We develop young minds and encourage young learners to dream the impossible.
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.
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
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!
data science alley
presented by amazon
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.
A free-movement space for infants and toddlers to build gross and fine motor skills.
engineering games + play
presented by the annette m. and theodore n. lerner family foundation + the district department of transportation
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 microsoft
Join us for school field trips, family workshops, and birthday parties in this 21st-century learning lab.
visiting exhibit hall
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?
Member Event – Make It Fly
Member Event – Cherry Blossom Painting
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.
open studio (coming soon!)
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 from 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 (coming soon!)
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.