our exhibits + experiences
We develop young minds and encourage young learners to dream the impossible.
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
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
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.
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
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
A free-movement space for infants and toddlers to build gross and fine motor skills.
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
Join us for school field trips, family workshops, and open studio hours in this 21st-century learning lab.
presented by microsoft
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?
open studio hour
family weekend workshop
We strive to create meaning, fuel connection, and spark wonder. Please see the calendar for additional information on specific programs.
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.
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.
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.