Directions Bethesda

Directions & Parking

We are located at 7000 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, Maryland
(In the Lower Level)
Using a GPS? You will need to punch in Chevy Chase instead of Bethesda when entering the city.
Our Entrance is located directly between Orvis Clothing Store & FedX. 
Proceed down the stairs to our spacious 4,300 sq ft. Children’s Playseum. 
We apologize, but we are not currently handicap accessible. We do have a back door at ground level with one step and this door can be entered through the alley behind Wisconsin Ave. If you need to enter through our back door you must call ahead and we will provide one of our employee parking spots for your vehicle if it has handicap tags.


You will find street parking with 2 hour meters directly in front of our building.Want to stay longer? Additional meter parking up to 15 hours is located across the street behind Moby Dick and Don Pollo restaurants. Parking is free on Saturday and Sundays in this parking lot. 

There is meter parking on Wisconsin avenue, but please note that cars may not park at the meters on Wisconsin Avenue from 3PM-6PM.  

Meter parking takes dimes, nickels, and quarters. We always have quarters available for those who would like to exchange some dollars. Some Meters now take credit cards. 

(Warning: The city WILL tow your vehicle if you park in front of our building on Wisconsin Avenue after 3pm. If you forget to fee the meter be prepared to get a ticket. The parking lot adjacent to us is owned by the fur company across the street and is not ours. PLEASE DO NOT PARK THERE.  Orvis has paid for three parking spots within this lot and both businesses will tow you if they see you walk into the Playseum.

From the Metro
When you arrive at the top of the escalator of the Bethesda Metro Station you will find the Bethesda trolley stop in front of you. You might have to wait for a few minutes but the trolley will give you a little tour of down town Bethesda before getting off at the Barnes & Nobel Stop. When you get off the trolley you will proceed to cross Bethesda Ave and follow the side walk parrelell to Woodmont Avenue up the entire parking lot until you arrive at Wisconsin Avenue. Turn right at Wisconsin and we are located at the end of the short strip mall between the orange Orvis building. We are also in walking distance from the metro. Proceed south down Wisconsin avenue, and we are located on the right hand side.

We have a second location in the Annapolis Mall
click here to visit information for that location.

admission to the playseum Bethesda

Admission is $12 per person.
Ages 1-100.

No reservation needed for general admission.
No membership needed.

Your admission covers the whole day and with a wristband
you can go out for lunch and come back in on the same day.