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Hours & Admissions

Hours & Admissions


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The Lab is open every Weekend to guests for a two hour, timed-entry sessions.

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm        

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Starting December 16, 2023, the Lab will be offering three, two hour timed entry sessions! These new timed entries will be:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm        
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 5:30 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.

For groups of 10 or more, please contact us at tickets@childsci.org.

Guests wishing to purchase tickets using their ASTC/ACM reciprocity benefit can email: tickets@childsci.org with proof of membership to receive a discount promo code before purchasing tickets online. Please allow 2 business days response time. 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 located in Fair Oaks Mall 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. Cost of admission is $15.00. Save $2.00 per ticket when you purchase online!

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Museums for All

Museums for All is a national access program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. Learn more to see if you qualify for discounted tickets for your next visit.

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Groups

For groups of 10 or more, please contact us at tickets@childsci.org. 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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Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 16, 2023
3 New Timed Entries begins December 16th!
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Saturday, December 16, 2023
Winter Break Timed Entries
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Sunday, December 31, 2023
New Year's Eve Around the World
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