Admission and Hours

Tickets are sold online and at the entrance to the Lab.

General Admission Prices








Please note the last ticket of the day will be sold one-hour prior to closing.

Groups of 10 – 20 visitors may purchase tickets in advance at a discounted rate of $10 per visitor. To schedule a group discount, please contact our Business Office at 703-648-3130 extension 6, or email no less than two days prior to your visit.  Group tickets are non-refundable and must be used on the date and time of the scheduled visit.

Learn more about Field Trips by visiting our Field Trip page.

To inquire about Scout Programs, please contact our Programs Administrator at 703-648-3130 extension 3.

The Children’s Science Center would like to officially thank everyone at SAIC for sponsoring our Active Military admission discount.


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

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



Open 7 days a week from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  Please note, the Lab occasionally may close early due to a private event. Please check our website for specific dates, times and special events if needed.

Check our calendar or homepage for exact dates. These dates are subject to change up to two weeks prior.