create fun, educational and interactive experiences for children and caregivers as they play, discover and learn.
Explore the many exciting, interactive exhibits in this fabulous children’s museum, located in Downtown Cape Girardeau! Ideal for children ages 11 and younger, our current 7,500 sq feet of exhibit space is a perfect place to play and learn! You can spend hours laughing, playing, and learning at Discovery Playhouse. Come by and see us!
Pricing & Hours
Under 1: Free
Ages 1 to 54: $8.00
Ages 55+: $4
Military, Educator & Healthcare: $6
EBT & Snap Benefits: FREE (up to 4 people)
Tues-Thurs: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday: 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 7 pm
Sunday: 1 to 6 pm
we meet kids where they are.
Check out these fun facts about the Discovery PlayHouse
The menu in our bakery exhibit is Cake Reanimated’s real menu!
The Discovery PlayHouse employs approximately 18 staff.
The Discovery PlayHouse’s building was built in 1916 and was the home to one of the largest furniture stores in Missouri.
Annual membership at the Discovery PlayHouse also gives you discounts on admission at other children’s museums in the Association of Children’s Museum reciprocal network!
The Discovery PlayHouse hosted almost 40 field trips and approximately 1500 children in April and May, 2023.
Churro, the bearded dragon came from Mac’s Mission after his previous owner surrendered him, and brought along with him his favorite blanket, pillow and stuffed dinosaur. His original name was Mithra.
by and see us soon!
At the Discovery Playhouse, we’re all about fun and learning. We offer memberships, group rates, and party packages, so whether you want to stop by for an hour, or spend the day with us, we’ve got you and your kids covered. We hope you’ll stop by and see us soon.