Kids in the PlayLab make music (or joyful noise) with instruments from around the world.

Crown Family PlayLab

Category: Exhibitions

Exhibition Summary


Included with Basic admission

Targeted age groups

For children ages 2–6 and their caregivers


Anchor: #explore-science-through-play

Explore science through play.

Designed for children between two and six years old, the Crown Family PlayLab is an interactive, hands-on space that makes learning an adventure. Early learners are invited to explore world cultures through music, experience everyday life in a recreated pueblo, create artwork in a Discovery Studio, or play paleontologist with dinosaur bones—and that’s just the beginning. With so many opportunities for discovery, this exhibition presents a new adventure every time you visit.

  • The PlayLab is open Monday-Sunday, 10:00am-3:30pm. Hours are subject to change for special events or staffing needs.
  • We strive to welcome all to the PlayLab, which has wheelchair access, a nursing room, and a quiet reading corner.
  • Groups are encouraged to pre-register using the field trip registration form.
  • Much of the information in the PlayLab is also available in Spanish. La exhibición tiene información en español

PlayLab Programs

The PlayLab offers families a rotating set of programs throughout the year, including seasonal camps, monthly Itty Bitty Investigators classes, and weekly free PlayLab PlayDates. 

Got questions? Contact the PlayLab team at