151 St. George Boulevard
National Harbor, MD 20745
phone: 301-686-0225
During the summer months
Daily10 AM - 7 PM
Between Labor Day and Memorial Day
Daily10 AM - 5 PM
The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Tickets to the museum will be available at the NCM box office beginning Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. For more information about tickets, scheduling field trips or private birthday parties, please contact 301.392.2450 or
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Amy Lowman, Communications & Web Associate


Opening December 14, 2012

Opening December 14, 2012, the National Children’s Museum (NCM) is a nationally recognized cultural and educational institution serving children and families onsite and through national partners and programs. The Museum’s exhibits and innovative educational programs spark the imagination and celebrate the true power of children, motivating them to become people who make a difference in the world.

Designated by the United States Congress in 2003 as the only national museum focused on children, NCM houses exhibits and programs that honor kids’ voices and reflect themes that speak to them as they learn about and engage with the world around them.

The Museum’s spaces and activities focus on six core content areas: The arts, Civic engagement, The environment, Global citizenship, Health and well being, Play.