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May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story,[...]
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Take a dive in the ocean at the PlayHouse! This temporary exhibition is an art installation, made from recycled materials and created by artists from Bradley University’s Art and The Environment Class. It will engage[...]
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dig into a day of science and dinosaurs at the Peoria PlayHouse! Become a PlayHouse Paleontologist, see real fossils, and engage in other awesome STEM activities!
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story,[...]
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM: Dino Dig May 10 | 12-2PM | Ages 6-12 The PlayHouse offers STEAM Home School classes in which students explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included!
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join local artist Abi Amstutz to make your own watercolor paintings. Abi, of Inky Thoughts Studio, invites you and your little ones to come create beautiful watercolor paintings with repeated patterns such as waves, dots,[...]
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sometimes the grown ups we love don’t fall into the categories of “Mom” and “Dad”. Celebrate “People We Love Day” at the PlayHouse on May 13, and again on June 17. Join us for a story time[...]
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story,[...]
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think creatively in PlayHouse Maker Workshops! This program is designed for kids 3-12 years old. All children under 8 must be[...]
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story,[...]
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story,[...]
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the PlayHouse’s third birthday with us! With a suggested donation of $3 per person, participate in art activities and still enjoy all of our wonderful exhibits.
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This summer the PlayHouse is once again a Blue Star Museum! Currently serving military, including National Guard and Reserve, and their immediate families are invited to join us at the PlayHouse on June 6 to[...]
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Explore making art using 2-D and 3-D objects and images to make unique letter art! Open Art Studio is free with regular museum admission or membership and will be taught by local artist Sara Barlow[...]
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 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[...]
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tot Time: Summer June 13 10-11am During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes[...]
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fee includes museum admission. Adults attend free with regular admission. Kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think creatively in PlayHouse Maker Workshops! This program is designed for[...]
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sometimes the grown ups we love don’t fall into the categories of “Mom” and “Dad”. Celebrate “People We Love Day” at the PlayHouse on May 13, and again on June 17. Join us for a story time[...]
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join local artist Chloe McEldowney to make your own monotype prints! Explore mark-making and color while using a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional tools, such as forks, cotton swabs, paintbrushes, fabric, and more. Chloe[...]
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story,[...]
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for a day of fun in Glen Oak Park! On July 3rd the PlayHouse will be open to all from noon-5, and during those hours enjoy $3 admission to Peoria Zoo and PlayHouse.[...]
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story,[...]
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story,[...]
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fee includes museum admission. Adults attend free with regular admission. Kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think creatively in PlayHouse Maker Workshops! This program is designed for[...]
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm
Join artist Reenie Charriere, visiting from San Francisco, to create art on the PlayHouse porch! From July 23-August 3, children and families are invited to help create “Magic Carpet,” an original work of art, and[...]
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story,[...]
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From July 23-August 3, join artist Reenie Charriere to create art on the PlayHouse porch. On August 3, we invite the community to join us at the PlayHouse for First Friday and enjoy the work[...]
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
PlayHouse teen summer interns have a special day of fun planned for you and your little ones before they go back to school.
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story,[...]
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story,[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum