Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation

National Cherry Blossom Festival Celebration at the Lab

We’ve transformed the Lab into a Cherry Blossom Festival Celebration! Join us and look at the cherry blossom through the eyes of a scientist. Observe capillaries in action at the Experiment Bar, fold paper into petals and test how well they flutter in the wind tunnel in the Tinker Shop, and explore the science and history of cherry blossoms as you embark on a scavenger hunt throughout the entire Lab! 


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, 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!