Birthday Parties!

We love to party at the Playhouse and ring in special birthdays! For now though, we are currently placing our party schedule on hold until FCPS resumes Code Green and kids are back in school. The Playhouse Pod format has converted our space into a classroom setting. Who wants to party at school? We can’t wait to go back to “normal” and until then, thanks for being patient and please consider us for next year!

We would love to celebrate your son or daughter’s birthday at the playhouse! We offer two options: a Private Birthday Bash and an Open Party.

See below for details.

Option 1 Private Birthday Bash 
This is a local favorite because it’s so simple and affordable, kids have a blast, and there’s no clean up on your end! Families make themselves at home for a two-hour party with the entire playhouse reserved for your child’s friends and family. Kids play and enjoy the museum exclusively with their own circle of friends and cousins.
Fridays: You choose the start time beginning at 4, 5 or 6pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Saturday options include 10am-12:00, 1pm-3:00 or 4pm-6:00 

Sundays: 10am-noon                                                                                                             

The host family provides food and paper products. Most people bring cake and drinks and you’re welcome to bring more food if you prefer. 
Cost: $225 for up to 15 kids, ages 2+ and 20 adults  (a surcharge of $10 for each additional child or $5 for each additional adult will be added)                                                 $125 nonrefundable deposit required to secure booking. Effective 6/2020, the cost is changing to $240. All parties booked before June remain $225 regardless of date of party.

NEW! Add in a structured art time to include Sharpie-Dyed Tiles for party guests to take home a beautiful work of art! $3.50/tile 

A collage of tiles from a recent birthday party

Option 2 Open Playhouse Party
Enjoy a party while the playhouse remains open. Sundays are most popular but call us about a weekday if that works best for you!
Kids play for 90 minutes and then we’ll close off the art area for the final 30 minutes for celebration time with snacks and cake. Parents are responsible for monitoring their kids during open hour parties.
Decorations are welcome but not necessary. Family provides food and paper products. Cake and snacks will be served in our art room. Keeping it light is highly encouraged.
Cost: $10/child and a reduced rate of $3/adult                                                                            Call to reserve the time. No deposit required.Parties that run over 2 hours forfeit the reduced admission. Maximum party size: 10 kids and 15 adults. If your party is bigger than that, we request you book a private party as we cannot accommodate more than 25 during open hours. 

To book, call us at (301)865-6500 during open hours or email