Open House for Teachers and Child-Care Providers

  • Wednesday Oct 1 from 12-3pm
  • Thursday Oct 2 from 5-8pm

Come one come all for a tour of the museum. Refreshments Served (for adults only).

Parents’ Night Out for a Date Night at Vintage, the new restaurant next door!

    $20/child $15/sibling for up to 3 hours
    Call for details (301) 865-6500
  • Saturday October 11th
  • Thursday October 16th (no school on Friday)
  • Saturday November 1st

TOP will provide seasonally appropriate activities. Make your reservations today!


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  • Construct like an engineer or discover like an inventor in the Exploratorium!
  • Design like an artist in the Art 101 area!
  • Question like a scientist in the Wonders of Water room!


  • Browse the Village Marketplace and head next door to cultural home
  • Visit the Nature Nook
  • Perform in the Young Readers’ Theater room


At TOP we encourage grownups to enter the world of kids at a kid’s level. Most of our rooms include suggestions and ideas for adults to maximize their child’s experience at the playhouse.

At TOP we strongly encourage a maximum ratio of 2 children per 1 adult so that children are guided to get the most out of TOP’s themed rooms.