Zany Brainy was an educational based toy store located in the United States. It sold educational toys and multi-media products aimed at children ages 4–12. Its merchandise included different types of fun, educational games and puzzles. Infant development toys to increase thinking skills. Educational books as well as cassettes, CDs, and children's videos. Zany Brainy also included lots of arts and crafts projects from building toys and trains to electronic computer based learning aids. They also carried musical instruments, science toys, plush toys, doll, stuffed animals and sports based toys. The stores offered daily events such as workshops, concerts, and author appearances and had a large following.