Be With Me Playseum Bethesda
Where is it at?
Be With Me Playseum
7000 Wisconsin Ave
Where are we going today?
Do you love books!? yes....Do you love to play? yes....Do you love to shop? YES!! Be With Me Playseum is a fantastically fun and creative way for your kids to play, learn, create and imagine.
It's also a fantastic place for parents and kids to play, bond and enjoy each other.
First and foremost, Be With Me Playseum is a used book store, and their Safeway shop is filled to the brim with books on all sorts of fun and interesting subjects, from math (it can be fun!), cooking, food and baking.
Kids can sit, read and enjoy the stories alongside their parents, or try reading on their own. Afterwards, they can grab their little cart and shop around the freezers, along the aisles and look at all the "produce" to understand food groups. They can even pay!
WHO LOVES PIZZA! We do! They have a fun little Dominos Pizza where they can make pretend pizza with all the delicious and cheesy toppings. Mom - you rang for delivery? No problem! Kids, just put that delicious treat in the box and take it on over! Specially made.
There are so many beautifully crafted, decorated and caring shops, each filled with the relevant books on the theme. There's a salon for those budding beauticians, the animal lovers pet center, the not so scary dentist (you can even make your own toothpaste!) and even a doctors surgery filled with a super fun lego table and magnetic balls. We haven't even listed them all! (Here's a hint - one involves a big red fire truck!)
A great real city for kids to play make believe in, where their imagination can shine.
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: if the SECOND CHILD is under 11 months, they are free.
When can we go?
Mon - Thurs 9am - 4pm / Fri & Sat 9am - 7pm / Sundays 1pm - 6pm
If you want to bring children on a field trip, they can accommodate up to 60 children at a time. .
Drinks are available for $1 each. There are restaurants in the nearby area that are kid friendly. Outside food can be brought back into the Playseum if it is PEANUT FREE, Monday through Friday ONLY, and can be eaten in the eating area. .
Doing our bit
The center is so dedicated to the lives and enrichment of children, they support abandoned and destitute children in India to ensure they have a brighter future. Go team!.
There are baby changing stations available, and plenty of wipes, diapers, bags to hand should you be caught short!. They have you covered! There is stroller parking available inside if they can be folded or collapsed, and outside if not. Don't forget a lock. Unfortunately they are unable to be taken into the Playseum. .
Can I get one of those?
You don't have to buy something - you can make it! Head to the art area and create something special for your family for them to take home. .
What people are saying?
by Lynsey Cluche
Agree with previous review, dirty used toys put in a room with a rough theme kids were bored pretty quick
by Kelly R.
Yuck! Unsafe! Horrible! The toys were old and dirty, most were broken and none had batteries. I would NOT recommend this place to anyone. The rooms are tiny with no space for the kids to actually play. The toys are missing pieces and everything is messy. It looks like they gathered up a bunch of used toys from tag sales and tried to create a theme with them. The costumes are dirty and torn. The market area is full of used containers that are dirty. For example, there was a rinsed out juice container with duck tape on the cap. The container...Read More
by Kelly R.
Yuck! Unsafe! Horrible! The toys were old and dirty, most were broken and none had batteries. I would NOT recommend this place to anyone. The rooms are tiny with no space for the kids to actually play. The toys are missing pieces and everything is messy. It looks like they gathered up a bunch of used toys from tag sales and tried to create a theme with them. The costumes are dirty and torn. The market area is full of used containers that are dirty. For example, there was a rinsed out juice container with duck tape on the cap. The container was still wet on the inside. The milk jug had white crusty chunks around the lid. Yuck! The cash register didn’t have batteries or play money. There was 1 bag to use at check-out. It looked like it had been dragged through the mud and left out to dry. Disgusting! There are nails that poke up all over – on the stairs, on the kid’s stage, etc. Very dangerous. The balls are all dirty and a few of them were even wet and sticky. The room with the sports balls in it only had 1 functional lightbulb and gave a creepy feeling, especially when it flickered. It looks like this place has never been cleaned. The farm room and courtroom smell like dirty diapers because there is a diaper pail nearby and who knows when it was emptied last! There is dust everywhere. They DO have several things to purchase throughout. Those are neatly organized on shelves and most are clean and dusted. The electrical outlets are exposed, except for the one that had an air-freshener plugged in. Don’t waste your time or money on this place.