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Membership and Admission

Children under the age of one are free.

All children and adults ages 8 and up are $8/person unless you’re a part of a group with a reservation or are a member of the Playhouse.

We have a few different options for membership. Both last one year and expire at the end of the month in which they were purchased. Learn more here.

Option 1: Just For Two – $100/year

  • This option includes one adult and one child.

Option 2: Family Membership – $150/year

  • This option includes two adults and up to four children. Additional children can be added to the membership for an extra $25/child/year.

Option 3: Grandparents Membership – $125/year

  • The grandparent’s package includes two adults and four grandkids. Adults must be a senior to be eligible.

Option 4: Deluxe Family Membership is $225/year

  • This membership includes four adults and six children. Additional children can be added to the membership for an extra $25/child/year.

Members enjoy free play, discounts on birthday parties and events, and they can enjoy member perks and member nights.

Memberships to the Discovery Playhouse are specific to the person(s) listed on the membership card. They are not transferable and cannot be shared between different people.

Groups and Parties

Group rates are for groups of 10 or more and need to be registered two weeks in advance. Groups must be some type of organized group, such as a school group, church group, camp group, etc.

Groups must have a 1:5 ratio of adults to children. Admission is $5/child adults are free! (only applicable to pre-scheduled groups) 

Memberships may not be used in conjunction with a group admission as the group rate is already discounted.

A party at Discovery Playhouse includes 1 1/2 hours (90 minutes) in our party room and free, all-day admission for up to 36 guests (Includes children and adults). The time allotment includes setup and breakdown. 

Cost: $155 for Members / $175 for Non-Members

Additional guests are $5 per person. Memberships can not be used in conjunction with party attendance.

A 50%, non-refundable deposit is required to hold the reservation.

Storybook adds an additional $75 per character. A one-character party would be $230 for members / $250 for non members.

One adult is required for every 5 children and children must be supervised at all times within the Playhouse.

Parties can be booked Friday (4:30-6:30pm), Saturdays (9-11am, 11:30am-1:30pm, 2-4pm, and 4:30-6:30pm) and Sundays (1-3pm and 3:30-5:30pm)

Requests for parties outside of our normal time/date slots will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for more details.

Party duration is limited to 2 hours, including set up and clean up.

Protecting Against Coronavirus

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth, or nose with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. The World Health Organization suggests maintaining at least 3 feet of space between yourself and an ill person, or someone who is coughing and sneezing.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the crook of your arm when sneezing or coughing (also known as the vampire cough). Dispose of tissue after use.
  • Stay home and away from others if you or your family members are feeling ill.

Discovery Playhouse has had zero reports of staff members who could have been exposed to the Coronavirus. We have sent a memo to all staff reminding them to stay home if they feel ill in any way and reminding them they will not be penalized for doing so.

Discovery Playhouse has not been notified by the CDC or any other public health organization that an exposed person has visited Discovery Playhouse. As with any public space, we cannot know the medical history of every visitor, but Discovery Playhouse is taking every precaution to strengthen our cleaning procedures and reduce the risk of spreading germs.

Yes! Come visit and play if you and your family are feeling well! We ask that if you are coughing, sneezing or just feeling bad to please visit us another day. There is no additional risk for your family when visiting Discovery Playhouse versus any other public space. For more information on protecting you and your family check out www.cdc.gov or www.health.mo.gov.

The cleaning procedures in place at Discovery Playhouse follow strict internal guidelines as well as the safety guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services. All movable toys and props are disinfected and wiped down daily. With concern over the virus we have increased the amount of times these items are disinfected throughout the day. We have identified high touch areas and clean them frequently throughout the day.


Our staff sanitizes our exhibits and touchable surfaces throughout. The restrooms are checked and cleaned on a regular basis.


Discovery Playhouse has hand sanitizers located throughout the museum, however we still encourage staff and patrons to wash their hands with soap and water whenever possible.

Hours, Location, & Holidays

502 Broadway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10 am to 5 pm

Wednesday: 10 am to 5 pm

Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm

Friday: 10 am to 7 pm

Saturday: 9 am to 7 pm

Sunday: 1 to 6 pm


Christmas Eve (Open for Shopping Only)

Christmas Day

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Day


Memorial Day

July 4th

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