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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
In celebration of the Playhouse’s 5th birthday we are supporting local artists and makers with an art auction! Fifty percent of the proceeds raised from the auction will go back to the artist who created[...]
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 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Run, jump, or slide into our grand slamming Birthday Bash: Game On. Celebrate the PlayHouse’s fifth birthday with us! It’s a “pay what you like” day at the PlayHouse, participate in sports-themed activities and still[...]
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
We might be celebrating the Playhouse’s 5th birthday differently than we thought this year but we are still having a party! Join us for a virtual dance party on Friday June 12th, the 5th anniversary[...]
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
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 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 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[...]
Jul 16 @ 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 17 @ 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 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 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 24 @ 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
Aug 14 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to BE ANYTHING! at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! We are exploring careers with a variety of local professionals. Meet a firefighter, dentist, ballet dancer, bike mechanic, and more! Each station features activities[...]
Aug 28 @ 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
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Trailside Event Center
Join us at Trailside Event Center on Thursday, October 8 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[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum