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Looking for things to do with kids? Families play and learn together at The Children’s Playhouse - rain or shine!.  This High Country destination is located in Boone and close to Blowing Rock, Jefferson, Banner Elk, Wilkesboro, and Mountain City. It offers flexible hours for open creative indoor/outdoor play as well as great classes for kidsand adults.

Come enjoy our Vet Clinic exhibit, Arts & Crafts studio, Meadow Room, What's Cookin' Kitchen, indoor Romp and Stomp with bouldering wall and more.High Country United Way

We are a High Country United Way Agency.

We are 501c.3 nonprofit--click here to make a donation.

Proud to be a Let's Move! Museum!Trying to find us?

Click here for directions to The Children's Playhouse, hours, and fees. Click here for our calendar of special programs.



Upcoming Programs

In addition to all the daily art activities and play in our exhibits, we also have classes and a few special activities every month which are free to members or with paid admission.Click here to see our program calendar.

Nominate Your "Hometown Hero" for a Great Friend to Families Award! Nominations Due March 9th.

Now in its 7th year and sponsored by Over Yonder, the Great Friend to Families Awards recognize young people and adults who go above and beyond to help High Country Families. Nominations are due March 9th. Click here for more information.

Sign Up for Email Updates

We offer over 50 programs a years, most of them free! Sign up for our free email newsletter to get timely reminders. Click here to sign up.

Build Fest 2015 is building STEAM!

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We are already hard at work planning our 2nd annual Playhouse Build Fest 2015 which will be held on April 11, 2015. Click here to find out how you can be a part of this amazing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) event for kids 2-12. We are actively seeking classes, clubs, businesses, and community groups to make it happen. Click here to find out about Build Fest sponsorship opportunities.

New Music and Martial Arts Class starting in February!

Click here for descriptions of classes.

Parents' Night Out returns!

5:30-8:30 pm on Fridays, March 20th, and April 24th. Kids have a blast with wonderful ASU volunteers while parents enjoy a night out. For children 18 months to age 8. Click here to find out more and sign-up.

Foundations Give $7,500 for Free Memberships for Low Income Families

We recieved a wonderful surprise on Giving Tuesday (December 2, 2014): The Ethel and W. George Kennedy Family Foundation/ Kennedy -Herterich Fund has generously donated $5,000 to the Children's Playhouse's ongoing scholarship program to provide free memberships to low income families and agencies serving children at-risk or with special needs. The Blood, Sweat, and Gears Foundation also donated $2,500 earlier this fall for scholarships. We are very grateful for this support. During the last fiscal year, The Children's Playhouse gave away 68 free memberships at a cost of over $14,000 to the museum based on usage.


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Did You Know?

That you can deduct a large part of your Playhouse membership? According to IRS Publication 526 (2009) Charitable Contributions, $75 of your membership contribution may be deducted to the extent allowed by law. Why not join or renew today?

Our Ears are Ringing...

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