Open on weekends! Buy online and save $2 per ticket!

Hours & Admissions

Hours & Admissions

We will continue to require masks when visiting the Lab as we continue to adhere to the CDC guidelines for persons aged 2 and older.  Thank you for helping our staff and other guests remain safe.

The health and safety of everyone who walks through our doors has always been our top priority. We have developed a plan that is guided by recommendations from public health officials and from the best practices of museums throughout the country. We will be welcoming back guests at a slow, methodical pace and will monitor operations in real time, making adjustments along the way. Please take time to review our complete Adjusted Operating Policies.

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The Lab is open every Weekend to guests at a reduced capacity through two hour, timed-entry sessions.

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm        

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We strongly encourage you purchase your tickets in advance. Save $2 per ticket when you purchase online! Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a paid adult at all times while visiting the Lab. Tickets will be available on the Wednesday two weeks before that weekend.

Guests wishing to purchase tickets under the ASTC/ACM reciprocity benefit can email: tickets@childsci.org for a promo code before purchasing tickets online. Guests will be asked to show membership card and proof of ID at check-in.
Guests wishing to purchase tickets using Gift Tickets can email tickets@childsci.org for their promo code before purchasing tickets online.

Admission

General Admission

The Children’s Science Center Lab is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. We strongly encourage you purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets will be available on the Wednesday two weeks before that weekend. Cost of admission is $15.00. Save $2.00 per ticket when you purchase online!

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Groups

During our adjusted operations, we welcome you to purchase advance tickets for your group. Due to the limited capacity, we unable to offer a group discount at this time. If you have any questions, contact Guest Services at 703-648-3130 extension 6 several days before your visit.  

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Field Trips

The Children’s Science Center Lab is even more fun with your students! Experience science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts through fun, engaging, hands-on activities and exhibits. Now offering in-person as well as virtual!

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Girl Scout Programs

Get more information about our Girl Scout Programs by checking out our Girl Scout page.

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Financial Assistance Programs

The Children’s Science Center is committed to providing admission to under served audiences in our community and will offer a free admission program for qualified groups. Please contact us to see if you qualify for free admission.

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 30, 2022
January 30 Winter Wonder Lab
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Saturday, February 5, 2022
STEM Career Connections Event
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Sunday, February 20, 2022
Virtual 3D Design Workshop
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