The National Children’s Museum has reopened in a new downtown D.C. location and is welcoming visitors Monday.
The long-shuttered museum has reopened in a new, 33,000-square-foot space inside the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, just a short walk from the National Mall.
It’s what museum President Crystal Bowyer called the merging of a science center with a children’s museum.
Bowyer has made clear in the past that the goal is to approach learning in a new way, with a focus on science, technology, engineering, the arts and math — or STEAM — through interdisciplinary experiences. With everything from slime in the Nickelodeon tech experience to data science, it’s expected to be an innovative kind of learning for kids of all ages.
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[ museum makers • tinkerers studio ] . . The creative hub of the Museum, the tinkerers studio’s hands-on learning and creative projects will allow visitors to design, build, and create in this 21st-century learning lab. Presented by @MicrosoftIPC, the makerspace will challenge visitors to use ordinary objects and tools to create extraordinary works through project- and process-based learning. Stay tuned for opening updates! #museummakers #nationalchildrensmuseum
The museum will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, and tickets are $10.95. Children age 1 and under are free. Large crowds are expected, so visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets during a designated time slot online.
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