Admission and Hours




Tickets are sold online and at the Lab entrance. The last ticket of the day will be sold one hour prior to closing.


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 daily from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. During the school year, every Tuesday, we will open to the public at 1 pm, unless it’s a school holiday.

The Lab may occasionally close early due to a private event. Please check our our calendar or homepage for specific dates, times and special events if needed.



We welcome groups of 10 or more to purchase tickets in advance at a discounted rate. To schedule a group visit, please contact our Business Office at 703-648-3130 extension 6, or email 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.

Field Trips

Get more information about Field Trips for your school or other organization, or contact our Programs Administrator at 703-648-3130.

Girl Scout Programs

Get more information about our Girl Scout Programs by checking out our Girl Scout page.

Other Programs

The Children’s Science Center is committed to providing admission to underserved audiences in our community and will offer a free admission program for qualified groups. Please contact us to discuss our free admission program.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Preparedness

At the Children’s Science Center Lab, the safety and well-being of our visitors and staff are our top priority. We’re closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and taking the proper precautions. Learn how the Lab is responding, and how to protect yourself and others.