A Peoria Park District Facility


Regular visits to the PlayHouse foster curiosity and a love of learning, and engage children in play, which stimulates healthy brain and body development. A PlayHouse membership makes frequent visits possible: Membership pays for itself in just a few visits! 

Purchase a membership online or by calling 309-323-6893. (To purchase a gift membership, please use this form.)

Membership Levels

Family or Grandparent Membership - $90

Benefits include:

  • Unlimited visits for up to two adult cardholders and their children or grandchildren under the age of 18 (cardholders must live in the same household);
  • Free admission to other museums participating in the worldwide ASTC (Association of Science and Technology Centers) Travel Passport Program;*
  • Admission during Members-Only Tuesdays, from 9am to noon;
  • Special member pricing on birthday parties, programs and classes, and selected events;
  • Monthly PlayHouse e-updates; and
  • A 10% discount in our gift shop, the Peoria STOREia.
*Exclusions apply to museums inside a 90-mile radius of the PlayHouse. For details and lists of participating museums, visit www.astc.org

Premium Membership - $130

Includes all benefits of a Family/Grandparent Membership PLUS:

Supporter Membership - $250

Includes all benefits of a Family/Grandparent Membership PLUS:

  • Ten entry guest passes to the PlayHouse
  • Reciprocal admission to over 200 children’s museums across the country through the Association of Children’s Museums. See a list of museums within a few hours of Peoria, and the full list of participating museums throughout the US and Canada.
  • 20% off in our gift shop, the Peoria STOREia
  • An invitation to a breakfast and behind the scenes tour with the museum director. (2018 date: October 9th)
  • Donor name listed on the PlayHouse Donor Wall and Impact Report

Caregiver add-on - $30

For an additional $30, another adult/caregiver may be added to any membership category listed above. Caregivers are babysitters or other adults who are 18 years of age or older, who regularly care for children in the member family. Please note, caregivers are limited to two per membership. 

Explorer Memberships

Please note, families with LINK or WIC cards, or who qualify for Park District Scholarships, are eligible for the PlayHouse Explorer Program, which offers a subsidized $15 membership. Please visit the PlayHouse with your WIC or LINK card, proof of current benefits, and a photo ID to register for this membership program. Click here for more information about this program.

If you or your spouse work for a company that matches donations, please note that membership qualifies as a donation. If you are a Caterpillar employee, please see this page for instructions for requesting your matching gift.

We appreciate your time and support!

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum