FieldtripsBethesda

EDUCATION BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Imagine. Smile. Create. Learn. Explore. Grow. Plan a field trip with us.

Learning initiatives at the playseum

Be  with  Me  Playseum  is  committed  to  advancing  seven  different  educational  initiatives  
with  active  learning  experiences  in  our  City  Shops  and  beyond.



Science,  Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)


To  address  the  rapidly  changing  world  in  which  we  live, it  is  imperative  that  children  become  flexible  thinkers  and STEM  literate.  Active learning  experiences  set  with  real-world  content  present  children  with  problem-solving  challenges  that  nurture  deep  understandings  about  how  the  world  works  and  what  they  can  do  to  influence  their  own  future.

School  Readiness

Play  experiences,  both  child-directed  and  guided,  help  to  build  the  skills  necessary  for  a  smooth  transition  into  kindergarden academics and later throughout  the  school  years.   Our  School  Readiness  Initiative  builds  the following skill sets:   Conceptual  Thinking,  Language,  Spatial  Awareness,  Self-Regulation,  Creative  &  Flexible  Thinking,  Social  Skills,  Number  Knowledge,  and  Healthy  Bodies.



Financial  Literacy

Financial  literacy  comes  naturally  through  play  as  kids  experience  the  concepts  of  buying,  spending,  and  earning    Playseum  dollars.    Many  of  our  City  Shops  offer  a  kid-sized  environment  to  develop  an  economic  perspective  of  the  world  they  live  in.  



Arts  &  Culture

Arts  and  Culture  thrive  in  a  variety  of  our  CityShops  and  throughout  our  activity  bars  helping  children  to  develop  an  appreciation  of  the  world  around  them.    Our  pretend  restaurants  showcase  food  from  other  parts  of  the  world,  and  how  they  have  been  influenced  by  modern  America.  We  also  have  a  WORLD  MISSION  area  that  focuses  on  children  supported  by  the  Playseum.  In  this  room  families  who  visit  the  Playseum  can  learn  about  the  importance  of  clean  water  and  the  basics  of  life  for  impoverished  children  around  the  world.  The performing arts are emphasized in our Theater. We encourage kids to dress up and put on a show! Opportunity for participation in visual art through various mediums can be found in our Art Room. Creating art allows children to express themselves and helps develop emotional, motor, and problem-solving skills essential to them in their daily lives




Memory  Enhancement

We  work  hard  to  engage  the  five  senses  to  trigger  the  stimulation  and  storage  of  memories.    Through  the  interactive  experience  provided  by  each  room  of  the  Playseum,  not  only  do  children  learn  but  they  remember  what  they  learn.



Health  Awareness

Children  learn  healthy  habits  at  an  early  age  from  the  example  set  by  the  adults  around  them.  Engaging  in  healthy  play  reduces  the  risk  of  hypertension ,  diabetes,  obiesity,  and depression and other  serious  health  problems.  Physical  and  creative  play  also  helps  children  develop  control  over  their  muscles  and  emotions.  It  is  also  important  to  teach  children  to  include  fruits  and  vegetables  in  their  day.  Although  the  Playseum  is  a  destination  for  special  treats,  we  strive  to  offer  a  fruit  or  veggie  snack  in  the  bakery  as  a  free  group  activity  following  our  morning  story  time.

FAQ'S about our field trips


How does a field trip work?

The general admission for a school field trip is $9 for kids & $7 for adults.  You will need to put a deposit down of $100.00.  The general admission includes access to all of our pretend CityShops where kids use their imagination, play dress-up, and visit our live pet shop.

customize your group experience

For groups of children that are 3 years and older we strongly suggest adding on the following:

Ice and Decorate a Cookie $1 Each
Mix up your own toothpaste $3 Each



For groups of children that are 5 years and older we strongly suggest adding on the following:

Paint a Ceramic Tile $5 Each
Decorate a Cupcake $2 Each

Make a Crazy Colored Lotion $3 Each


For field trips with children ages 8 years and older you must purchase a minimum of 5 Playseum Dollars for each child. The children will then get to pick and choose their own items to make at the various Interactive Stations

what are the chaperone requirements?

We ask that there is at least a 1:6 ratio of chaperones to kids. If children are under 3 years of age the ratio must be 1:3. If you do not bring the appropriate number of chaperones you will be denied entry but charged for the field trip. Your chaperones are recommended to be engaged with their groups by refraining from using their phones and promoting the use of imaginative play within the Cityshops.

how many children can i bring?

We can accommodate field trips of up to 55 children. Safety and supervision is important to us, therefore chaperones must be 18 years or older.  

how long is a field trip?

The time allotted is 2 hours maximum.  You may come in from 10am to 12pm or 12pm to 2pm as long as there is availability.  Field trips must be scheduled in advance.

What about lunch?

For an additional fee of $25, you can choose to bring in your own lunches and then receive an additional 30 minutes in our Playseum eating area.
($25 per eating area, we have 2 available)

Both of our eating areas seat 15 children and four adults, together they can hold up to 30 children at a time. If you have a group of over 25 kids, you must reserve both eating areas.

We can provide a pizza lunch for your kids and staff for $5/person. We will provide paper plates, napkins, one piece of pizza per person, an apple sauce and juice box for the kids and 2 pieces of pizza for adults with a soda or water. Let us know if you would like us to add on the pizza lunch to your package and we will make sure it is nice and hot when you are ready to eat it. We would need to know your lunch order upon booking.





booking a field trip


How do i schedule a field trip?

Call first to verify your preferred date and availability.
Email or call us at children@playseum.com or 240-507-8965

If the date you want is available and you would like to proceed we then will send you a preliminary letter, invoice, and a layout of the Playseum.
At this point, nothing is reserved or put on our calendar until we have heard back from you with a $100 deposit or a credit card to hold the spot.  

If we do not hear from you with a deposit or a credit card number within one week of sending you an email with invoice then your group will be removed from our calendar.  

You have one week to get back to us with a credit card or school check made out to the Playseum for the deposit to hold the spot. However, if another field trip would like to put down a deposit immediately for that date and time they have first preference.
FULL payment is due upon entry!

cancellation policy

If you should cancel or not show up on the expected date the deposit is lost and will not be refunded.

If you left a credit card on file then a $100.00 will be charged to that card as a "NO SHOW" deposit fee.  There are NO refunds or credit given even if the number of children that was stated on your invoice happens to be less than the number attending. If you encounter a decrease in numbers after giving a deposit or a credit card number please notify us within 5 days of having received the confirmation otherwise you will be charged for the amount stated on your invoice.  

If you have to change the time or date, you will be charged a $10.00 fee. The Playseum reserves the right to refuse entrance to unplanned or unpaid field trips.

summer camp field trips

All field trips booked between June 15th - August 30th must give a non-refundable $100 DEPOSIT. A credit card number will not suffice.
Please note that field trips are 2 hours and you can add an additional hour for an additional $5 per child. You may also opt to do some additional Playseum dollar activities.  Please call us. We look forward to making your Summer Camp Awesome this year!