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50 years of play

summer tuesdays

More sun means more fun! For the months of July and August, the Museum will be on select Tuesdays.

Exterior shot of the Museum's outdoor awnings

museums for all

National Children’s Museum is a proud participant in the Museums For All program.

on exhibit through september 2, 2024

Two young girls participating in field trip programming in the Tinkerers Studio

pre-k – 5th grade field trips

happening at the Museum

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Little boy in the Paw Patrol area of the Art and Tech exhibit

experience a world of play

National Children’s Museum sparks curiosity and ignites passion through interactive exhibits and programs that explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math—or STEAM.

Even Doodle wears a mask when visiting National Children's Museum.

The Museum has moved to a mask optional policy for guests and staff in accordance with CDC and DC guidelines and in alignment with our local schools. For more information, see a healthy visit.

Dream alongside us from wherever you are 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 Videos – step “inside” National Children’s Museum with free, standards-aligned field trips videos!

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!

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