Visit

spark curiosity + ignite creativity

hours

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

closed tuesdays, thanksgiving day and christmas day

admission

tickets are required for admission

adults and children 1+

$15.95 per person

children under 1

free

members

free

memberships

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

group visits

the more, the merrier! discounted admission for groups 20 or larger

our 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.

metro/bus

Steps away from Federal Triangle and three blocks from Metro Center. Nearby bus routes include 30N, 30S, 32, 33, 34, 36, D6, and P6.

parking

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.

café—now open!

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

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.

wheelchair

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 Dreamers Exhibit

ready to dream?

Explore the wonder-filled world that awaits!