This pandemic has been devastating our communities and my heart goes out to everyone who has suffered during this uncertain time. We have always strived to bring happiness to you and your children as a sign of our care for our community. We are deeply saddened we are forced to close the Vienna location.

We love you and thank each and every one of you for all your support throughout the years, it was truly a pleasure.

Our Sterling location is now our sole location and we hope to see your familiar faces there soon.

Please visit our Sterling Website for future updates.

Once Upon A Dream: A whimsical & educational play‑center

An upscale, nurturing, fun, and friendly open‑ended entertainment center for children (ages 6 months – 9 years) and their families. The owner’s long-time dream, the center is designed with an open‑ended play area and activities geared toward early to mid‑childhood development in order to expand imagination, creativity, and fine and gross motor skills.

Our mission is to foster family happiness and deeper connections through playtime between children and their parents in a screen-free zone. Adults don't forget to wear socks we're a no shoes indoor play house!

Once Upon a Dream will transport you to another world the moment you walk through the door. Our adult guests regularly gasp with delight as they enter the 3000 sq. ft. center for the first time, commenting, “Wow, it’s so clean!” or “it’s so beautiful!” Once children enter, they often start running all over the place with mesmerized excitement at the surprising play area in front of them.

  • Café

    We offer a café that boasts a variety of healthy snacks, like organic juice and milk, yogurt, cheese sticks, hummus, as well as coffee, tea, chips, cookies, and cupcakes.

  • Party Packages

    The center specializes in providing perfect, customizable party packages with special themes and activities for your child’s birthday, baby showers, special event, and seasonal parties. Choose your Party Packages, personalize it, and we will take care of the rest!

  • Other Services

    Along with open play, Once Upon A Dream also offers parent's short term supervised care for their little ones, what we call our Child Care service. As well as seasonal camps and Parents' night out events. Check our online Calendar for special events and workshops. Working parents check out our newly added co‑working space the Work Room!

We are located in Vienna, Virginia, just a few steps away from Tyson's Corner. We offer free WIFI.

Get back in touch with your inner child, as you and your precious loved ones explore, play, and create together in our special world!

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Open Play Hours:

December 14th 9:00am-1:00pm

Dec 15- 9:00am-3:00pm

Dec 16-9:00 am-2:00pm

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10:00 am-2:00 pm

We are open for Child Care
Weekdays
By Reservation Only

Open Play Admission:

1st child​ $20 includes 1st adult
2nd child $15
2nd adult $5
Secured infants 1-6 months free
with paid sibling admission

Each paid admission offers 2 hours of open play.

Socks must be worn by adults (no shoes)

$1 socks will be sold, if you forget.

Please review our policies before visiting.

Gift Cards are available upon request.

Now Reserving:

  • Child Care / Work Room now reserving

  • Open Play now reserving

  • Party Packages (limited capacity)

  • Party Kits for Virtual Parties are available

  • Fall/Christmass Private Party

Christmas Private Party

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Looking for the spirit of Christmas which is hope and love?

Enjoy christmas activities made just for your family, a small group of 5 kids/5 adults or max of 10 kids/10 adults.

Enjoy christmas activities made just for your family, a small group of 5 kids/5 adults or max of 10 kids/10 adults.

Our Private christmas Party includes:

2 hour open play
Christmas craft
Cookie decorating for kids
Winter refreshments

Contact a team member for more information

Fall Themed Private Party

Perfect for playdates or small birthday parties!

Reserve a private Fall themed tea party made just for your family, a small group of 5 kids/5 adults or max of 10 kids/ 10 adults.

Our Fall Themed Tea Party includes:

2 hour open play
Fall refreshments to enjoy in tea sets
Cupcakes for kids
Party room or Gazebo rental

Contact a team member for more information

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Fun activities offered daily!
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