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What is Play Union?

Play Union is a drop-in pretend play and craft center. A place for kids to explore, imagine, create, and most of all play. You can meet up with your friends, make new ones and be part of the community. Play Union is also available for birthday parties and as a space rental.

Drop in Play

Build with magnatiles and blocks, solve a puzzle, take orders in the restaurant, buy groceries at the market, zoom around with trucks, cars and trains, launch into space, put on a show with puppets or your friends and so much more. Enjoy unlimited playtime for the day with passes or membership, as well as free weekly sing alongs.

Nap Time Special: 20% off all 1 day passes if you enter between 12 pm and 2 pm.

Note: Adults are free! Enjoy complimentary wifi and coffee.

Membership Pricing

  • Day Pass
    $12


  • Add'l Child Day Pass
    $8

    * Siblings Ages 0-1yr are always free.

  • Day Pass Ages 0-1yr
    $8


  • 5 Day Pass
    $50


  • Add'l Child 5 Day Pass
    $35

    * Siblings Ages 0-1yr are always free.

  • 5 Day Pass Ages 0-1yr
    $35


  • 10 Day Pass
    $90


  • Add'l Child 10 Day Pass
    $60

    * Siblings Ages 0-1yr are always free.

  • 10 Day Pass Ages 0-1yr
    $60


  • 6 Month Membership
    $300


  • Add'l Child 6 Month Membership
    $180

    * Siblings Ages 0-1yr are always free.

  • 6 Month Membership Ages 0-1yr
    $180


Membership includes 10% off all parties and 2 crafts per week for children ages 2+.

Parties/Rental

All Parties come with free balloons, exclusive use of the entire space and an additional 15 minutes each for set up and clean up. Basic paper goods and table cloths are available at no extra charge. For details on other types of space rental Contact Us.

Party Favors – 15% off with your party. We’ll even assemble the bags for you!

Note: Adults are free! Enjoy complimentary wifi and coffee.

2 HOUR PARTY 1-10 CHILDREN $250^

ADD'L CHILDREN $10/EACH

ADD'L PARTY TIME $50 PER 1/2 HOUR

PARTY CRAFTS $5/EACH

^ 10% off for membership holders.

Crafting

Crafting is available for children ages 2+ during drop in play and parties. Projects include painting wood crafts and a “project of the week” (focusing on paper crafts and recycled materials.)

  • Members get 2 free crafts per week
    $300
     
  • Members and multi day pass holders can do a craft for $5 at any time
    $5
     
  • Day pass holders can do a craft for $8 at any time
    $8

About

Amenities

Note: The center is closed to the community during parties. We will do our best to inform the community before a party happens by posting the special hours on our events calendar, Facebook and Google listing.

Parking: Parking spots 1 & 2 in the private lot next to Play Union are for Play Union customers. Otherwise 2 hour spots are near by as well as metered spots in Union Square. Don’t forget, if you are a Somerville resident and have a residential sticker on your vehicle you can park on any side street nearby. 

Last entry to play for the day is 1/2 hour before closing.

Unlimited play time with passes and membership

Free wifi and coffee

Free weekly Sing Along for pass and membership holders

Meet the Staff

Debbie Musnikow, Owner

As a Somerville resident, Debbie cares deeply about the local community. She feels it’s important for children and their caretakers to have space in the community to create, imagine and explore. She is excited to bring such a space to Union Square.

Debbie loves working with children of all ages. She spent her early work life teaching Hebrew to elementary school children with special needs at Congregation Kehillath Israel and working as a Unit Head, then Education Director at Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake. She then advised teenagers at New England Young Judaea’s after school programs. She gained her retail and store operations experience as a Store Manager and Management Trainer for Discovery Channel Stores. For the last decade she worked as the Operations Director at Stellabella Toys.

Debbie enjoys knitting, crafting and spending time with her family and friends in her free time.

Hours

Note: The center is closed to the community during parties. We will do our best to inform the community before a party happens by posting the special hours on our events calendar, Facebook and Google listing.

Parking: Parking spots 1 & 2 in the private lot next to Play Union are for Play Union customers. Otherwise 2 hour spots are near by as well as metered spots in Union Square. Don’t forget, if you are a Somerville resident and have a residential sticker on your vehicle you can park on any side street nearby. 

Last entry to play for the day is 1/2 hour before closing.

Monday9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM — 5:00 PM

events and classes

august, 2018

03aug11:30 am12:00 pmFriday Sing Along with Jeff Jam11:30 am - 12:00 pm ET

04aug10:00 am10:45 amMusic Together Class Summer Session10:00 am - 10:45 am ET

05aug9:00 am9:45 amKid's Yoga ( Ages 2-5)9:00 am - 9:45 am ET

07aug4:15 pm5:00 pmMusic Together Class Summer Session with Jeff Jam4:15 pm - 5:00 pm ET

10aug11:30 am12:00 pmFriday Sing Along with Jeff Jam11:30 am - 12:00 pm ET

11aug10:00 am10:45 amMusic Together Class Summer Session10:00 am - 10:45 am ET

12aug11:00 am1:00 pmBirthday Party (Opening at 1 PM)11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

14aug4:15 pm5:00 pmMusic Together Class Summer Session with Jeff Jam4:15 pm - 5:00 pm ET

14aug7:00 pm9:00 pmPeaceful and Positive Parenting for Busy Parents7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET

17aug11:30 am12:00 pmFriday Sing Along with Jeff Jam11:30 am - 12:00 pm ET

18aug10:00 am10:45 amMusic Together Class Summer Session10:00 am - 10:45 am ET

18aug11:00 am12:30 pmBirthday Party (Closed 11 AM-12:30 PM)11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

20aug6:00 pm7:30 pmBabywearing International of Greater Boston6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET

24aug11:30 am12:00 pmFriday Sing Along with Jeff Jam11:30 am - 12:00 pm ET

25aug10:00 am10:45 amMusic Together Class Summer Session10:00 am - 10:45 am ET

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Play Union

378 Somerville Ave
Somerville MA 02143

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