A Peoria Park District Facility


It's the season of Giving!

Make an impact by making a donation this holiday season! Help provide future visitors with the gift of play. There are many ways to give that support the PlayHouse:

  • Make a donation off our Giving Tree at the museum or online! Choose a tag off the tree to support a Preschool Party, buy new aprons for the water table, or provide an Explorer membership to a low-income family;
  • Purchase a gift membership for a family in your life;
  • Buy a toy from our gift shop, the Peoria STORE-ia;
  • Donate to the PlayHouse to support play in Peoria!

Thank you for your generous support!


Your donation matters now more than ever

The past year and a half has proven to be full of challenges and opportunities. We had to close our doors, but remained determined to be a resource for you and your family while we all do our part to keep our community safe. With that, we embraced the opportunity to bring some of our beloved programs to you, just in new ways!

Along with the challenges that came with having to close our doors, we have lost resources that we rely heavily on to function. Income from daily admissions, memberships, birthday parties, and rentals, etc. not only keep our doors open, they help us thrive.

Now that we have re-opened our doors, we still need your help. The PlayHouse provides children with the tools and inspiration they need to be explorers and creators of the world. We cannot do that without our generous supporters.

If you would like to donate by mail, please send your donation to Jocelyn McDowell, Development Coordinator, Peoria Park District, 1125 W Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614. 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 Jocelyn McDowell at 309-681-2861.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum