Play Street Museum inks deal for first Loudoun location

Here’s something fun — a new kids play land is coming to Ashburn, but it’s a little different from some of the ones we’ve seen before. It’s called Play Street Museum.

The Burn has learned that Play Street Museum is taking a nearly 3,700 s.f. vacant space in the Ashburn Village Shopping Center. That’s the center off of Gloucester Parkway with the Giant grocery store, Finnegan’s Irish Pub, and many other retailers.

“Play Street Museum is an interactive children’s museum and indoor play area purposefully designed to encourage a young child’s sense of independence, exploration, and creativity,” the company’s website reads. “By narrowing the focus of our children’s museums and indoor play areas to the interests and imaginations of children eight and under, young explorers will discover educational exhibits and activities in a world specifically crafted just for them.”

The play areas — which appear to take on different themes at different locations — are meant to be “self navigated” — meaning kids can explore on their own without the assistance of an adult.

Images: Play Street Museum

Some of the themes shown on the website include a farm, an airport, a grocery store, and a doctor’s office. Activities mentioned include building blocks, painting, musical instruments, pottery, and a “slime lab.”

There are Play Street Museum locations open or in the works across the country in more than a dozen states. The Ashburn location is the first one announced for the state of Virginia. No word yet on when it will open.