Ahh, spring in DC. It’s the most beautiful time to be outside. But it doesn’t last forever – between hot, humid summers and below-freezing winters, the great INdoors is often the place to play.
Luckily, DC, MD, and VA are home to many amazing indoor play places. Check out our favorites below! We have a full list of indoor play spaces listed at the bottom categorized by location.
And as a reminder, be sure to call or check websites before heading out to any of these places as openings and hours are often in flux due to the pandemic.
District Jump was founded by families for families. We wanted to create an environment that wasn’t just a birthday party factory, but instead a place where families can visit and play in a fun, safe and clean environment.
Our facility provides more than 8400 sq./ft of space for children to play and explore the various attractions throughout our facility encouraging them to try new things as they can decide when, where and which activity they wish to engage in.
KIDS PLAY GALLERY
Kids Play Gallery is an indoor imaginative play space that your children will love. They offer a fun, friendly, clean, and safe environment with custom play homes for creative exploration.
Escape the screens and bring your kids to this one-of-a-kind play center! Stroll around the “neighborhood” exploring each of their uniquely designed Play Houses. Grocery shop at the food market, fight fires from the fire engine, get dolled up at the beauty salon, pump gas at the gas station and so much more.
Their friendly staff is happy to welcome you, whether you’re visiting for daily play or whether you’re booking a birthday party or event. With a clean & disinfected space for your kids to enjoy, they assure you of an impeccable play area, sparkling clean private party room, and well sanitized environment at all times.
Bring your family today and check out Kids Play Gallery in Gaithersburg, MD.
THE LANE SOCIAL CLUB
The Lane is a happy place for the whole family where you can play, eat, and build community in the heart of DC. We offer open play, a cafe menu, and private space for birthday parties or special events.
Our aesthetic (and our drink menu) appeals to adults but the play features and activities are for everyone. Family time is fun at The Lane!
FLIGHT ADVENTURE PARK
Are you ready for a BIG ADVENTURE? Head over to the Springfield indoor trampoline park for an unforgettable experience. There is over 15,000 square feet of fun for families and friends of all ages to explore.
Soar to great heights on their wall-to-wall trampolines, test your skills with games like Airborne Dodgeball or Slam Dunk Basketball, challenge your friends to a round of Race Course or Battle Beam, and so much more. No matter how old you are, this Springfield adventure park has an activity for you!
The Lane Social Club | NE DC
Bloombars | NW DC
Elemeno | NW DC
Gymboree | NW DC
Library of Congress | SE DC
Magic Ground | NW DC
National Building Museum | NW DC
National Children’s Museum | NW DC
National Postal Museum | NE DC
National Zoo | NW DC
United States Botanic Garden | SW DC
District Jump | Hyattsville
Kids Play Gallery | Gaithersburg
Adventure Theatre | Glen Echo
Badlands | Rockville
Be with Me Playseum | Bethesda & Annapolis
BusyBees | Chevy Chase
Chuckie Cheese | Various
Climb Zone | Laurel
Glen Echo Park Aquarium | Glen Echo
Imagination Stage | Bethesda
Monkey Joe’s | Germantown & Hagerstown
My Gym | Bethesda
Nook | Bethesda
Play ‘N’ Learn | Columbia
Silver Stars Gymnastics | Silver Spring
The Little Gym | Silver Spring
The Little Towns Playseum | North Bethesda
Zava Zone | Rockville
Flight Adventure Park | Springfield
Alexandria Soft Play Room (Chinquapin Rec Center) | Alexandria
BusyBees | Fairfax
Chuckie Cheese | Various
Monkey Joe’s | Dulles
Nook | Arlington & Fairfax
Once Upon A Dream | Sterling & Vienna
Play ‘N’ Learn | Chantilly
Scramble | Alexandria
The Little Gym | Arlington & Alexandria
Tumbles | Arlington & Alexandria
Zava Zone | Sterling
Book Stores (Walls of Books, Solid State Books, Politics & Prose) | Various
Indoor Playground (Malls) | Various
Indoor Pools | Various
Libraries/Story Time | Various
Library of Congress | Downtown
National Museum of American History | Downtown
National Museum of the American Indian | Downtown
National Postal Museum | Capitol Hill
National Zoo | Woodley Park
United States Botanic Garden | Downtown