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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 open 7 days a week.

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.