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 and the Mayor’s extension of the State of Emergency through December 31, 2020, National Children’s Museum has made the difficult but necessary decision to remain temporarily closed until further notice.

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 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 challenging and unprecedented time. Below, we’ve compiled the answers to a few questions you may have:

How will this affect my membership?

Please note that memberships remain frozen and will be reactivated upon the Museum’s reopening. In the meantime, we hope that your family will join our monthly, members-only virtual events. If you have member related questions, please contact [email protected].

How can I stay engaged with the Museum?

Virtual adventure awaits! Our doors may not be open, but we can still dream together through digital 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 Trip – step “inside” National Children’s Museum for a standards-aligned field trip that explores cloud identification! Great news for educators! You may be able to schedule a FREE live extension experience for your class this fall! Email [email protected] to learn more.

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!

When will you determine your reopening date?

Science and safety are our highest priorities. Our leadership meets regularly to assess local trends, and how that data affects our reopening. We can’t wait to dream together in-person again, but in the meantime, we plan to keep you updated on our operational status on a regular basis. If you haven’t yet, please sign up for our newsletter for our most up to date information.

I have another question. How do I get in touch?

Should you have any questions, 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.