our exhibits

We develop young minds and encourage young learners to dream the impossible through interactive and engaging exhibits.

Little girl climbing up to the top of 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.

Little boy in the airplane in the Little Dreamers exhibit

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.

Little boy in the Paw Patrol area of the Art + Tech exhibit.

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!

Parent and child at Pom Pom Poll in the Data Science Alley exhibit

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.

Young girl at Bernoullis Hoops in the Engineering Games and Play exhibit

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.

Young boy in the Tinkerers Studio

Join us for school field trips, family workshops, and birthday parties in this 21st-century learning lab.

Two girls posing next to Shaun the Sheep

From January 20 through May 12, 2024, explore Mossy Bottom Farm in Shaun the Sheep™: Flock This Way! Climb and hop across the barn, create stop motion animations, take the farm truck for a spin, and more!

entry hall experience

The entry hall is located on Floor 2 and does not require Museum tickets to enter.

dance party pod

presented by spotify

Meet us in the Dance Party Pod to wiggle and giggle! Powered by Spotify, this new pod experience will allow Dreamers to explore new genres of sound while discovering how different music inspires different movements. Museum tickets are not required to enter.

Group of girls in the Spotify Dance Party Pod

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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.

baby jam

Ready to rock? Grab an instrument and join the band to explore sound and movement every Friday at 10:30 am. Recommended ages 0-3.

STEAM story time

Read along, sing, and play! We invite our smallest dreamers (ages 1-4) to investigate colors, numbers, and more every Thursday at 10:30 am.

open studio

Make something magical with tools, materials, and your imagination in the Tinkerers Studio, the Museum’s creative hub. More information to come.

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