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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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What a wonderful place!

What a great use for this building that used to house the park district offices. Took my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington, Illinois
I wish this had been around when I was little!

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Peoria PlayHouse! This is the perfect interactive museum that... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Marie N
Peoria, Illinois
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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...more
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2218 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603-2126
+1 309-323-6900
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank cthompson5536
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Marie N
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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...More

Thank Cara G
Reviewed 9 July 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.

Thank Tina G
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank skylite0
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 4 June 2018

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum took a historic pavilion building and totally remodeled it on the inside to make it into a playhouse museum on three levels. The outside still has its original late 1800's look with a wrap around porch. We have a grandparents'...More

Thank JeanRing5
Reviewed 27 August 2017

My family was in town with three small children on Aug 15th. At about 12:05 we went to the playhouse. Door was locked a, a staff member came to the door and stated they close ar 12:00 on Tues and Tues mornings are for members...More

3  Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Its a perfect learning place for young kids. The facility has a lot to offer , from showing kids how farming is done, to how the food it served on a table....all the things little ones like to copy. And this is just a small...More

Thank AnikaKumar
Reviewed 21 July 2017

My 3 year old loves the PlayHouse! So much to see and do here. Geared towards younger children and wouldn't be great for older kiddo's. We ended up getting a membership because it's rather pricey for a one-time trip.

Thank Stephanie C
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9 April 2017|
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Response from Jamie T | Reviewed this property |
Most of the parking is on the side of the road. But there is near by parking within walkable distance at the near by park.
8 July 2016|
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Response from Inspired18 | Reviewed this property |
Good question. (It can be loud. I like going to the kinetic sand display that is sectioned off by doors from the rest of the playhouse for a noise break). I've often seen volunteers....maybe some 1:1 help with a volunteer... More