our exhibits

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

New! Click on the images and exhibit titles below to discover the STEAM experiences awaiting you at the Museum.

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.

The Visiting Exhibit Hall serves as a space to showcase some of the world’s most innovative and engaging traveling exhibits, designed especially for children.


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

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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.

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.

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 (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.