Exhibits

our exhibits

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

Child sliding down the dream machine

presented by the people of the state of qatar

Children ages 5 and up can climb into the clouds in 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 bainum family foundation

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

a group of kids seeing themselves on the weather worlds green screen

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.

presented by + developed in partnership with nickelodeon

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!

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.

Little girl playing in little movers space

presented by pnc grow up great

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

Little boy swinging a bat in the batting cage

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.

interior of the tinkerers studio

presented by microsoft

Join us for school field trips, family workshops, and birthday parties in this 21st-century learning lab.

From September 2021 through January 2022, visit Moomin Animations – Thrills and Cuddles to learn how the Finnish author Tove Jansson’s beloved Moomin books are brought to life using animation!

entry hall experiences

These experiences are located on Floor 2 near the main entrance and do not require Museum tickets to enter.

dance party pod

presented by spotify

Meet us in the Dance Party Pod to wiggle and giggle! Powered by Spotify, this new pod experience will allow Dreamers to explore new genres of sound while discovering how different music inspires different movements. Museum tickets are not required to enter.

playzone (coming soon!)

Learn and play in this modern, indoor/outdoor space.

wondering what’s up?

23 Sep
10:30 am - 11:00 am

STEAM Story Time

25 Sep
10:30 am

Moomin Animations: Thrills + Cuddles – Who is Moomintroll?

30 Sep
10:30 am - 11:00 am

STEAM Story Time

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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.

STEAM story time

Read along, sing, and play! We invite our smallest dreamers (ages 1-4) to investigate colors, numbers, and more every Thursday at 10:30 am.

in the works

Thank you for your patience as we work to reintegrate our programming offerings!

open studio

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

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.