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Put Some STEAM into Your Child’s Play at Gymboree Play & Music

Want to introduce your little one to new ways to learn through play? Gymboree Play & Music DC is now offering classes that let children explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) in fun, exciting ways that combine active play with curated manipulatives to spark innovation. There are unique baby focused offerings as well as after (pre)school activities for children from infants to 5 years old.

Designed for babies through 10 months of age, this immersive cutting-edge play experience is filled with sensory discovery for the littlest explorers. Baby Lab brings thematic sensory learning in language, movement, music, social awareness, tactility and sensory integration. Along with sensory experiences, classes also encourage coordination & balance, problem solving, togetherness and social awareness. Themed sessions include SIGNS, MINDFULNESS, ARTSY BABY, & SUN/MOON/STARS.
BabyLab classes held Tuesdays @ 11:45am, Wednesdays @ 12:30pm, and Saturdays @ 12pm | $90/month

This class for children ages 2-5 years old takes STEAM learning beyond what can be found in many traditional class settings. Scientific Thinking, Problem Solving, Art, Sensory Experiences, and Whole Child Innovation are the driving forces behind these classes, with an approach that inventive play instills confidence that they can bring their ideas into matter and share innovation with a world that is listening. Themed sessions include: SPLASH, DWELL, SPIN, SOUND, SQUISH, GROW, SHINE among others.
Play Lab with Caregiver Classes held Mondays @ 4:30pm, Fridays @ 11:30am, & Sundays @ 9:30am | $90/month
Play Lab STEAM Drop-off Classes held Wednesdays at 4:15pm | $99/month

All memberships include unlimited open gym and access to special events. And Gympboree Play & Music has a special promo through the end of September that waives the $60 initiation fee. And the space is conveniently located across the street from the Woodley Park Metro station at 2639 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Are you ready to get your kiddo started on a journey of fun and learning? Register here for Gymboree Play & Music DC!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DC Kids Play, LLC, however, I only promote activities, events, and services that I sincerely enjoy and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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Gymboree is Coming to DC!


I remember when Owen was a baby and started to achieve real mobility — walking, climbing, rolling, crawling — any means of movement that could take him where he wanted to go. That was when I began to look into play classes for him. And given that it was my first time ever doing that kind of research, my first instinct was to Google “Gymboree,” because even though I’d never been to one (the play space, that is; I’d done plenty of shopping at the store), that was the one name I’d heard of and associated with tumbling sessions for babies and toddlers. Kudos to them on branding.

So, I was surprised to learn there was no Gymboree here in the city. Sure, there were a few in the ‘burbs, in both Maryland and Virginia, but not a single one actually existed in the District. I guess I just figured big company, big city…surely the two had to connect. But, alas, they did not. We ended up finding another place — the only place in the city — for those play classes, and while we enjoyed it, I recall thinking that DC really needed more options.

Several years later, Marisa Flowers thought the same thing. The DC mom of a 2.5 year old wondered why she had to take her daughter out of the city for those kinds of activities and for parties so often. After taking her to Gymboree Play & Music for over a year in Maryland, she decided to explore becoming an owner/operator herself.

Fast forward many months, and she’s on her way to opening the first Gymboree in Washington, DC! With a convenient location right across from the Woodley Park Metro station, it’s slated to open in late June, offering a variety of classes for children from birth to 5 years old, as well as birthday parties.

There will be core Play & Learn classes for children from birth to 3 years old, School Skills classes for 3- and 4-year-olds, and Art and Music for ages 6 months to 5 years. And kids turning 1-4 years will be able to celebrate their birthdays there as well.

The opening date is still over a month away (and tentative) and class dates have not yet been set, but you can join the email list by emailing wdc@gymboreeclasses.com or check the website for updates on the opening date, class schedules, as well as info about grand opening events and specials.

Gymboree of Washington, DC, is located at 2639 Connecticut Avenue NW #113 in Woodley Park. Along with the convenience to Metro, the building also offers parking Monday – Friday (for a fee).

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DC Kids Play, LLC, however, I only promote activities, events, and services that I sincerely enjoy and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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