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Nov 1 all-day
National Author’s Day: 2-For-1 Day at the Peoria PlayHouse and Peoria Zoo Discover amazing books about animals and more at the Peoria Zoo AND the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! Buy admission at one facility and[...]
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Arachnids with Peoria Zoo Friday, November 2 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals from 10-10:30AM. We also invite you[...]
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 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[...]
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Yoga for Kids: Mindful Eating & Gratitude Monday, November 5 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be[...]
Nov 7 @ 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,[...]
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
AG IN THE CLASSROOM: JOHNNY APPLESEED AND THE ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL TREE NOVEMBER 8 | 12-2PM | AGES 8-12 COST: $5 PER CHILD (MUSEUM ADMISSION NOT INCLUDED) In collaboration with Peoria Farm Bureau, these fun and[...]
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Reptiles with Peoria Zoo Friday, November 9 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals from 10-10:30AM. We also invite[...]
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In collaboration with Easter Seals and Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA), join us for a fun, sensory-friendly night featuring dimmer lights and less noise. Open to children of all needs and abilities! Open[...]
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
NEIGHBORHOOD TOY STORE DAY Join us on November 10th from 10-2pm to celebrate play and the benefits of shopping local. Discover this holiday’s coolest toys -all thoughtfully curated for the kids and kids-at-heart that you[...]
Nov 14 @ 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,[...]
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Amphibians with Peoria Zoo Friday, November 16 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals from 10-10:30AM. We also invite you[...]
Nov 17 @ 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[...]
Nov 28 @ 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,[...]
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Animal Encounters at the PlayHouse: Mammals with Peoria Zoo Friday, November 2 | 10-10:30AM | All Ages Get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals from 10-10:30AM. We also invite[...]
Dec 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,[...]
Dec 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,[...]
Dec 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[...]
Dec 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,[...]
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
NOON  YEAR’S EVE AT THE PLAYHOUSE MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 | 10AM-12:30PM Ring in the New Year with us at noon! Communication Junction will lead a Sign and Sing Story Time, complete with stories, songs, and[...]
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Choo choo! Get on board this fun workshop where you’ll get to build your own train! Using lumber and other materials families will work together to design and create axles, cars, and more. Watch your[...]
Jan 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,[...]
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Paleontology January 10, 2019 | 12–2PM | Ages 6-12 $6 members / $12 non-members / $3 Explorer members (includes museum admission) The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore topics related[...]
Jan 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,[...]
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at Peoria PlayHouse January 21, 2019 | 12–3PM Free with museum admission or membership Beginning in 1994, the US government recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a[...]
Jan 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,[...]
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We are closing at 2PM to prepare for HopScotch.
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Adults, it’s your turn to play! HopScotch is the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum’s annual adults-only event, helping to kick off a fantastic new year. Leave the children at home and enjoy whiskey-based cocktails and local[...]
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
In partnership with Peoria Park District Environmental Department, get up close to some cuddly, creepy, and crawly creatures! Meet live animals form 10-11 am. We also invite you to the PlayHouse Nature Table and story[...]
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be easily adapted to enjoy at home, too! Feel free to bring a yoga mat of[...]
Jan 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,[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum