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SPECIAL DAYS TO TAKE NOTE OF BEFORE VISITING:
Saturday, May 21 - You will not want to miss! We havea very special Children's Author coming and reading at 10am and again at 11am. She will be sharing her wonderful new children's chapter book. Following story time the kids will get to mix up a free trail mix snack in the bakery & book signing.
Saturday, May 21 - Between 10am and 12pm Galley Foods will be here offering FREE samples of the meals they offer for home delivery. Come on Saturday, taste and learn more.
The Playseum will be CLOSED temporarily from May 22- June 9th. We will REOPEN for business June 10th. Thank you for understanding. Look on our calendar page for more details.
WHAT IS A PLAYSEUM?
We are a Children's Book Store in the design of a kid-size city, with hands-on fun! The PLAYSEUM is a place to build good family memories that engage all five senses.
Click on "CityShops" to see photos of some of the interactive themed cityshops. Go to the bottom of this page and click on the little guy with the megaphone to see videos and read reviews. If you would like to read a brief description of each of the "cityshops" click on field trips.
OUR GOAL is to bring family and community together under one roof in a great atmosphere, so parents and children can come in feeling good and leave feeling great. Kids are encouraged to explore, play and use their imaginations.
OUR VISION is for kids to create & parents to relate.
OUR MISSION - When you come in and play you help a child far away. Each month we give a percentage of our profits to children who need clean water ( Water for Life) and to children who we support in Northern India who might have otherwise been trafficked. We now have 58 children that we help monthly. (Lifebridge India)
Buy Playseum dollars upon entry and get the full experience. The currency within the Playseum is Playseum dollars. We want your kids to learn how to spend wisely and budget their money. Of coarse, you can always buy more dollars once you are on the inside $1 for 1 but if you buy at the door they are 25 for $20. The playseum is a good place to begin teaching your child that money does not grow on trees but is earned or given. Children that are 7 or older can opt to become a helper within our cityshops and earn extra playseum dollars (up to five in a day) All hands-on activities led by our friendly staff at the soap bar, the art shop or in the bakery are paid with playseum dollars. You can also buy chips, apple sauce, soda, a juice box, water, Verismo Starbucks, candy and books with playseum dollars.
This is a great environment of creative fun for your child to learn fractions in the bakery, recycling in the art shop, etiquette in the diner, history in the grandma's attic, nurturing skills in the pet shop or sorting and counting in the Safeway. We have over 24 "CityShops" between the the two Playseums in Bethesda and Washington DC. Our hands-on activities are as vast as our book selection engaging all five senses of the child. It is firmly believed by Ms. Gina that when creativity collides with reality and wisdom is applied with laughter good memories are born.