New Sunday Hours. The playhouse offers Sunday morning parties at 10am! We’ll open from noon to 5pm on Sundays.

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. 

Community Helper Day: Wednesday, Oct 26. New Market Fire Fighters will visit in honor of Fire Prevention and Safety Month. Program for preschoolers all about safety with a mock fire drill in the playhouse. Finish with rolling out a light hose and exploration on a real fire truck!

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

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   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.