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

Crown Family PlayLab

Category: Exhibition

Exhibition Summary


Included with Basic admission

Targeted age groups

For children ages 2–6 and their caregivers


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Please note that there will be no PlayLab PlayDates on Wednesday, Aug 7, and Wednesday, Aug 14.

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

Please note that there will be no PlayLab PlayDates held on Wednesday, Aug 7, and Wednesday, Aug 14.

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