Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
4.5
09:00 - 12:00
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
About
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum provides children with the tools and inspiration they need to be explorers and creators of the world. We do this in part through understanding, supporting, and promoting play in the fullest sense of the word, one that includes imagination and creativity.
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landlockedinIL
illinois60 contributions
A lot of fun for many ages!
Jul 2019 • Family
I was concerned there may not be enough here to interest my older kid (10), but both he and his 6 year old brother (and I!) had so much fun here. The exhibits were very engaging, clean, and varied enough that we spent a few hours here. Our top faves were the kinetic sand porch (including the giant vacuums to clean ourselves off with afterward), the ball cannon, the construction area where they could operate a kid-sized (which is still pretty big) loader, the tools area where staff helped them saw, nail, drill, and create in a safe way, and surprisingly the train room. We have many train pieces at home, but for some reason, they loved playing with them here on the train tables more than at home.

Parking was a breeze, the air conditioning was great even on a scorching hot summer day, and admission was reasonable. I have seen coupons online, though, and there was discounted admission after 2:00. The place was not crowded at all, which was a nice change from some other kids museums we’ve been to. If you are nearby and need an afternoon out with the kids, it’s definitely on the to-do list at least once.
Written 1 August 2019
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Gail L
Peoria, IL18 contributions
DAY OUTING
Mar 2019 • Family
This place is amazing, so many things for little ones to touch and and explore, that are sage for them.
Written 7 May 2019
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Chryssy J
Green Bay, WI19 contributions
Great place for kids!
Mar 2019
We were visiting family in the Peoria area on a rainy day, so we looked for something to do. This is a great place for kids on a rainy, cold day. My daughter loved the building section; she got to use a real saw, hammers, etc. She was also a big fan of the simple machines area; kids can learn about levers, inclined planes, etc. all while playing with balls! It's a great place for kids to get some serious energy out.
Written 19 March 2019
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mary w
3 contributions
Birthday Party at Peoria PlayHouse Children's Playhouse
Sep 2018 • Friends
Approximately 40 people in our party spent 2 hours exploring the museum. By far, the favorites were the water table and the ball room. We then moved to a private room for cake and gift opening, overseen by a very attentive staff member-no clean-up! The afternoon was enjoyed by everyone from 2-80.
Written 24 September 2018
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cthompson5536
Washington, IL39 contributions
What a wonderful place!
Jul 2018 • Friends
What a great use for this building that used to house the park district offices. Took my grandchildren who are 3 & 6 and spent all day playing on the many different rooms and themes.
Written 22 August 2018
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Marie N
Peoria, IL11 contributions
I wish this had been around when I was little!
Jul 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Peoria PlayHouse! This is the perfect interactive museum that reminded me of Discovery Depot in Galesburg. There are several exhibits to choose from, so you can find something to interest almost any child in your company. Our favorites were the WaterWorks and the Farm exhibits.
Written 14 August 2018
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Cara G
7 contributions
fun for the littles!
Jul 2018 • Friends
My girls (9 & 3) come here a few times a year! Their fave activities are the kinetic sand on the porch and the water area downstairs! My oldest LOVES the construction/project room. Fun for a few hours & the huge playground outside is a plus for picnics afterwards!
Written 6 August 2018
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Tina G
Odessa, TX3 contributions
Visit with granddaughters
Jun 2018
This was a great way to spend the afternoon with my 6 & 9 year old granddaughters. We had a great time. Lots of learning and fun.
Written 9 July 2018
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skylite0
Canton, IL287 contributions
Fun afternoon
Jun 2018 • Family
I took my niece and nephew (4 yr old twins) one afternoon and they loved it! It's not a huge place; a large group of kids came in a few hours after we did and it got pretty crowded so we left. I would think kids over 9 or 10 would get bored here.
Written 7 July 2018
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Heather H
12 contributions
Perfect for the little ones
Feb 2018 • Family
Our family loves the Peoria Playhouse so much and are so blessed to have it in our community. We live about 20 minutes away and go at least twice a month. We bought a membership for our son’s 2nd birthday and haven’t looked back. Each time he comes he discovers something new and exciting. We are a huge believer in the power of play and how it affects the development of children’s minds. His favorite room is in the basement. He loves the water table, the ball room and mostly the train room. Even the adults get into the fun! If you are stopping through or just need something to do on a rainy day this is a must stop. And if you are feeling really adventurous the Peoria Zoo is directly across from the Playhouse.
Written 2 July 2018
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
  • Mon - Mon 09:00 - 16:00
  • Tue - Tue 09:00 - 12:00
  • Wed - Sat 09:00 - 16:00