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Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Using lumber, as well as vintage, natural, and recycled materials, build an amazing backyard home for a feathered friend. In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of[...]
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 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Work with colored glass and other fun and unexpected materials to create a masterpiece for your home or garden. In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of[...]
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 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Explore a variety of printmaking processes such as etching and monoprinting, try out some strange new art tools and brightly colored inks, and create multiples of your work! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families[...]
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 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Construct a basic robot out of everyday household objects and recycled materials and then check out its moves! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think[...]
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 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Architecture 6-12 years old The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore careers related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included! How to register: Register in person at[...]
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[...]
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Let’s get messy with sweet ingredients and fun kitchen supplies and make some no-bake cookies! You’ll get to take home snacks you created yourself, and the recipes so you can do it all over again.[...]
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Botany 6-12 years old We had so much fun with botany last school year that we’re doing more botany this time! The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore careers related[...]
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Making a boat is one thing, but can you make it move?  Families will construct a battery operated boat, as well as one that is self-powered, and see how well they travel on water! In[...]
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Game Designer 6-12 years old Explore how to make your own marble maze and board game! The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore careers related to science, technology, engineering, art,[...]
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[...]
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Make some festive ornaments to put on your tree, decorate your home, or give as presents to your friends and family to celebrate the winter holidays! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to[...]
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Paleontologist The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included! Registration is required prior to the home school program, although classes[...]
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this workshop we will explore line, shape, color, size, and space. Working with cardboard, wire, clay, and more, explore different ways of sculpting, and create original works of your own! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops,[...]
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gliders, kites, airplanes, balloons, rockets…what else can you think of that flies? Come learn some basic principles of flight, and build some fun contraptions that can take the air! How to register: Register in person[...]
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Electrical Engineer The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included! Registration is required at least three days prior to the[...]
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Maker Day Camp 2020 Ages 5-9 School may be closed for President’s Day, but the PlayHouse in OPEN! Come spend the day with us at this one-day camp, especially for kids who love making cool[...]
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn about monochromatic, complementary, and polychromatic compositions while creating some original work of your own. How to register: Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer Members[...]
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Chemist The PlayHouse offers STEAM Home School classes in which students explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included! Registration is required at least three days prior to the[...]
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come learn basic principles of printmaking while creating a mini-series and book of your own prints. How to register: Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer[...]
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this workshop we will create several self-portraits including full-body silhouettes and profiles, while using unconventional materials like wire, yarn, and cardboard. How to register: Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309)[...]
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp June 15-19, 2020, 9-11:30am In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint,[...]
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp June 15-19, 2020, 9-11:30am In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint,[...]
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp June 15-19, 2020, 9-11:30am In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint,[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum