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Hours & Admissions


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The Lab will be offering three, two hour timed entry sessions on weekends and most school holidays! 

Timed entries offered:
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.

Please double check your time slot selected. Each time sessions are 2 hours long and will promptly begin on time.  

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, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, and 3:30pm - 5:30pm. We strongly encourage you purchase your tickets in advance. Cost of admission is $15.00. Save $2.00 per ticket when you purchase online!

The Lab is designed for children ages 2-12 and their families.

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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. As a proud member of the program, the Science Center offers a reduced-rate membership and tickets for income-qualified families.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

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