$25 off family memberships

now through december 31

Make more memories with year-round adventure! Use code HolidayPlay25Off at checkout. (Psst, this offer applies to gift memberships, too!)

Wide angle view of Creative Corner Rigamajig


Help us reinvent our Rigamajig building experience by making a gift by December 31!

now booking field trips!

Photo of the Happy Dance experience in the AlegreMENTE exhibit
AlegreMENTE | Happy Brain exhibit logo

Discover how playful interactions build brain health in this bilingual exhibit on display through January 1, 2024.

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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.