National Children's museum was opened at National Harbor in Prince George's County, Maryland in 2012. The museum was founded in 1974 but was closed in 2004 to recreate and revamp the museum as a nationally recognized educational institution. The museum will be relocated again to expand accessibility of the children and their families to the museum in Washington D.C. The exhibits and interactive activities in the museum focus on Arts, environment, globalization, health and well being, while recreation being an important part of it.
Things to Do
- National children's museum offers interactive learning through various exhibits, the 3 and under gallery features interactive play area for infants and toddlers. Sesame street characters can be found in the gallery.
- The extensive toddler's area features climbing structures, drawing and painting activity, performing household chores, a miniature play area and the infant zone.
- Our world gallery is designed for children aged 3 and above, it features a map zone, my town, and world cultures that help children learn about the cultures and the world.
- NCM also features a theater and program rooms.
- Food and snacks are not served inside the museum.
- You can host your child's birthday party at the museum.
National Children's Museum Insider Tips
- Paid parking is available.