The new LEGO® Discovery Center is the fourth next generation newly named attraction, after launching attractions in Atlanta, Boston and Brussels over the past year.

Merlin Entertainments, a global leader in location-based entertainment with over 140+ global attractions such as LEGOLAND®, the London Eye, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE aquariums, today announces the official opening of the highly anticipated LEGO® Discovery Center Washington, D.C., which is due to host a grand ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday the 9th of August.

The 32,000-square-foot family attraction will be located in Virginia’s Springfield Town Center and will be a must-visit for locals and visitors with children ages 2 through 12. The bricktastic new attraction will officially open to the public on Monday, Aug. 14. Families can go on the ultimate LEGO® adventure by creating and playing together as they make their way through 12 unique zones; from building adventures to an interactive ride.

LEGO® Discovery Center Washington, D.C. is a next-generation attraction, reimagined with a brand-new look and design, allowing more family learning through play activities. A team of playmakers and Master Model Builders, led 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. Children will be able to let their imagination and creativity run wild in each of our unique and immersive zones and we can’t wait to bring LEGO® experiences to life at our new Center!”

Therese Alvich, General Manager, LEGO Discover Center Washington

All-New Featured Zones 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.

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About LEGO Discovery Centers

Welcome to our new LEGO® Discovery Center. It’s the home of LEGO® play, where you and your family can create your own adventures in the ultimate indoor LEGO playground with over two million bricks. From interactive Mini Worlds and masterclasses with our Master Model Builders, to a 4D Cinema – your imagination and creativity will run wild. The first LEGO Discovery Center opened in July 2022 in Brussels with three more being planned to open in the USA in 2023. There are 27 LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers currently across the globe.