our exhibits + experiences

We develop young minds and encourage young learners to dream the impossible.

An artist's rendering of the 'dream machine'

dream machine

Climb into the clouds with our three-story climber and slide! Use your imagination to discover new ideas and reach beyond the familiar. The Dream Machine is wheelchair accessible at multiple points.

presented by the people of the state of qatar

An artist's rendering of 'little dreamers'

little dreamers

Located near the Dream Machine, this cloud-and flight-themed area for infants and toddlers encourages movement and connection. 

presented by the bainum family foundation

Six boys and girls raising their hands to simulate lightning

innovation sandbox

Shoot bolts of lightning, make it rain, create clouds, and more through Weather Worlds, an immersive digital experience created by Design I/O. Afterward, discover your inner climate action hero.

Illustration of various shaped art and technology exploration areas for young learners

art + tech

Tap into your creativity with iconic friends and activities from Nickelodeon, including SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, and slime. Not to worry – the slime is virtual so you can experience all the fun without any of the mess!

presented by + developed in partnership with nickelodeon

Illustration of a data science alley for young learners

data science alley

Step through colorful, reactive gateways, send a pom-pom through tubes and in the process, discover how data points are collected and aggregated. Explore figures and statistics through play and think about the data found in our day-to-day lives.

presented by amazon

Coming Soon on Aqua-Colored Background

little movers

A free-movement space for infants and toddlers to build gross and fine motor skills.

Illustration of an engineering-themed room for young learners

engineering games + play

Design, build, and send vehicles down our “On the Go-go” track. Shoot a basketball, score a home run, and dive into material science and natural phenomenon concepts through the lens of beloved local sports teams.

presented by the annette m. and theodore n. lerner family foundation + the district department of transportation

Illustration of tinkerers-themed room for young learners

tinkerers studio

Join us for school field trips, family workshops, and open studio hours in this 21st-century learning lab.

presented by microsoft

Coming Soon on Aqua-Colored Background

visiting exhibit hall

In February 2020, we will welcome Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego: Let’s Explore!, an interactive exhibit for preschoolers presented in Spanish and English.


Learn and play in this modern, indoor/outdoor space near the main entrance. Museum tickets are not required to enter.

wondering what’s up?

02 Dec
10:00 am - 10:30 am

STEAM storytime

ages 1-3
03 Dec
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

open studio hour

ages 4-12
11 Jan
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

family weekend workshop

drop-in 10am-12pm, ages 5-12
No event found!

delightful programs

We strive to create meaning, fuel connection, and spark wonder. Please see the calendar for additional information on specific programs.

pop-up experiences

You never know what you may find around the corner: a design challenge, collaborative art project, or science experiment. Location and content of activities change almost daily and are fun for all ages.

open studio

Make something magical with tools, materials, and your imagination in the Tinkerers Studio, the Museum’s creative hub. More information to come.

STEAM + story time

Read along, sing, and play! We invite our smallest dreamers (ages 1-3) to investigate colors, numbers, and more every Wednesday and Friday, 10:00-10:30am.

family workshops

Drop in for more family fun on select Saturdays and dive deeper into science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Recommended for ages 4-12.

sensational sensory mornings

Looking for a quieter, less crowded experience? On select Saturdays, the Museum opens its doors early for children with sensory sensitivities or developmental disabilities and their families. Trained staff and additional resources are available year-round to support all visitors.