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.
Science isn’t just quirky and fun and wondrous here at Discovery Museum, it is those things everywhere: down the street, around the world, beyond our galaxy, and within each tiny connection in our brains. I came to the Museum after teaching science to college freshmen and, before that, many years in research earning my Ph.D. in neuroscience. The playfulness, surprise, and puzzles in STEAM help keep me curious, asking questions, and aware that I may not know, but I can try to find out.
Recent posts by Caitlin Kiley
As I make my way around the museum floor, I see eight students huddled around our three Sand Spinners, focused on the patterns they are creating together. I mentally note that they have been there for a while—a good sign of student engagement. I... READ MORE