Play matters

Our philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids' healthy development. Play is how kids learn--here, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.

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Today's Hours
Discovery Museum 9:00-11:00, 12:00-2:00, 3:00-4:30
Discovery Woods 9:00-11:00, 12:00-2:00, 3:00-4:30
children hold up one of their shoes while participating in a virtual science workshop

Live virtual workshops available now!

Virtual Traveling Science Workshops

Virtual Traveling Science Workshops preserve the greatest strengths of our in-class offerings: interactive workshops with talented STEM instructors, offering engaging, hands-on experiences. Workshops are streamed live to encourage interaction and as always, students in our workshops are enjoying...

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Here's what's happening

Tuesday, Jun 1, 2021
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Grace Lin, New York Times best-selling author and illustrator
We often hear that “diverse” books just don’t circulate, that kids don’t gravitate towards them. If we take this as true, how do we change that? Grace shows ways you can encourage kids to pick up a... READ MORE
Four sessions: Tuesdays May 4 - 25, 4:30 to 6:00pm
Join us in the Discovery Museum’s da Vinci Workshop for an exciting program series based on simple... READ MORE

Thursday, May 13, 2021
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
—Drop in
Are you curious about what’s inside everyday electronics? Grab some tools and discover resistors,... READ MORE

Saturday, May 15, 2021
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
—Drop in
Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled... READ MORE

Sunday, May 16, 2021
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
—Drop in
Join us for this special, afternoon event for ALL our previous Especially for Me families, as well... READ MORE

a family of 3 enjoys the Museum, wearing facial masks

Our blog: Play Matters

Brindha Muniappan

We are ready and eager to welcome you back to the Discovery Museum! Although the way we play now is a little different than it was before, our objective remains the same: to spark curiosity, inspire learning through playful exploration, and foster social connections and empathy. We also want to


Latest News

students explore and observe the force of gravity using a tool that is immediately available to them--their shoes!

Dear Friend of the Museum,

One year. This is not an anniversary I plan to celebrate. From a professional point of view, the last year of responding to COVID-19 has been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. But as I look back—and think... READ MORE