A Healthy Visit

a healthy visit

We miss you, dreamers, and look forward to the time when we can welcome you safely back into the Museum again.

As the District slowly works to reopen, the Museum has continued to analyze the latest data and research, monitor local trends, and gather information from colleagues, experts, and officials around the region. Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 crisis, Mayor Bowser’s Executive Order to extend the state of emergency and public health emergency in the District through October 11, and the announcements that local schools are beginning the 2020-2021 school year virtually, National Children’s Museum has made the difficult but necessary decision to remain temporarily closed until at least October 13.

Our team is diligently preparing for that moment, implementing cleaning and distancing procedures and visitor policies that are based on leading research and best practice. As we approach October, and as champions of science, we will continue to assess the landscape, what’s best for visitors and staff, and of course, keep you updated.

We are so grateful for your continued support during this time. Please note that memberships remain frozen and will be reactivated upon the Museum’s reopen. In the meantime, we hope that your families will join our monthly, members-only virtual events.If you have member related questions, please contact [email protected].

We know that families and educators are entering yet another season of distance learning. Our mission to inspire children to care about and change the world is more important now than ever, and we will continue to complement curriculum and support children, caregivers, and educators with high-quality virtual STEAM programs and offerings.

We cannot wait to reopen our doors and dream alongside you again! Should you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to [email protected].

general guidelines and recommendations for a healthy and safe visit:

Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Wash your hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds.

Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer provided throughout the Museum.