A Peoria Park District Facility


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.

The PlayHouse hosts high quality performances and programs that highlight the rich cultural landscape of Peoria. Your support directly impacts our ability to provide formative experiences and foster a love of learning for children in our community.

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, please contact Dori Beaupre, Development Coordinator, at 309-323-6897.


  • $25 covers the cost of materials for one child for one Maker Workshop
  • $75 underwrites an Explorer Program Membership for a low-income family
  • $100 supports one weekly Tot Time program
  • $250 supports reduced admission for school groups visiting the museum
  • $500 underwrites the cost of bringing Imagination Playground, a portable PlayHouse Exhibit, to community events and festivals
  • $1,000 covers the cost of a Celebrate Peoria program
  • $2,500 covers the cost of operating Real Tools, the PlayHouse carpentry area, for a full month

For more information about sponsoring a specific program or exhibition through a donation, or the benefits of becoming a major donor, call 309-323-6897.

Thank you to our 2017 donors!

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum