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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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We had an annual membership for our family. It pays for itself quickly and our kids (age 2 and 4... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2016
Dave B
Seguin, Texas
Great Addition to Peoria

Wonderful way to spend the day with children. Not only is it a learning experience but it also... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
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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
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

We had an annual membership for our family. It pays for itself quickly and our kids (age 2 and 4) never seemed bored. Lots to do on 3 levels though the bottom level with the balls and the water were the favorites as well as...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

Wonderful way to spend the day with children. Not only is it a learning experience but it also helps local children understand rheir community.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

Well thought out attraction aimed at children from toddlers to older. Lots of different activities - three different levels. Interactive. Amazing sand pit.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank ChrisColeman
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting the Peoria area with our grandchildren (ages 2 and 5). Their great grandparents had heard that this was THE place to take little ones so the 4 generations took off for the museum. We all had a great time playing in all...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank txlibrarygoddess
Reviewed July 2, 2016

We spent almost 3 hrs there with our 3 and 6 yr. old grandsons. They didn't want to leave. They especially loved the construction section where you can dump the balls into the dumptruck, the shooting balls, the waterway education section, and the kinetic sand...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Denise T
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

What a great place! My children are 11 and five and the five-year-old is in love The 11-year-old can find plenty of fun things to do but it is more younger children oriented. My favorite room is the sand room!Tons of moon sand that is...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank DawnS980
Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is a great addition to the Peoria area. There are different things to do such as build with real tools, a water area, and a kinetic sand area.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed May 18, 2016

We take our children here several times a month! Its a great place to play and learn for children 1 & up!!

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed May 3, 2016

This is a neat place, but Tuesday mornings are "Member Mornings" because they are only open until noon. Nobody told us this, but instead let us pay the admission price and then they told us at noon that we had to leave for the day....More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank mrsficksit
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Our Grandkids love to go here. Tons of interactive things to do. Great place on a cold or rainy day. Good for the young and the old. If you live near, you might want the season ticket, that would be cheaper than paying each time....More

Date of experience: November 2015
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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 littletrip1234 | 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