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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, March 2, 2024
Read Across America Day at the Lab!
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Sunday, March 3, 2024
Alexander Graham Bell's Birthday Bash!
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Sunday, March 24, 2024
National Cherry Blossom Festival at the Lab!
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The Lab is open on weekends!

Visit the Children's Science Center Lab to explore, create, and inspire! With 4 galleries filled with hands-on activities and experiments, your child has the opportunity to enhance their problem solving skills, practice critical thinking, increase their curiosity, and more.

All visitors are encouraged to purchase your tickets in advance.

Now offering 3 Two-Hour Timed Entry Sessions!

* 10:00 AM - 12:oo PM 
* 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
* 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

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