A Peoria Park District Facility



Giving tuesday: a global day of giving

Tired of all the consumption around the holidays? Giving Tuesday is your chance to give back! #GivingTuesday was created to unite us all in a day of generosity, to make a difference in our community in a way that is personally meaningful. Everyone can have an impact.
Join the global giving movement on Tuesday, December 3rd by giving your time, skills, and dollars to the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum!


1. Donate. A monetary gift to the PlayHouse is fully tax deductible! Every dollar matters. Donate $50 or more and receive a free t-shirt, available for pick-up at the PlayHouse!

Did you know…

$10 – Supports a parent and child Explorer Membership (link to membership) admission
$25 – Provides a family admission for sensory-friendly evenings
$35 – Sponsors one child spending an afternoon making things in Real Tools
$50 – Covers the cost of one Tot Time session

2. Bring Prairie Farms milk caps to the museum, or redeem them online (look for the PlayHouse under "Arts and Culture" charity categories). For each cap delivered or redeemed, the PlayHouse receives a donation from Prairie Farms.

3. Shop at AmazonSmil

e! Select Amazon Smile in your settings on Amazon, and select the Peoria Park District as your cause. Every time you shop Amazon will donate money to the Park District.

4. Join the Kroger Community Reward Program by visiting http://www.kroger.com and searching for PEORIA PARK DISTRICT FOUNDATION either by name or NF676 and then click “Enroll”.

5. Give a whole year of play! Purchase a membership for your loved ones.

6. Help us spread the word about upcoming programs.

7. Donate materials and recyclables for Real Tools.

8. Volunteer!

9. Share your experience at the PlayHouse on social media.

10. Tell your child or grandchild’s teacher about us and encourage a PlayHouse field trip.

Give the Gift of Play

As a non-profit organization, the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum depends on its community of supporters to deliver high quality programs and exhibits to our 75,000 annual visitors. Two-thirds of the PlayHouse's income is earned through admissions, memberships, and rentals. The remaining one-third - over $200,000 per year - comes from generous supporters like you!

The PlayHouse provides children with the tools and inspiration they need to be explorers and creators of the world. We serve a diverse group of families, including, in 2018, 350 low-income families, who received reduced-price memberships. Your donation helps us fulfill our mission, and welcome all children and families to our museum.

Gifts of all sizes make a difference. Give today!

Contributions can also be mailed to:

Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum

2218 N Prospect Rd

Peoria, IL 61603

Attn: Development

If you have questions or need assistance, or would like information about sponsoring a specific program or exhibition through a donation, or the benefits of becoming a major donor, please contact Dori Beaupre, Development Coordinator, at 309-323-6897.

Thank you to our 2018 supporters!

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum