COVID-19 AlertFor the protection and health of our patients and team members during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the Child Life Playroom is closed until further notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to providing this resource to our patients in the future. 


The Child Life Services play program operates out of the The Marian Alexander Playroom, also known as the Child Life Playroom.

This playroom overlooks the Olson Family Garden, one of our two outdoor gardens.

The playroom is open most days.  Contact child life services for hours of operation.  

Virtual Tour: Take a virtual tour of the Child Life Playroom.

What Is There to Do in the Child Life Playroom and the Play Program?

Children can:

  • Play and find outlets for self-expression

  • Participate in individual and small group activities

  • Check out toys, games, books, and crafts for use in their rooms

Who Can Use the Child Life Playroom?

  • All inpatients, from infants through adolescents, can play during supervised play sessions.

  • Inpatients who have immune systems that may be compromised can discuss "off-time" sessions with their child life specialist.

  • If your child is unable to visit the playroom, our staff are happy to provide you with activities for your child and family to use in his or her own room.

  • Adolescents 12 and over are encouraged to visit our Teen Lounge.

Can Siblings or Outpatients Visit the Child Life Playroom?

  • Siblings are welcome to visit the Child Life Playroom when they are with both a patient and a caregiver.

  • Siblings of patients hospitalized in our intensive care units (NICU, PICU, and CICU) who are under 12 can visit with a caregiver present.

  • Siblings and outpatients ages 2 -11 years are welcome to use the Sibling Playroom on the lower level.