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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Sparking Discovery in the Classroom

Traveling Science Workshops

Since 1992, our highly skilled, dynamic educators have inspired students with fun, hands-on STEM workshops delivered right in the classroom. From Physical Changes of Matter to Force & Motion to Weather, topics are designed to spark curiosity and strengthen the practices of science and ...

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Photo of speaker Dr. Jay Lemery standing on a beach wearing a blue jacket and hat
Thursday, Sep 24, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dr. Jay Lemery, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Pre-registration is required; registration link will go live 6 weeks prior to the event.
Thursday, Sep 24, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Pre-registration is required; registration link will go live 6 weeks prior to the event.

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Pre-registration is required; registration link will go live 6 weeks prior to the event.

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Pre-registration is required; registration link will go live 6 weeks prior to the event.

a small boy stands with pieces of styrofoam clinging to his clothes all over his body

Our blog: Play Matters

Alli Leake

Although the Discovery Museum is temporarily closed and so many things feel uncertain these days, I'd like to share with you a few things that I know for sure.

The spark of discovery can happen anywhere.
As a museum educator, my very favorite thing to hear

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