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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,[...]
Aug 18 @ 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[...]
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: The museum will be closed for annual maintenance on August 20 through August 28. We will re-open on August 29.
Aug 29 @ 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,[...]
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 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[...]
Sep 5 @ 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,[...]
Sep 12 @ 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,[...]
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
In collaboration with Peoria Farm Bureau, these fun and interactive homeschool classes teach children more about science and agriculture. Registration is required by the Monday preceding each class. Register in person, by phone at (309)[...]
Sep 15 @ 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[...]
Sep 19 @ 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,[...]
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Does your child want to be an athlete? Engineer? Architect? Performer? Scientist? Chef? Travel through the PlayHouse chatting with a variety of professionals, introducing your children to all types of careers. Be Anything! also features[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum