A letter from Ms. Gina, the Playseum Owner

Please call to verify hours before you come 301-807-8028. We are planning on being open 10-3 today, but with all the uncertainties in the city currently that could change.

Dear Friends of the Playseum,

Bethesda Playseum will be opening on May 25th with limited visits at a time, so all can keep an adequate social distance.  Rooms have been repainted, fully cleansed, and are ready for visitors.  We are happy for the opportunity to provide a safe and wonderful atmosphere for you and your family.

We can take reservations for birthday parties again! Please call 301-807-8028 to reserve your date. We have created an option called "Birthday in a Box" if you want to host a virtual party, from the comfort of your home.

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 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

Monday-Sat 10-3

Please call 240-507-8965
with any questions.

We are located at
7000 Wisconsin Ave Bethesda, Maryland

Info provided on this page and throughout this website is specific to the Bethesda Playseum. To be directed to the Annapolis location, click our logo above, and than click "Annapolis."

$9 per person (ages 1-100)
Bethesda store: 301-807-8028

What is a Playseum?

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!

Kids have so much fun!

What can I see and do at the Playseum?

Story Time

Our ONE scheduled event each day is our story time. Story times run for about 15 minutes each Monday, Thursdays and Fridays at 11am and 2pm.

Birthdays. Field Trips.
We have it covered!

We have all the ingredients to create a memorable day.

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