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Hours & Admissions

Hours & Admissions

The Lab is temporarily closed.

We're still serving our mission online!
Although the Lab is physically closed, we are open virtually offering many online programs for families, children and educators. Please visit the Plan Your Experience tab on the website for a list of all the programs or the Calendar to stay connected and up to date on what’s happening at the Lab.


The Children’s Science Center Lab is open seven days a week from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. The Lab may occasionally close early due to a private event. Please check out our calendar or homepage for specific dates, times, and special events if needed.



We welcome groups of 10-20 people to purchase tickets in advance at a discounted rate. To schedule a group visit, contact Guest Services at 703-648-3130 extension 6, at least two days prior to your visit.  Group tickets are non-refundable and must be used on the date and time of the scheduled 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.

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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, April 18, 2021
Earth Day Celebration
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Saturday, May 1, 2021
Science Saturday - May Day Robotics!
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Saturday, May 15, 2021
Science Saturdays - Chemistry 101
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