about the holiday and the Mexican American community in Peoria by joining in[...]
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: World of Music
12:00 pm
Experience the rhythms of music and song from around the world. Make your own mini instruments like the West African kalimba (thumb piano), the Irish bodhrán (drum), and Latin American maracas (shakers). Enjoy different cultural[...]
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Art Party
12:00 pm
Celebrate Peoria: Art Party April 7, 2019 | 12–3PM Free with museum admission or membership Explore and be inspired by the beauty of art across the globe. Experience traditional and contemporary art from different cultures, and[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum