inspiring children to care about + change the world

New mission for Climate Action Heroes everywhere!

Our second virtual field trip, Climate Action Heroes, is now live! Complete a lab experiment and hear from seven real-life Climate Action Heroes to learn the difference between weather and climate and the effects of climate change. Discover your inner climate action superpowers, and go change the world, dreamers! Educators, book a free live extension session for your classroom with a Museum Educator here.

The Museum remains temporarily closed.

You can still dream alongside us through virtual STEAM experiences!

75+ STEAMwork video programs – STEAM experiments and projects at home!

STEAM Daydream with National Children’s Museum Podcast – monthly episodes where children interview STEAM innovators from across the country!

Virtual Field Trips – step “inside” National Children’s Museum for free standards-aligned field trips!

Climate Action Heroes Digital Exhibit – take the test to find your inner climate action hero, and then launch into earth-saving missions you can accomplish from home!

Collection of Resources – check out a list of Museum-approved resources for more projects and fun to support your STEAM adventure!

anti-racism resources

View resources for having conversations about race and equity with your family.

Through interactive exhibitions exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), National Children’s Museum is developing young minds.