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Keep the fun 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! Grandparents and caregivers can bring your child, too! As of June 1, 2016 Playhouse memberships available for purchase include half price admission to over 150 children's museums across the country.

The Children's Playhouse strives to keep memberships affordable to families and memberships are offered "below cost" and are supplemented by donations, grants, and fundraisers. Based on attendance, the average membership costs The Playhouse over $200 in operating expenses.

Additionally, the museum offers free or half-price scholarship memberships to low-income families and agencies serving children with special needs and accepts donations year-round to support this program.

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Membership Options

One Year Passport membership
$125* plus tax

  • Unlimited free admission for everyone in your family for 1 year,
  • Discounts on classes and birthday parties.
  • Any adult may bring an a member child for free with your membership.
  • Bring a friend for $3 per person
  • Half price admission for up to six individuals to 200 children’s museums nationwide. Includes museums in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Wilmington.
  • Tax deduction of $75

Good Neighbor Membership
$175 plus tax

Includes all the benefits of a Passport Membership, plus:

  • 4 family day passes to share
  • Additional $50 tax-deductible donation to the Playhouse scholarship program for low-income families, bringing the total deduction to $125.

See the Association of Children's Museums for an up-to-date list of reciprocal museums. Price includes North Carolina sales tax on the portion of the membership that is not tax-deductible.

*The Children's Playhouse strives to keep memberships affordable to families. Based on attendance, the average membership costs The Playhouse over $200 in operating expenses.

Scholarship Membership

Free memberships are available to families meeting income guidelines and to agencies serving children with special needs. Currently over 25% of our members receive a scholarship. Thanks to the Ethel and W. George Kennedy Family Foundation/ The Karyn Kennedy-Herterich Fund, the High Country United Way, and individual donors for sponsoring these scholarships.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please ask for an application when you visit The Playhouse or you can fill out an application over the phone between the hours of 12:30 and 3:00 pm by calling us at 828-263-0011.

If you would like to make a donation to support the scholarship membership program, click here.

Gift Memberships--Great Gift for the Kids, Tax Deduction for you!

Why give toys that are going to break in a few weeks? When you give your favorite family a membership to The Children’s Playhouse they get a full year of playful learning at their favorite indoor/outdoor play space, plus discounts on classes and parties, plus half price admission for up to six people at 150 children’s museums around the country! Plus, because we are a nonprofit museum, you can deduct $75 of your gift on your federal taxes ( IRS Publication 526 (2009) Charitable Contributions).

Or give a "Good Neighbor Membership" for $175 which includes all of the above, plus four free family passes to share, and a donation to our scholarship program--get a $125 tax deduction with this option.

When you complete your purchase, we will send a "Gift of Play" postcard to the recipient and an email acknowledging your gift to you; please click here to fill out the contact form.

Price includes North Carolina sales tax.

Additional Forms of Payment

Checks may be mailed to 400 Tracy Circle, Boone, NC 28607.

Payment may also be accepted over the phone when The Children's Playhouse is open.