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
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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

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Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Jessica Lahey, New York Times best-selling author
Jessica Lahey will speak about substance abuse prevention—based on her research in child welfare, psychology, substance abuse, and developmental neuroscience—and provide evidence-based strategies and... READ MORE
Sunday, Apr 11, 2021
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
—Drop in
Come play and explore in our ADA-compliant and universally designed museum during this special,... READ MORE

Thursday, April 15; all visitation blocks —Drop in
Join Discovery Museum as we celebrate Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday. Born on April 15, 1452,... READ MORE

Thursday, Apr 15, 2021
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
—Drop in
The National Association for the Education of Young Children celebrates the 50th anniversary of... READ MORE

Saturday, April 17 through Sunday, April 25, all visitation blocks —Drop in
Come visit the mini city with a big future! Join us as we design, build, and explore a mini city... READ MORE

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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

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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