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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great place for kids!

We were visiting family in the Peoria area on a rainy day, so we looked for something to do. This... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chryssy J
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Birthday Party at Peoria PlayHouse Children's Playhouse

Approximately 40 people in our party spent 2 hours exploring the museum. By far, the favorites... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
mary w
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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 4 weeks ago

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,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chryssy J
Reviewed September 23, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank mary w
Reviewed August 22, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cthompson5536
Reviewed August 14, 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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Marie N
Reviewed August 6, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Cara G
Reviewed July 9, 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tina G
Reviewed July 7, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank skylite0
Reviewed July 2, 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Heather H
Reviewed June 3, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JeanRing5
Reviewed August 26, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Patricia W
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April 9, 2017|
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Response from jamiet478 | 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.
July 7, 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