After 18 months, the National Children’s Museum will finally open to the public again. Starting September 2, the museum and science center will be open Thursdays through Sundays for a morning session (9:30 AM-12:30 PM) and an afternoon session (1:30-4:30 PM).
Visitor capacity will be limited, and guests will be encouraged to stay six feet away from others. All guests over the age of 2 must wear masks inside the museum. Tickets for all guests over the age of 1 are $15.95 and can be purchased on the museum’s website; you can’t visit without buying in advance. Admission is contactless.
The reopening is a long time coming. The museum used to be located at National Harbor, but shuttered there in 2015; it relocated to Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, but only had time for a soft opening of its new home in February of 2020 before the pandemic shut it down. During the long closure, it added several new attractions, including a Spotify-powered dance pod, an Artist-in-Residence program, and a gift shop.
Check out photos of a few of the new experiences:
The National Children’s Museum, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.