The National Children’s Museum reopened its doors to visitors on Washington, D.C.’s Woodrow Wilson Plaza.
The museum will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day to “spark curiosity and ignite creativity for children from birth to age 12 and engage the whole family.”
After a long break, the science museum started welcoming kids and their families again on February 24 for an admission fee of only $10.95. Children aged one and younger are not charged.
The new, 33,000-square-foot space is offering a 30-foot slide, a slime wheel, a SpongeBob room, dream machine, innovation sandbox, tinkerers studio and many other fun exhibits and experiences to its guests.
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“Through interactive exhibitions exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), National Children’s Museum is developing young minds,” its website says.
Visitors are encouraged to book their tickets ahead of time as walk-up tickets are limited and only available based on capacity.
The museum is located at the intersection of 13th and Penn Street NW just off the National Mall.
It was founded in 1974 and was open between 1979 and 2004 at 220 H Street, NE. Then it served as a “museum without walls” and in 2009, it opened a new spot in National Harbor, Maryland, which closed in 2015.