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.
Every day I get to see children having incredible experiences--and learning and growing. While to us it may just be a Thursday, to a 6-year old who just figured out that he can paint with mud and a flower or send a ball three stories high or use air to make a ping pong ball float, it is a magical, incredible day. I also really appreciate watching and helping young staff grow into their responsibilities—so that they can support and enjoy the learning and wonder that is happening on the Museum floors. I’ve been at the museum since 2008, having joined the staff after studying at UMass Amherst, and pride myself on creating positive visitor experiences.
Recent posts by Cara Lonardo-Roy
The Discovery Museums are creative, inventive environments designed to inspire children to explore the world around them through play—and to learn about themselves and build skills in the process. Using their senses and imaginations, children... READ MORE