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.
New! Field Trips on Tour
Coming Winter 2021!
We are currently piloting a new way for teachers and students to experience some of the learning that takes place during a class Field Trip to Discovery Museum!
Recognizing the possible restrictions of the 2020-21 school year, this summer we worked with teachers, administrators, and specialists who helped us to re-envision our in-museum Field Trip program as a Field Trip on Tour, with COVID-19 protocols & safety standards in place. We are thrilled to continue to offer unique Discovery Museum experiences that:
- Provide fun, hands-on, material-rich learning
- Reach all students…those in the classroom and at home
- Support grade-specific STEM curriculum needs, Grades PreK to 8
- Offer low cost, high-value enrichment
With our Field Trips on Tour, robust, curriculum-themed kits of materials will be safely packaged and delivered to your school, along with supporting Student Exploration Guides and Teacher Curriculum Guides. Students will learn through hands-on experiences with everyday materials, exploring some of the science content in our Museum galleries, such as:
- Force & Motion
Field Trips on Tour are being piloted this fall, and we expect to make them widely available this winter. For more information please contact Kathie Watt, Scheduling Manager.
Available now are our new Virtual Traveling Science Workshops: 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 all the fun as active participants. Learn more!
And, you can continue to spark STEM excitement with your students by visiting our Teacher Resources for Distance Learning page for free curriculum-aligned resources your students can do at home with common materials.