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.
Discovery Woods has multiple options for moving around the space, accessing the Treehouse and exhibits, and exploring! The space is inclusive and fully-accessible.
In this Exhibit
Follow the accessible, elevated walkway through the air and make observations above and below as you make your way to the Observation Deck and Treehouse. Note what you see and and make comparisons (How high am I? How windy is it?) and look above and below with periscopes along the way. Talk to people on the path below with talking tubes.
Orient yourself to Discovery Woods from our welcome deck, and choose your pathway: go down the log steps into the Woodland Nook, along the accessible, elevated walkway to the Observation Deck and Treehouse, or along the winding ground-level accessible Adventure Pathway to the Cargo Net Climb and beyond.
How do you cross the gap between the Treehouse deck and the top of Slide Hill? On the Bouncy Bridge! Can wood bend and bounce? Find out firsthand when you cross these long wood planks.
Scramble downhill to the Woodland Nook on a fun locust log stairway.