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May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the love of family (and play) with a special visit to Peoria PlayHouse that includes one free adult admission per family/household!   Join us in Real Tools, our makerspace, to build something special for[...]
May 27 – Aug 16 all-day
The Peoria PlayHouse Summer Maker Program begins on Memorial Day: Monday, May 27 and ends on Friday, August 16. We hope this program encourages you to try out different types of tools and inspires you[...]
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the PlayHouse’s fourth birthday with us! It’s a “pay what you like” day at the PlayHouse, participate in activities and still enjoy all of our wonderful exhibits. We invite all visitors (adults, too!) to[...]
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[...]
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 14 all-day
Join us in Glen Oak Park for PNC Worldwide Day of Play! Hosted by Peoria Park District This fun-filled family-friendly event features the following and more: -PNC Mobile Learning Adventure -Meet Walkaround Bert & Ernie[...]
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 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum members are invited to take a sneak peek at our newest exhibit, Fossils Rock! Join or renew your Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum membership before October 1st for an invitation to this[...]
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Discover a world millions of years in the making in our brand new exhibit, Fossils Rock! Dig for fossils in our sand table. See a life-size replica of a T-Rex skull. Travel through time and[...]
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for a special Cub Scout Day at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! Wear your uniform and enjoy special discounted admission of $5 per scout and accompanying family member. The first 25 Cub Scouts[...]
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 7:00 am
Calling all BROWNIES and JUNIORS! Join us for a special overnight experience at the Peoria PlayHouse! Girls will have the chance to play in the exhibits as much as they like and participate in a[...]
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for a day of Halloween fun! Enjoy spooky story-time, trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, and creepy art and science activities. Strike a pose in our silly photo booth, show off your costume in a parade[...]
Nov 1 all-day
National Author’s Day: 2-For-1 Day at the Peoria PlayHouse and Peoria Zoo Discover amazing books about animals and more at the Peoria Zoo AND the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! Buy admission at one facility and[...]
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 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  Ring in the New Year with us at noon! Communication Junction will lead two Sign and Sing story times complete with stories, songs, and bubbles! Decorate party masks, play dinosaur themed games and win[...]
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Make volunteering a New Years Resolution for 2020! Learn how you can volunteer at the PlayHouse in various ways throughout the year. We welcome people interested in occasional or regular volunteering; people interested in working[...]
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at Peoria PlayHouse January 20, 2019 | 12–3PM Free with museum admission or membership Beginning in 1994, the US government recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a[...]
Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a roaring good time at our annual adults-only fundraising event with this year’s special 1920s speakeasy theme! Eight favorite local restaurants and breweries provide whiskey-based cocktails and local brews. Enjoy food by[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum