Dear Friends of the Playseum,
Our new normal has meant adjusting to all the changes that this pandemic has brought and as a mom of four, although mine now older;two in online high school, with one of them graduating this year without prom or a graduation, and my other two millennials back in the home being jobless. No matter what the age the pain and stress of it all are carried on the shoulders of parents these days. My heart goes out to all of you with young children and how I wish I could open my doors and give you a respite for a few hours.
Annapolis Playseum will continue to remain closed until the mall is informed by the Governor that they can open safely under the guidelines set out by the government.
Our BETHESDA PLAYSEUM will open on May 25th. For information about that location click here.
Birthday in a BOX
For many the thought of birthdays brings sadness right now. How do you explain to your child that they are not going to get a party with friends? Therefore, I have been brainstorming on how we could bring the Playseum Birthday experience to your child and do it with friends but in a virtual way, introducing the Playseum Birthday in a Box!
If you have a child’s birthday around the corner or even if it has already past but with no adieu, Contact us. We want to send you and each of your child’s friends a Birthday Box full to the brim with everything for you to have a virtual Birthday Party that kids can comprehend, and some laughter can be had by all. Some of you do not even have a birthday coming up, but your child could use this to brighten their mood and reconnect with some friends in a fun hopeful way. Visit our Birthday Page for more info or just call us at 301-807-8028.
Playseum at home
I have created two options for your children to make and create playseum fun at home! Our kits include everything you need to make a lasting memory at home. The DIY kits are available now and will be shipped right to your door.
Large Cookie Kit: $40, includes tax and shipping.
* Eight fresh sugar cookies
* Two bags of buttercream icing
* Six different types of sprinkles
* Four mini spoons
* One container full of wrapped candies
* Four small decorating plates
* Two Free admission passes to the Playseum
Small Cookie Kit: $30, includes tax and shipping.
• Four fresh sugar cookies
• One bag of buttercream icing
• Six different types of sprinkles
• Two mini spoons for spreading
• One free admission pass
Arts and crafts Kit: $30, includes tax and shipping.
* One small canvas puzzle
* One flying foam Airplane
* Two paintbrush
* One paint pallet
* Two sets of paint
* One set of scratch and sniff smelly stickers
* Two Free admission passes to the Playseum
Will Arrive within 3-4 days from Date of Order.
Amex, Visa, Discover and MC
Call us at 301-807-8028 to order for a DIY kit or a Birthday in a Box
Info provided on this page and throughout this website is specific to the Annapolis Playseum. To be directed to the Bethesda location, click our logo above, and than click "Bethesda."
The PLAYSEUM is a place to build good family memories!
We are a Children's Book and Toy Store in the design of a Kid-Size City.
Children are able to explore, discover and play in our uniquely designed "city shops".
The Playseum is set up for children to use all 5 of their senses, from creating a masterpiece in our art room,
pretending in our grocery store, dressing up in salon, decorating a cupcake in the bakery, to petting a live animal
in the pet shop, and so much more!!!!
The Bethesda Playseum has over 15 Cityshops and our new Annapolis location boasts 24, all free with admission.
Among the CityShops are various interactive areas with hands-on projects, run by our Playseum Team.
At these CityShops, you and your child can make, create, build, decorate, design, or experiment together
using Playseum Dollars (our currency for the interacive areas.)
We encourage you to put the cell phone away and play!
Parent & child can explore the many different cityshops of the PLAYSEUM together. They range from soft blocks and giant legos, to mini manicures, pretend grocery shopping, petting an animal in a live pet shop, creating something in the art shop or decorating something in the bakery! Our space caters to ages 1 to 11 yrs, but we encourage our parents, grandparents and older siblings to play along too.
The Playseum is more than just a place to play, it’s a ‘city’ in itself where every book holds a new adventure and all things are seen through the eyes of a child - no matter how old. ENJOY this time you have with them, before long they’ll be asking you for the keys to the car! Click to learn more.
Be sure to buy a few Playseum Dollars when you enter for even more fun!
Playseum dollars are used to purchase "above and beyond" interactive activities.
All PLAYSEUM dollars activities are led by our friendly staff at the soap bar, the art shop or in the bakery. The purpose of these activites are to engage all five senses and stimulate parent-child interaction. They are always done on demand, no reservations are needed.
$1 dollar = $1 dollar of Playseum money. Playseum money is especially fun for kids age 3 and up, who are learning how to spend and how to make wise choices. You'll get $25 playseum dollars for $20 dollars if you purchase when you enter. See more by clicking here.
Each CityShop has several books and toys that are related to that room. For example, you might find a children's cookbook in our bakery or a "Fancy Nancy" book in our beauty salon. Every book you see is available for purchase or you can just enjoy reading them to your child during your visit. Click to learn more.
Our ONE scheduled event during the week is our story time.
Story times run for about 15 minutes each Monday - Friday at 11am
What people are saying....
From a bigger library to play spaces, Westfield Annapolis mall moves into entertainment.
-Donovan Conaway, Capital Gazette