spark curiosity + ignite creativity
open every day except tuesdays
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
closed tuesdays, thanksgiving day, and christmas day
tickets are required for admission
$15.95 per person
children 1 and older
$15.95 per person
children under 1
enjoy the wonder of the Museum year-round and access fun-filled benefits
connect and expand on STEAM subjects presented in the classroom
the more, the merrier! discounted admission for groups 20 or larger
1300 pennsylvania avenue nw
washington, dc 20004
When you visit, look out for our blue awnings! The main Museum entrance is near the intersection of 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, adjacent to the Ronald Reagan Building.
Steps away from Federal Triangle and three blocks from Metro Center. Nearby bus routes include 30N, 30S, 32, 33, 34, 36, D6, and P6.
Street parking is limited. Parking garages are available within a few-block radius, including in the Ronald Reagan Building (starting at $20 for one to two hours).
school bus dropoff
For field trips and group visits, a safe drop-off point is available at 12th Street NW, between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues.
Bluestone Lane, the Australian-inspired coffee, café, & lifestyle brand, is located within the Museum’s Playzone on floor 2. There is a separate entrance and seating area accessible directly from Woodrow Wilson Plaza.
Offerings include popular plates such as, Avocado Smash and Banana Toast, as well as a range of grab-and-go delights exclusively curated for kids. In addition to the premium coffee, wellness drinks, and signature cold-pressed juices, adults 21+ will also be able to purchase beer, wine, and cocktails.
a Museum built for all
All exhibits are wheelchair accessible, including the Dream Machine, our climber and slide. An elevator connects the Museum’s two floors.
mothers room + stroller parking
The Mothers Room is located on Floor 1, near the elevator and the Little Dreamers toddler space. Stroller parking is available on Floor 2 of the Museum.
All videos with audio content are captioned.
Sensory backpacks are available to borrow at no cost and include noise-reduction headphones as well as fidgets to help ease sensory stimulation.
One wheelchair is available to borrow. A photo ID is required and will be held at the admission desk until the wheelchair is returned.
ready to dream?
Explore the wonder-filled world that awaits!