Wide angle shot of the Dream Machine

spark curiosity + ignite creativity


open every day except tuesdays
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

closed tuesdays, thanksgiving day, and christmas day

Summer Tuesdays are here! The Museum will be open on select Tuesdays during the months of July and August.


tickets are required for admission


$18.95 per person

children 1 and older

$18.95 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 home

1300 pennsylvania avenue nw
washington, dc 20004

Our entrance is near the intersection of 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, adjacent to the Ronald Reagan Building. Look for our blue awnings!


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 following 12th Street NW heading south between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues.

Bluestone Lane Cafe Museum-side access


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+ can purchase beer, wine, and cocktails, which may be responsibly consumed in the Museum. Outside alcohol is prohibited.

a Museum for all Dreamers


Exhibits are ADA compliant. An elevator and lift connect the Museum’s three 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.


One wheelchair is available to borrow. A photo ID is required and will be held at the admission desk until the wheelchair is returned.

Little girl in a butterfly costume in the Little Dreamers exhibit

ready to dream?

Explore the wonder-filled world that awaits!