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Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to BE ANYTHING! at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! In June we are exploring careers related to nature, animals, and the Illinois River. Meet a wildlife biologist, animal handlers, environmental scientists, a green[...]
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to BE ANYTHING! at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! In July we are exploring careers that involve using your hands (and sometimes your whole body!) as well as your brain to make new[...]
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Everyone loves a good story and there are so many ways to tell them across cultures. Enjoy stories in the many ways we share them across cultures including Native American coyote stories with Jo Lakota,[...]
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to BE ANYTHING! at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! In August we are exploring careers that save lives. Meet representatives and explore vehicles from the police and fire departments, explore an ambulance, learn[...]
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
What we wear and why can say so much about who we are. Explore cultural and religious fashions worn by the people in the greater Peoria area. Try on clothes like a sari or hijab,[...]
Sep 13 @ 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[...]
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to BE ANYTHING! at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! In September we are inspired by the PlayHouse exhibit Peoria Then and Now to look at community jobs: Visit with: Meteorologist, WEEK (and explore[...]
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Trailside Event Center
Join us at Trailside Event Center on Thursday, October 3rd from 6-9pm for a playful cocktail party featuring a live auction with Be Anything! experiences for adults, raffle, and PlayHouse-style activities. The event is emceed[...]
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us on Black Friday to try it before you buy it! Make a project with the art supplies that we sell in the gift shop. All Faber-Castell art items in our gift shop will[...]
Oct 10 – Oct 17 all-day
Be Anything! is an innovative program that propels “Take Your Child to Work Day” to a new level. All children can be anything; they need only the tools and opportunity to imagine, practice, and become![...]
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Glen Oak Park
Start off the spookiest month of the year by coming to Glen Oak Park to carve and paint your own pumpkins! PlayHouse staff will help lead you and your family through carving or painting your[...]
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Virtual workshop
Join Play Therapists (and moms) Emily Hagman, LMSW, RPT and Meredith Messina, LCPC, RPT, for a workshop focusing on self care and ways to de-stress during this stressful time. Participants will receive a list of[...]
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join Bob Streitmatter from Luthy Botanical Garden to make a wreath! Luthy wreath-making workshops are usually $30, but this special family workshop is exclusive for and free to PlayHouse Everywhere Members! Advance Registration Required. Must[...]
Dec 11 all-day
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[...]
Dec 21 all-day
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[...]
Jan 4 all-day
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 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 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 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 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[...]
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 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 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 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
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 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 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 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 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[...]
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Glen Oak Park
Join us in Glen Oak Park to make 4′ x 4′ murals for display near the PlayHouse, with our friends Jaci Musec and Megan Couri, mural artists from Big Picture Peoria. Make sure to wear[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum