Special Events

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Chinese New Year (Free Day)

Sunday, Feb. 14  |  Select times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn, experience, and participate in the traditions of the Lunar New Year! We’re celebrating the Year of the Ox and exploring Chinese culture, including music and arts. Sponsored by the Nissan Foundation. Free and open to the public. More Info»

Please note: Due to capacity limitations related to the COVID pandemic, we are offering multiple time slots for visitors to choose from on a first-come, first-served basis of up to 100 people. Available time blocks: 9 to 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 2 to 4 p.m.


Black History Celebration (Free Day)

Sunday, Feb. 28  |  Select times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join us for music, puppet shows, storytelling, and hands-on activities celebrating Black history, arts, & culture! This special day will include both on-site and virtual programming options for connecting at home. Sponsored by the Nissan Foundation. Free and open to the public. More Info»

Please note: Due to capacity limitations related to the COVID pandemic, we are offering multiple time slots for visitors to choose from on a first-come, first-served basis up to 100 people. Available time blocks: 9 to 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 2 to 4 p.m.


Campology

All year long when school is out, CAMPOLOGY is in! Our camps at Discovery Center incorporate play and hands-on inquiry-based learning into each and every day. Check out all the options for 2021 camps coming soon. Info & registration»


Playdates at Discovery Center

Reserve the Discovery Center for your small group playdate, and have the museum all to yourselves for two hours! It’s a great way to enjoy all the Discovery Center’s exhibits while keeping group size to a minimum. Info & registration»


Homeschool & Distance Learning

Learning Pod Field Trip Thursdays

We’re excited to offer special programs just for homeschool and distance learning students to connect, have fun, and learn together! Reserve your spot today and join our DC Learning Pod. 2021 dates to be announced soon! Info & registration»