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Join us for Playla - an event unlike any other!

Join us for Playla from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. An event purely designed for adults to experience the power of play, the Children's Discovery Museum is transformed into the ultimate playground for grown-ups! Featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants and a cash bar on every floor of the museum.


Playla is a night at the Museum like no other, and we need volunteers to assist with the fun! Volunteers will assist with vendor load in, leading activities and ensuring everyone has a great time! Volunteers must be 21 or older. Volunteer shifts available 5-7:30 p.m. or 7:30-10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15. To join the fun, sign up via the button below:

Dress Code:

You can leave the suit and heels at home! Whether you choose to attend in jeans or athleisure wear, you'll be dressed to play! Proceeds from this event directly support the Museum's mission to Inspire the Love of Learning through the Power of Play for generations to come.

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Event Committee

Terry Ogunleye, Chair
Sandy Bacon
Byron Blotcky
Kevin Callis
Marlene Dietz
Laura Ewan
Kyle Ham
Jenna Hart

Kelly Higgerson
Laura Meyer
Monica Norian
Mike O'Grady
Rachel Ratliff
Paul Scharnett
Anne Scharnett
Kimberley Schoenbein

Power of Play Sponsor

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Discovery Sponsor

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Imagination Sponsor

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Rob Dob Logo

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Learning Sponsor

Bremer Jewelry
Shari Buckellew
Growing Grounds
IL Corn Growers Association
Palace Events
Pizza Payaa
Rader Family Farms
Wilcox Electric & Service

Curiosity Sponsor

Grove Street Bakery
Illinois State University - President Terri Goss Kinzy and Mr. Scott Kinzy
Katy Whisman Designs
Kevin and Lisa Callis
PIP Printing