A Peoria Park District Facility

Support the PlayHouse

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum provides children with the tools and inspiration they need to be explorers and creators of the world. Your donation helps us fulfill this mission, and welcome all children and families to our museum.

Two-thirds of the PlayHouse's income is earned through admissions, rentals, and other opportunities. The remaining one-third - over $200,000 per year - comes from generous supporters like you.

To learn more about some of the initiatives that your donation helps supports, we invite you to view this document.


How to donate

Your donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. To make a donation, please go to our online donation form or call 309-323-6900. Contributions can also be mailed to:

Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
2218 N Prospect Road
Peoria, IL 61603
Attn: Development

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 309-681-2853.

Donation Levels and Benefits:

Donors of $600 and above enjoy a wide range of benefits while providing critical support to the Peoria PlayHouse.

PlayHouse PlayGroup

$600 - $1,499
  • A one-year Premium Membership (free admission for up to two adults living in one household, and all of their children or grandchildren;
  • 50% off general admission for up to 6 people at almost 200 participating children’s museums nationwide;
  • Ten one-time guest passes;
  • Two tickets to a PlayHouse workshop (Family, Kid, or Adult);
  • Four one-time passes to the Peoria Zoo;
  • A 15% discount in the Peoria STOREia, the PlayHouse gift shop;
  • Recognition on the donor panel located in the museum, as well as on the website, for a full year


$1,500 - $4,999
  • All of the benefits listed above, plus:
  • Priority registration for PlayHouse camps and the annual Be Anything event
  • Invitations to an annual donor “thank you” event


$5,000 - $9,999
  • All of the benefits listed above, plus:
  • Free admission for unlimited guests
  • A free birthday party


$10,000 and above
  • All of the benefits listed above, plus:
  • A free, educator-facilitated field trip / group visit for the group of your choice

For more information about sponsoring a specific program or exhibition through a donation, or the benefits of becoming a major donor, call 309-681-2853.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to the generous PlayHouse friends who are supported our first year of programs and operations (through June 2016):


 $25,000 - $50,000


$10,000 - $24,999

Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

$1,000 - $9,999

Ameren Illinois
Caterpillar Foundation
Community Foundation of Central Illinois
Hagerty CDI
Hometown Community Banks
Junior League of Peoria
Just Kidz Dentistry
Maui Jim
Morgan Stanley Peoria Branch
Wells Fargo Advisors

$100 - $999

Busey Bank
Caterpillar Inc.
Communication Junction
Foster-Jacob, Inc.
Heartland Doulas
IVY Club
McDonald's of Peoria & Bartonville
Nature Haven
Peoria Area Retired Teachers Association
Pink Sugar Boutique
River City Construction
River City Enterprises
Rotary Club of Peoria-North
Shine Therapy Services
UnityPoint Clinic - Pediatrics Methodist North


 $1,000 - $10,000

Michael and Alice Fritch
Dr. Terry and Michelle Ho
Dr. Lindsey Ma
John Salch

$100 - $999

Brian and Emily Cahill
Aaron and Abby Clark
Michael and Margee Cullinan
Bill and Cindy Fischer
Dr. Thembi Conner-Garcia and Dr. Ramon Garcia
William Heidrich
Richard and Cheryl Miller
Kent and Bonnie Noble
Daniel and Bethany O'Brien
Robert and Radine Riffle
Kirsten Shields
William Wendle

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum