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Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Just because something is old doesn’t mean it doesn’t have worth.  Take old furniture and revitalize it.  Work together to repair and strengthen the piece, then repaint it to create something new and exciting.  You[...]
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Peoria PlayHouse
Play with light!  Learn some basic circuitry and create your own battery powered light for your home. Kids and adults are all invited to make night lights.
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Making a boat is one thing, but can you make it move?  Families will design a boat that is self-powered, and compete against other families in the workshop for the fastest boat award!
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Make Your Own Super Hero Cape Design super hero capes that fit your unique personality! Families will use basic sewing machine skills to make something truly amazing. THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. Fee includes museum[...]
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Art Parade Make life-size puppets and parade your work through the PlayHouse before you take it home! Click here to register! Fee includes museum admission
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Soap Box Derby Make a kid-sized car and drive it around Glen Oak Park. This workshop is sold out.   
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Animals Play, Too! Back by popular demand! How do animals learn through play? Meet some cats and dogs and watch them play. Then, make your own toy for one of these furry friends or for[...]
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
June 18: Marble Run Design and build a crazy obstacle course for your marble, and race it above the water table to see if it can make it through all the twists and turns you create!
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
July 23: Treasure Hunt Learn about map-making and treasure hunting methods such as letterboxing and geocaching. Then make a colorful map of Glen Oak Park so you can hunt for some treasure of your own and record your[...]
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
JOIN ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE JOSHUA COX TO CONTRIBUTE TO AN AUDIO MAP OF GLEN OAK PARK! Artists have been using maps as a method of exploring and organizing their personal and public histories, their memories, and their reactions[...]
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
August 6: TrainScapes Do you have a cool train set with tracks and cars, but no trees or buildings? Bring your train set and build some fun terrain to surround it.
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Family Workshops Looking for a fun family activity? Join us at the PlayHouse to make things together! Family Workshops engage children ages 4-10 years of age and their grown-ups of any age in exploration and[...]
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Family Workshops Looking for a fun family activity? Join us at the PlayHouse to make things together! Family Workshops engage children ages 4-10 years of age and their grown-ups of any age in exploration and[...]
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Costume Swap and Create! Part 2! Halloween is fast approaching! What kind of costume will you wear? Bring your voucher to the PlayHouse on October 15th, beginning at 10am, and choose a “new to you”[...]
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  November 5: Speed Boat Race 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[...]
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  December 3: Marble Run Design and build a crazy obstacle course for your marble, and see if it can make it through all the twists and turns you create! Online Registration coming soon. To[...]
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
January 7: Everything Old is New Again Work together to revitalize an old piece of furniture by repairing and strengthening it. Then repaint it to create something new and exciting! Online Registration. To register by[...]
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
February 11th: Object Bots Construct a basic robot out of everyday household objects and then check out its moves! Online Registration is available, but please note we are experiencing some glitches – sorry! To register by phone,[...]
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
March 4th: Birdhouse Basics Using lumber, as well as vintage, natural, and recycled materials, build an amazing backyard home for a feathered friend. Online Registration. To register by phone, call 309.323.6900    
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
April 8: Puppet Theater  Construct a simple puppet theater and a “handful” of puppets! Online registration. To register by phone, call 309.323.6900
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
May 6: Make Your Own Monster Using conductive thread and basic circuitry, make your own light-up stuffed creature. Online registration. To register by phone, please call 309.323.6900 This workshop is for families and for kids.[...]
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Note new program times: Offered on selected Saturday afternoons from 2-4pm June 3: Cosmic Cars Using a combination of new and recycled materials and basic circuitry, create a vehicle and make it move by channeling[...]
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Note new program time: 2-4pm July 8: Block City Make your own special set of colorful blocks, and use them to make houses, skyscrapers, tunnels and more! Then use a wood-burning tool to add fun[...]
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Note new program time: 2-4pm August 5: Enchanted Houses Build a home for your favorite fairy, gnome, elf or other magical creature using basic woodworking tools, lumber, cool materials from nature, and found objects. Register[...]
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
September 9: Pinball Power! Ages: 3-10 yrs old and their grown-up(s) Cost: Members – $10 for the first child and $5 per additional child / Nonmembers – $15 for the first child and $10 per[...]
Oct 1 – Oct 15 all-day
Costume Swap and Create: Costume Drop Off Drop off dates: October 1 -October 15 Halloween is fast approaching! What kind of costume will you wear? This event is free with regular museum admission. Click here[...]
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
October 7: Make Your Own Monster! Ages: 3-10 yrs old and their grown-up(s) Cost: Members – $10 for the first child and $5 per additional child / Nonmembers – $15 for the first child and[...]
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Costume Swap and Create: Pick Out New Costume and Accessorize! Cost: Free with voucher and museum admission 10am – Costume pick up 1pm – Accessory workshop Did you drop off a gently used costume and[...]
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
November 4: Treasure Hunt! Ages: 3-10 yrs old and their grown-up(s) Cost: Members – $10 for the first child and $5 per additional child / Nonmembers – $15 for the first child and $10 per[...]
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
December 2: Funky Furniture! Ages: 3-10 yrs old and their grown-up(s) Cost: Members – $10 for the first child and $5 per additional child / Nonmembers – $15 for the first child and $10 per[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum