Mission and Vision

Our mission is to cultivate creativity, curiosity and compassion to build a better world.

KID Museum is an innovative learning space unlike any other in the Washington, DC region. The museum provides impactful hands-on learning that incorporates STEM, art and culture with 21st century skills like creativity and critical thinking.

With a focus on diversity and inclusion, KID Museum has been working to create a state-of-the-art learning center and cultural gathering place for the entire community. Through partnerships with MCPS, Excel Beyond the Bell, and other community organizations, the museum serves children from across the socio-economic spectrum, with an emphasis on reaching youth from low-income families to build STEM engagement and future career opportunities.

KID Museum serves 55,000 annually in its current site at Davis Library through school group visits, after school programs, weekend workshops, and more. It is a first step toward the museum’s vision of a larger, permanent home focused on empowering the next generation to invent the future with creativity and compassion.

Watch the video to learn more about our Every Kid a Maker goal, and to see what educators, kids and others have to say about KID’s unique, maker-based programs.

As an independent non-profit, KID Museum is proud to be recognized by the Catalogue for Philanthropy and the United Way of the National Capital Area (#9071).