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Create Your Child’s New Best Friend at Build-A-Bear Reno!

A mom in a cream dress snuggles and plays with her toddler daughter in a field of grass

Build-A-Bear has been there with us through the most significant moments in life. From special days out with our grandparents to graduation celebrations, they’ve been one of the best ways to make memories while honoring major milestones. And now that we’re parents, it’s time to pass that joy to the next generation. If you’re looking for a way to have a memorable day with your child, I would love to tell you why I think you should visit the Build-A-Bear in Reno

Make Lifetime Memories at Build-A-Bear Reno

5530 Meadowood Mall, Circle Space G108, Reno, Nevada 89502

Build-A-Bear was started in St. Louis by Maxine Clark, the former president of Payless Shoes. Shortly after she resigned from her job at the legendary shoe shop, she started thinking about the next stage of her career before deciding to let kids decide. She drew up three different plans for kids’ stores. She presented them to a group of children who ultimately decided on Build-A-Bear. Clearly, she chose some intelligent kids because the shop became so popular it quickly expanded. By the early 2000s, it had opened its first international shop. Today, there are over 500 locations under the current president, Sharon Price John. Even after creating 200 million bears, the simple devotion to kids’ fun remains at the store’s heart. 

A mom and dad stand by a wooden beam fence holding hands and their toddler daughter on her hip before visiting build a bear reno


From the second you walk through the doors of Build-A-Bear Reno, you’re in a bright world filled with snuggly friends. The shop has endless options for you to create beyond just their signature bears. Build-A-Bear is home to familiar characters from franchises such as Trolls, Star Wars, Animal Crossing, and Hello Kitty. You can find animals, including axolotls, raptors, and raccoons. There are also specialty bears for birthdays, sports teams, and other celebrations. Once you select what you want to make, it’s time to stuff it and give it a heart. The shop allows you to add a recording if you want to make it extra special. From there, you’ll choose the outfits and accessories to make it your own.  

A mom and dad hug their toddler daughter in a golden field at sunset before visiting build a bear reno


Build-A-Bear is one of the best places to head for a birthday. The shop offers a “Pay Your Age” deal where, whatever age your child is turning, that’s the price you pay for their bear. The Reno location also hosts one-of-a-kind birthday parties. Your child will choose the theme they’d like for their party, and all the guests will get to create their own keepsake bears.

Check Out Build-A-Bear Reno, and Let Me Know What You Made!

Your family can have an unforgettable day creating brand new friends at the Build-A-Bear Reno workshop. Check out the shop today so you can plan your next trip! 

If you need another way to make memories with your kids, I’m your girl! I’m a Nevada photographer as well as a mom myself. I know from experience how wild and fleeting these years can be, and I want to allow you to slow down time. If you’ve been considering booking a session with your favorite people, let’s connect so you can decide whether I’m the photographer for you. Contact me today to get the conversation rolling!

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