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Public Events

Our year-round schedule of fun and engaging events allow you to dive deeper through hands-on activities, performances, and real-world demonstrations from experts. Even better, special events are FREE with museum admission or membership!

Special events include:

  • Themed days
    Explore your curiosities during themed event days like Chemistry Day, Engineers Day, Archaeology Day, and more.
  • Exhibit Opening Celebrations
    Celebrate the opening day of each new exhibit with exclusive programming tied to our always-changing exhibit lineup.
  • Free days
    Enjoy four free days a year including Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January, Presidents Day in February, Fiesta de la Familia in September, and Christmas Eve in December.

Check out our current calendar of public events. 

Upcoming Events

Black History Month Celebration

Join us from 4 to 8 p.m. on this special $6 First Thursday as we celebrate African American heritage and achievements! Details

date Thursday, Feb 4, 2021

date 4:00 PM-8:00 PM

Free with Admission icon Included with Admission

Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore! Opening Day

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Dora and Diego—Let's Explore! Details

date Saturday, Feb 6, 2021

date 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Free with Admission icon Included with Admission

Presidents Day

Celebrate Presidents Day with free admission, special activities, and programs. Details

date Monday, Feb 15, 2021

date 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Ticket Required icon Free Ticket Required

Engineers Day

Local engineers will lead activities and demonstrate how engineering has contributed to our health and safety. Details

date Saturday, Feb 20, 2021

date 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Free with Admission icon Included with Admission

SUE Meets Bucky Opening Day

Celebrate the opening of our new exhibit SUE Meets Bucky. Details

date Saturday, Mar 6, 2021

date 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Free with Admission icon Included with Admission

DC SUPER HEROES™: Discover Your Superpowers Opening Day

Bring your family for opening day explorations of DC SUPER HEROES™: Discover Your Superpowers at The Children’s Museum! Details

date Saturday, Mar 20, 2021

date 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Free with Admission icon Included with Admission

Earth Day Celebration

The Children's Museum is joining organizations around the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Details

date Saturday, Apr 24, 2021

date 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Free with Admission icon Included with Admission