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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

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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 a few special activities every month which are free to members or with paid admission.Click here to see our program calendar.

We have a great line-up of cool music, art, science, nutrition, and engineering activities this summer ranging from meeting real animals to sing-a-longs to giant bubbles. Click here for details on all programs.

Volunteers sought for programs! We are currently working on our summer schedule. If you have a special talent to share, please contact kathy <at> or call 828-263-0011.


Playhouse BuildFest a Rousing Success!

cardboard_cityThe first Playhouse BuildFest was held on Saturday, April 12 at Parkway School. Organized by The Children's Playhouse, BuildFest attracted 1000 children and adults. Over 25 arts and STEM-related activities for kids 2-12 were offered by Appalachian State University classes and clubs, Mary's Montessori School, Watauga High School Robotics Club, Watauga 4-H, Mountain Alliance, High Country Girl Scouts, and Boy Scout Pack 199. Sponsors included Othrodontists and Pediatric Dentists Drs. Mayhew, Scheffler, Conn and Hardaway; Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine; The Children's Council of Watauga County, Inc.;Earth Fare BooneBluebird Exchange; Boone Drug; Susan and John Stanton; Sarah B. Long Real Estate, Keller Williams Realty; and Blue Mountain Center for Integrative Health.

Kaaren Hayes 2014 Great Friend to Families Award Winner

13 Helping Hands and Helping Arts Honored at the event

Radio personality Sheri Lynch was the featured speaker at our Great Friend to Families Award luncheon on March 22 at the Reich College of Education. Seven "Helping Hands" winners and six "Helping Hearts" were honored at the luncheon and Kaaren Hayes, the long time director of Parent to Parent was the overall winner. Click here for more information.

Promote Your Business at One (or More!) of our 2014 Events

Show the High Country that you care about children and families! Associate your business with high quality events. Click here for more information.

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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...

Check out these comments from our members and visitors in the Playhouse Buzz.