Summer  Festival!
Saturday,August 5th 11 am - 1 pm

We’re hosting our fifth FREE backyard fest – and this time we’re celebrating Science! Enjoy family-friendly activities, meet new neighbors, and learn what Explore! has in store for the spring. Families and children of all ages welcome; dress for outdoor weather and possible water activities.

Find us on EventBrite and RSVP to let us know you’re coming.

Mission mobile

Journey through the human body or trek through uncharted waters in the Explore! Mission Mobile. Students in grade 4-6 go on simulated missions together in our retrofitted school bus.

DC Parks and Recreation Summer Camps
DCPS Summer Enrichment Program
Dept. of Ed., Office of Education Technology
The Field School
Garfield Inquiry-Based Preparatory Academy
Horizons Day Camps--Maret School
J. H. Johnson Middle School
LAMB Public Charter School
Langley Elementary School
LaSalle Backus Education Campus
Murch Elementary School
National Building Museum
Payne Elementary School
Rose L. Hardy Elementary School
School Without Walls at Francis Stevens
SEED Public Charter School
Smithsonian, Freer and Sackler Galleries
Smithsonian Office of Education and Access
Stoddert Elementary School Summer Camp
Stuart Hobson Middle School
Washington Latin Public Charter School
Washington School for Girls
Whittier STEM Education Campus

fun facts

Designed for students in grades 4-6, the Mission Mobile seats 5-17 students per 75-minute mission.

Over a thousand students and teachers from across the district have participated in this program

One of a kind

The Mission Mobile is the only traveling simulator of its type in the United States

Model program

Selected as a model program by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology

City partners

Created in collaboration with Smithsonian Institution and George Washington University


Students become biologists, engineers, doctors, and physicists during missions

21st Century Skills

Students collaborate, communicate, and solve problems while on board

To schedule a visit to your DC-area school, museum,
or organization, contact :

Rhonda Buckley-Bishop at

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