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Play Day Cafe

Open for Grab and Go Food Only

Due to COVID restrictions, our café is limited to “grab and go” items only like cheese, juice, and crackers. 

Not Available at This Time

The Play Day Café features products from local businesses such as: Left Bank Pattisserie, Batdorf & Bronson, Elyse's, Essential Baking Co., and Molly's.

Download a current menu here!

For any questions about celebrations, café options or food choices at the museum, feel free to call us at (360) 956-0818 ext. 104.

The Museum's Play Day Café offers a selection of:

  • Sandwiches
  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Grilled cheese
  • Quesadillas 
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Macarons and baked goods
  • Milk and juice
  • Coffee, tea and espresso
  • Frozen lemonade
  • Other family-friendly choices 
We offer plenty of seating for café patrons. If you bring your own food from home, we do have a few tables reserved for this in the café. Please no outside food from other restaurants or vendors in the café.

We ask that food and drink are not consumed in the galleries, including the Outdoor Discovery Center.

Outside the museum: You are welcome to have a picnic in the East Bay Public Plaza in front of Hands On, but please keep food about 5 feet away from the water feature. The East Bay Public Plaza is free for all families to enjoy!

A note about birthdays at Hands On

While we encourage you to celebrate birthdays and other special events with a visit to the Hands On Children’s Museum, the Café space is not available for impromptu parties as it is reserved for Café customers. We have several party rooms available for rent during and after hours for your birthday celebration. Click here to learn more about our Birthday Party Packages.