Our mission

At Explore! we inspire children to be curious thinkers, creators, communicators, and collaborators.
Exploration

Children will have immersive play and learning opportunities with authentic tools and materials that encourage creativity and problem solving in a social environment.

Excitement

Children will experience the joy and wonder of learning, as they pursue their own interests and develop important life skills.

Engagement

Explore! will engage families, schools, and community organizations to extend the learning experience for children.

Evaluation

Explore! will utilize qualitative and quantitative methodologies  to measure the museum’s impact and effectiveness and learn about how best to serve our visitors.

Philosophical Purpose

At Explore! we spark the curiosity and creativity of children and inspire wonder about the world. A private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Explore! is dedicated to serving children birth through age 12 in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland.

The Explore! Hub

The Explore! Hub, our central museum, will be located in the Fort Totten neighborhood in Northeast DC. Highly accessible, the location is one block from the Fort Totten metro with its Red, Green, and Yellow metro lines, over 800 bus trips daily, and free parking.

The Hub

Located in the Washington DC neighborhood of Fort Totten, The Hub will become the future home of  Explore! Children’s Museum.   In addition to the Hub, Explore! will continue to run Mission Mobile, a retrofitted bus designed for middle school students. Students will journey through the human body or trek through uncharted waters. In early 2017, Explore! and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will open an interactive children’s museum experience inside the Portrait Gallery.

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