People visiting the museum will get to view up to the minute scientific research displayed on interactive exhibits for older kids to use as an educational resource. Also features reguar symposiums, exhitions and events.
While families are welcome it's largely aimed at over 8s, though hands-on activities are offered from 12noon to 4pm most weekends.
It is three blocks from the National Mall, one block from the Verizon Center, and one block from the National Building Museum. Parking is really limited but good local public transport links.Get directions
Though there are hands on features sometimes it's not in any to be mistaken for a children's museum or similar, this is a serious education stop.
Facilitated and self guided tour options available.
The museum is wheelchair accessible throughout its lobby and exhibit spaces, includes a unisex companion care restroom, and has accessible fire exit ramps. Service animals and powered wheelchairs are allowed in the museum. In addition, the museum has a wheelchair available upon request and free of charge.