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Hours & Admissions

Hours & Admissions


Want to take a look inside the Children’s Science Center Lab before buying a ticket? Come by the Lab any day that we’re open and ask to take a look around. If the staff is available, we’ll happily give you a tour!


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

Friday, August 7, 2020
Facebook Live: DIY Experiment
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Saturday, August 8, 2020
Member Only Science Saturday
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Monday, August 10, 2020
Virtual Camp - Science of Magic
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