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.



The Children’s Science Center Lab is open 7 days a week from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

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.

Scout Programs

Get more information about our Scout Programs by contacting our Programs Administrator at 703-648-3130.

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.

Adults (18+) unaccompanied by children will be admitted only with a previously scheduled tour escorted by a team member.  Visit our website and subscribe to our newsletter for upcoming “Grown-Up” events.