The Teddy Bear Connection is a locally-owned, interactive store located in the newly remodeled Merle Hay Mall.  We offer a unique and fun experience for all ages.


In-Store parties
Starting at $9.99 per guest.

  • Birthday Parties
  • Field Trips
  • Holiday bashes

Build-Your-Own Plush Animal
Merle Hay Mall Des Moines IA

Teddy Bear Connection offers a fun and interactive stuffed animal experience built around your child's unique personality!

  • Choose an animal from a variety of options from all over the animal kingdom!
  • Pick a wish from the wishing well to put in your animal.
  • Stuff your new friend at the stuffing machine.
  • Accesorise from a variety of clothing options from costumes, super hero, occupations, sports and more!
  • Give your animal a name and fill out a birth certificate.

Don't forget to book your Birthday Party in our party room!

New Items!

We now have Aroma-Bearapy scents for your stuffed animals.
Cotton candy, candy apple, cupcake, bubble gum, popcorn, baby powder, strawberry and chocolate mint.

We also have a couple different cute, little sleeping bags for your stuffed animals.

Last, but not least, we also have new 8" and 16" animals that we've never had before.

Come check us out in the Merle Hay Mall today!