Play matters blog

two teen volunteers pose in the museum
Molly Bloom
November 28, 2018

I ventured into the Discovery Woods treehouse on a quiet afternoon to find a young visitor building a large tower of KEVA planks with Varun, one of the museum’s Explorers. The tower was high...

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a mother and son see themselves in a hinged mirror as they play with geometric shapes
Denise LeBlanc
September 25, 2018

“Look, look, there’s 13 of me!” exclaims a young boy as he peers into a nearly closed Hinged Mirror. “I can’t see you,” says his mom. He opens the mirror wider and there are fewer reflections of...

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Jeremy Davis and Denise LeBlanc in Discovery Woods with a Mt. Washington Observatory poster
Denise LeBlanc
August 8, 2018

Like many meteorologists, Jeremy Davis’ love of weather started early.

“It’s science you can see every day. It’s accessible. The meteorologists I know all say they got the bug when they...

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young girls play with magna tiles on a light table
Denise LeBlanc
July 5, 2018

Last year I spent a lot of time tricking people: fooling librarians, teachers, visitors, and even my coworkers and family. I made them do math…willingly yet unknowingly! During workshops, meetings...

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a father plays with his young child
Alli Leake
April 18, 2018

More brain development happens before a child’s third birthday than at any other time in life. Between birth and age three, the brain grows from 25% to 80% of its adult size and forms one million...

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exterior view of the museum building
Neil Gordon
March 1, 2018

Your new museum is ready!

It’s time to celebrate, to take pride in what we’ve accomplished, and to express tremendous gratitude to everyone who helped us get here. For so long, this day...

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