Saying goodbye is tough! The Playseum has faithfully served the DC Metro area since 2009. We made it through so many ups and downs including the entire year of 2020, but our landlord has sold the building to an investment firm that has plans to tear down the block and build some new condos for Bethesda. Therefore, we are moving. Our last day of operation will be Jan 22nd! Since this came upon us suddenly, we have made a list of a variety of items that we intend to sell rather than put into storage. Please call if you are interested in purchasing any of the items listed below. 301-807-8028.

Playseum Items:
Train Table $60
Sand Table $25
Ike Tike Car $20
Ike Tike Slide $30
Ride on Fire Truck (disabled) $10
Melissa/Doug Vet Station $100
Melissa/Doug Diner Station $75
Wooden Doll House - $80
A frame mirror $20
Girls make-up counter with stool - $35 Melissa & Doug Puppets - $10 each Generic animal puppets - $5each
Folkmanis animal puppets - $10-$25 each Art Easel - $20
Kids toy Construction bench - $20  Princess costumes - $10 each
Melissa & Doug Costumes $10 each
President’s costumes - $30 each
Wigs - $5 each

Ikea Bookshelves - $20
Ikea children’s desk - $35
Two drawer File cabinet - $10 Antique typewriter - $20
Stools lime green/red/orange - $12 each
Ceramic top World Market Tables - $30
Café table - $45
Rectangular Ikea tables - $15 Circular kids green toddler table - $30
Matching green stools - $5 each Kitchenette from Italian room - $25 each
Fire station bookshelf - $20
ALL books in FAMILY room $1 each

The Playseum is a place to make good family memories! Our focus is on getting kids to play!

For the safety of all, staff and our customers, please view the guidelines below before planning your next visit...

  • Masks are required.
  • The Bethesda Playseum has 12 CityShops rooms for you to explore, in order to allow for proper social distancing, we ask that there only be ONE family in each CityShop at a time. All families must stay together. Please feel free to take your family into any open CityShop rooms to play.
  • We are offering individual story times upon request.
  • We have additional sanitazation stations throughout the Playseum.
  • Staff are taking extra precautionary levels of sanitization throughout the day on all high touched areas.
  • Staff are wearing masks and temperatures are taken before clocking in.
  • CityShop Birthday Parties for 8 children are available with option to utilize the Playseum privately for a small fee.

Our Children's Book & Toy Store
has the latest and greatest toys on the market.. We don't carry electronics, just plain ol' toys that you can really "play" with! A majority of the toys you'll find in our play area are available for sale in our store. It's a great place to find that unique gift for a birthday or special occasion!

Children are able to explore, discover and play in our uniquely designed city shops, created to mimic mom and dad's world but uniquely scaled to their size. Dress the part to fix a car at the mechanics shop, build a favorite pizza at the Italian restaurant, take x-rays of a patient in the hospital room or even pretend to bathe a puppy in the petshop....we have so many rooms for them to explore! Our space caters to ages 1 to 11 yrs, but we encourage our parents, grandparents and older siblings to play along too. Admission is required.

Be sure to check out our kid-friendly bars offering interactive, hands-on projects guided by our Playseum Team.
You and your child will be able to make, create, decorate, design or experiment together, There is an Art Bar with projects to paint, a Bakery Bar with cookies and cupcakes to decorate, a Science Bar to make slime, and a Soap Bar to mix up your favorite bubble bath or toothpaste. Admission is required, plus purchase of Playseum Dollars.

We are now able to send a little Playseum right to your doorstep.

Create ways to play at home!

Birthdays. Field Trips. We have it covered!

We have all the ingredients to create a memorable day.

They say that pictures speak a thousand words...

A special thank you to our sponsors! We appreciate your continued help and support!