WELCOME TO THE ORIGINAL PLAYHOUSE! A place for kids to play the “original way” where batteries are replaced by imaginations : ) Please check our calendar tab to see if we have any delayed weekday openings due to field trips. 

HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL! Dancing, Games & Activities, Costume Parade, Crafts, Refreshments and tons of FUN! For kids 4 and up. Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6-9 pm. $25/child. All who go to Vintage for dinner get a complimentary dessert! Email Ellen@TOP@gmail.com

NEW Fall Programs! TOP is so excited to announce 4 new classes being offered this fall. For kids ages 1-5 with a wide variety of objectives for multi-sensory learning and socialization opportunities. Go to Camps and Programs tab for details.

Yes, it’s beautiful outside and we have the perfect backyard garden playground to enjoy the lovely sunshine! Caterpillar Trail is open for play!

NEXT PARENTS NIGHT OUT: Sept 30                                                                     Dinner next door at Vintage includes a complimentary dessert. For ages 3 and up, potty trained required. $20/child 5-8pm Kids love their own Kids’ Night Out!         Call 301-865-6500 or email EllenatTOP@gmail.com to reserve a place 

Kids have enough toys? How about giving an experience–we’re happy to send gift certificates or punch card passes. Give us a call and we’ll get them in tonight’s mail. 301-865-6500 or email EllenatTOP@gmail.com   Go to General Info for rates

Call Ellen at the playhouse at 301-865-6500 with any questions : )


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  • Construct like an engineer or discover like an inventor in the Engineerium!
  • 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 -nclude suggestions and ideas for adults to maximize their child’s experience at the playhouse.

At TOP we strongly encourage a maximum ratio of 3 children per 1 adult so that children are guided to get the most out of TOP’s themed rooms.