LEGO Discovery Center Washington, D.C. will open Aug 10, pre-sale tickets available now

Merlin Entertainments, a global leader in location-based entertainment, has announced that LEGO Discovery Center Washington, D.C., offering highly interactive indoor LEGO play for families with children ages 2 through 12 to enjoy together, will officially open on Thursday, Aug. 10

Located in Virginia’s Springfield Town Center, the 32,000-square-foot family attraction will host “First to Play Days,” Thursday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 13. Pre-sale tickets are available now for purchase online at $28.99 per person. In addition to being the first to experience this immersive attraction, “First to Play Days” guests will be able to extend their fun with the exclusive opportunity to upgrade to an annual pass at a discounted rate. 

LEGO Discovery Center Washington, D.C. is a next-generation LEGO Discovery Center, reimagined with a brand-new look and design, allowing more family learning through play activities. A team of playmakers and Master Model Builders, lead by Master Model Builder Andrew Litterst, will also deliver fun, inspirational, and creative workshops to guests.

“The entire LEGO Discovery Center Washington, D.C. team could not be more thrilled to be opening our doors and welcoming families inside this August,” said General Manager Therese Alvich. “We are truly bringing LEGO experiences to life at our new Center! Children will be able to let their imagination and creativity run wild in each of our unique and immersive zones.” 

Zones guests can look forward to include: 

  • DUPLO Park – The smallest builders can learn and play, solve puzzles, build with LEGO DUPLO and go and watch ducklings in the DUPLO duck pond.
  • Building Adventure – An entire area dedicated to playing and creating with LEGO bricks is where the imagination runs wild and creative skills are tested.
  • Mini World – Explore and play in a revamped world of awesome LEGO builds, made from more than 1.5 million bricks. 
  • Imagination Express – Travel through an oversized LEGO world on an unforgettable train ride. Along the track, there are game points to collect and moving LEGO models, as well as some Space Pirates who may not be so happy to see guests! 
  • Make Your Minifigure – Choose from tons of LEGO heads, bodies, and legs to build a custom mini-figure. Make the craziest, the coolest, or the hairiest of them all. 
  • Creative Club – Amazing Playmakers give guests a helping hand with daily building activities, from mosaic making to painting portraits with LEGO. 
  • LEGO Tree of Imagination – The Tree of Imagination is packed with color and is made entirely of LEGO. Plant your LEGO ideas on the trunk or branches and be inspired by the Master Model Builders. They challenge you every hour with fun building activities. Our Playmakers will help you work your creative muscles in this amazing building zone before taking a photo and heading on to your next adventure.
  • The LEGO Cafe – Take a break, grab some food, and don’t forget to feed the LEGO DUPLO horse before you go. 
  • Hero Zone – LEGO City meets LEGO NINJAGO in fast-paced hero adventures, including a LEGO laser maze, a climbing wall, and a crazy action game.
  • 4D Cinema – Take a seat in the only cinema that has its own weather system, where LEGO movies come to life, and extraordinary adventures begin.
  • The Workshop – Meet the team of Master Model Builders as they guide guests through building special LEGO builds. Learn some unique insider tips & tricks! 
  • Space Mission – Reach for the stars in an extraordinary building experience from LEGO Tech. Design and build a LEGO spaceship, take the helm and launch into cyberspace. Zoom through the galaxies on your own space adventure, and to make it even more fun, friends and family can also join you on your adventure via the screen.
Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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