Montgomery County Museum

Find Montgomery County Maryland museums, such as art museums and galleries, childrens museums, natural history museums, science centers and discovery museums. Museums provide exhibits related to modern and fine arts, history, science and nature, dinosaurs, engineering and more.


Discovery Crk Childrns Museum DC 7300 Macarthur Boulevard Northwest Glen Echo MD 20812 301-263-9613


Gaithersburg Community Museum 9 South Summit Avenue Gaithersburg MD 20877 301-258-6160

Gaithersburg Washington Grove Fire Museum 13 East Diamond Avenue Gaithersburg MD 20877 301-987-0387

Historic Takoma Carriage House Museum 7333 Carroll Avenue Takoma Park MD 20912 301-270-2831

Kid Museum 6400 Democracy Boulevard Bethesda MD 20817 301-897-5437

Meditation Museum 8236 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring MD 20910 301-588-0144

National Capital Trolley Museum 1313 Bonifant Road Silver Spring MD 20905 301-384-6088

National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring MD 20910 301-319-3300

Ratner Museum 10001 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda MD 20814 301-897-1518

Sandy Spring Museum 17901 Bentley Road Ashton-Sandy Spring MD 20860 301-774-0022

Sandy Spring Slave Museum 18524 Brooke Road Sandy Spring MD 20860 301-774-4066

Seneca School House Museum 16800 River Road Poolesville MD 20837 301-977-2430

The Stonestreet Museum of 19TH Century Medicine 103 West Montgomery Avenue Rockville MD 20850 301-340-6534

About Museums

Who owns Museums?

Many Museums are owned and operated by private non-profit organizations established specifically for the purpose of running the Museum. Some cities and other local governments own Museums. Universities and colleges frequently own and operate Museums, which are often related to some area of research important to the institution. Museums may also be owned by businesses, foundations, and other private entities.

How are Museums funded?

Museums rely on four main categories of funding: government grants, private donations, earned revenue, and investment income. Earned revenue comes from programs, retail sales, and rentals. A relatively small portion comes from admission fees, as some Museums are free and many try to keep admission fees low to make Museum collections accessible to the public.

How many Museums are there in the U.S.?

Including Museums of all specialty and discipline types, there are estimated to be more than 35,000 Museums in the United States.