• Due to the pandemic, The Children’s Playhouse facility is temporarily closed to visitors. Please explore the at-home play and learning ideas here which will be updated frequently. If your family is experiencing food insecurity or need emergency financial assistance, click here to see emergency resources available in Watauga County. 

  • Introducing New Monthly Play Kits

  • The Playhouse is creating monthly play kits for families to enjoy at home. These Play Kits are a love letter from The Children’s Playhouse to all the families we cannot see in person during the Covid 19 Pandemic. Our child development experts have designed a big bunch of quality, age-appropriate hands-on activities for 2-6 year olds and we’ve packed them up with all the materials you’ll need to complete the projects. There is a new kit every month, so check back often! Click here for more information and to sign up to receive a kit. 

    New! STEAM Kits for ages 6 and up! Engineering! Chemistry! More!  Click here to find out about our 4 new Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) kits to boggle your big kids’ brains this summer. 

  •  “We also did indoor water play today too and they were engaged for over an hour! (He is 2!)
    Thank you, playhouse kits!” –Parent

    Click here to request the Water and Wondering Kit.

  • Resources for talking to your child about racism

  • The Children’s Playhouse is committed to helping make our community safe and supportive for every family so that all children can grow and flourish. We are very lucky to have Dr. Tiffany Christian helping us develop empathy and anti-racism activities and resources for our monthly play kits. Stay tuned for a community story series featuring High Country parents sharing diverse stories and perspectives which will debut on our YouTube channel later this month. For a list of recommended books and resources related to social justice, click here.

  • Enjoy Music with Miss Laura at Home!

    Playhouse favorite Laura Donovan is sharing short versions of her popular music classes for you to enjoy at home.  Click here to see the full playlist. We will be adding more every few days.

  • ABOUT CHILDREN’S PLAYHOUSE

    Kids have a blast exploring nine play areas while grown-ups are pampered with complimentary tea and coffee. Music, art, and science programs are offered several times a week and are free with admission. The Children’s Playhouse is a 501 c.3 nonprofit and is a great place to make friends of all ages!

    • Plan Your Visit

      Find out our hours of operation, special events, and take a virtual tour of the facility!

    • Become A Member

      Keep the fund going all year round with a playhouse membership. Membership includes all members of your family and will pay for itself in just a few visits!

    • Upcoming Events

      There is always something interesting and exciting going on at The Playhouse. Find out more here about upcoming events.

    • Donate

      Help the Children’s Playhouse survive and thrive! All donations are tax-deductible and go directly to this amazing community work.

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