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.

Our campus is currently under construction as we prepare for solar power. Please follow all temporary signage and keep children with you at all times. Thank you for your patience as we go green! Advance ticket reservations are required to visit and masks must be worn indoors by all visitors ages 2+. 

Today's Hours
Discovery Museum 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discovery Woods 9:00am to dusk
students participate in a weather experiment

Spark Discovery in the Classroom!

Traveling Science Workshops

Highly skilled, dynamic educators inspire students and their teachers with fun, hands-on STEM workshops delivered in-person in the classroom—and many can be streamed live as well. Choose from more than 20 hands-on science and engineering topics to spark curiosity and love of learning! For...

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Saturday, Jan 22, 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
—Drop in
Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. Build creations that float and fly in a tunnel of swirling air. Explore materials with... READ MORE
Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
—Drop in
Brrrr…things are getting chilly at the Discovery Museum. Experiment with different types of salt as... READ MORE

Thursday, Jan 20, 2022
10:00 am to 11:00 am
—Drop in
Each month, we are fortunate to have Kimberlee and her Therapy dog, Abby, visit us here at the... READ MORE

Friday, Jan 21, 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
—Drop in
Nature is filled with patterns! Patterns can be found on seashells and pinecones as well as in... READ MORE

Saturday, Jan 22, 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
—Drop in
Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled... READ MORE

an online screen shows a few pages of a book along with video shots of a grandmother and a grandson each reading the book from different places

Grandparent Discoveries Blog

Cheryl Beaudoin

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.  —Maya Angelou

Having come from the world of education, I know it is important is to read to young children.  Reading opens the imagination and creates

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