CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Parking on Main Street is available again! Our front door is open and the back door entry is no longer required. Reopening on Sundays December 6!

**Please park on Main Street and 8th Alley on weekends through December.**

Check Calendar Tab for holiday hours.

CHRISTMAS IN NEW MARKET! Friday, Dec 11 at 7pm: Tree Lighting at New Market Community Park with Carols around the tree. Saturday: Santa! Scavenger Hunt with a completion prize from The Village Potter; Mrs. Claus’ Cottage at UMC Schoolhouse-stories and crafts for kids. Go to for details

DROP & SHOP! Saturday, December 12 12-5pm Leave your child(ren) with us while you take care of holiday preparations! Kids can stay from 1-4 hours. Call to register at 301-865-6500 $10/hour siblings $7/hour 

INTERESTED IN A TIME FOR TWOS? Contact Tuesdays at 9:30 beginning 10/27. A pre-preschool group, playfully educational! Structured with familiar songs, seasonal stories, felt boards, and an age-appropriate follow up activity.Toddlers welcome (18 mos-3 years old) 8 week session $75–stay as long as you want each week! Perfect for early socialization in a stimulating environment.

ATTENTION HOME SCHOOLERS: Team S.T.E.A.M Join us every Thursday afternoon at 1:30 for engaging experiments. Bring your lab coats and plan to get down and dirty with science! Beginning 11/05 6 week session $70, includes materials fee. Walk-ins welcome with 24 hour notice. $15/lesson Grades K-5 welcome (Caregiver can enrich and/or simplify as appropriate for your scientist)

Parents’ Night Out every last Friday 5-8pm $20/child. Go to Programs tab

Check out our newest Birthday Party Package–the Drop Off Version! Click on “Birthday Parties” tab for details.

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 include 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.