A Peoria Park District Facility

Programs for Girl Scouts

We love Girl Scouts at the Peoria PlayHouse, and we offer a variety of ways for your troop to have fun with us! You can visit and earn a badge, explore the museum as a troop, work with us on a special project, or attend our annual lock-in! A 5:1 scout to adult ratio is required for all programs.

To book a Girl Scout Program for your troop, please call our Family and Public Programs Educator, Tessa Martinez, at 309-323-6894.

Visit Only

$5 per scout, special PlayHouse button for your sash or vest included. Free admission for one leader.  Additional chaperones are $3 each.

Scouts may choose to visit the museum at a special group rate by booking a PlayHouse Adventure Fieldtrip (see School and Group Programs for more information). No classroom time or badge-work is included in this option.

Visit and Earn a Badge

$12 per scout, patch and admission included. Free admission for one leader.  Additional chaperones are $5 each.

Programs are 60-90 minutes long, and include time in the exhibits and the classroom, as well as unlimited use of the PlayHouse before and after your program.

Daisy: Petal

In this unique program, your troop can earn a petal of your choice, with a custom-designed program, just for you!

Brownie: Home Scientist

Girls will experiment with various areas of science within our exhibits and in the classroom: Magnification and magnetism in our Sci-Lab, density and static electricity in our water table, basic laws of physics in Motion Commotion, and finally, thermodynamics, as we wind down the session with a snack.

Junior: Animal Habitats

While exploring our water table, girls will learn all about local wildlife in and around the Illinois River, and share what they’ve learned with a creative performance in our theater. Later, we’ll move to our RealTools construction space to create a home and a snack for a feathered friend.

Cadette: Woodworker

Your troop will have the opportunity to take over our RealTools space, while they practice using and creating with a variety of hand and power tools. Each girl will have an opportunity to make a unique project that incorporate all of their new carpentry skills!

New in 2018: STEM Badges!

The Peoria PlayHouse now offers Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn badges through the new Girl Scouts and STEM Initiative.


Board Game Design Challenge, Roller Coaster Design Challenge, Model Car Design Challenge, What Robots Do, How Robots Move, and Design a Robot


Designing Robots, Leap Bot Design Challenge, Making Games, and Flying Flyer Design Challenge

Award Programs

Would you or your troop like to earn your Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award at the PlayHouse by collaborating with us on a special project? Let’s set up a meeting to discuss the possibilities!

Annual Lock-In

$20 per scout, $12 per chaperone, patch and food included.

Always held in October, Brownies and Juniors take over the PlayHouse from 8pm on Saturday through 7am on Sunday! Girls can play in the exhibits as much as they like, and have the chance to participate in a variety of fun projects, specifically designed for Girl Scouts!

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum