National Children’s Museum is open Thursday through Sunday with two timed sessions.

morning session: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
afternoon session: 1:30 – 4:30 pm

The Museum is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Tickets are required for admission. Learn more about how we’re ensuring a safe and fun experience for our visitors by reviewing our COVID-19 policies. Before your visit, please familiarize yourself with our general guest policies and check out our frequently asked questions for tips for a great trip!

general admission

General admission tickets are $15.95 for children over the age of one and adults. Children under one do not require a ticket for entry.

We encourage you to reserve tickets for your entire party in one order, as time slots may sell out quickly.

jump to member tickets

Community Access Program Partners, please navigate to the Access page to book your tickets.

Ready to come dream with us?

Here are a few things you should know.

  • Advanced tickets are strongly recommended. Walk up tickets are limited and are not guaranteed. As the Museum continues to limit capacity to enable social distancing, visitors, including members, are encouraged to reserve tickets in advance of their visit.
  • All tickets are for timed sessions. When you purchase your tickets in advance, you will be prompted to select a date as well as a timed session.
  • Every Monday at 9 am EST, a new week of tickets will be released. Tickets are released 8 weeks in advance.
  • Tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to visit due to health concerns, you may exchange your tickets for a new date and time by reaching out to  [email protected] in advance of your original ticket time.

member admission

A family membership is your ticket to discovering a new world of possibilities at National Children’s Museum! Want to become a member and save on visits to National Children’s Museum? Visit our membership page to learn more.

Members, use the button below to reserve your free tickets. You must be logged in to your account to apply your membership benefits. Please select tickets labeled for members. Download our member ticket guide for step-by-step instructions.