spark curiosity + ignite creativity


timed sessions

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

closed monday through wednesday and the following holidays: new years day, memorial day, independence day, labor day, thanksgiving day, christmas day


adults + children over 1

$15.95 per person

children under 1





enjoy the wonder of the Museum year-round and access fun-filled benefits

field trips

connect and expand on STEAM subjects presented in the classroom

our new home

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.


Coming soon! A Bluestone Lane café will offer seasonal bites and drinks and will be accessible from inside the Museum and directly from the Woodrow Wilson Plaza.

A food court with additional options is located inside the Ronald Reagan Building. Please note that in order to access the food court, visitors must go through Ronald Reagan Building security.

Visit cafe bubble divider

a Museum built for all

wheelchair accessibility

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.

open captioning

All videos with audio content are captioned.

by request

sensory backpacks

Sensory backpacks are available to borrow at no cost and include noise-reduction headphones as well as fidgets to help ease sensory stimulation.

Little Dreamers Exhibit

ready to dream?

Explore the wonder-filled world that awaits!