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.

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.

What your donation can do


  • $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 2018 supporters!

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum