Children's Science Center Lab

National Cherry Blossom Festival Celebration at the Lab

The Lab has transformed into a Cherry Blossom Festival Celebration! Engineer a kite and test it in our wind tunnel, create cherry blossom origami, explore the science and history of cherry blossoms as you embark on a scavenger hunt throughout the entire Lab, and more!


What began with a gift in 1912 at the Tidal Basin is now a four-week extravaganza spanning Washington, DC, and neighboring communities in Maryland and Virginia. From exciting events to convenient hotels, delectable Cherry Picks restaurants to, vibrant Art in Bloom installations, and a jaw-dropping City in Bloom to joyful Petal Porches, see the Washington, DC area as you can only see it once a year!