• Due to the pandemic, The Children’s Playhouse facility is temporarily closed to visitors. Please see the Play Kit Project Page.

  • Give to the Playhouse Reopening Campaign

    As we prepare to reopen in early summer, we are eager to re-imagine our spaces and programs so that The Children’s Playhouse is once again the safe, fun, supportive community space families need. Currently a busy band of volunteers and professionals are renovating our building so we can welcome you back to a space that is inviting, clean, and safe. 

    Reopening will be expensive and we project a major operating loss of $84,000 in FY 2021/22. It will take at least a year to catch up as we will extend memberships paused by the pandemic and will have to limit overall attendance for covid safety. 

    But we have been here for 18 years and are mightily motivated to overcome every challenge to hear the laughter of children playing in the Playhouse once again. Your gift to the Playhouse Reopening Campaign will provide critical support at an important time, ensuring that children and parents will enjoy this unique museum for many years to come.

    Checks made out to The Children’s Playhouse may be mailed to 400 Tracy Circle, Boone, NC 28607 or click here to use this convenient online option.

    We’re Hiring!

    The Children’s Playhouse is currently accepting applications for the Director of Visitor Services and Programs (DVSP), Program Assistants, and the Clean Team. The DVSP begins in mid-to-late May while the Program Assistants and Clean Team members will start in early June. For more information and to apply, click here.

    Volunteers Wanted for Reopening Preparations!

    After being closed for over a year due to the pandemic, The Children’s Playhouse is hard at work preparing to reopen in late Spring/early Summer! We doing some major renovations so we can welcome you back to a fresh, clean, safe, fun facility! We are currently seeking volunteers to get it all done! Tasks include cleaning and organing all of our supplies, painting, spreading mulch and planting flowers. Additionally we are seeking some special volunteers with building experience to help with more involved projects. 

  • Playhouse Play Kits Still Available for Fun at Home

    Wow! We Made 14 Different Play Kits! Read the Latest Report

    Launched in May 2020, The Play Kit Project created 14 different play kits for ages 7 months to 9 years old.  As of March 2021, 1650 kits have been assembled and distributed to area families through the Playhouse and 19 local nonprofit agencies including the Hunger and Health Coalition, the Watauga County Preschool Early Intervention program, and the Children’s Council. The activity guides were translated into Spanish. Thirty-five percent of families made a “pay what you can” donation for materials, 65% were distributed free of charge to families experiencing hardship. Click here to read the latest report on the project.

  • Kits for Ages 7 months to 6 years!

    The Snowy Days kit features penguins, instant snow, indoor skating, a classic book, and much more!

    Our Infant/Toddler Kit has sweet activities for getting babies and toddlers from 6 months to 2 years laughing, exploring,and communicating.



    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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