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Playla Drink, eat and support the power of Play. Thursday, September 9, 2021 7-10 pm Tickets $100

Join us for Playla - a new event unlike any other!

We are excited to announce Playla – a new event designed for grown-ups to experience the power of play on the evening of September 9, 2021.
 Have you ever wanted to experience the Children's Discovery Museum without the kids? Playla will transform the Museum into the ultimate adult playground. You and your friends can participate in weird science and mixology, throw giant paper airplanes off the balcony, climb into our Legends of the Hidden Temple Climber, light up a giant Lite Brite, dance at the silent disco and more while enjoying drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvers from a variety of local restaurants. 


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. 

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! 


Bremer Jewelry Raffle at Playla

Thank you to Bremer Jewelry for sponsoring our raffle. Tickets are $20 each the night of the event. The winner of the raffle will have the choice of a Hearts on Fire Necklace valued at $990 or a Men’s Shinola watch valued at $450. Who wants to play?

Bremer Raffle

Thank you to the following restaurants for partnering with us:

Avanti’s Italian Restaurant

Brass Pig Smoke & Alehouse

Fort Jesse Café

Keg Grove Brewing Company

Medici in Normal

Nothing Bundt Cakes


Reality Bites

Rob Dobs Restaurant & Bar

Theo’s Microcreamery

The Rock Restaurant 

Click Here to read about our COVID response and preparation for Playla here.

Media Sponsor:

Pantagraph Logo

Imagination Sponsors:

Commerce Logo Green

Learning Sponsor: 

Bremer Jewelry

Colleen and Kim Kannaday

Farnsworth Group

Fort Jesse Café

Kim and Mike Wells

Marlene and Larry Dietz


Rob Dob’s Restaurant and Bar

Snyder Family Foundation

Curiosity Sponsors:

AFNI, Inc.

Cathy and Dennis Wentworth

Carol and Gerry Chrisman

Copy Shop

ISU Chemistry Department

Jerry and Carole Ringer

Mike O’Grady

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Palace Events

Pam and Jay Reece

Rich and Jane Beal

Sarah and David Sturgill

Tim and Katie Norman

Theo’s Microcreamery

Theresa and Joe Prosser

US Bank


Yizet and Ramsin Benyamin