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EXPLORE! WITH THE PORTRAIT GALLERY

Open Now! Explore portraiture through hands-on activities and interactive experiences

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Jumpin June FEST

Saturday June 3rd 11am-1pm!  Enjoy family-friendly activities, meet new neighbors, and learn what Explore! has in store for the Spring.

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Mission Mobile

Journey through the human body or trek through uncharted waters in the Explore! Mission Mobile

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Philosophical Purpose

At Explore! we spark the curiosity and creativity of children and inspire wonder about the world

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nurturing CURIOUS, creative children

THINKERS
CREATORS
COMMUNICATORS
COLLABORATORS

Building the skills our children need in the 21st century

Explore!
Engages

Explore! Children’s Museum of Washington, DC is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children birth through age 12 in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland.

Our APPROACH
1990
Creativity scores for K-6 students have significantly decreased since 1990

The explore!
HUB

The museum will be located in the Fort Totten neighborhood in Northeast DC. Its opening will coincide with Art Place, a Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation project, featuring retail, restaurants, outdoor areas, cultural experiences, and garden spaces.

Our Plan
69.6 %
of businesses reported critical-thinking deficiencies in new hires.

Mission Mobile

Go on adventures through space, underwater, or in the human body, in our mobile simulator.

Programs
1,500
CEOs identified creativity as the number one " leadership competency " of the future – IBM Poll