About Us

Hello and welcome to the The Purple Platypus! We've been playing since 1988 (wow!) with a long history in the area. Once upon a time, Jody Geise had a vision to open a shop with educational and developmental products for both educators and parents with an elevated level of quality and service. After teaching for several years in the Lewisburg Area, her vision became reality when the original store, The Learning Source, was born on August 8, 1988 in Selinsgrove, PA. In the early 90's, Jody became an independent retailer and moved the store to Market Street in Lewisburg which was just a little closer to home.  The store was renamed to The Purple Platypus, thanks to a special "naming the store" contest and the support of her husband Dave and their three boys, Matthew, Chad and Todd. 

The rest is history with a little bit of chemistry. Okay, maybe a lot of chemistry. After all, that's what makes a really great story and that's what we have! 

We're a second generation family owned business and we remain passionate about being your neighborhood specialty toy store and baby gift provider.  Just as we did nearly 30 years ago, today we continue to assist our customers with the same elevated quality and service that our store grew up on. We are also blessed with a team who enjoy helping you find a unique and special gift. Just in to play? We love that too! Meet the talented team of The Purple Platypus by scrolling down below. They're a group of working moms juggling life, love, family, and "what's for dinner??!!!!!" They're fun, smart, loving, hilarious, hard working, and we're so blessed to have them! They are highly valued both in and out of the store and you can easily see why. 

Thank you from the bottom of our playful hearts for letting us share our story with you. As always, we look forward to seeing you, sharing with you, and watching your little ones grow smarter and stronger everyday!




Contact Us
  • The Purple Platypus
  • 335 Market Street
  • Lewisburg, PA 17837
  • P (570) 524-0199
  • F (570) 524-0143
  •  info@the-purple-platypus.com
  • Monday - Friday 10 - 5:30PM
  • Saturday - 10-5:00PM
  • The Purple Platypus at The Lewisburg Children's Museum
  • 815 Market Street
  • Lewisburg, PA 17837
  • Hours coming soon!
335 Market Street
815 Market Street