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We can cater to large groups. Your next field trip could be one for the memory books!

booking a field trip
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  Cityshops  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  interactive areas 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! 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
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,  obesity, 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  as  a  free  group  activity  following  our  morning  story  time.

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FAQ's About Our Field Trips

How does a field trip work?

The general admission for a school field trip is $12 per child and $10 per adult.  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 $3 Each
Mix up your own Candy Lip Balm $3 Each



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

Paint a Ceramic Handprint Tile
$8 Each
Decorate a Cupcake $3 Each

Make a Crazy Colored Natural Toothpaste $4 Each


For field trips with children ages 8 years and older you must purchase a minimum of 6 Playseum Dollars for each child. The children will then get to pick and choose their own items to make at the various Interactive Stations

We ask that you treat our facility with kindness and respect. Please make it clear to your students and chaperones that props and toys need to be returned to where they were found before leaving each Cityshop (themed area) so that the next field trip group, or other Playseum guests can enjoy each room as much as they have!

The Playseum is meant to be a place filled with laughter, singing, dancing and movement! If students from your field trip become a negative disruption to others or our property you may be asked to leave our building and denied future field trips at the Playseum. Your school/daycare/camp will be responsible for damages.

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?

There are many small cafe tables available to the public directly outside of the Playseum entrance. If you would like to all remain in the Playseum facility you may choose to utilize our Party room as an area to eat your lunches for a $30 fee.  You will be able to rotate your group throughout the two hour time of the field trip.  Our party room sits 15 at a time.

Booking a Field Trip

How do I schedule a field trip?

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

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

The Playseum is happy to accept checks for field trips only. If you would like to send a check by mail, please make sure it goes out with ample time to reach us before the date of your visit! Send checks to 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy STE 1870, Columbia MD 210044 or bring them in person.

Full payment is due on or before your group's entry to the Playseum. If you check hasn't arrived yet, we reserve the right to charge the card on file and refund the amount when the check for the full amount arrives.

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 need to adjust the number of children and/or adults attending the field trip please notify us no later than seven days before your field trip takes place. 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.