Providing time for our children to have self directed play stimulates their imaginations, encourages them to problem solve, and allows them to refine their social skills – helping them to build a strong framework for a lifetime of learning.
Play lays the foundation for higher-order thinking and later learning of formal STEM concepts. Children can use play to scientifically reason about novel objects and test hypotheses about how those objects operate
Pretend play has been linked to creativity, and creative problem solving in particular. Through conflicts and negotiations with other children or the creation of characters, children become aware that other people have intentions and desires that may not match their own
Full price admission is charged for children ages 1-8. Children under the age of 1 are free with a paying sibling. Children over the age of 8 are $3 with a paying sibling. Children under the age of 1 and over the age of 8, without a paying sibling, receive a reduced admission price of $5.
Please feel free to bring a dry snack and drink along for the ride. We only ask you eat at the tables and clean up your mess. Snacks can be purchased at the front counter. No cake/cupcakes during open play unless you have made prior arrangements with staff.
Please note that we are not a drop-off center or childcare facility. Parents and caregivers must stay in the play space and supervise their children at all times, unless for a specified events. Parents or guardians must sign a waiver for each child before entering the play space.
Waivers must be singed by a parent or guardian prior to playing. Waivers can be completed online or in store.
Our Play Place in Tucson's restroom is outfitted with a baby changing station. Please change all diapers in the restroom.
We reserve the right to ask children that are being disruptive to leave if they are interfering with the learning & play of others.