Placita Mágica Exhibit at National Children’s Museum



06/29/2024 9:30 am - 01/03/2025 4:30 pm


$0 - $18.95


1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW

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Explore Mexican cultural traditions in this enchanting plaza bursting with STEAM concepts and interactive play. The immersive setting includes decoration, architecture, and cityscape silhouettes of Mexican cities that expand the worldview and sense of place for young learners. In Mexico, plazas function as gathering spots where communities come together. Join us at Placita Mágica to gather, celebrate, and play. Recommended for ages 3 and older.

Explore five interactive experiences related to Mexican play and celebration:

  • Turn Table – Build your own spinning tops with wooden discs and rods, then test them out on different moving plates
  • Smell Station – Create connections between physical senses and memory by smelling different ingredients
  • Bernoulli Fountain – launch balls into a traditionally tiled fountain using blower nozzles of various lengths
  • Projector Table – use multi-colored tiles to create your own papel picado designs, then project them on the wall for everyone to see
  • Ball Maze – design a town of wooden buildings on a tilting table, then roll a ball through the maze you created

The exhibit will be on display in the National Children’s Museum from June 29 – January 3, 2025. National Children’s Museum is open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm every day except Tuesdays.




  • $18.95 for adults and children 1 and older.
  • FREE for children under 1 and Museum members

Nearest Metro Station(s): Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange/Silver lines).

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