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Just For Homeschoolers

Our 2020-2021 Homeschool Pass began on Tuesday, September 7! 

We know homeschoolers school all year long, however, we know one of the benefits of homeschooling is to be where the crowds are not. Get up close and personal with our STEM Educators and ask as many questions about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that your students can come up with!

We invite homeschool families to become Homeschool Pass Holders of the Children’s Science Center Lab and to be a part of our community of support that is dedicated to creating a world-class Children’s Science Center in our region.  A Homeschool Pass gives your family access to fun, hands-on and educational activities focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), September 7, 2020, through May 20, 2021. To become a Homeschool Pass Holder, stop by the Children’s Science Center Lab, call (703) 648-3130, and present your Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) Card or paperwork stating all homeschool requirements of the state have been met.  Any questions, please send an email to

For only $99, this pass comes with admission benefits for the entire homeschool family, including two parents and all children living in the same household.  Passes are not transferable among families or children living in another household.  The Homeschool Pass does not offer the same benefits as a Base Family Membership.  Some restrictions apply. 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 21, 2022
2 Hour Timed Entry - Saturday, May 21
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Sunday, May 22, 2022
2 Hour Timed Entry - Sunday, May 22
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Saturday, May 28, 2022
2 Hour Timed Entry - Saturday, May 28
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The Lab is Open on Weekends!

We are excited to welcome back families and grandparents, friends and caregivers!

All visitors are encouraged to purchase your tickets in advance and choose a timed-entry session. Two-hour sessions will be offered at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. We will be operating at a reduced capacity and we ask that you stay with your party while visiting the various galleries.

If you are planning a visit with 10 or more people, please contact us in advance at

Click here for current hours of operations and COVID Operating Policies.

We can't wait to see you everyone in-person!

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Purchase a Homeschool Pass!

Are you Homeschooling this year? We are excited to announce the return of our Homeschool Pass for the 21/22 school year.

A Children's Science Center Lab Homeschool Pass allows your family unlimited access to the Lab from September 7, 2021 through May 26, 2022 for $99.

All pass holders must reside at the same address and valid proof of Homeschool status must be shown at the time of purchase (a letter from the state, a card from the National Homeschool Defense or other verifiable organization). Click here for a full list of policies.

To purchase a pass, please see visit our Guest Services Desk during our weekend operating hours.

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