access programs

All children should have the chance to dream big. At National Children’s Museum, we are working to ensure that all children can access the high-quality science, technology, engineering, arts, and math experiences and programs that will spark their imagination.

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community access program

National Children’s Museum partners with trusted, local organizations to ensure the price of admission is not a barrier for the families they serve. Through this program, constituents of partner organizations who may otherwise be unable to attend may access free tickets.

Are you an organization in the DMV area that serves families with low incomes and is interested in becoming a Community Access Program partner?

2022-2023 program partners

Washington, DC, partners are generously sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton.

alexandria public library

boys and girls club of greater washington

briya public charter school

center for alexandria’s children


child and family network center

city kids

falls church-mclean children’s center

for love of children

horton’s kids

house of ruth

lift dc

rosie riveters

women palante

community access program reservations

Community members belonging to our partner organizations can book tickets through the Community Access Program using the general admission calendar on our tickets page. Remember to have your organization’s partner code handy! Please reach out to your organization for step-by-step instructions to make your reservation.

If you are not a member of a Community Access Program partner organization but are experiencing economic barriers to visiting us, please email our team.