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May 11 – Aug 16 all-day
The Peoria PlayHouse Summer Maker Program begins on Memorial Day: Monday, May 11 and ends on Sunday, August 16. We hope this program encourages you to try out different types of tools and inspires you[...]
May 27 @ 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,[...]
Jun 3 @ 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 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
This week we are learning how to be a counselor with Derrick Booth, a guidance counselor at Peoria Public Schools. Watch this Virtual Career Day on our Facebook page or YouTube channel. Virtual Career Days[...]
Jun 5 – Jun 12 all-day
The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum encourages children to tinker, innovate, and imagine new things as young makers. In celebration of our 5th birthday, we are hosting an art auction to support local makers and artists[...]
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 10 @ 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,[...]
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm Free with museum admission or membership
Jun 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The PlayHouse turns 5 this year!  Our celebration may look different than we expected this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have a party! Join us for a virtual dance party on Friday[...]
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,[...]
Jun 17 @ 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,[...]
Jun 18 @ 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 19 @ 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 24 @ 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 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm Free with museum admission or membership
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
PlayHouse PlayDates are an EXCLUSIVE members-only PlayHouse staff-facilitated experience on Tuesdays at 10am. This program is perfect for ages 2-5. Join us on our usual Members-only Tuesday Morning for a guided activity, a visit from[...]
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Are you a middle school student interested in a fun and educational STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activity? Are you curious about what different careers in the STEAM field are really like? Then[...]
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Virtual Career Days are a partnership between Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum’s Be Anything! program and Peoria Public Schools Foundation’s See It. Be It. Watch this Virtual Career Day on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.[...]
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Everyone loves a good story! Explore some with us covering a variety of topics including holidays, cultures, and languages with people from our community. Most StoryTimes will be bilingual with a language related to the[...]
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
PlayHouse PlayDates are an EXCLUSIVE members-only PlayHouse staff-facilitated experience on Tuesdays at 10am. This program is perfect for ages 2-5. Join us on our usual Members-only Tuesday Morning for a guided activity, a visit from[...]
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Are you a middle school student interested in a fun and educational STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activity? Are you curious about what different careers in the STEAM field are really like? Then[...]
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Virtual Career Days are a partnership between Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum’s Be Anything! program and Peoria Public Schools Foundation’s See It. Be It. Watch this Virtual Career Day on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.[...]
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us every second and fourth Friday of each month while we create art in the Art Room for Open Art Studio Fridays! Create art from 10am-12pm Free with museum admission or membership
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Everyone loves a good story! Explore some with us covering a variety of topics including holidays, cultures, and languages with people from our community. Most StoryTimes will be bilingual with a language related to the[...]
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists @ Play Full Day Summer Camp July 13-17, 2020, 9am-4pm In this awesome art camp, kids will learn printmaking, sculpting with clay, en plein air painting, and more! Full-day camp includes daily art-related field[...]
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists @ Play Full Day Summer Camp July 13-17, 2020, 9am-4pm In this awesome art camp, kids will learn printmaking, sculpting with clay, en plein air painting, and more! Full-day camp includes daily art-related field[...]
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
PlayHouse PlayDates are an EXCLUSIVE members-only PlayHouse staff-facilitated experience on Tuesdays at 10am. This program is perfect for ages 2-5. Join us on our usual Members-only Tuesday Morning for a guided activity, a visit from[...]
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists @ Play Full Day Summer Camp July 13-17, 2020, 9am-4pm In this awesome art camp, kids will learn printmaking, sculpting with clay, en plein air painting, and more! Full-day camp includes daily art-related field[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum